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Use of a helicopter to capture flighted cranes

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

Using a helicopter, we pursued 12 sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) and captured 6. In forested habitat, cranes could be forced down, but we were unable to deploy the pursuit team, so cranes could not be captured. In open habitat, every crane we pursued was captured. Target cranes were forced to the ground in 0.3-14 minutes. Adjusting pursuit distance (50-150 m) was essential in promoting fatigue and in preventing escape of target cranes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Use of a helicopter to capture flighted cranes
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
26
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
103-107
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
103
Last page:
107
Number of Pages:
5