Radio-triggered anesthetic-dart collar for recapturing large mammals

Wildlife Society Bulletin
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Abstract

A re-usable, radio-triggered, anesthetic-dart collar costing about $1,200 has been developed for recapturing large, free-ranging mammals. The collar was tested successfully on captive gray wolves, white-tailed deer, a mountain lion, a black bear, and a tiger, and on wild wolves, a bear, and deer after periods of up to 32 days. The main advantage of the capture collar is that it allows frequent recapture of individuals at will and thus enhances opportunities for new physiological monitoring of wild animals.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Radio-triggered anesthetic-dart collar for recapturing large mammals
Series title Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume 12
Issue 1
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 69-74
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page 69
Last page 74