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Old August 20, 2012, 07:26 PM   #43
Art Eatman
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Catch the deer. Known location. Weigh it to assess health. Put on tracking gear, and track. If a hunter shoots the deer, the usual deal is to turn in the tags and radio. Probably with data about weight, # of points and location--and the F&W folks then have knowledge of the territory of that buck.

My flight instructor made many and many a flight tracking eagles, falcons and cougars. He never mentioned deer, although that would have been easy enough.

In Texas, the mortality rate of tagged/radioed cougars is rather high. Apparently about half and half from nature and from hunters' incidental take during deer season. Roughly.
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