The US Forest Service is collaborating with states on a unique way to stop poachers. They set up robotic animal look alikes which lure people.
They set a trap involving the robots. Then they hide nearby. When someone attempts to shoot the fake animals, they arrest them.
In some states, shooting at a decay carries the same penalties as shooting at a real animals..
Robotic animals are made to look like the real deal. They can cost anywhere from $500 to $6000 depending on the animal. Evidently, it works because they keep catching people.