As technology becomes more advanced, our hunting game improves. By using radio collars and ear tags, chief deer biologist Chris Rosenberry was able to study a population of 2,600 deer in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region and the movements of several herds.
He collected some predictable data, supplementing what hunters have known for years with concrete evidence suggesting that deer avoid roads and other manmade blockades. However, there were also some more surprising discoveries that wouldn’t have been made without first capturing the deer, tagging and collaring them, and releasing them back into three regions in Pennsylvania.
The data collected from the study, which was compiled from January 2012 through January 2013, was presented at a conference at the tail end of 2013. Conference attendees nodded along to the findings until Dr. Rosenberry entered in a piece of evidence that raised eyebrows through the crowd.
One adult female doe avoided roads to the south, but had biologists stumped when she also refused to cross a certain boundary west of her territory. Only be superimposing a topographical map over the charted movements could the field study researchers reach a conclusion.
There is a pipeline, buried ten feet under the ground that the doe refused to cross. Apparently, the doe and her herd were aware of the manmade intrusion without being physically barred from moving further west.
Discoveries like these are nearly impossible to make without technology-aided studies. Tioga Boar Hunting’s professional guides make sure that they utilize every advantage technology affords us to provide our customers with the best possible gaming experience. When you’re ready to take your hunt to the next level, call and make a reservation with Tioga Boar Hunting.