UW study on fawn survival will be featured on PBS

M.S student Camille Warbington checks a fawn’s sex and umbilicus
condition during capture processing.

As part of the Wisconsin DNR study on white-tailed deer population parameters, Professor Tim Van Deelen and M.S. student Camille Warbington are conducting research on survival of neonatal white-tailed deer. In late May and early June, newborn fawns are captured and fitted with expandable radio collars to track the fawns and determine fate and habitat selection. In 2012, a film crew followed field capture efforts for footage to include in an upcoming episode of PBS Nature. The episode, entitled The Secret Life of Deer, is scheduled to air nationally in the Winter/Spring 2013 season.