IDFG Biologist Collects Measurements and Places Radio Collar on Mule Deer Fawn

Mule Deer Initiative

IDFG Biologist Collects Measurements and Places Radio Collar on Mule Deer Fawn

IDFG biologists collect various measurements on mule deer fawns such as; weight, chest girth, hind foot length, and body condition score.  A radio collar is placed on the deer to provide animal locations and survival. Located within the radio collar is a mercury switch that causes the signal to speed up when the animal has been inactive for more than 4 hours, indicating that the deer has likely died.  IDFG wildlife biologists then use the radio signal to locate the carcass and determine cause of mortality.

 

 

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Mule Deer Initiative