A trial with the projectile-syringe rifle to capture wild red deer on Rhum


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A brief account is given of a field trial to immobilize wild red deer on the island of Rhum. The difficulties of estimating the weight of a wild animal, and the range and technical limitations of the apparatus are discussed. A number of deer were satisfactorily caught and marked and the potentialities of the method are described.