Game Wardens Catch Alleged ‘Cat Poacher Using GPS

Game Wardens in northern Utah caught a suspected poacher by attaching a GPS device to his truck while he visited dozens of traplines. The alleged poacher is now challenging the use of the GPS. A state judge approved the use of the tracking device before the wardens attached it to the trapper’s vehicle.

The trapper allegedly has sold 60 or more bobcat pelts per year in Wyoming, where ‘cat trapping restrictions are not as stringent as in Utah. The limit in Utah is six bobcats per year. The trapper faces 12 counts of wanton destruction of protected wildlife.

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