Category: General News
New Tools To Help Poachers
OMAK, Wash. (AP) — To find the people who poach deer, bait bear, or kill wolves, law enforcement officers for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife use the same tools available to other police. They set up stakeouts, get search warrants, gather DNA and fingerprint evidence, and use a variety of surveillance techniques. The 150 commissioned officers who work for Fish and Wildlife cover everything from commercial fishing in the Columbia River and Puget Sound to hunting violations in the wilds of Eastern Washington.