USU researchers examine animal car collisions on I-84

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A group of Idaho sportsmen and researchers from Utah State University are working to keep deer and other wildlife off of Interstate 84.Jack Oyler, vice chairman of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife-Idaho and a member of a state committee dedicated to reducing wildlife collisions, is heading a study to analyze herd migration patterns near a 10-mile stretch of I-84 near the Utah border.The Times-News reports that with the help of state agencies, he has raised $23,000 to install cameras along the interstate, and researchers from Utah State University will use the footage to determine where tunnels or bridges should be set up for the deer.In 2010, there were more than 1,100 wildlife-vehicle crashes in Idaho.

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