A New Zealand invention, the net gun was initially hand-held and later helicopter-mounted. Aiming the gun required excellent flying skills and sometimes dangerous manoeuvres, especially as deer numbers fell and the animals were more difficult to get close to. Net guns – unlike dart guns – avoided the need for drug licences, although the deer were often sedated after capture while being transported back to base.
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Reference: David Yerex, Deer: the New Zealand story. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2001, p. 93
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