Helicopter Surveys for Alabama’s Wildlife Management

Helicopter Wildlife Management for Ranchers, Farmers, Researchers, Conservationists, and State Agencies & More

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Helicopter Surveys for Alabama’s Wildlife Management

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Helicopter Wildlife Management for Ranchers, Farmers, Researchers, Conservationists, and State Agencies & More



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Helicopter Surveys for Alabama’s Wildlife Management

FairLifts is the premier reservations agency in Alabama for scheduling helicopter support for wildlife surveys. Not only do we deliver access for our clients to an expert network of qualified helicopter operators, pilots, crew and aircraft, our scheduling process is also one of the most streamlined in the reservations industry.

For a number of years, ranchers, state and local agencies including DNR’s Fish and Wildlife and biologists have utilized helicopters in the collecting of data for a range of applications. In areas where the topography is especially diversified, as is the case across Alabama's numerous regions, wildlife management facilitated by helicopters has proven not only time and cost effective but is also more precise. This is due in large part to a helicopter’s unique capabilities that allow for larger areas to be sufficiently surveyed in a fraction of the time it takes biologists or state agents on foot or ATV. Additionally, experienced pilots and slow speed, low elevation flight innovations allow for researchers to track migration patterns, move herds, execute population counts, tag species and spot predators lurking in vegetation.

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Helicopter Wildlife Management in Alabama

Throughout Alabama, helicopter support has proven advantageous across a range of wildlife applications. From flyovers conducted along regional waterways to count specific types of fish to marking the location of predators during population surveys, helicopters are integral in monitoring species’ movements and maintaining wildlife populations. Helicopter facilitated population counting has helped to accurately establish tag quotas and set seasonal parameters maintaining a delicate balance that benefits both hunters and Alabama’s wildlife.

The sport of hunting is big business in Alabama generating roughly $1.8 billion dollars in revenue each year. As it stands, Whitetail deer are the most sought-after game animal in Alabama. As recently as March of 2018, helicopters were used in the culling of feral hogs to keep them from destroying the habitats of Whitetail deer and other animals. According to USDA sources, feral hogs are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to local water sources, ecosystems and private properties where they compete with animals raised there for their food supply. The issue in controlling their populations is two-fold. One, they breed rapidly and the other lies in their nomadic nature making it difficult to effectively cull them in a timely manner before they relocate to the next location. For a few years, the USDA has employed agents in helicopters to hunt the hogs in efforts to suppress the growth of their populations and to keep them from overrunning ranches and farms resulting in a loss in livestock for owners and operators.


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Helicopter Wildlife Management Service Details

When Alabama's ranchers, producers, and wildlife agencies contact FairLifts, our agents use details relayed during the consultation to source the appropriate vendor, helicopter, pilot and crew to adequately fulfill their service request. Regardless of the size, scale or complexities the service request entails, FairLifts seeks to deliver helicopter support that surpasses expectations.

Helicopter support for wildlife management can be utilized effectively across a range of applications, including:

Alabama Helicopter Ranching and Herding

Ranching and Herding

Throughout the state of Alabama, raising cattle is the most prominent form of agriculture, second only to poultry as the top commodities the state produces. Utilizing helicopters to herd livestock can significantly reduce the time it takes to locate and move herds. Additionally, helicopter herding mitigates the need for supplemental ground labor in efforts to spot and isolate sick or wounded animals. The elevated perspective helicopters provide also allows for cattlemen to accurately evaluate the state of vegetation, water supply and overall condition of their ranch, ensuring resources are abundant enough for their cattle to thrive in.


Alabama Helicopter Predator Spotting and Management

Predator Spotting and Management

Predators can be a nuisance to any farming or ranching operation. In Alabama, the most prevalent predators that could affect livestock are the coyote and bobcat, although at times black bears, alligators, and foxes could also prove a nuisance. Typically coyotes aren't large enough to destroy a full grown cow, but they can be deadly to calves, sheep, chickens and other animals similar in size. Bobcats can be equally as harmful, but they are also elusive. Helicopters provide an elevated, stabilized platform from which to monitor large areas and entire herds and to mark the location of predators. Helicopters have also been used in the trapping and relocating of predators to sanctuaries and preserves where they can exist without doing harm to properties and livestock.

Alabama Conservation, Stocking, Sampling and Population

Conservation, Stocking, Sampling and Population

For conservationists and wildlife biologists, efforts are underway to not only monitor the breeding habits, movements and life cycles of Alabama's wildlife species, they also want to ensure their longevity. Currently, there are hundreds of species in Alabama on either the endangered, threatened or at-risk lists. These species range from fish and sea life to larger animals and several species of birds. Helicopters are used to track these animals and to isolate them so they can be studied and tagged to ensure their health and abundance. Helicopters deliver an elevated viewpoint and can easily fly into remote locations so as to adequately provide data to be used in establishing population counts, to effectively create samples from which to draw an analysis in efforts to increase numbers of at-risk animal populations.


Alabama Helicopter Wandering or Lost Animal Tracking and Recovery

Wandering or Lost Animal Tracking and Recovery

For conservationists and wildlife biologists, efforts are underway to not only monitor the breeding habits, movements and life cycles of Alabama's wildlife species, they also want to ensure their longevity. Currently, there are hundreds of species in Alabama on either the endangered, threatened or at-risk lists. These species range from fish and sea life to larger animals and several species of birds. Helicopters are used to track these animals and to isolate them so they can be studied and tagged to ensure their health and abundance. Helicopters deliver an elevated viewpoint and can easily fly into remote locations so as to adequately provide data to be used in establishing population counts, to effectively create samples from which to draw an analysis in efforts to increase numbers of at-risk animal populations.

Alabama Hunting

Hunting

The data collected during a wildlife survey is especially vital for the hunting community. As a result of a helicopter’s capability to effectively collect information in more expansive, remote, and rugged areas in Alabama, research biologists can accurately estimate populations of big game animals. This, in turn, delivers a more precise approach to establishing seasonal parameters and permit levels which ultimately translates to more opportunities for hunters in the pursuit of specific animals. In an effort to improve conservation of an area or particular ecosystem, it's imperative that accurate animal representations are collected ensuring seasons last for as long as necessary to avoid overpopulation.

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Helicopter Wildlife Management for Ranchers, Farmers, Researchers, Conservationists, and State Agencies & More Requires Expertise

FairLifts strives to provide a modernized approach to the reservations process. One call is all it takes to gain access to Alabama’s most proficient helicopter operators, experienced pilots, crews and cutting-edge aircraft. Aerial surveying is preferred over traditional methods of wildlife centric data collection because helicopters take a laborious job and make it simple, efficient and more accurate. Reach out to FairLifts to reserve helicopter support for wildlife surveys today. Simply call the number provided or complete the contact form on the corresponding page of our website.

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We Work Hard to Provide Helicopter Solutions for Wildlife Management in All of These Areas and More In Alabama...

Abbeville - Abbeville - Andalusia - Anniston - Ashland - Ashville - Athens - Bay Minette - Birmingham - Brewton - Butler - Camden - Carrollton - Centre - Centreville - Chatom - Clanton - Clayton - Columbiana - Cullman - Dadeville - Decatur - Dothan - Double Springs - Elba - Eutaw - Evergreen - Fayette - Florence - Fort Payne - Gadsden - Geneva - Greensboro - Greenville - Grove Hill - Guntersville - Hamilton - Hayneville - Heflin - Huntsville - Jasper - LaFayette - Linden - Livingston - Luverne - Marion - Mobile - Monroeville - Montgomery - Moulton - Oneonta - Opelika - Ozark - Pell City - Phenix City - Prattville - Rockford - Russellville - Scottsboro - Selma - Talladega - Troy - Tuscaloosa - Tuscumbia - Tuskegee - Union Springs - Vernon - Wedowee - Wetumpka