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Hunters in Alaska urged to spare mountain goats with collars

August 21, 2013 at 09:45 AM

The Associated Press


KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska game managers are asking hunters in Kodiak to spare any mountain goats wearing bright orange tracking collars.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://is.gd/KVYnTW) says the radio and global positioning collars were attached to 15 goats around the island this summer by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Goat hunting season opened Tuesday.

Fish and Game biologist John Crye says it's the first time Kodiak goats have been collared. Orange your tags with ID numbers also were attached to each goat.

Officials say the collars will track the animals and help biologists determine their range and preferred areas. According to officials, data from the collars could provide for better hunting in future years.

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Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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