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January 23, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
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Cameras installed around Jackson Hole indicate that numerous wildlife species are showing a preference for crossing fences that the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation volunteers installed last fall.  Spokesman Cory Hatch says animals, including elk, moose, coyotes, foxes, and mule deer, were documented crossing “wildlife friendly fences” by two trail cameras deployed by the Foundation. Hatch says one fence that was formerly five strands of barbed wire 45 inches tall was replaced with three strands of smooth wire.  Similarly, an 8-foot high mesh fence was also replaced.  Hatch says the Foundation purchased and set up the trail cameras in mid-December, and right away the cameras began collecting photographs and video of animals using the new fence with the lowered top wire, which documents the effectiveness of the fence modifications.

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