- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is deploying animatronic deer to catch wildlife poachers.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/20rw2Eq ) game wardens with the state’s Fish & Wildlife Department posted on Facebook on Oct. 28 that they apprehended two Vermont men last month accused of poaching.

Lt. Justin Stedman, central district supervisor, says wardens processed more than 400 illegal deer kills last year.

Those who hunt big game unlawfully face a one-year revocation of their hunting, fishing and trapping rights, up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The department’s 32 wardens have access to about 20 or 25 whitetail deer robots across the state. He says the bogus deer, which move around and cost around $1,400 to $2,000 each, are the state’s most effective tool to combat poaching.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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