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BUCK FEVER What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

Friday, March 28, 2014

BUCK FEVER What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

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What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

Damning investigation by Mr. Sabalow et al @ IndyStar, that shows what we have known for decades about, an industry run amuck, an industry that will eventually self regulate itself, if they get their way, an industry that in my opinion, has been spreading cwd to hell and back for decades, i.e. the shooting pen industry. ...tss

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What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

At one Indiana high-fence operation, deer — some ill or appearing drugged — were hunted in what prosecutors called 'killing pens.' Today, laws like those that sent the owner to prison are under assault in many states.

Ryan Sabalow, ryan.sabalow@indystar.com

"I think the DNR was so jealous 'cause I was selling deer for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and it would take 10 years for them to make what I was making in one day." — Russ Bellar

Buck Fever

Chapter 4

The nation's deer farmers are aggressively lobbying for regulatory changes that would benefit their industry. One Indiana case serves as a warning of what could happen if the industry is allowed to set its own rules. Robert Scheer/The Star

PERU, Ind. – For seven days in January 2005, a jury in a federal courtroom heard tales from a now-notorious Indiana hunting preserve of deer being drugged and even a sick deer propped up in a 1-acre pen so a hunter could shoot a $15,000 trophy.

Jurors heard testimony from an outdoor television celebrity, a corporate CEO, a country music star and an ex-NFL quarterback, some of whom paid substantial sums to shoot deer in enclosures so small that prosecutors dubbed them "killing pens." One shot his deer only minutes after it was released from a trailer. ...

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http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

Overview: Trophy industry breeds risk disease, costs taxpayers millions

The pursuit of deer bred for enormous antlers and shot in hunting pens is compromising our ethics and laws, and comes with growing risk and costs.

http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

Chapter 1: A troubling industry is born

Amish farmer unwittingly helped give rise to a booming new business — and ethical and legal quandaries.

"I am the king behind my fence. These are my deer." — Marty Berry, Texas deer breeder

http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

Chapter 3: How fair is the chase?

http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

Chapter 4: What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

Is the rack worth the risk?

The search for the source of a deadly disease often leads to deer farms.

The interstate movement of deer has been linked to the spread of disease. What are we risking for trophies? Robert Scheer/The Star

SEYMOUR, Ind. – In April 2012, a tree fell on a fence in Southern Indiana and 20 white-tailed deer bounded through the gap, their tails raised like stark white flags.

One of the deer in the pen had been shipped from a Pennsylvania herd where two deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disorder that's always fatal to deer and elk and has been found in 22 states — but never in Indiana.

Not yet, anyway.

That buck — which state officials call Yellow 47, for the color and number of the tag in his ear — has never been found. And because there is no reliable way to test for the disease until an animal dies, no one knows whether Yellow 47 had CWD when he arrived in Indiana, or whether he could be spreading it to his wild brethren today. ...

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http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

A MUST READ !!!

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http://www.indystar.com/longform/news/investigations/2014/03/27/buck-fev...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

BUCK FEVER What can happen if preserve owners make the rules

BUCK FEVER

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2014/03/buck-fever-what-can-...

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That whole "industry" should

That whole "industry" should never have been allowed to get started anywhere in the US of A and not just because of the disease risk factor! The whole thing of shooting pen raised animals in a small enclosure is absolutely disgusting and that's all it is. Call it what it is and it's certainly not hunting!!! Money is the root of all evil!

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Topgun 30-06 wrote:
That whole "industry" should never have been allowed to get started anywhere in the US of A and not just because of the disease risk factor! The whole thing of shooting pen raised animals in a small enclosure is absolutely disgusting and that's all it is. Call it what it is and it's certainly not hunting!!! Money is the root of all evil!

 

Ever seen the kill room in a packing plant? Big room with a pit. Anilams come into the chute where they are kille4d and dropped onto the floor to be hung up for processing. The one's I've been in all used air hammers to kill the animals. saw several that didn't get killed but just dazed. They hit the pit, hind legs chained and hoisted where yhey start ti struggle. Gutter cut's the throat to kill it. I see little difference between that and a penned operation. So long as the penned animals have no access to wild animals it should be alright. Sporting? Not by a long shot. I recall many yerars ago when buffalo were starting to be sold. The sport was planted at a corral fence and a buffalo was put into the pen for the sport? to shoot.

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