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Decoys Help Utah Nab Violators Who Hunt At Night
Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 5:05 pm
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
Utah forbids hunting at night, but some people can't resist. So the state uses a trap to lure violators. The Division of Wildlife Resources has five robotic deer. They're placed near highways at night. They mimic deer movements. But like the monster in a Halloween nightmare, the deer don't drop when shot. Instead, an officer emerges to seize your gun. A similar decoy in Georgia had to be replaced after being shot more than 1,000 times. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.