Translocation of introduced reindeer from Hagemeister Island, Alaska

  • R. Stimmelmayr
  • L. A. Renecker
Keywords: reindeer, translocation, Rangifer, capture, air-shipment techniques, seasonal biology, mortality, Alaska

Abstract

In 1992 and 1993, 411 live reindeer were shipped by air from Hagemeister Island to the Anchorage area, Alaska. Reindeer were either rounded up by helicopter and then corralled or captured by net-gun fired from a helicopter. Outcome of both capture events showed that helicopter corralling of reindeer was more successful than catching them with a net-gun and that post-rut rounding up was more successful than rounding up during the rut itself.
Published
1998-02-01
How to Cite
StimmelmayrR., & ReneckerL. A. (1998). Translocation of introduced reindeer from Hagemeister Island, Alaska. Rangifer, 18(1), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.18.1.1442
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Articles