Robotic wildlife has been used as a tool to catch illegal poachers for many years. The animals can be remotely controlled to move their tail, ears, or head and have been an extremely effective tool for law enforcement.
For many years, robotic wildlife has been used as a honeytrap, catching poachers for violating hunting rules. In the latest case, a man was arrested after shooting a mechanical deer from a Florida road. He faces a $2,500 fine and a year in prison for dual infractions: hunting out of season and discharging a firearm from the roadway.