A net gain for biologists

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A net gain for biologists

Researchers use net-gunning, radio collars to study deer, elk herds
The net shoots out as Mark Keech takes aim to capture an elk. After capture, the elk is checked for age and measured for size before the collar is placed.
Checking the teeth of the elk, Heather Johnson decides the animal is about 3 years old.
Heather Johnson watches an elk hop up after being released.
After flushing an elk from the trees, Mark Keech leans out of the helicopter to get a better shot.
An elk lifts its head as Jace Clark, of Alaska-based Quicksilver Air, and Heather Johnson, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife researcher, measure and check the animal.
The net fires out as Mark Keech, of Alaska-based Quicksilver Air, shoots from the helicopter at an elk whose head is just barely visible over the top of a hill southwest of Dove Creek.
An elk is captured in the net after Mark Keech, of Alaska-based Quicksilver Air, shot the net from the helicopter.
After being collared, an elk runs off as Mark Keech watches.

A net gain for biologists

The net shoots out as Mark Keech takes aim to capture an elk. After capture, the elk is checked for age and measured for size before the collar is placed.
Checking the teeth of the elk, Heather Johnson decides the animal is about 3 years old.
Heather Johnson watches an elk hop up after being released.
After flushing an elk from the trees, Mark Keech leans out of the helicopter to get a better shot.
An elk lifts its head as Jace Clark, of Alaska-based Quicksilver Air, and Heather Johnson, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife researcher, measure and check the animal.
The net fires out as Mark Keech, of Alaska-based Quicksilver Air, shoots from the helicopter at an elk whose head is just barely visible over the top of a hill southwest of Dove Creek.
An elk is captured in the net after Mark Keech, of Alaska-based Quicksilver Air, shot the net from the helicopter.
After being collared, an elk runs off as Mark Keech watches.
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