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Trail Camera Footage Proves Wildlife Crossings Work

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Facebook: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Guess how many mule deer use the U.S. 191 wildlife crossing each day?

We all know man-made wildlife crossings are a sound idea, but we've often wondered how many animals actually utilize them?

The U.S. 191 Wildlife Crossing, located in Utah and funded by the state's Department of Transportation, is one underpass that receives some heavy foot traffic from the furry kind.

In a trail camera study conducted by Patty Cramer and Robert Hamlin, it was discovered that the U.S. 191 receives on average thirty mule deer movements each day.

Here's some time-lapse footage they captured:

Deer Using U.S. 191 Wildlife Crossing

This is what we like to see!The U.S. 191 wildlife crossing structure is getting some heavy use. Independent researchers Patty Cramer and and Robert Hamlin sent us this recent footage and let us know that this underpass alone receives an average of 30 successful mule deer movements per day. Thanks to Utah DOT for funding these critical projects.

Posted by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The U.S. 191 is one wildlife crossing that's saving the lives of animals and humans, by reducing the likelihood of vehicle collisions on the road.

That's good news for all parties!

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Trail Camera Footage Proves Wildlife Crossings Work