Anti-poaching checkpoint planned at Carrizo Plain monument

dsneed@thetribunenews.comAugust 22, 2011 

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct an anti-poaching checkpoint Saturday on the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

The checkpoint will be conducted from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. at an undisclosed location. The event is timed to coincide with this year’s deer-hunting season.

“The checkpoint is part of a comprehensive effort to promote safe, sustainable hunting practices and protect visitors and wildlife within the monument,” Johna Hurl, monument manager.

Poaching is a concern in the monument because it usually occurs in remote areas and the illegal take is transported to major cities for sale and export, BLM officials say.

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