Skip to comments.Police investigate wolf rumors (Norway)
Posted on 08/17/2005 3:41:53 AM PDT by franksolich
Rumors abound concerning the placement of around 20 wolves along the Swedish border, from Elverum to Halden.
"For now they are only rumors but they will be investigated. If there is something to them we will crack down on it, as we will if there is any illegal hunting," Knut Normann Mælen of the Hedmark police told newspaper Østlendingen.
Last weekend police received tips about an organized wolf hunt in Våler but an investigation of the area turned up no suspicious behavior.
"Recently we have been getting reports of people in the forest with weapons and we want to find out exactly what is going on. If this is not about a sanctioned hunt, or shepherding, then people can't just go around and do whatever they want with weapons," Mælen said.
They still allow weapons in Norway? I figured that the socialists would have confiscated them long ago, like they did in England, Canuckistan, and Australia.
No, actually they do, in Norway.
Norway is not part of the European Union.
There's apparently lots and lots of Norwegians with private firearms, generally for hunting.
Compare that, please, with the unhappy situation of the Finlanders, who were told by the old men in Brussels, Paris, and Berlin (Finland being a part of the European Union) that they had no "right" to defend themselves against wolves preying on their livestock.
Say it's not so !!!
Those infamous rumored wolf packs .
Wasn't BJ just in Norway?
My goodness! Socialism is really scary. Just the idea that people can't defend themselves. I fear it is coming to a city near us one of these days.
Twenty years ago a Norwegian friend and others I knew had government issued 30-40 Krags (eighty year old rifles) and a large amount of ammunition. This was typical of all of their reserve forces. While I was there the government took up the Krags and issued him a Schmeisser machine gun (the old German "burp gun" of WWII) and two thousand rounds of ammunition.
The government then decided that anyone who qualified to own firearms could buy one of the old Krags. My friend and several others applied but were all rejected on the basis that they weren't qualified to handle firearms.
Wolves, Elverum, Halden, Våler, Mælen. Feels like stumbling upon Middle Earth somewhere around the First Age.