Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: POUND, J.M., LEMEILLEUR, C.A. DEVICE AND METHOD FOR APPLICATION OF COLLARS TO ANIMALS. 1999. U.S. PATENT NUMBER 5,881,672. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: An apparatus and method for the application of collars to deer and other wild or domestic animals. The apparatus may be adapted for use with collars formed from flexible, relatively non-resilient material which have attachable ends, as well as collars formed from resiliently coiled materials. The apparatus includes a support assembly for holding a collar in an open position with its ends spaced apart from one another, and a trigger for effecting application of the collar when an animal places its neck over the support. When flexible, non-resilient collars are employed, the support is also adapted to propel at least one end of the collar about the animal's neck and contact the opposite end of the collar. The apparatus may also be employed in combination with an animal feeder or bait station to attract animals in the wild.