Brett Roper

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Many have heard by now that Utah decided to ban hunters use of trail cameras in the weeks leading up to and during the big game seasons. This is similar to actions taken by Nevada and Arizona. In Utah this process began last year when a bill written by Rep. Casey Snider (of Paradise) required rules be written that defined how trail cameras could be used by hunters.

Initially the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources proposed banning only transmitting trail cameras. By a narrow vote, however, Utah’s Wildlife Board expanded this recommendation to include banning transmitting and internal storage cameras. Although this decision will infuriate some, I think it is a proper step towards reducing hunters’ reliance on technology.

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