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Biologist Changing Way Wolves Are Tracked

posted Feb 2, 2016, 10:32 PM by chloe owens

12/4/15, by John O’Connell, Capital Press

Biologist changing way wolves are tracked

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has hired a new wildlife biologist, specializing in carnifores, who will help the agency transition from monitoring wolf populations using radio collars to using scat analysis and remote cameras…Ausband said radio collars may retain a limited role in tracking wolves where conflicts are reported with livestock, but the broader program will shift toward DNA analysis of wolf scat and a network of roughly 200 remote trail cameras scattered throughout Idaho…They should also help Ausband monitor cougars and black bears.