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Chopper to join effort to move deer

Eroded dike threatens refuge in western Washington that is home to a population of endangered Columbian white-tails

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:00 am

CATHLAMET, Wash. - With an effort to capture and relocate endangered deer going slower than expected, officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will use helicopters to speed up the process.

This morning, a low-flying helicopter pilot will use a technique known as "helicopter hazing" in an attempt to drive endangered white-tailed deer into nets - something that was "always a potential part of the plan," Doug Zimmer, a spokesman for FWS, said last week.

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