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Prosecutors Probe Swedish Beaver Hunters
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Posted on 05/12/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Four men who were arrested while out hunting beaver in central Sweden at the weekend are being held in custody as prosecutors continue their hunting crimes investigation related to suspected illegal hunting of wolves.

Police used a helicopter to track down and arrest the four men last Sunday in a wooded area on the border between Dalarna and Härjedalen counties in north central Sweden.

A fifth hunter who was with the group at the time of the dramatic arrest was initially released.

"We were out doing reconnaissance in beaver territory because we had two Danish hunting guests on the way," a 28-year-old hunter who had separated from the group to track a wolverine told Jakt & Jägare, the official publication of the Swedish Hunting Association (Jägarnas Riksförbund).

"The police hovered over me with a helicopter, but they didn't arrest me."

On Wednesday, the four men arrested on Sunday were remanded in custody, while the 28-year-old was arrested. On Thursday, prosecutors have filed a remand order request for the fifth man as well.

All five are being held on suspicions of illegally hunting wolves, but deny having committed any crime.

Local prosecutor Åse Schoultz told Svergies Radio (SR) that the arrests came as part of an ongoing investigation into the killing of wolves which were believed to have been hunted using snowmobiles.

According to tabloid Aftonbladet, one of the five men is a prominent member of a group that has expressed its frustration over Sweden's wildlife management policies.

"There's no place for predatory animals in areas where people live and work," reads the group's homepage.

The man's attorney, Stefan Müntzing, told the paper that his client is simply one of many people "who have view about prevailing predatory animal policies".

Schoultz now has two weeks to file formal charges against the men.

In 2009, Sweden decided to reintroduce a licenced wolf hunter after a 45-year ban on the practice.

The controversial decision has prompted legal action from the European Commission, which argues that the hunt violates EU rules regarding the protection of endangered species.

The hunt was halted for the 2011-2012 hunting season, but the government hopes to resume the hunt for the 2012-2013 season.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: beaver

1 posted on 05/12/2012 10:31:50 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmmm... beaver...


2 posted on 05/12/2012 10:33:39 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: nickcarraway
hunting beaver in central Sweden

I can already tell you where this thread is going to go.

3 posted on 05/12/2012 10:34:05 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m making popcorn.


4 posted on 05/12/2012 10:34:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nickcarraway

What a headline!


5 posted on 05/12/2012 10:35:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: nickcarraway

Swedish Bikini Skydiving Team in five...four...three...two

;^)


6 posted on 05/12/2012 10:35:51 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: goseminoles
Mmmmm... beaver...

Not just beaver. Swedish beaver!

7 posted on 05/12/2012 10:36:00 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wynona%27s+big+brown+beaver&view=detail&mid=A6FC1DA1F1D043368C36A6FC1DA1F1D043368C36&first=0


8 posted on 05/12/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT by Perdogg
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9 posted on 05/12/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: nickcarraway

Must pull mind from gutter...
Abolish images...

Not working, the force is too strong


10 posted on 05/12/2012 10:39:08 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: nickcarraway

Sweden.......

Home of the rare and elusive blonde beaver.


11 posted on 05/12/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by saleman (!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Nice beaver...
12 posted on 05/12/2012 10:41:09 AM PDT by wyokostur
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To: Drew68

Just waiting for someone to put up the picture of the road sign in Michigan, showing “Exit 69” on “Big Beaver Road”.

I heard that Beaver College was changing its name. Perhaps it already has. But apparently there was so much teasing about the name that people had enough with teasing about that.


13 posted on 05/12/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway
Take out the first, third and fifth word in the headline and you got:

“Well, duh!!!”

14 posted on 05/12/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Apparently the song "Ebony and Ivory" is about Barrack Obama and Barney Frank.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh.... to be a teen again.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 10:45:40 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: nickcarraway

Wasn’t there a recent movie, “The Girl with the Beaver Tattoo”?


16 posted on 05/12/2012 10:45:47 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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“Gee Wally why are all these blond guys chasing after me with guns?”


17 posted on 05/12/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I knew a guy who made a Beaver Collage out of Hustler clippings.
18 posted on 05/12/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Apparently the song "Ebony and Ivory" is about Barrack Obama and Barney Frank.)
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody probed a beaver?


19 posted on 05/12/2012 10:49:18 AM PDT by Third Person
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Admin Moderator has already advised me that I am forbidden to post on this thread.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 10:54:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Third Person

"Ward, I'm worried about the beaver"


21 posted on 05/12/2012 10:59:38 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: nickcarraway

What are things coming to when you can’t go hunting for Swedish beaver?


22 posted on 05/12/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Ward you were a little hard on the beaver last night!


23 posted on 05/12/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: nickcarraway
I hunted beavers before I got married.

Oh, wait a minute...

[Proudly posting before reading the thread since 1998]

5.56mm

24 posted on 05/12/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: nickcarraway

What’s wrong with a good beaver shoot ?


25 posted on 05/12/2012 11:12:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Wasn’t there a recent movie, “The Girl with the Beaver Tattoo”?

I've never seen a beaver tattoo. Seen a couple of tattooed beavers though.

26 posted on 05/12/2012 11:23:23 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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27 posted on 05/12/2012 11:24:43 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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