B. E. DelMonte

A Non-electric Method for Releasing a Drop Net

A non-electric method of detonating blasting caps used to release whitetailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and turkey (Meleagus gallapano) drop nets was investigated under field conditions. This method was tested on 12 occasions, with 9 drops on deer or turkey. This method is considered safer than the electric dynamite cap method and results indicated that it is comparable to the electric blasting cap method in reliability and ease of assembly.