Lake County Deer Poachers Convicted and Sentenced February 18, 2014 California

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Lake County Deer Poachers Convicted and Sentenced February 18, 2014 California, CDFW News
... Five poachers were recently convicted and sentenced in Lake County for illegally spotlighting and killing deer, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Lake County District Attorney’s Office announced.  On August 24, 2013, Lake County Wildlife Officers conducted a night patrol targeting those who use bright lights to shine at and then kill deer at night, an illegal activity commonly called spotlighting. Warden-pilots from CDFW’s Air Services assisted by providing overhead surveillance.
Just after midnight, the warden-pilots noticed spotlighting near Lucerne. Using night vision, they observed occupants of a vehicle shoot and kill two animals...


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