- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Sometimes if it looks like a buck, it’s not really a buck.

Recently the Wyoming Game and Fish Department heard that illegal deer hunting was happening on the west side of the Teton Range, near Idaho.

Game wardens did this in response: They set up a decoy buck mule deer not far off a road, several days after deer season had ended.

The result? Game and Fish says 13 vehicles passed by over two days. Of those drivers, 10 were seen observing the decoy buck. Four of the 10 shot at the decoy.

Game and Fish issued five warnings and four citations, for a total of $3,160 in fines. Jackson game warden Kyle Lash says Game and Fish rarely uses decoys but they tend to be effective.


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