Big Game Hunting Moose, elk, mulies, caribou, bear, goats, and sheep are all covered here.

strange picture

Old 02-29-2016, 06:23 AM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
smitty0538's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 61
Default strange picture

strange picture-wgi_0019.jpg I checked my cameras the other day on my land in Illinois to see what deer has survived . I got this picture and its a first for me.
smitty0538 is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 08:47 AM
  #2  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019
Default

Looks like a DNR telemetry collar that tracks it's whereabouts. Call your nearest DNR Office and see if they're doing any of that in your area. If it's not that, maybe it stuck it's head through what looks like a collar.
Topgun 3006 is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 09:30 AM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
superstrutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Louisiana
Posts: 3,049
Default

I had one cross the road in front of me last week on the way to work. Looks exactly the same. Same color. Thought it may have been someone's pet at the time.
superstrutter is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 09:39 AM
  #4  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 8,128
Default

Looks like a research collar to me. Saw a cow elk back in CO with one many years ago.
flags is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 11:33 AM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,344
Default

Why the heck would DNR make the collar orange? To easy to see.

I know that would make seriously consider not shooting. the uncertainty of things.
Bob H in NH is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 11:35 AM
  #6  
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: idaho
Posts: 2,773
Default

yup, see collared deer and elk from time to time.it really is not that rare. if you do kill one wearing such collar, take it to your f&G OFFICE. it is not illegal to kill them (in season of coarse) and fish &game will appriciate your cooperation.
kidoggy is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 12:10 PM
  #7  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
smitty0538's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 61
Default

Originally Posted by kidoggy View Post
yup, see collared deer and elk from time to time.it really is not that rare. if you do kill one wearing such collar, take it to your f&G OFFICE. it is not illegal to kill them (in season of coarse) and fish &game will appriciate your cooperation.
well its pretty rare for me. I have been hunting for the last 39 years and seen them on tv shows but never for real. Sent the pic to other veteran hunters I know and not one person has ever seen one while hunting or on any of there cameras. Checked with an outfitter in the area of my land who has thousands of acres he leases and runs hundreds of cameras and he has never seen this either, So I would say its definitely rare. One of my neighbors thinks he heard of someone in the area with a pet deer that wears an orange collar. We are still checking the situation out and will let you guys know what I found.
smitty0538 is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 01:02 PM
  #8  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 13,333
Default

That is not the kind of collar anyone wold put on a pet. It clearly has a pod under the deer's head which I suspect it is a GPS transmitting pod for research on deer movement. They can be on a heavy nylon collar or a leather collar . I have seen them before, and I lean towards the GPS collar instead of the telemetry collar. Just because most hunters have never seen a collared deer doesn't mean they aren't out there. I did some googling for GPS pods fr research collars and I found this. The shape looks the same as in the picture. Be aware, different companies make different configurations of the collars and pods.

http://www.telemetrysolutions.com/tr...ailed-deer.php
Oldtimr is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 04:53 PM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
gjersy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: WI
Posts: 1,089
Default

It looks just like a smaller version of the Elk tracking collars that are on the released Elk in my area. Every Elk has one, although 2 more elk recently got ate by wolves so we're down to 15 as of last week.

Last edited by gjersy; 02-29-2016 at 05:01 PM.
gjersy is offline  
Old 02-29-2016, 05:26 PM
  #10  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019
Default

Oldtimr---Although I used the word telemetry in my post, I actually intended it to mean GSP tracking like you stated.
Topgun 3006 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.