Washington State Fish and Wildlife are in the process of installing trail cams and other motion-activated cameras in known poaching hot zones to prevent, discourage and catch poachers in the act. These new measures have been put in place to protect the state’s wild and endangered salmon populations.
“I may be in my office an hour away and watch somebody… I’ll hop in my truck and respond,” said WDFW Sgt. Kit Rosenberger, who patrols the Olympic Peninsula.
Sgt. Rosenberger also said the cameras have already helped capture images of several people fishing in prohibited areas.
To read more about the cameras and WDFW’s anti-poaching efforts, check out this article!