Opening-Day Couch-Pulling Stunt Injures Anglers

When cow-tipping meets “Jackass,” you get couch-pulling—and some seriously banged-up fishermen.

_As Wisconsin annual fishing opener rituals go, this one was a doozy and it nearly turned deadly.

One man remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday after being thrown, along with two other men, from a couch they were riding on.

The couch was being pulled through a cow pasture by a pickup truck.

"They apparently do this every year. It's kind of their fishing season opening weekend ritual," Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Howe said Monday._