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Poaching upswing

Updated: January 14, 2009, 4:01 PM ET
The Outdoor Wire

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Law Enforcement Division noticed an upswing in "extreme" poaching cases in 2008. These cases are characterized by the excessive killing of fish and wildlife species and repeat poaching offenders. Wardens also experienced two officer involved shootings during 2008. "Every day wardens put their lives at risk to protect California's citizens and natural resources," said Nancy Foley, Chief of DFG's Law Enforcement Division. "Extreme poachers cause ...

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