So you're driving through a national forest and see a bunch of wild turkeys. You take out your rifle and start firing. Then suddenly up pop some state game officers from behind bushes and they yell "Game and Fish Department! Cease fire! Put down
You got caught in a sting and most embarrassing of all, they weren't real turkeys, they were robots.
Tiny radio-controlled motors allow wildlife officers to move a decoy's head, ears, and tail. The robots even have shiny reflective eyes, just like the real thing.
The robotic decoys come in several varieties including black bear, white-tail deer, and even a swimming moose.
Photo: Custom Robotic Wildlife
"The people that shoot at decoys are wildlife thieves, said Lt. Steve Lane. "They're not hunters."