Bob Carmack

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8F DETROIT FREE PRESSWEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1995 Right: Bob Carmack of Carleton fires a tranquilizer dart at a fallow buck in the woods on Belle Isle on Monday. The bright orange dart is visible on the rear hindquarter of the buck at right. Below: Carmack, left, and Michael Swaringen of Belleville pull a tranquilized 3-year-old fallow buck out of the woods. 1 S, I u ft ( J. i ' BEER SAYS GOODBYE TO BELLE ISLE 1 , k : st4w mmm I TIT Relocation helps thin too-large falbw herd t was a hunt with a happy ending for Bob Carmack and the deer he stalked in the wilds of Belle Isle. Carmack, of Carleton, shot the 3-year-old fallow deer buck with a tranquilizer dart rifle Monday and within hours released it onto his private game preserve. With the Belle Isle fallow deer herd numbering about 130, park officials recently decided to relocate about 20 animals. With competition for food and . habitat high, some animals have swum the-Detroit River to the mainland. One headed for Canada. Traipsing Monday through the wetlands, Carmack inspected small cliques of does but waited to find a chocolate-colored buck at least 3 years old. The fallow herd is a mix of spotted, chocolate and white deer. After being shot, the buck trotted a few feet, then paused. Within minutes his knees wobbled and he laid down. Carmack and sidekick George (Lucky) Schiller of Belleville lassoed the buck's antjers and . escorted it to a horse trailer. Still woozy, the buck hopped into the pasture at Carmack's farm. Surrounded by a few dozen other fallow deer, axis deer, elk, African cattle, peacocks, wild turkeys and guinea fowl, it surveyed its new home.

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 22 Mar 1995, Wed,
  3. Metro,
  4. Page 56

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