UW Researchers Plan Wildlife Captures in March March 2, 2015 Wyoming

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UW Researchers Plan Wildlife Captures in March March 2, 2015 Wyoming, University of Wyoming News
...  researchers with the UW-headquartered Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) and personnel from Game and Fish plan to live-tweet the approximately three weeks of research activity and provide Facebook posts about the animal captures multiple times a day...  All updates will use the hashtags #wyodeer, #wyomoose, #wyoelk and #wyosheep. Included in the tweets will be maps and data graphics from the forthcoming “Atlas of Wildlife Migration,” a partnership effort with the University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab cartographers...WMI’s Facebook page is at www.facebook.com\migrationinitiative. Game and Fish is at www.facebook.com/WyoGFD. ... See the Tweets below for #wyodeer

Study providing info on mule deer habitat February 20, 2015 Wyoming, Billings Gazette
... The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been collaring mule deer in the winter ranges near LaBarge, Kemmerer and Evanston with the goal to fit radio collars on 70 does to determine habitats preferred by the deer...

Tracking Mule Deer During Migration March 7, 2015 Montana, GPS tracking
... Using a technique developed by researchers in New Zealand, scientists shoot at the deer with nets while the pilot flies low to the ground. Once the deer is trapped in the net, a team member jumps out of the helicopter to wrestle the deer to the ground.  The deer are blindfolded and placed in slings which are then suspended on the helicopter, and eventually placed on canvas stretchers on the ground in a different location away from the rest of the herd ...

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