This buck begot a breakthrough.
For the first time, Louisiana researchers say they have impregnated six female deer with sperm harvested from an already-dead champion buck – this one shot some 600 miles away in Illinois. Louisiana State University AgCenter scientists say that the new process could be the key to preserving the eons-old genetic material of a variety of animals actively hunted in the wild – animals that would otherwise be lost.
“This is one of the most exciting things I have ever been involved in,” said Dearl Sanders, an AgCenter researcher. “We could do a lot of good.”