Moose Capture

Written by on August 8, 2018

Press Release – Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials immobilized and fitted a cow moose with a GPS collar Tuesday morning above Park Reservoir. The immobilization and capture effort is part of an ongoing, multi-year study of moose in the Bighorn Mountains to monitor population dynamics and seasonal habitat use. A total of 60 cow moose will be fitted with collars to track their movements. To date, 53 collars have been deployed and the remaining seven will be placed on moose in the coming week.

Photo 1: Sheridan Regional Wildlife Supervisor Craig Smith (left) and Sheridan Regional Fisheries Supervisor Paul Mavrakis adjust the screws on the GPS collar to ensure a proper fit.

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