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    Campaign cracks down on illegal prospecting in California

    Campaign cracks down on illegal prospecting in California

    Boulder State University students stand near the boundary of a field on Sunday, March 3, 2017, in West Jordan, Utah. (Photo: Kyle Feldscher/The Coloradoan)

    Boulder State University students are outraged after police officers in a major metropolitan area made a stop for a suspect during a field trip early Monday.

    In West Jordan, Utah, police said a man wearing a ski mask entered a field and “pulled a large hunting knife from his pocket, looked in the camera scope and began to target deer.”

    While the university police were attempting to stop him, an officer who works in the university’s animal science lab made an arrest, and two students were arrested at the scene.

    The students, a sophomore and an academic sophomore, were charged with illegal prospecting — hunting on public land without permission — after the police stopped and questioned them for about 10 minutes at 1 a.m. Monday.

    Boulder State spokesman Chris McBride said they are disappointed that a student was stopped for such a 카지노톡simple infraction.

    “The University of Colorado-Boulder is investigating the circumstances surrounding the stop of a student-athlete to determine what actions may be taken as a result of this incident,” McBride said in a statement. “The university of Colorado-Boulder takes all allegations of illegal hunting as seriously as any possible incident on campus and encourages students not to engage in such activity. The school is currently investigating and is reviewing all of the facts surrounding the incident and our appropriate actions.”

    In a joint statement released by the university’s president and Provost, McBride and President Michael Haggerty, they stated, “It is our responsibility to help students realize their passions and passions are legitimate and to be ethical about what they hunt and kill, while at the same time maintaining an environment where people can feel safe learning their passions.”

    Haggerty added that the University takes the matter as seriously as possible and has suspended the students without pay.

    Colorado has some of the cou스웨 디시ntry’s toughest animal protection laws i에그 벳n the U.S., as well as some of the toughest enforcement of them. Colorado lawmakers say hunting on public property — and the subsequent prosecution of violators — is protected under the state’s Constitution. It is also regulated by federal law.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that 30 percent of Colorado’s deer, elk, moose and other big game are hunted illegally on the public land.