Wyoming tests new method for counting deer, hopes to restore herd March 3, 2012

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Wyoming tests new method for counting deer, hopes to restore herd March 3, 2012 www.wyomingpublicmedia.org 

Mule deer have been dying off in parts of Wyoming for some time... You catch mule deer with a helicopter. The helicopter shoots a big net at them … putting a GPS collar on the doe’s neck ... In the past, Wyoming used computer simulations to estimate deer populations... But the public thought those numbers were too low...  the public was right ,,, If you are inaccurate in your herd estimate ... you may actually be taking more deer through hunter harvest than the population can withstand … 


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