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Citation. Tester, J. R.; Warner, D. W.; Cochran, W. W. 1964. A radio-tracking system for studying movements of deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 28(1):42-45. [1552 CC]
Abstract. A six-transistor, superheterodyne, portable, directional receiver, utilizing a regenerative intermediate frequency detector at 5.0 megacycles, was designed and constructed to remotely monitor movements of deer (Odocoileus virginianus) marked with radio transmitters. Construction details and a circuit diagram of a new pulsing signal transmitter are given. Transmitters were slipped over the heads of two penned does and one fawn, and the movements of these deer, after release in the wild, were recorded for a 10-day test period in December, 1962, and again on February 5, 1963. During the test period, one doe moved about within an area slightly smaller than 1 square mile whereas the other two deer remained in the vicinity of the pen.
Keywords. white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, radiotelemetry technique