Skip to comments.Irony Alert: Papa Grizzly Faces Prosecution
Posted on 08/31/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT by Stoutcat
Have you heard the one about the man who shot a bear in his yard?
It seems that earlier this year, Mr. Jeremy Hill of Idaho shot a young male grizzly when the bear appeared with two others in the yard where his children were playing. Mr. Hill promptly grabbed a rifle and protected his children by shooting the bear.
Since the grizzly is a protected species, Mr. Hill promptly called the state Department of Fish and Game, reporting what had happened. According to the Spokesman Review:
Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas has sent a letter to media outlets with his account of the May 8 grizzly bear shooting that has resulted in federal charges against Jeremy Hill, 33, of Porthill, Idaho.
Douglas said neither he nor the Idaho Fish ad [sic] Game Department was involved in filing charges against Hill and makes the case that Hill never should have been charged.
But suddenly, Mr. Hill finds himself facing a large fine and possible prison time for protecting his family, an action which the wildlife officials agreed was appropriate:
Boundary County commissioners issued a news release, saying that Idaho Fish and Game officials had recommended against filing charges in the case, and that local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials had concurred.
Well then, who brought charges against Mr. Hill?
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Shoot, shovel and shut up.
I’m guessing Mr. Hill decided he couldn’t rely on his kids to keep it secret.
That would have been MY reasoning at any rate, but that’s just me.
As an object lesson, the government couldn’t possibly have done any worse—this probably taught the kids never to tell the government ANYTHING!
That’s it from me.
Sorry Mr. Hill, your kids are not on the protected species list. They aren’t transgendered are they?
First mistake: Calling Game and Fish.
He’s white (presumably) and he used a gun. What more does the Holder Justice Department need? The guy is obviously the next Bull Connor. /s
Federal govt never gets a clue, that whatever good they intend to bring about actually creates a series of reverse effects.
Going after this man will not significantly reduce the occurrence of bear shootings. There will simply be fewer bear shootings reported. The citizens learn quickly that government is not their friend.
he didn't get so much as a slap on the wrist...
there are rules for your and me and then there are rules for THEM....
Oh, the irony of a man prosecuted by the Obama administration
Perhaps the ones who filed the charges should be shot. (sarcasism)
“there are rules for your and me and then there are rules for THEM.... “
Now don’t knock THEM,my son is a THEM.
If he didn’t have a back hoe, digging a hole big enough to hold a grizz is a week long project...a dead goat needs a hole at least 4 feet deep...I know from experience....:O)
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