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Road crew bludgeons hurt deer on I-440 (officer refused to shoot injured deer)
Tennessean | 6-23-07 | howard

Posted on 06/24/2007 11:32:41 AM PDT by wardaddy

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070624/NEWS01/706240398


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalrights; banglist; leo; nashville; roadkill
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What a sad example of poor law enforcment, I have mercy killed maybe a dozen animals in my life on roads....including two deer in Nashville.
1 posted on 06/24/2007 11:32:45 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: wardaddy
A quick shot to the head and the officer could have had a lot of venison.
2 posted on 06/24/2007 11:33:37 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: mnehrling

He probably was afraid he’d have to fill out 40 pages
of paperwork if he fired his weapon,


3 posted on 06/24/2007 11:34:59 AM PDT by squibs
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To: wardaddy; Sidebar Moderator

I have forgotten how to post gannett and if I screwed up can sidebar please fix it.

Interesting story.....brings up a nice Crash the movie hodgepodge of cultural shifts and friction.

Cop shoulda shot the deer...done his job. Last buck I mercy killed on Tyne Blvd here I was told by the cops to shoot it.


4 posted on 06/24/2007 11:35:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: squibs

that was his reasoning so some workers (illegals maybe...plenty here) tried beating it to death with shovels and then went for the sledge hammer.

the 40-50 deer I’ve killed in my life were all shot...and all found too...and all woofed down


5 posted on 06/24/2007 11:37:02 AM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: squibs
I’ll fill out 40 pages of paperwork for 100lbs or more of venison. :->
6 posted on 06/24/2007 11:38:26 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: squibs

I’d be more worried about inappropriate discharge of a firearm nowadays. Public endangerment and all that.


7 posted on 06/24/2007 11:43:57 AM PDT by TheZMan (That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends...)
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To: wardaddy
Ran into this situation in the 80’s. Some tourist from Canada hit a deer on a lonely road and I pulled up just after it happened. Poor deer had two broken legs and a totally smashed antler. I got my 30-30 out of the truck and by the time the State Trooper got there I had it half butchered.

Funny thing was the tourist were more upset that I was butchering the animal than anything else. They were totally stunned that he was not going to arrest me. The Trooper checked my drivers & hunting licenses and told me to have a nice day.

Why do I get the feeling that if I did the same thing today I would be summarily arrested.

8 posted on 06/24/2007 11:46:01 AM PDT by Recall Em All
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To: Recall Em All

PETA!


9 posted on 06/24/2007 11:51:52 AM PDT by CAWats
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To: Recall Em All
You killed Bambi !!
10 posted on 06/24/2007 11:53:51 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: mnehrling

if you’re anywhere near Nashville I would be glad to help out. I resist shooting does at camp since only me and my oldest boy eat venison.

i could give away a bunch of venison each year...and do often


11 posted on 06/24/2007 11:55:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: wardaddy
We have a lot of Whitetail road jumpers around here.. I know some guys who actually got an old truck with beefed up grill guards and speed along the back roads and dusk hoping for some off season ‘hunting’..
12 posted on 06/24/2007 11:57:08 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: TheZMan

i don’t think cops have to worry about inappropriate firearm use in a case like this

i have been given permission by them to shoot here in town...

you can actually hunt in the general services districts within nashville if so many yards (1-200) from a dwelling


13 posted on 06/24/2007 11:57:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: wardaddy

Well, my dad hit a horse on dark foggy night in ‘65 and the trooper (Michigan State Police) tried to put it down. After 3 rounds through the muzzle my Dad said let me do it ya f****** moron. The trooper gave Dad his piece and he finished the poor creature with one round between the eyes. Guess the cop was too spooked to do it right, horse was thrashing, blood and innards all over the road, ironically the car was a Mustang.


14 posted on 06/24/2007 12:00:33 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: wardaddy
Remember back a couple years wondering why an officer used his shotgun to dispatch a crazy dog. Shotgun didn’t need a full report. Rifle or pistol was more paperwork.
15 posted on 06/24/2007 12:00:54 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: wardaddy

Shooting 1 yard from a building? Isn’t that kind of close?


16 posted on 06/24/2007 12:23:18 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Diversity in theory is the enemy of diversity in practice.)
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To: wardaddy
What would you expect the police to do if you had a big black bear in your yard? My neighborhood is populated by many families with small children and there’s no forest around for miles. The bear was limping and looked injured but the officers refused to remove it from the area. This bear is about 250 pounds and it came right out of the hedges while my wife was cleaning the pool. I know I’m not comfortable letting my children play outside with an injured black bear roaming the neighborhood.
17 posted on 06/24/2007 12:52:42 PM PDT by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERMINATED PREGNANCY)
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To: wardaddy
Roadkill rules!


18 posted on 06/24/2007 12:53:09 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: wardaddy
There are about 50-60 thousand deer killed by cars every year in Michigan and most of those just rot along the roads.

Anyone that wants them can call the cops for a free permit to pick them up.

Most times the cops will just tell you to take the deer and they mail you the permit.

Its illegal to leave the scene without the police report if you hit one but over 50% are never reported. They only count those reported.

19 posted on 06/24/2007 12:56:26 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: South40

Re; The critter on the roof. How’d you get him up there???


20 posted on 06/24/2007 1:03:07 PM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: Recall Em All
I got my 30-30 out of the truck and by the time the State Trooper got there I had it half butchered.

Many moons ago my buddy and I were driving down a lonely Colorado road and WHACK!!!! Out of nowhere we hit a deer. We pull over to assess the situation and the deer was deader than dead. We hadn't been pulled over 30 seconds when a truck pulls up behind us. "Hey! You guys want that?" Well, we were dumb college kids without the slightest idea how to clean and dress roadkill so we told him to go ahead and take it. "Mmm! I'm makin' sausage!" were his final words as he heaved the dead deer into his pickup bed and drove away.

21 posted on 06/24/2007 1:04:51 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: wardaddy

Police around here dispatch on average two injured deer a day. I don’t know what kind of paperwork they have to fill out, but it probably isn’t too egregious. Our PD is a pretty cool and sensible bunch overall.

I just wish they’d make announcement on their vehicle PA system when they are going to do it. No telling how many times I grabbed a firearm to defend myself because I thought the neighborhood was under attack.


22 posted on 06/24/2007 1:13:21 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: skepsel
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23 posted on 06/24/2007 1:30:16 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: wardaddy
Cop shoulda shot the deer...done his job.

Did anybody read the story? The cop's judgment was that it was not a safe situation to fire. I don't know enough to question his judgment.

24 posted on 06/24/2007 1:54:05 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

“You killed Bambi !!”

That’s the price Bambi pays for being made of MEAT!!!! ;)


25 posted on 06/24/2007 2:10:42 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Mad Dawg
Did anybody read the story? The cop's judgment was that it was not a safe situation to fire. I don't know enough to question his judgment.

I read the story. The cop was too chicken and didn't want to do the paperwork.

If had shot the deer right away he could have used the two hours he stood there to do the paperwork.

26 posted on 06/24/2007 2:43:57 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Mad Dawg
Did anybody read the story? The cop's judgment was that it was not a safe situation to fire. I don't know enough to question his judgment.

I am having some trouble thinking of a situation that cannot be made safe to shoot a deer with a handgun.

Maybe if you hit it with a rubber raft and he landed inside the boat.

27 posted on 06/24/2007 4:21:20 PM PDT by Eaker (Free The Texas 3 - Ramos, Compean and Hernandez)
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To: wardaddy

I heard about in one State with an overabundance of deer, and thus an open hunting season, somebody came up with a brilliant idea.

A lot of hunters shoot a deer, but either don’t want the meat or just want a steak or two, so abandon the carcass. Well, an organization that provided food for the poor set up a program, so that if they don’t want much of the carcass, they can make a cell phone call, and a refrigerated truck will pick it up. And if they want, they can still get their steak or two first.

This proved to be a godsend, as it provides a lot of good quality venison for the poor, really cutting a lot of this organization’s expenses, plus they made extra money by selling the hide, used for services to help the poor get out of poverty.

A big time win-win.


28 posted on 06/24/2007 4:27:05 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: wardaddy

That’s ridiculous. We had an officer put one down about 2 doors down from us on a busy residential street. There’s no excuse for this behavior.


29 posted on 06/24/2007 5:55:33 PM PDT by StarCMC (Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. óGeorge Washington)
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To: Mad Dawg

Nope.....my wife saw the TV interview with the woman who called him and was there and he told her he did not want to do the paperwork


30 posted on 06/24/2007 6:10:54 PM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: skepsel

yep...as I said upthread...cops have told me to kill the animal two

did it once in front of a bunch of soccer moms with my 54 jaeger....they wept....some mexicans took the carcass


31 posted on 06/24/2007 6:12:07 PM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: Popocatapetl
Your comment about a lot of hunters don't want the meat, or just a steak or two is total BS!!!!!!!
Hunters are the best self regulated sportsmen their are. We pay more fees that benefit wildlife than any government agency contributes by far. Before you speak and spread more untruth about hunting and hunters you should really try and figure out what you are talking about!!!!! I'm a life long hunter, Hunter Safety and IBEP Instructor.
32 posted on 06/24/2007 6:13:06 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: LegendHasIt

New Mexico has it’s advantages....dad born in Artesia.....my oldest kin is a nursing home in Santa Fe...

I remember when they used to throw the hippies out of the governor’s plaza...

the good old days...

Chama dreaming in Nashville

thanks


33 posted on 06/24/2007 6:14:38 PM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: wardaddy

Years ago a friend of mine tackled an injured doe in the walled off construction median of I-40 in the Durham area and killed it with a Swiss Army knife. Gutted it, packed it full of ice and took it home in the back of his work truck.


34 posted on 06/24/2007 6:16:39 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of the 1850's.)
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To: wardaddy

Good to see you back!


35 posted on 06/24/2007 6:22:07 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of the 1850's.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0; wardaddy
Years ago a friend of mine tackled an injured doe in the walled off construction median of I-40 in the Durham area and killed it with a Swiss Army knife. Gutted it, packed it full of ice and took it home in the back of his work truck.

I'm glad your friend's adventure had a happy ending, but that was an incredibly foolish thing to do. Deer have extremely strong legs and very sharp hooves. A good kick from that doe could have easily disemboweled him. There have been many hunters killed this way as a result of getting too close to deer they thought were dead.

36 posted on 06/24/2007 6:36:23 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: squibs

Uh, wouldn’t that only apply if he TOLD someone he fired his weapon?


37 posted on 06/24/2007 6:44:13 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

thank you....I’m glad to be here....I’m not the only one...there are a few of us who got “pardoned”


38 posted on 06/24/2007 6:54:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release...btw....I know Trent Lott and he sucks......)
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To: wardaddy
I have forgotten how to post gannett and if I screwed up can sidebar please fix it.

You can't post Gannett papers, USAToday, etc.

What a bunch of dumb bunnies, someone should have choked it and claimed the carcass.

39 posted on 06/24/2007 7:03:14 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: oldenuff2no

It is not a problem of hunters wanting to abandon a carcass, it is that just a lot of people can’t haul a heavy-ass carcass two or more miles back to where their vehicle is located, and can’t drive to pick it up.

You have to admit that it is not an easy task to haul 130lbs of deer any great distance. Especially when you have your rifle and all your other gear with you.

This is not a responsibility issue. If by making a phone call, I could get some big guys to haul a carcass a long way for me and still get some prime cuts out of the deal, well heck.


40 posted on 06/24/2007 7:05:14 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: holyscroller
Re; The critter on the roof. How’d you get him up there???

I wouldn't know. I found the pic on the Internet. :^)

41 posted on 06/24/2007 8:30:19 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: Dumpster Baby

“You killed Bambi !!”we used to cojsider Bambi camp meat the day before the season opened.


42 posted on 06/24/2007 8:36:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Recall Em All

In the state of Washington if it is deer season, and you have the appropriate tag, and you tag the critter you may claim the road kill. Otherwise, it rots. If you take it you get arrested, because the state doesn’t want people hunting year round with their vehicles.
I investigated a van/bear collision. The bear was dead. The game warden would not allow anyone to take the bear. It was going to rot. I advised a couple of guys that were eyeballing the bear that I would be leaving and not returning for a couple of hours, and that I would be real surprised if the bear was still there. It wasn’t.


43 posted on 06/24/2007 8:39:55 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Eaker
I am having some trouble thinking of a situation that cannot be made safe to shoot a deer with a handgun.

Me too.

44 posted on 06/25/2007 3:19:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: wardaddy
Well, THAT sounds conclusive.

It supports my theory that police departments and sheriff's offices are now so afraid of liability that they can no longer train their people or establish or endorse procedures that would actually involve getting the job done.

45 posted on 06/25/2007 3:22:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

our local cops have a “call list” for people to come get road kill. cheaper and faster to have a couple local boys come grab it than to have the county/ state paid workers come clean it up.


46 posted on 06/25/2007 6:16:47 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Drew68
Many moons ago my buddy and I were driving down a lonely Colorado road and WHACK!!!! Out of nowhere we hit a deer. We pull over to assess the situation and the deer was deader than dead. We hadn't been pulled over 30 seconds when a truck pulls up behind us. "Hey! You guys want that?"

The exact same thing happened to my brother and I just ouside Teluride (sp).

47 posted on 06/25/2007 9:38:30 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: Popocatapetl; oldenuff2no

If you think hauling 130 pounds a mile or two is a chore I hope you never shoot a moose. Have you heard about making two trips to get er done?

Something sounds fishy here. Why would anyone shoot a deer that far from their truck if they have no intentions of cutting it up and hauling it out?


48 posted on 06/25/2007 11:24:47 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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To: wardaddy
I saw a CT State Trooper put down an injured deer on Rt. 8, just north of Danbury. The poor think had been struck by a pickup, and its front legs appeared to be shattered. It was a sad sight, but the officer did the right thing.

I know a lot of people who hunt, and none would want to put an animal through that kind of agony. Why this officer didn't do the right thing is a mystery to me.
49 posted on 06/25/2007 11:28:27 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: holyscroller; South40

If you can get your vehicle close, one easy way would be to lift it up in the air with a rope and then drive under it to lower it onto the roof.


50 posted on 06/25/2007 11:28:39 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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