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Volunteers help with WGFD mule deer study


Doug Radunich

Aaron Trujillo uses a special detector that helps trace where fallen GPS radio-collars lay.

an effort to help the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), a large number of volunteers gathered in Saratoga April 6 to retrieve abandoned mule deer radio-collars across the Platte Valley.

Nearly 30 volunteers, coming from as far east as Laramie and as far west as Kemmerer, donated their time Saturday morning to gather abandoned GPS radio-collars, which were placed on 50 local mule deer does from the Platte Valley herd. The electronic tracking radio-collars were fitted on deer by the WGFD in January 2011, and programmed to fall off April 1, 2013.

“All together we located 15 collars,...

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