Number of poached animals in Czech Republic still increasing

Last year, an amount of poaching cases increased by almost ten percent. But that is not the final number, since these are just reported cases and according to experts and gamekeepers, there are many other yet unreported cases.

The problem with poachers arises from the fact, that it’s difficult to prevent or keep track on it. Just seeing the poacher, and not catching him in the middle of the crime, doesn’t count as proof of guilt. And also most of the poaching scenes are rather distant from any city or civilization, therefore the crime is not exactly verifiable.

The poachers usually hunt does and deer in the middle of the night. After the hunt, most of the poachers sell their booty to local restaurants while the rest of them keep it as a trophy. However, poaching is still illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison.