The Mountain Maryland Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association recently presented a robotic deer to the Maryland Natural Resource Police. From left are Lt. Greg Bartles, Sgt. Dave Marple and A. J. Fleming. “This should be a fantastic tool for our county. This particular robotic deer is an actual new 2012 model that is a completed taxidermist mount, has mobility throughout the body, and can be turned into either a doe with no antlers or one of many bucks depending on which antlers the NRP officer wishes to use,” said Fleming, branch president. NRP officers set the robotic deer in a field and then arrest people who shoot at it illegally, such as from a vehicle. Fleming encouraged hunters to use the Catch-a-Poacher hotline (800-635-6124) to report violations. The QDMA is a nonprofit organization that promotes balancing the deer herd with the habitat through a prescribed doe harvest and by various methods that restrict the harvest of young bucks. Garrett County has 27,000 acres enrolled and includes farmers, landowners, hunting clubs and leased land. To inquire, call Carl Lee at 301-387-4010.
Columnist, son are range finders, but where are .22 shells?
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