Christina Schmidt, Wyoming Game and Fish public information specialist in the Sheridan region, reports that on Dec. 13, 39 mule deer does were captured via helicopter along the eastern Bighorns by a contracted capture crew and fitted with GPS collars as part of the Northern Bighorns Mule Deer Movement Study. There are now 119 collared deer in this study. The collars will collect locations for each deer at two-hour intervals for the next three years.
The study is a collaborative project between Wyoming Game and Fish, The Nature Conservancy, Sheridan Community Land Trust, the Bighorn National Forest, the Wyoming Migration Initiative and the University of Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.