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Illegal cyber-hunting system found on Lee Co. plantation

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This is the remote control gun emplacement thought to be on the property. (Source: woodystaxidermy.com) This is the remote control gun emplacement thought to be on the property. (Source: woodystaxidermy.com)

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We have new details on the investigation into an Internet-controlled hunting set-up in Lee County.

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed a utility worker found a network of web cameras and shotguns on a Georgia Power right-of-way on Senah Plantation off Philema Road back in November.

Rangers believe the goal was to kill wild hogs known for tearing up land. Jackie Sizemore at Backwoods Outdoors sells the popular Benelli shotguns used in the set up.

He agrees illegal set-ups are wrong, but says hogs are a huge problem on plantations.

Sizemore says Internet hunting was initially developed for disabled hunters. It's illegal in Georgia. That system in Lee County was removed before investigators showed up.

So far, officials have not charged anyone, but the DNR is still investigating.

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