This buck decoy used by game wardens to catch poachers is unbelievably realistic.
Catching poachers in the act is one of the most important job our state game wardens take on. Not only do poachers illegally harvest deer in unethical ways, but they also make the woods more dangerous for law-abiding hunters.
Catching a poacher in the act is the easiest way to make sure they pay the penalty and hopefully don’t do it again and that is where this ultra-realistic buck decoy comes into play.
Night hunting is one of the favorite methods of poachers. The illegal hunters typically pull up to a field that is next to a road, illuminate the field with strong lights, and shoot any deer they catch in the light. Needless to say, this is a very unethical way to hunt a deer; if you even want to call it hunting.
Thankfully, our state game wardens are on the case and this new buck decoy should help them catch even more poachers in the act.
Take a look at the video below and you can see why a lot of night-hunting poachers will mistake the buck decoy for a real deer and incriminate themselves by taking a shot.
There were many comments on this video that by using the buck decoy, game wardens would be guilty of entrapment.
However, it must be noted that the poachers are going to be night hunting illegally whether the game wardens try to catch them or not. This buck decoy simply gives the game wardens a valuable tool in the fight against poaching.