Mule deer will be the subject of some close looks by Idaho Fish and Game biologists beginning in early February.
Several low-level helicopter survey operations are scheduled, in the area from Emmett to Riggins and from West Mountain to the Oregon border.
"We want to give folks a heads up regarding this operation," Fish and Game wildlife manager Jeff Rohlman said. "They may see a low-flying helicopter in the weeks ahead."
Game management units 22 (Council west to the Snake River), 23 (New Meadows to Riggins), 31 (Cambridge west to the Snake River), 32 (Emmett north to Cambridge) and 32A (New Meadows to Banks) will be the focus of the mule deer counting effort.
"This is a normal operation that we conduct about every three years to get a handle on the number of deer in these units," Rohlman said. "Depending on weather, we will be flying over this area for at least three weeks."
For more information regarding the mule deer survey work, contact Fish and Game's McCall office at 208-634-8137.