Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources


[GADNR] DMAP Camera Trap Image Classification

January 2022 - August 2022


Participating Agencies

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) launched the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) in 2019 to provide site-specific deer management to private landowners in Georgia. As part of this effort, landowners enrolled in DMAP conduct camera trap surveys on their properties. Data from these surveys may prove valuable for improving site-specific deer management plans by providing an independent source of data that can be used alone or be integrated with other data sources (e.g., deer harvest data) to estimate parameters such as deer distribution and possibly abundance on private properties. Under this project, we began classifying camera images to determine the utility of camera data for estimating deer population parameters.