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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Why didn’t the doe cross the pipeline?

"“I am sure most of us would never think a pipeline would be such a significant factor for deer movements, Rosenberry said. “But, in this case, this deer rarely crossed into the woods on the other side of the pipeline.”For Game Commission deer biologists, it is just another example of the interesting things they see when they put a GPS unit on a deer and follow its movements.

“That’s one of the advantages of radio-collared deer in that we can collect a lot of data and change the frequencies in which the data is collected  and create a large data set,” Rosenberry said. “I don’t know that too many folks would have guessed offhand that the pipeline would have had that much impact on a deer in a forested environment.”"