Sacto 9-1-1
September 10, 2009
Checkpoints due to catch hunting law violators in Placer County

From Matt Weiser

The California Department of Fish and Game will stage three roadside checkpoints in Placer County on Sunday in an effort to catch hunting violations.

The event coincides with the opening of hunting season for gray squirrel, mountain quail and grouse. Two of the checkpoints will be near Foresthill, while the third will be in a remote area east of Foresthill.

"The checkpoint is there to find violations of the Fish and Game Code," said Placer County Game Warden Brian Moore. "It could be anything - out of season hunting or animals that are fully protected - that could come through."

The checkpoints, to be staffed by 16 game wardens, will be set up like a roadblock at each of the three locations from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Wardens will stop vehicles to inquire about hunting and fishing activity and check licenses.

Wardens held similar checkpoints last year and caught a number of hunters who had taken more than the legal limit of squirrels, which is four per day.

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