Game wardens snared Utah poacher with GPS device
The Associated Press
Updated: 03/14/2009 02:54:29 PM MDT
OGDEN » A trapper accused of illegally killing bobcats is
challenging the use of a GPS device that was attached to his truck
as he visited dozens of trap lines in northern Utah.
Lawyers for Jared Beal, 41, of North Ogden, say game wardens
weren't justified in using the Global Positioning Device, which they
surreptitiously attached to his truck at his home.
They want a state judge to throw out the evidence -- 31 pelts
taken from his home.
Authorities say Beal was exceeding his bobcat quota in Utah and
selling 60 or more pelts a year in Wyoming, which has fewer
restrictions on the fur trade. A single luxurious pelt can go for
more than $1,000.