Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Utah wildlife officials use robo-deer to catch poachers

In this article it talks about how in the state of Utah, U.S.A. authorities are starting to use decoys to catch poachers that try to hunt after the hunting time is over. In the state of Utah it is illegal to hunt 30 minutes after sun down and 30 minutes before sunrise. These robot deer are mostly put around areas that have had run in with poachers in the past, this year one of the decoys had to be replaced after it had been shot over 1000 times. If you are caught hunting after dark you can be put in jail for 6 months, get a fine for $1000 and you will also lose all of your weapons. It just goes to show you that it’s better to not get one good kill because it could be the last time you can ever try.

-christian cooper

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