Deer research in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences was recently featured in an article on al.com. Get the full story at the link below.
Hunters in several areas across Alabama may encounter deer with collars around their necks.
What they decide to do as a result could provide important answers to questions about deer survivability, movement and future management strategies, said Dr. Steve Ditchkoff, William R. and Fay Ireland Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management at Auburn University.
Working with Alabama’s conservation department, Auburn graduate students Todd Jacobson and Kevyn Wiskirchen last fall began outfitting 60 deer with brown VHF collars and another 30 with orange GPS collars on Barbour Wildlife Management Area in Barbour and Bullock counties and Oakmulgee WMA in Hale, Bibb, Perry and Tuscaloosa counties as well as on two conglomerates of private lands in Pickens and Marengo counties, Ditchkoff said.