Large Mammal Capture

(Above left: WIL and Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Program staff at Bighorn Capture,  Above right:  WIL staff capturing deer in the eastern Sierra using a net gun)

The Wildlife Investigations Lab participated in a deer capture in the Mojave National Preserve in March 2012. This project is looking at the impacts of the provision of water on deer health, reproduction and survival in the desert.

One of the many jobs of the Wildlife Investigations Lab is to provide support for field projects involving the capture of large mammals.  WIL provides equipment and expertise in capture, immobilization, monitoring and disease diagnostics for the safe capture of animals such as elk, deer and bighorn sheep. The deer capture in the Mojave is a partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Mojave National Preserve.  In the video on the following link, the helicopter capture services were provided by Leading Edge Helicopters. To learn more about this project, please see:

http://9caribou.com/Projects/MojaveDeer.html

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