In Utah, hunting is not allowed after dark. To catch the poachers, officials place the deer near the side of the road and then hide nearby. A remote is then used to make the deer’s head and tail move in a lifelike manner.
Sargent Briggs from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources states:
I’ve seen an individual shoot it with a 30-06 (rifle) and couldn’t figure out why it didn’t go down after he hit it five or six times. It can be really entertaining.
Those caught hunting after night fall in Utah can get up to 6 months in jail and or a $1,000 fine.
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Check out the video below as wildlife officials try to catch poachers.
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