Transmitter height influences error of ground-based radio-telemetry

Authors

Darrell E. Townsend II, Stephen S. Ditchkoff & Samuel D. Fuhlendorf

Abstract

Although accuracy of wildlife radio-tracking systems have been measured intensively, little attention has been given to error associated with varying transmitter heights that would occur because of species size or life history (e.g. arboreal species ). Our objective was to simulate the approximate transmitter height of three extensively studied game species to determine their influence on bearing accuracy.