Archive for December 15th, 2006

Robotic Decoys Help Catch Poachers

Friday, December 15th, 2006

It’s deer season in many parts of America, and hunters are heading out into the wilderness in search of that elusive trophy buck. Most follow the rules, but some refuse to play fair. Poaching is an age-old problem, but game wardens have some new high-tech tools to turn the odds in their favor. They’re using decoys from Custom Robotic Wildlife, of Mosinee, Wisconsin.


CRW takes the skins and antlers and whatnot from real animals and turns them into animatronic decoys. This deer features a rotating head. They also make decoys for other applications, such as a stuffed fox that runs along a track to scare off geese.

Original story found via NPR.