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A Drop-Net Deer Trap

Charles W. Ramsey
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan., 1968), pp. 187-190
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Wildlife Society
DOI: 10.2307/3798257
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3798257
Page Count: 4
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A Drop-Net Deer Trap
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Abstract

A drop-net, 70 × 70 ft, made of No. 60 nylon with 3½-inch mesh, was developed to capture deer in areas of high deer density. An explosive trigger device was employed, fired by pushbutton or by radio control. In a 9-month period, about 340 animals were captured, mostly white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and axis deer (Axis axis). The average catch was 10 and the maximum was 23. The drop-net trap is highly portable, can be erected quickly, and permits individual animals to be selected for capture.

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