If you Raise, Handle or Breed White-tailed Deer
Don't miss these Seminars!


We hope you will join us for Safe-Capture International's
Whitetail Weekend
Super 8 Motel * Merrill , Wisconsin
July 12-13, 2002

Don't Miss these Internationally Acclaimed Workshops!

Tranquilization and Remote Anesthesia
of White-tailed Deer
Friday, July 12, 2002 (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Semen Production and Artificial Insemination
of White-tailed Deer
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Tranquilization and Remote Anesthesia 
of White-tailed Deer

Learn Safe and Effective Techniques for:

  • Capture & Handling

  • Loading & Transport

  • TB Testing

  • Semen Collection & Artificial Insemination

Friday, July 12, 2002 * 7:30 a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Super 8 Motel, Merrill, Wisconsin

This program consists of 7 hours of multi-media, lecture presentations and a 2 hour "Hands on" workshop presented by wildlife veterinarians Dr. Keith Amass and Dr. Mark Drew known worldwide as specialists in animal capture.


Philosophy and General Considerations Prior to the Use of Chemical Immobilization as a Capture technique: Purpose and application; proper injection sites. Animal Behavior: Flight reaction; flight distance. Understanding Stress. Techniques to minimize Capture Stress and Mortality in Animals.

Remote Delivery Equipment and Technology: Long and short range projectors, blowguns, pole syringes, hand injection: What equipment is available? How does it function? How well does it hold up to field use? Choosing the system to best fit your needs; Advantages and disadvantages of the various commercially available systems, How to get the most utility out of the projector you already own: 
Equipment design and Mechanics/ overview of commercially available systems. Hand syringes; blowguns; darts; remote delivery equipment utilizing carbon dioxide, compressed air, 22 blank powered charges (including Pneu-dart, Telinject, Daninject, Paxarms, Distinject, Palmer (Cap-chur); ballistics and range; techniques to ensure consistent accuracy and atraumatic dart delivery; terminal impact and the importance of minimizing tissue damage on injection; effects of wind on dart; radio transmitter darts, practice and equipment maintenance

Drug and Dosage Recommendations: Learn the Safest, Most Current Drug and Dosage Recommendations for Captive and Free Ranging White-tailed Deer. Including preferred techniques for handling, loading, transport, TB testing, semen collection, artificial insemination, and other procedures.

Dosage Calculation: Standard Formulas for dosage calculation; Super concentrated Drugs: How to use them, where to obtain them, and why they afford more rapid knockdowns with smaller volumes.

Post Immobilization Procedures and Techniques of Anesthetic Monitoring: How to ensure the animal remains physiologically stable under anesthesia: How to ensure the correct level of immobilization for an approach which affords operator safety and minimizes stress to the animal; handling the immobilized animal; proper species specific positioning; vital signs: what they tell you and how to monitor them (temperature, pulse, heart rate, respiratory rate, capillary refill time); proper techniques of dart removal; dart wound care, the use of antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis, reversal agents; release and recovery. Procedure checklists and patient care monitoring protocols provided!!

How to Recognize, Prevent and Treat Immobilization Related Medical Emergencies: Clinical Signs, Supportive Field Procedures and Preventive Measures: Respiratory distress and arrest; circulatory failure and shock; disturbances of thermoregulation: hyperthermia/hypothermia; bloat; capture myopathy; physical injury, seizures; pneumonia, mortality of uncared young; cardiac arrest; post-mortem examination; emergency kits.

Personnel and Public Safety: Developing Human Safety Protocols for Accidental Exposure to Anesthetic or Immobilizing Medications: Which Anesthetics are dangerous to humans?; What can you expect with accidental human exposure?' recommended protective safety equipment and techniques to minimize and prevent accidental human exposure; How to initiate and develop safety protocols with your local hospital; firearms safety; equipment safety; field emergency kits; security; public safety precautions.

Record Keeping/ Legal Considerations: Report forms, checklists, drug logs, drug labeling recommendations, the latest on AMDUCA (Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act), establishing withdrawal times for meat consumption after the use of anesthetic agents, and DEA regulations.


  • Safe Handling and use of Immobilization Darts, Use of Safety Equipment for the Prevention of Accidental Human Exposure to Anesthetic Drugs:

Dart Loading Practice, Comparison of Commercially Available Products, and Techniques to Prevent Human Injury: Participants discuss basic dart component structure and function, barb variations, inherent problems or advantages of various systems, and practice assembling and loading with air/gas inject, and explosive discharge darts, including: Pneu-dart, Simmons, Daninject, Telinject, Paxarms, Cap-chur, Ballisti-Vet, homemade systems and others.

Safety precautions are discussed and protective equipment is utilized simulating loading and unloading darts under field conditions

  • Safe handling and Use of Short and Long Range Projectors: 

Field Practice, and Comparison of Commercially Available Products: Participants discuss application, assembly, loading, cost comparison, maintenance, range limitations, equipment modifications to minimize trauma, and field repair for air powered, CO2 powered, and 22 caliber charged projectors. Practice includes the use of Pneu-dart, Teleinject, Daninject, Palmer, Paxarms systems and others.

  • Practice and Development of Proficiency with the Blowgun: 

Even if you have never used a blowgun, you will leave this portion of the program being accurate and proficient using this safe, inexpensive, and atraumatic technique.

  • Practice and Development of Proficiency with Radio-Tracking Darts: 

Efficient Location of Animals, Rapid Retrieval of Lost Darts: Participants practice with the latest in radio tracking devices, placed within the tail of darts

MATERIALS PROVIDED: All attendees receive a 175-page training manual covering all program presentations. Certificates will be awarded.


Early Registration: $475 (Received prior to June 12, 2002)

General Registration: $525 (Received after June 12, 2002)

Register by phone, FAX, mail, e-mail, or on our website!

For further information contact:
Safe-Capture International
P.O. Box 206, Mt Horeb, WI,  53572 USA
Tel: (608) 767-3071; FAX (608) 767-3072
or visit our website:

Semen Production and Artificial Insemination 
of White-tailed Deer

Learn How to Collect, Process, Freeze, Store and Utilize Semen for
 Artificial Insemination of White-tailed Deer

Instructors: Dr. Mark Drew, Dr. Keith Amass
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)


  • Observe and assist Semen Collection in White-tailed Deer by electroejaculation

  • Evaluate Semen for optimal fertility

  • Observe and assist with insertion and removal of CIDRS for estrus synchronization of Does (a vaginal implant which allows you to bring all deer into heat on the same day)

  • Observe and assist in transcervical Doe insemination

  • Discuss instrumentation for laparoscopic insemination

  • Use of cadaver specimens to identify and understand reproductive anatomy

  • Post-Mortem semen collection techniques


  • Step-by-step flowchart instruction for Collection, Processing, and Freezing Semen

  • Step-by-step flowchart instruction for insemination of Does

  • The Effect of Location, Climate, and Season on Male and Female fertility: (When females should be inseminated for maximal conception, when males should be collected for optimal semen fertility)

  • Nutritional Management for Optimal Conception and Birthweight

  • Optimal Breeding Group Ratios

  • Detecting Estrus: Producing a "Teaser Buck" or Vasectomized male

  • How genetic Traits are inherited in Deer

  • How to Select Superior Males and Females


MATERIALS PROVIDED: All attendees receive a detailed training manual covering all program presentations. Certificates will be awarded.


Early Registration: $500 (Received prior to June 12, 2002)

General Registration: $550 (Received after June 12, 2002)

Register by phone, FAX, mail, e-mail, or on our website!

For further information contact:
Safe-Capture International
P.O. Box 206, Mt Horeb, WI,  53572 USA
Tel: (608) 767-3071; FAX (608) 767-3072
or visit our website:

Thank you Jim and Denise Severt for hosting our AI Laboratory at Buckstop Deer Farm!!


Register by Phone: 1-608-767-3071
To print a Mail-In or Fax-In Registration Form:  Select Here

For further information, contact:

Safe-Capture International, Inc.
P.O. Box 206, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 USA
(608) 767-3071, FAX: (608) 767-3072
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(Early Registration must be postmarked or sent electronically by June 12, 2002!)

July 12: Chemical Immobilization of White-tailed Deer 
Early $475   General $525

July 13: Semen Production & Artificial Insemination of White-tailed Deer 
Early $500  General $550

Both Programs (Save $50.00) 
Early $925   General $1025

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