Many states are now using robotic animals in sting operations to catch poachers red-handed. Using robotic animals that look and act like the real thing, authorities wait for poachers to shoot from their car. The violator is given a ticket once shots have been fired.
It’s estimated that one animal is killed illegally during hunting season for every one animal that is killed within the limits of the law. Wild turkey, deer, grizzly bear and other decoys have been used to stop these poachers.