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20 moose tagged in a day near Kenmare

A unique method of capturing and tagging animals in the wild was used March 4 to collar 20 moose cows in an area of northwestern North Dakota known as the Kenmare Survey Block.

3/26/14 (Wed)

By Marvin Baker

A unique method of capturing and tagging animals in the wild was used March 4 to collar 20 moose cows in an area of northwestern North Dakota known as the Kenmare Survey Block.

Using a helicopter and netting, a crew hovers over the animal, drops a net over it, subdues the animal with a blindfold, collars it, then let’s it go.

An organization called Native Range Capture Services of Ventura, Calif., was contracted by the North Dakota Game & Fish Department to lead in the collaring of the 20 cows.

“It’s quite the sight to see and they’re very good at what they do,” said Jason Smith, a big-game biologist with the Game & Fish Department in Jamestown. “Twenty moose in one day, it’s very impressive.”

The capture was done in the area of the state Smith calls M-10, or the Kenmare Survey Block, which is a 1,500-square-mile area from Portal to Sherwood, along the international boundary, and south to Kenmare... Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!