Skip to comments.Hawn turns self in on bison slaying charges ( Atzlan Native Community mentioned )
Posted on 05/16/2008 6:15:16 AM PDT by george76
Texas businessman Jeff Hawn was charged May 8 in the March slaying of 32 bison near Hartsel and faces one count of class 3 felony theft, one count of class 3 felony criminal mischief and 32 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, each a class 6 felony.
Hawn turned himself in to the Park County Jail on May 12 and bonded out...
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The arrest warrant affidavit indicates that the bison had been killed over the course of a number of weeks.
For instance, it states that on April 1 officers "retrieved a spent bullet from one of the wasted bison carcasses that had been shot weeks prior to the first contact with hunters at the Hawn property."
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation also matched a bullet cartridge case found on Forest Service land near the scene of dead bison to a 30.06 rifle found in Hawn's home.
In a Feb. 25 letter addressed to Antonino Salcedo, Hawn gave permission to Salcedo and his "Atzlan Native Community" colleagues, based in Gardner, Colo., to "remove the buffalo from my ranch."
(Excerpt) Read more at theflume.com ...
someone should have kept the Buffler offin his land. Sounds like he was just protecting his interests on his land.
Probably just providing meat for the railroad that they’re trying to build. Wait, that was Buffalo Bill.
Colorado is a “fence out” state, meaning property owners are charged with the task of fencing their property to keep livestock out.
The rancher isn’t required to fence his or her livestock in.
Absolutely, & damn right someone should have!
In Colorado, the law clearly spells out that it was his responsibility to keep the bison off of his land; not someone elses to keep them on their land.
This POS was way out of line shooting them down.
All the same, law or no law, if I owned valuable livestock, I’d be doing everything I could to keep them on my property.
oh...never heard of that. Free range I suppose. I guess I have been living back east all my life where if you want to keep it, you fence it in.
ping to follow up on buffalo killing creep.
To “fence in” buffalo, you’d need more than traditional stock fence...
On March 19, three bison gut piles were found on the Hawn property, eight dead bison were found on Bureau of Land Management property, four dead bison were found on U.S. Forest Service property, 14 dead bison were found on property owned by Catherine Pimm, and three bison gut piles were found on property owned by Robert Lemm.
Actually, no. Bison are pretty easily confined by an electric fence, or 3-strand barb wire. I lived in Montana for 5 years and used to drive by ranches all the time with peacefully grazing buffalo behind such fences.
Florida had the same laws on fencing until 1947, believe it or not!
If the goal is to prevent disease, would leaving gut piles and rotting buffalo carcasses be effective? (Just asking, not trying to be inflammatory.)
Someone said bison would push over a normal fence that would keep in cattle...
eight dead bison were found on Bureau of Land Management property,
four dead bison were found on U.S. Forest Service property,
14 dead bison were found on property owned by Catherine Pimm,
and three bison gut piles were found on property owned by Robert Lemm.
Great article in the Flume
I wonder if there was inadequate grazing available for the number of buffalo being kept. If they had adequate grazing, I would think buffalo would keep grazing at home. I don’t have any personal experience with that, though.
Of the 16 bison shot weeks prior, it was confirmed that seven cow bisons had unborn calves in utero, it said.
“Monte Downare has stated that all of the 20 cow bison killed on the property were bred and would have calved in 15 to 20 days.”
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