East Kootenay, All eyes on Kootenay urban deer-relocation pilot as alternative to cull July 19, 2016 British Columbia

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East Kootenay, All eyes on Kootenay urban deer-relocation pilot as alternative to cull July 19, 2016 British Columbia, Times Colonist
... a $100,000 pilot program to relocate deer is underway... initial results are very promising ... One of the concerns with relocation was that the citified deer would be “predator naïve” and easy pickings for predators ... 29 were fitted with GPS radio collars ... very good success with the handling and moving ... predation rate seems comparable to or slightly higher than predation rates on a similar project run concurrently by provincial biologists on non-urban mule deer ...

Biologists monitoring mule deer July 20, 2016 British Columbia, BC Local News
... a significant decline in mule deer populations ... probably related to quality of habitat ... project includes a pilot translocation study that moved 20 deer out of four East Kootenay communities, including Cranbrook, into more remote wintering ranges... 


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