USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services 01/2011
Finally got out to test fire the (suspended) launcher with the
new blanks. They worked great... The net worked great fully
deploying each time. At 8 feet it worked perfect. These rounds
definitely work better.
Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
Valles Caldera Trust 10/2010
Had a successful turkey capture this morning. The gun worked
Thanks for your help.
-William j. Meyer
Utah goats headed for idaho 9/17/07
Tyler- don’t know if you heard but this morning they are saying
that moving 43 goats is the largest mountain goat capture
EVER and are claiming it was near miraculous to have no
mortalities. I am so proud to have been involved in the effort
and just wanted to thank you and your crew for the work you
It was fantastic team work with all involved and I just can’t
think of any way it could have gone better.
-Teresa Bonzo UT, Division of Wildlife Resources
WCAX-TV CHANNEL 3 NEWS, VERMONT'S OWN
SPCA discusses capture of "Golden Ghost," dog missing since
May 2004 STRATHAM, N.H. New Hampshire SPCA officials are
discussing the capture of Sam the Golden retreiver, who
survived in the outdoors for two years after running away from
Sam earned the nickname the "Golden Ghost" because he eluded
so many attempts to bring him in from the wild. He ran away
from owner Dennis Sklarksi in Candia in May 2004 after a scare.
Today, SPCA officials will talk about the high tech net system
(WCS drop-net) they used to capture Sam in Raymond, as
well as the steps they are taking to help him readjust to
During his time away, Sam survived two New Hampshire winters,
deer hunting season and being hit by a car. He also evaded
tranquilizers and other traps put out to catch him.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
BAKER CITY, Ore.—State and federal wildlife biologists collared
and released 14 Rocky Mountain goats in the Elkhorn Mountains
last week and relocated another five goats to the Wenaha-
Tucannon Wilderness in the Umatilla National Forest.
Rocky Mountain goats are attracted to salt during the spring
and summer so the goats were trapped using a drop net (WCS)
baited with salt. To protect and monitor the goats’ health,
biologists and veterinary staff obtained blood samples from
and administered inoculations to the animals.
Rocky Mountain goats were likely extirpated from Oregon prior
to or during European settlement in the late 19th century.
The rarest game animal actually hunted in the state today,
only eight tags are available for the 2008-09 season, including
two for the Elkhorn population. A third Elkhorn goat tag may
be available next year.
The present statewide Rocky Mountain goat population is
estimated to be 600-700, the result of efforts like the one
that occurred this week. The Elkhorn Mountains wild goat
population is estimated to be over 200.
This year’s project was the 16th since efforts to reintroduce
Rocky Mountain goats to Oregon began in 1950. That year,
five goats were transported from Chopaka Mountain in northern
Washington to the Wallowa Mountains by the Oregon State
Game Commission (now the Oregon Department of Fish and