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Decoy Deer Helps With Catching Poachers – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/27/2020 at 2:13pm

Several weapons were seized during the investigation. (Courtesy photo)

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office has announced recent success in its campaign to stop illegal wildlife poaching using a robotic "decoy deer" purchased with donations from the community.

Law enforcement began the campaign last year when county residents began noticing dead deer shot along roadsides, many with their tail cut off.

"Looking back on the events of last year, we have learned that there is a huge correlation between illegal night time poaching and other crimes in the community," Sheriff David Mahoney said. "For example, over 12 drug charges came about from the interaction...

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