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Wisconsin man suspected of slaughtering 100 deer in 'thrill kill'
FOX News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Cristina Corbin

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Wisconsin
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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.

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.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 3:40:45 PM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: South Hawthorne

Does Bambi scare you?


2 posted on 03/30/2012 3:43:41 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: South Hawthorne

” leaving their carcasses to rot ....”

That’s just plain wrong.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 3:44:19 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: South Hawthorne

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.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 3:44:34 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: South Hawthorne

Sounds like alot of fun while not only improving your shooting skills but also reducing or eliminating expensive deer/autombile collisions and crop damage.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Carrion baggage.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 3:45:56 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: shelterguy

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.


Yeah, lets slaughter all the wildlife so the health of the forests is improved even more. sarc/


7 posted on 03/30/2012 3:47:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: South Hawthorne

Shouldn’t have let the meat rot.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 3:48:30 PM PDT by lurk
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To: South Hawthorne

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.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 3:49:28 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: South Hawthorne

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.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 3:49:43 PM PDT by Figment
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Goes into the food chain no matter what you do with it, unless you burn it


11 posted on 03/30/2012 3:51:16 PM PDT by Figment
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To: lurk

The meat didn’t “just rot”. The meat was entirely eaten, just not by humans


12 posted on 03/30/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

I prefer to feed myself first — flies second.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 3:54:46 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: shelterguy

14 posted on 03/30/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: South Hawthorne

“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.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 3:57:03 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: shelterguy

16 posted on 03/30/2012 3:58:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: chessplayer
Yeah, lets slaughter all the wildlife so the health of the forests is improved even more.

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.

17 posted on 03/30/2012 3:58:11 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Figment

WI is a wasting disease zone. wonder if so many deer in close proximity is a causal factor..?


18 posted on 03/30/2012 3:58:31 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Yardstick

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.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 3:59:53 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: chessplayer

20 posted on 03/30/2012 4:00:17 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: chessplayer

21 posted on 03/30/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: South Hawthorne

Lol watch at the 1:30 part!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgKWvLhiakc


22 posted on 03/30/2012 4:02:40 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

What a waste of good backstrap...


23 posted on 03/30/2012 4:02:41 PM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Figment
Goes into the food chain no matter what you do with it, unless you burn it

Entirely correct. Even the parts not eaten by other animals becomes organic matter in the soil which encourages plant growth.

24 posted on 03/30/2012 4:03:39 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: South Hawthorne; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Deer Slaughter ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 4:05:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: peteyd

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.

26 posted on 03/30/2012 4:05:54 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: South Hawthorne
100 less deer is a good thing.
He should be given an award.
27 posted on 03/30/2012 4:06:31 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: chessplayer

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.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6835501/ns/us_news-environment/t/deer-eating-away-forests-nationwide/#.T3Y8ImGvKSo


28 posted on 03/30/2012 4:07:56 PM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
” leaving their carcasses to rot ....” That’s just plain wrong.

More food for buzzards though...

29 posted on 03/30/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: South Hawthorne

I suspect the deer population will recover, the deer need to get themselves a good lawyer.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 4:09:05 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: South Hawthorne

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.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 4:11:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Based on your screen name, I’m guessing that’s a good thing.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 4:11:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Wisconsin Deer Slaughter ping

Since I agree re the overpopulation, it's prolly ok to LOL at that ping title, right ?

33 posted on 03/30/2012 4:12:04 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU baraq !)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
” leaving their carcasses to rot ....”

That would earn him a butt kicking around here.
34 posted on 03/30/2012 4:12:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That deer shouldn’t have been driving anyway. He doesn’t even have hands.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

ROFL!!!


36 posted on 03/30/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Jonty30; smaug6

See #28 .. better yet, read the whole thread


37 posted on 03/30/2012 4:16:23 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU baraq !)
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To: South Hawthorne

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.


38 posted on 03/30/2012 4:16:46 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: South Hawthorne

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 ..


39 posted on 03/30/2012 4:20:27 PM PDT by PLD
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

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


40 posted on 03/30/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by Figment
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So, committing basically acts of exterminating entire populations improves the population?

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.

41 posted on 03/30/2012 4:22:33 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Yardstick

“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.


42 posted on 03/30/2012 4:23:59 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: cripplecreek

Damn straight. The jerk.


43 posted on 03/30/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Cicero


"Deer are far more likely to kill you than sharks."
44 posted on 03/30/2012 4:25:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: South Hawthorne

Deer are rats with good PR.


45 posted on 03/30/2012 4:27:22 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: South Hawthorne

“Around 1900, there were about 500,000 deer in the U.S. Today, there’s over 20 million, a 40x increase.”


Around 1900 we were slaughtering off all wildlife we could get in our gunsights, driving many species to the brink of extinction.

“Deer kill more Americans every year than any other animal (about 150).”


Interesting way you phrased that. Do they deliberately jump in front of cars so they can kill someone? Or do they actually hunt down people in the woods to kill them?


46 posted on 03/30/2012 4:28:11 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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47 posted on 03/30/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


Well, considering people are everywhere, just where are deer supposed to live? Or have they lost the right to even exist and should be driven into extinction?


48 posted on 03/30/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
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But it’s kind of a shame that they didn’t make better use of them.

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?

49 posted on 03/30/2012 4:32:30 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: South Hawthorne

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.


50 posted on 03/30/2012 4:34:12 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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