Wildlife Capture

We pride ourselves in offering professional net-gun captures that ensure the safety of crew and animals.

The entire process of capture, restraint, and handling is performed by an experienced team to guarantee our customers only the highest quality service. Adaptation to diverse environments is also vital to a successful capture; therefore, our pilots are trained in a multitude of terrains to ensure preparation for all circumstances.

We specialize in the capture of exotic and white-tailed deer. Chief capture pilot, Kevin Reed, has over 1,000 hours capturing wildlife. All Dragonfly personnel have extensive experience safely capturing wildlife. It is our mission and primary focus to handle all wildlife with the utmost care and respect.

Blindfolds are used to keep animals calm during handling, which minimizes stress and helps maintain a good overall body condition. For restraining purposes, hobbles are used instead of ropes so capture and transportation doesn’t cut off circulation to the lower portion of the animal’s legs. This method decreases stress and helps speed their recovery. Below is a list of some of the animals Dragonfly Aviation has captured:

  • Axis
  • Addax
  • Barasingha
  • Big Horned Sheep
  • Black Buck
  • Elk
  • Fallow
  • Gemsbock
  • Mouflon
  • Jacobs Four Horn
  • Moose
  • Mule Deer
  • Mule Deer Fawns
  • Scimitar horned oryx
  • Texas Dolls
  • White Tail

We perform the following services including, but not limited to:

  • Biological Sampling
  • Control/removal/culling
  • Net Gunning
  • Darting
  • Data Collection
  • Radio Tracking/Telemetry – all receivers (coded & un-coded)
  • Tagging – Radio collars, satellite collars & ear marking

TTT – Trap, Transport, and Transplant Permits

If your property currently has a very low deer density, you may be eligible for a TTT permit. This permit allows for the capture and movement of wild deer from one property to another. The main purpose of this permit is for restocking efforts. However, in certain cases it may provide a great jump start to the genetics of your native herd.

DMP – Management Program

Deer Management Permit authorizes owners of high fenced properties to temporarily detain white-tailed deer in breeding pens located on the property for the purpose of natural breeding. Deer may not be detained for purposes that do not include natural breeding (i.e. “soft release” of bred TTT deer.) Participation in the DMP program requires a Deer Management plan that must be approved and signed by an authorized Wildlife Biologist or Technician.

TTP – Trap, Transplant, and Process Permits

The Trap, Transport & Process is a mechanism to help reduce deer population in areas where white-tailed deer are overpopulated. Through the use of this permit, areas with surplus white-tailed deer can capture surplus deer, process their carcasses, and donate the resulting venison to penal facilities or charitable organizations for human consumption.

To learn more about Deer Management, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at www.tpwd.state.tx.us
For more information on pricing or procedures, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at info@dragonflyaviationllc.com

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