If you’ve ever
looked at a sign saying “Deer crossing: next two miles” and wondered who taught
the animals how to read, Montana’s new wildlife monitoring system will make
much more sense.
Department of Transportation is installing wildlife sensors along a two-mile
stretch of U.S. 191. The sensors are designed to detect deer and other large
wildlife nearing the roadsides, which will then activate signs to warn
According to The
Associated Press, growing vehicle traffic and more human activity near the
area known as Trapper’s Point has created a problem with migrating deer and
antelope on the roadways. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department told The AP that at least 2,000 mule deer and 1,000 to 5,000 antelope use the corridor each
The project will
cost approximately $900,000 to install and will be completed by the end of
September, The AP reported.