Skip to comments.Wisconsin man suspected of slaughtering 100 deer in 'thrill kill'
Posted on 03/30/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT by South Hawthorne
A Wisconsin man, who along with his three friends is suspected of illegally slaughtering as many as 100 deer in what prosecutors call an unprecedented "thrill-kill" spree, faces up to six months in jail.
Nathan Blaha, 20, of Hillsboro, Wis., and his accomplices allegedly wandered the backroads of Richland County in a pickup truck, stunning deer with a light before shooting them and leaving their carcasses to rot in what he called a contest to get the most deer, according to court documents.
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Not only should this type of activity be encouraged, (although not at night, you can't see behind your target) the Wisconsin ATCP or Environmental Education board ought to be paying bounties on deer.
Forming a picket line and heading through forest edge land and dropping them where they stand would be an outstanding environmental and human safety improvement.
Does Bambi scare you?
” leaving their carcasses to rot ....”
That’s just plain wrong.
Not only that, provided a lot of food for other animals that are as important as deer (seriously). I don’t see a point in killing something you don’t intend to eat (unless for health reasons, like vermin), but here in NJ people are endangered by these things all over our roadways. One of our former governors even had Lyme disease; there is no reason for these things to be living in proximity to people.
Sounds like alot of fun while not only improving your shooting skills but also reducing or eliminating expensive deer/autombile collisions and crop damage.
I don’t care what this guy’s motive was. He committed probably the single greatest act of improving the health of the surrounding forests in the past century.
Shouldn’t have let the meat rot.
I lost most of my sympathy for deer when I hit one standing in the road and totaled my car. Now I see them as nuisance pests.
I clicked on this thread thinking I would be the only one to say ‘good for them”. The critters need a huge culling in many parts of the USA.
Goes into the food chain no matter what you do with it, unless you burn it
The meat didn’t “just rot”. The meat was entirely eaten, just not by humans
I prefer to feed myself first — flies second.
“I don’t care what this guy’s motive was.”
Neither do I. His sentence for poaching should be getting parachuted into Afghanistan with his hunting rifle and 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
You should read up on this before commenting.
Deer kill more Americans every year than any other animal (about 150).
Around 1900, there were about 500,000 deer in the U.S. Today, there's over 20 million, a 40x increase.
Have you been in a forest lately? That "cathedral" effect isn't natural. There's supposed to be both shrubs and saplings. They've all been eaten by deer. Notice the dead or dying older trees that have had all their bark rutted off? Deer again.
If you don't think that's a problem for the future of forests and the environment, you're just plain wrong.
WI is a wasting disease zone. wonder if so many deer in close proximity is a causal factor..?
I agree.If I hadn’t pulled the car back onto the road after hitting one of those rats on stilts,I don’t know what the heck would have happened.Damned thing charged us.
My niece and her boyfriends car was totaled out,plus the deer went flying and hit the car behind them ,destroyed the windshield and nearly killed the people behind them.About three cars were totaled out in that accident.
Lol watch at the 1:30 part!
What a waste of good backstrap...
Entirely correct. Even the parts not eaten by other animals becomes organic matter in the soil which encourages plant growth.
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FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I live in "1-in-42" WEST Virginia.
Statistics are low, IMO ... not all collisions cause enough damage to be reported.
I know whereof I speak.
We participate in the DMAP program in VA. On 1600 ac we get a yearly quota of around 40 does to take to keep a healthy population. Every year if we don’t take that many the numbers get too high quickly as most does have 2 fawns. Not many participate in this program. Also not many hunters want to kill does and not many people hunt. The deer population is way too high in the US. 10,000 guys doing this every night for a month might make a sizable dent. There are estimates of 20 million deer in the US today and their population can double every 2-3 years. I think they don’t because they are staving due to high numbers today. We forsook managing our environment due to environmentalism and the feminizing of our society. What we need is more hunters who hunt responsibly.
More food for buzzards though...
I suspect the deer population will recover, the deer need to get themselves a good lawyer.
So, committing basically acts of exterminating entire populations improves the population?
I understand the principle of husbandry, in that removing weak members strengthens a population, but I doubt killing hundreds at a time does that.
Based on your screen name, I’m guessing that’s a good thing.
Since I agree re the overpopulation, it's prolly ok to LOL at that ping title, right ?
That deer shouldn’t have been driving anyway. He doesn’t even have hands.
See #28 .. better yet, read the whole thread
There’s too many deer in many parts of the country. But it’s kind of a shame that they didn’t make better use of them.
Actually, my daughter’s car hit a deer a few weeks ago—a yearling “button buck.” A couple of hunters stopped to help. They called the Game Warden, who came, killed the deer, and gave it to my daughter. My youngest son helped her to cut it up and skin it. They’ve put it away in the freezer, and among other things made some really good sausage. Luckily, not much damage to the car.
But it’s true. Deer are far more likely to kill you than sharks. They just don’t excite the media in the same way. And in most parts of the country, there are far too many of them for the good of the woodlands.
Probably a Muslim practicing for the big kill of Whites and Jews in this country..He is a sick bastard who ever he is killing for sport ..
Buzzards have to eat too. I’d prefer what they eat not be something that wrecks my car and puts my life in jeopardy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against wildlife, and these guys weren’t looking to improve the herd. The herd in many places in the USA needs to be thinned by a large amount. They are over-populated and small because of it(still large enough to cause problems to vehicles). I would be in favor of hunting restrictions that require taking two does before you can take a buck for instance, in my area
No, you're missing the entire point. Deer populations are so artificially high, that they're destroying the forests, not to mention posing a real problem for drivers in suburban and rural areas, sometimes a fatal problem.
If you had 1,000 hunters, dropping 20 deer every day, it would take you about 3 years to get the deer population back to a natural level.
“I lost most of my sympathy for deer when I hit one standing in the road and totaled my car. Now I see them as nuisance pests.”
I was landing at the Dickson County, Tn. airport late one night and just as I touched down I saw several deer standing right in front of me. I didn’t know you could drive a Cessna like a car but I did it.
Damn straight. The jerk.
Deer are rats with good PR.
“Around 1900, there were about 500,000 deer in the U.S. Today, there’s over 20 million, a 40x increase.”
“Deer kill more Americans every year than any other animal (about 150).”
but here in NJ people are endangered by these things all over our roadways. One of our former governors even had Lyme disease; there is no reason for these things to be living in proximity to people.
I live in the city, but go out to the country frequently, to hunt and visit in-laws, so it probably comes as no shock that I don't know anyone besides those I hunt with, who eats venison. Do you think it's popular enough that harvesting them would be worth while?
Stupid little punks who do this are just flat out lazy and do not do hunters or even gun owners in general any favors. They do not deserve accolades from anyone.
Yes, I know the population is out of hand, I’ve collided with deer on three occasions personally. This, however, is disgusting. You hunt, you take a life, you honor that life you’ve taken by using the meat, the skin, you don’t kill it and leave it to rot, or even worse, cut the tenderloin out and leave everything else for the locals to clean up.
This is wrong, just plain wrong.