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Drone to be used to document moose in northeast Washington

Over the next week wildlife researchers plan to use a drone to document moose calves in northeast Washington.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife scientists and University of Montana researchers will be testing the drone between Monday Dec. 11 and Friday Dec. 15 on public and private lands in Stevens, Pend Oreille and Spokane counties, according to a WDFW news release.

Researches will track collared moose cows and hope to document nearby calves. The drones will only be flown during daylight hours and at a maximum height of 400 feet.

If the test is successful, drones may be used to document other wildlife in the future, according to the release.

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