Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/17/2001
Publication Date: 9/8/2000
Citation: POUND, J.M., EARL, G.R., LEMEILLEUR, C.A., SHELLEY, G.K. DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EXAMINATION AND HANDLING OF DEER AND OTHER ANIMALS. 2000. U.S. PATENT APPLICATION S/N 09/870,145.
Technical Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for restraining wildlife with minimal trauma to the animal. The apparatus includes a housing having front and rear ends allowing the entry and exit of a target animal, while the rear end includes an openable/closable door effective for controlling the egress of the target animal from the housing. To immobilize the animal, a deer lift is disposed within the interior of the housing having opposed, outwardly and upwardly inclined surfaces which are vertically movable between a first, lower position and a second, raised position. The opposed surfaces are spaced from one another with the space there between defining a narrow passageway allowing the target animal to walk between the opposed surfaces in the lower position. However, the width between the opposed surfaces is sufficiently close such that they engage the trunk or body of the animal when raised.