WILDLIFE RESEARCH: Wolves take toll on deer in GPS study
Wolves took an early bite out of a pilot study to monitor the travels of white-tailed deer in a farmland-forest transition area of northwestern Minnesota, but the project now is back on track.
According to Dr. Michelle Carstensen, wildlife health program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, wolves killed six of 16 deer fitted in mid-January with GPS satellite collars; the collar of another deer malfunctioned within days of the capture.
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