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2008: Year of extreme poachers and dangerous encounters

Deer always alert for danger. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Law Enforcement Division noticed an upswing in “extreme” poaching cases in 2008.

These cases are characterized by the excessive killing of fish and wildlife species and repeat poaching offenders undeterred by prior poaching convictions. Wardens also experienced two officer involved shootings during 2008, serving as a chilling reminder of the dangerous work wardens do.
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Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2009
Under: Department of Fish & Game, Poaching | 2 Comments »