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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
KEYWORDS: banglist; deer; hunting; wisconsin
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To: South Hawthorne
Laws should be changed. 55 mph is insane in deer country. The speed limits should be no more than 40, unless people don't care about their lives and property. When I'm out and about at night I hate it when the person I am with is going 50-55 in deer country. People are so addicted to and think that driving at high speeds is sane when deer are all over. Even going 55 tons of traffic passes us.

People are so stupid as to think that they can stop quick enough going over 55 when a deer jumps out. People are so brain washed into thinking that they can go really fast, but because it is somewhere around a speed limit that means that they are safe. They don't know how to think for themselves about what speed is in reality actually safe. Trucks are the worst. The drivers often think that they are indestructible.

It's amazing how people are so concerned with their health when it comes to exercising, eating right, and not smoking but think nothing about the risks that our high speed limits are, killing hundreds all the time. Life is considered cheaper than getting somewhere fast.

81 posted on 03/30/2012 8:53:50 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Leaning Right
The self-regulation has broken down completely.

In those areas people who are concerned should do something about it other than make stupid comments about the actions of those sickos. IMO they need a lot more than a bit of jail time and a fine. Also more than "He also faces revocation of hunting rights for the next nine years." Maximum sentences for all the perps. They're a menace.
82 posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:45 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: caveat emptor
IMO they need a lot more than a bit of jail time and a fine

I agree. There are many areas of the country (mine included) where there deer population is out of control. But the culling of the herds must be done safely, and legally. For example, one community near me recently brought in professional hunters to do the job.

The fools discussed in the article (I refuse to call them hunters) have no place in such an effort.

83 posted on 03/31/2012 7:29:52 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: South Hawthorne
I can't say I would do what these guys did -- But at the same time, the deer population seriously needs a culling.

This wasn't the right way to go about it, clearly, but something needs to be done to reduce their numbers.

84 posted on 04/01/2012 7:44:18 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: chessplayer

A deer IS an omnivore... just sayin’


85 posted on 04/01/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

Unlike many freepers, I think they should throw the book at these guys. If they get their hunting rights restored in a decade or so, that's fine. They do nothing but provide fodder for the anti-gun and anti-hunting lobbies.

86 posted on 04/01/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

Agreed, what these clowns did was not hunting and its unlikely that they would have seen it any different if they had killed horses, cows, or dogs.

There are a lot of deer here in Michigan but that just means we need to allow more legitimate hunting.


87 posted on 04/01/2012 4:09:33 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: peteyd
My niece and her boyfriends car was totaled out,plus the deer went flying and hit the car behind th

I live in Michigan and I only know a couple people who HAVEN'T had collisions with deer.

With that being said, I don't condone thrill kill of any animal and what these punks have done is deserving of more time in jail than what they got. Hell, the least these gutless pricks could have done was harvest what they killed and sold the carcasses on the black market.

I hope they also lost their hunting privileges for the rest of their sorry lives and had all their firearms confiscated....that's assuming of course they ever had legal hunting licenses.

They're a disgrace to the entire firearms community.

88 posted on 04/01/2012 4:30:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I live in Michigan and I only know a couple people who HAVEN'T had collisions with deer.

A fair number of Michiganders drive beaters in the fall because of the deer movement.
89 posted on 04/01/2012 4:37:31 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: MeganC

Who was he poaching from?


90 posted on 04/01/2012 6:32:00 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: MeganC

Who was he poaching from?


91 posted on 04/01/2012 6:32:12 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: South Hawthorne
You think thrill killing should be encouraged??? There's no mention made that these killings had anything to do with herd control or any form of effective wildlife management. This was a thrill kill.

If there hadn't been a forest full of bambi around, this guy would have taken out a pasture of cows, horses, or other livestock. This guy killed to satisfy a bloodlust. Yeah, definitely the kind of behavior that needs to be encouraged.

92 posted on 04/01/2012 8:59:48 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: South Hawthorne

“He committed probably the single greatest act of improving the health of the surrounding forests in the past century.”

To hell with those punks! They acted like a wolf pack in a herd of sheep with the indescriminate killing. Legitimate hunters would have volunteered to thin the herd to improve the environment AND would have harvested the meat to feet their families!

JC


93 posted on 04/01/2012 9:43:31 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: kearnyirish2

“...there is no reason for these things to be living in proximity to people.”

Indescriminate killing is not the answer! In some urban communities having too many deer, bow hunters have been authorized to hunt them, AND the residents aren’t endangered either.

JC


94 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: cracker45

Bow hunting is much safer (people tend to choose their targets more carefully due to the cost of an arrow compared to the cost of a bullet), but the fact is that those residents that aren’t in danger from the hunter instead die in car accidents with the deer. These are not endangered animals, and they are extremely destructive.


95 posted on 04/01/2012 9:52:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: grellis
You think thrill killing should be encouraged??? There's no mention made that these killings had anything to do with herd control or any form of effective wildlife management. This was a thrill kill.

You're right. Jeff Daumer got his start that way. I suppose some here would have praised him for eliminating stray animals...

This wasn't a managed population reduction hunt, it was a slaughter for the 'fun' of killing and wounding animals.

Short hop, mentally, to doing the same from a rooftop somewhere...

Not to mention wasted meat. But I guess, bacteria gotta eat, too, right?(/sarc)

96 posted on 04/01/2012 9:55:47 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: wetgundog

“Sounds like alot of fun...”

In the old days you would have run out of town on a rail by families struggling to earn enough to eat. In Alaska, where many villages depend on a subsistence life-style just to survive, you might even get shot yourself! SHEEESH

JC


97 posted on 04/01/2012 9:59:29 PM PDT by cracker45
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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.”

He was just standing there, eh? Why didn’t you see him then? Sounds like you were messing around with something in your car, like a coffee cup, cell phone or whatever and not paying attention to your driving! SHEEESH

JC


98 posted on 04/01/2012 10:05:15 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: MeganC

I disagree, he couldn’t carry 10,000 rounds anyway so give him a 20 round box of ammo, like most hunters carry! HAW

JC


99 posted on 04/01/2012 10:09:44 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: smaug6

I agree whole-heartedly; but there aren’t enough hunters that can afford to pay exorbitant license costs (along with travel costs for non residents) to hunt there. Loosen up the crap regulations, eliminate high costs and INVITE us hunters to come visit. We’ll gladly take care of your problem (just tell us what we’re allowed to use when hunting - rifle, shot gun and/or archery or all three) but you folks want to have your cake and eat it too, while driving up auto insurance costs!

JC


100 posted on 04/01/2012 10:29:39 PM PDT by cracker45
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