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PostPosted: November 30th, 2014, 11:33 am 
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This story should illustrate that there are many hazards to our chosen lifestyle, some of which we don't even consider.

I have yet to figure out the mindset that allows a human to claim they care about all animals (humans are animals) then kills, maims or attempts to do so to a human under the guise of animal welfare.

Sociopaths and maniacs come in all shapes, sizes and walk among us everywhere.

Look at these photos real close. You will see that the right side of the tree has a large wedge cut out and the left side is cut most of the way through. If the unsuspecting hunter would have came to his tree stand site in the dark, for a morning hunt, this could have been very bad.

The person that did this performed an act just as evil as planting a car bomb, sending a letter bomb or shooting into a crowd.

Fortunately, Indiana has a very strong and well enforced hunter harassment law and this suspect has been identified and is being charged with hunter harassment as well as other charges. Indiana has a very strong hunter harassment law with plenty of teeth where punishment is concerned. I remember a few years back, a man received a couple years in prison for his similar antics.


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PostPosted: November 30th, 2014, 12:27 pm 
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Wow! I'd like to catch some a-hole doing this type of thing sometime. They would wish they wouldn't have.


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PostPosted: November 30th, 2014, 8:15 pm 
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Holy Crap! P.J. keep us informed how this plays out.


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PostPosted: November 30th, 2014, 8:53 pm 
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Wow that could have been real bad. I would like to know the rest of the story ie who owned the land, who did this and what punishment they receive.


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PostPosted: December 6th, 2014, 11:31 am 
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Turns out this was hunter vs. hunter. Seems a hunter in Starke Co. leased some ground. Did not know the proper boundaries. Found the treestand and cut the tree. DNR law enforcement confronted the perpetrator who admitted to it. Looks like he is only going to get his wrist slapped with a class c misdemeaner. http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014 ... /19917363/


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PostPosted: December 7th, 2014, 9:30 pm 
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Thanks for the follow up. Even hunters make ourselves look bad.


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PostPosted: December 8th, 2014, 7:21 am 
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Just when you think you've seen it all.

I climbed into my stand in the dark one morning. When the woods brightened I noticed that a (presumed) hunter had found my stand and gone to the trouble of kicking the leaves away. I enjoyed sitting there at 25' looking down on a giant **** YOU all morning.

I've had treesteps loosened intentionally. I've had small trees cut down around my stand. One guy cut the big branch that overhung a dependable scrape. I've had gear stolen. I even harassed a 'hunter' one time....

I'd been hunting a stand on a gas line for a couple weeks and seeing deer steadily, but suddenly my deer sightings went cold. Several sits and no deer...as I left the stand I spotted a cigarette butt nearby. A day later I drove my jeep out that gas line knowing I could get all the way to my stand and remove it quickly. On the way in I spotted a problem, and it was sitting in my stand. That got me a bit...tense...and I kept driving faster. This guy was watching me four-wheel right to the tree as he stood up. I wanted to catch him, so drove right up to the tree. My jeep was equipped with a large tubular front defender and I banged it pretty hard against the tree. I damn-near knocked the guy out of the stand and down onto my jeep. When I looked up he was clutching the tree which was still shaking from the hit. That's when I noticed the crossbow on MY bow hook. I basically ordered him down the tree. He was young (late 20s) and son of the landowner. I didn't care, and nominated myself to deliver him a lesson on good sportsmanship, hunter ethics and respectable behavior afield. My lasting memory is of him hanging his head and toting that Wham-O crosstoy down the hill and away.

I'm not sure how I would have explained this guy's carcass crashed through my soft-top CJ-5. I was pretty sure I'd be in the running for the Paul Brunner - Take That! trophy award. :D


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PostPosted: December 9th, 2014, 7:34 pm 
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When I saw this I asked one of the CO's that comes into our office if he had heard about it. His first comment was which incident. Apparently this happens once or twice a year. Way to many idiots out there. Be careful.


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