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Poaching is increasing in California: New efforts to catch poachers

Deer are commonly poached for their meat. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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The Humane Society of the United States Teams Up with CalTIP, Department of Fish and Game to Combat Poaching in California

The HSUS has just announced new efforts to work with the California Department of Fish and Game to combat poaching in California. The collaboration includes a $5,000 donation to California Turn in Poachers (CalTIP) to support food and veterinary care for five rescued dogs who have been trained to assist Fish and Game wardens in cracking down on poachers.
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Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2009
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Poaching is a BIG threat to California wildlife

Tundra swan by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Audubon California-backed anti-poaching legislation gets first committee hearing.

New legislation to address what many see as a rising threat to California wildlife will see its first committee hearing today (April 28) at the State Capitol. Assembly Bill 708, sponsored by Assembly Member Jared Huffman of Marin, seeks to impose substantial new penalties for poaching.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Under: Animal protection legislation, Birds, Game birds, Poaching, Waterfowl | No Comments »

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 »