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October 19, 2010

Hurteau: Wisconsin Hunters Seek Animal Mistreatment Charges In Snowmobile Thrill Kills

By Dave Hurteau

Would you call running down and ramming deer to death at night with snowmobiles “hunting?” Of course not. And neither do the many sportsmen represented by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

That’s why the group is asking the state appeals court to re-issue felony animal mistreatment charges against the three young men involved the highly publicized Waupaca County “thrill kills” of January 2009.

Judges originally threw out such charges because the men where cited by the DNR with violating the state’s hunting laws, which explicitly exempt hunters from animal mistreatment charges. But says the WWF—and I’m paraphrasing here—these bums aren’t hunters!

Here’s the full story from the Green Bay Press Gazette.

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from Jerry A. wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Those guys are jackasses, not hunters. I say prosecute them to the fullest extent.

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from timhansford wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Yes, exactly, if I am hunting with all the proper and legal equipment I wont be mistreating the animal, I will be killing it but not mistreating it. Running it over again and again is WRONG!

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from dcloutier40 wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

its outrageous that the courts would even consider calling this a "hunting-type" felony.....these jackasses are nothing but the scum of the earth by doing this to deer

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

yeah i read about how these guys were getting off a couple of months ago these guys were not hunting they tied one deer still alive to a tree... It would be illegal to run a deer over with a snowmobile during the hunting season? These guys deserve jail time.

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from vork23 wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

These people shouldgetjail time for what they did it in not hunting when you hit animals with a vehicle it should be an accident not intentional.

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from BWGRP wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

First these idiots belong in PRISON not jail, second they should make sure everyone including BUBA knows why they are there. They would get what they deserve then.

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from Team Outdoor Ad... wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Prison and all of there Hunting, Fishing and firearm privileges should be taken away for life. These are felons. Or let me in a room with them for ten minutes each and the only thing they will be running over is the sidewalk in their fancy new wheel chairs.

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from Bella wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I used to hear about how a cousin of mine up Maine would find sport in running down coyotes with his snowmobile, but don't think I approve of such. It is not merely a matter of it being cruel and unsporting, but it is rather reckless and certainly unsafe! Doubleplus Ungood!

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from GERG wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

These assholes should be run over with their own sleds!! Always said someone that is cruel to animals aint far from doin it to a human being.

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from Jerry A. wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Those guys are jackasses, not hunters. I say prosecute them to the fullest extent.

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from timhansford wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Yes, exactly, if I am hunting with all the proper and legal equipment I wont be mistreating the animal, I will be killing it but not mistreating it. Running it over again and again is WRONG!

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from dcloutier40 wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

its outrageous that the courts would even consider calling this a "hunting-type" felony.....these jackasses are nothing but the scum of the earth by doing this to deer

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

yeah i read about how these guys were getting off a couple of months ago these guys were not hunting they tied one deer still alive to a tree... It would be illegal to run a deer over with a snowmobile during the hunting season? These guys deserve jail time.

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from vork23 wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

These people shouldgetjail time for what they did it in not hunting when you hit animals with a vehicle it should be an accident not intentional.

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from BWGRP wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

First these idiots belong in PRISON not jail, second they should make sure everyone including BUBA knows why they are there. They would get what they deserve then.

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from Team Outdoor Ad... wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Prison and all of there Hunting, Fishing and firearm privileges should be taken away for life. These are felons. Or let me in a room with them for ten minutes each and the only thing they will be running over is the sidewalk in their fancy new wheel chairs.

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from Bella wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I used to hear about how a cousin of mine up Maine would find sport in running down coyotes with his snowmobile, but don't think I approve of such. It is not merely a matter of it being cruel and unsporting, but it is rather reckless and certainly unsafe! Doubleplus Ungood!

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from GERG wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

These assholes should be run over with their own sleds!! Always said someone that is cruel to animals aint far from doin it to a human being.

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