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#2627850 - 02/02/14 06:27 PM Wildlife tracking collars/systems
Baldknobber Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 144
Loc: Cabool, Mo.
Just wondered what kind of collars are used in tracking wildlife . What brands are available, what is the charge life, what is the range of the receiver, what is the cost? Also what is the chance of getting the thing back if you attached to a coyote? LOL
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#2628068 - 02/02/14 10:20 PM Re: Wildlife tracking collars/systems [Re: Baldknobber]
Yellowhammer Offline
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There are a lot of different types of collars and transmitters. There are vhf and gps and several types of each.

Charge life varies according to features of the transmitter. There are drop of collars and permanent collars. Most have a mortality signal when they don't move in a certain amount of time. Once the mortality signal kicks in, you track to it to recover it.

Be sure you check with your states wildlife department before you go slapping collars on wildlife or you may get in a bind.
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#2628511 - 02/03/14 02:17 PM Re: Wildlife tracking collars/systems [Re: Yellowhammer]
Crimson Raptor Offline
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Registered: 03/26/11
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Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Yellowhammer
Be sure you check with your states wildlife department before you go slapping collars on wildlife or you may get in a bind.


+1. And please, please take video during the collaring process. Must see tv, I'm thinking! scared
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#2629194 - 02/04/14 12:18 PM Re: Wildlife tracking collars/systems [Re: Baldknobber]
Baldknobber Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 144
Loc: Cabool, Mo.
Yellowhammer, do you know any brand names or websites?
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#2631859 - 02/07/14 04:15 PM Re: Wildlife tracking collars/systems [Re: Baldknobber]
Chetty Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 51
Loc: PA, USA
I've taken part in some studies where collars were used on whitetails. I can tell you this, they are expensive. I'd do a Google search for "GPS radio Collars". I am sure you'll find a ton of information.

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#2632229 - 02/07/14 11:19 PM Re: Wildlife tracking collars/systems [Re: Baldknobber]
Baldknobber Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 144
Loc: Cabool, Mo.
good idea, thanks
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#3189034 - 01/28/19 02:18 PM Re: Wildlife tracking collars/systems [Re: Baldknobber]
shoresg Offline
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Registered: 12/28/18
Posts: 15
Loc: Tennessee
Wildlife Materials is used by several conservation departments, but I would bet it is very illegal to put a tracking collar on a wild animal for personal gain, JMO

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