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OK game wardens concerned over bill at state capitol

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) - Oklahoma game wardens are raising concerns about a proposed law at the state capitol.

Right now, game wardens can go onto private property if they hear gunshots. A senate bill would require them to have more probable cause.

"As far as contacting an individual landowner and asking permission, can I go in there because this is what i've heard? it just doesn't make sense," said Lieutenant Wade Farrar with the Oklahoma Game Wardens Association.

He says that could take valuable time away from wardens and allow poachers an opportunity to escape.
He says that's especially concerning because poaching cases are on the rise in the Sooner state.

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