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Published March 18, 2012, 12:44 PM

SDSU Student Tracking Radio-Collared North Dakota Deer

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota State University graduate student is helping track deer in northeast North Dakota as part of a study to learn more about the animals' movement, mortality and habitat use in an area dominated by agriculture.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota State University graduate student is helping track deer in northeast North Dakota as part of a study to learn more about the animals' movement, mortality and habitat use in an area dominated by agriculture.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/wrrt0s ) that 40 whitetail does were captured and fitted with radio collars in February.

SDSU student Kristin Sterhagen is monitoring radio signals the collars emit to track the locations of the deer. Each collar has a unique signal

Biologist Bill Jensen says the study area covers about 500 square miles in Walsh and Grand Forks counties.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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