All Over a Deer?

by Daniel E. Schmidt, D&DH Editor

OK, I’m all about being a whitetail addict, but the story out of central Wisconsin
this week shows where a line can be easily crossed — literally — that can indicates
some people take hunting way too seriously.

According to news reports, a bowhunter had shot a deer and was blood-trailing it with
two of his friends. The deer apparently jumped a fence onto land the hunter thought
he had permission to be on. He didn’t. The land that the deer ran onto was being leased
by another hunter. When that hunter saw the men trespassing on the property, he allegedly
held them at gunpoint until police arrived. A shot or shots were also allegedly taken,
but no one was injured.

Police apprehended all four individuals. The blood trailers are apparently going to
be charged with trespassing, while the armed man is apparently going to be charged
with reckless endangerment.

Is it just me, or is this just really messed up?

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