Rockets used to net deer

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wickball

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I saw something on TV I've never seen before. A nearby suburb of Cleveland has a deer problem. The city was going to have someone come in who would lay out a large net, attach small rockets to it, set a bait, and then when the deer came into the vicinity, the rockets would be fired, carring the net up and over the deer, trapping them.
Guys would then come in with a tool of some sort that they would place against the deer's head and would fire a bolt into the skull, killing the deer. It was cancelled after much protest.
Has anyone ever heard of using rockets for this before?

wick
 
I saw a similar technique used on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom years and years ago to net all kinds of animals. They used it a lot on birds, where they wanted to catch an entire flock, but they also used it on other critters as well.

Of course, they also didn't just go and kill the animals they had captured - they tagged, sometimes relocated, and released all of them.

WW
 
My friend's dad has some pretty funny storys about those rocket-nets... I dont remember it exactly, but they were trying to get some crows that were on a landfill... Dont remember much more than that.
 
Originally posted by WickBall

Guys would then come in with a tool of some sort that they would place against the deer's head and would fire a bolt into the skull, killing the deer. It was cancelled after much protest.


I believe the tool is called a 'captive bolt gun'. They use them in slaughter houses also.

Edward
 
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