Use Of The Cannon-Net For Capturing Fallow Deer

The cannon-net technique for trapping deer was used to capture 130 wild fallow deer (Dama dama) in western Kentucky. The net proved dependable as deer were captured on 25 of 27 times it was fired. The average catch was 4.8 per attempt and up to II animals were captured at one time. Mortality was 3.1%. Acepromazine maleate was used with satisfactory results for tranquilizing captured deer.

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