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New Science Photo of the Day: 17

Helicopter with mule deer

Why is this helicopter carrying a mule deer?

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This is the Helicopter Wildlife Service helping the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources study the migration, body condition and population of Mule Deer in the Paunsaugunt Unit Deer. These are the Mule Deer that we see here in Johnson Canyon, and for the second year in a row, we were lucky enough to have Helicopter Wildlife Service operating just across the canyon from us. That let me get some great shots, and it was amazing to watch. You can see a video of how they use nets to capture the mule deer on this page: