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Aerial game surveys slated

Beginning in early December, Fish and Game staff will be flying to get a closer look at deer numbers, including through low-level helicopter surveys planned throughout the state. 

"We want to give folks a heads up regarding these operations," Fish and Game Deer and Elk Program Coordinator Craig White said. "They may see a low-flying helicopter working in their area in the weeks ahead and later during the winter."

Fish and Game staff will again take to the air for extended surveys between January and March to estimate deer and elk numbers. Each of these surveys is estimated to take approximately one to four weeks in each management area, depending on weather conditions.

In early January, Fish and Game staff will also capture, collar and release dozens of mule deer and elk in several units. The information is used in planning future hunting seasons.


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