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  • Anonymous

    Where is the peace and acceptance you libs preach? 

  • sounds like a advertised maine hunting camp those out of staters dont know the property lines

  • Anonymous

    That is like hate speech mannnnnnnn. Dude take a chill pill or you will blow a gasket next week when Romney romps all over Obummers arse.

  • ever notice people wearing orange get shot.hmmmmmmm

  • Anonymous

    listened to it unfold on scanner..not funny…hope he’s ok  lets blame it on politics..how stupid

  • Ben Hutchins

    Man, what a terrible day.  First you get shot, then you end up in Lewiston.

  • Anonymous

     Maine needs to make it mandatory for hunters to receive written permission from land owners to hunt there property and also to walk and know the land  prior hunting!  There are way too many dogs, farm animals and people shot by hunters each year.  I’ve owned guns and hunted most of my life and could never mistake a person, cow, horse or a dog for a deer!   Adopt these basic rules for hunting, know the land your hunting, buildings roads etc. wear bright orange vest and hat, know where your hunting partners are and “never” pull the trigger unless you know exactly what you are shooting at and have clear unobstructed view! 

    • Anonymous

      This story has nothing to do with hunting accidents and target identification. Dont make it something that its not.

      • Anonymous

        > “This story has nothing to do with hunting accidents and target identification. 
        Dont make it something that its not.”

        Ah-yup, shooting someone, then saying they shouldn’t wear white on their own land and not except to get shot, IS very a different matter.

        This does seem to have a lot to do with how many hunters act as if they own the State and have no respect for others, and their rights. 
        Especially, others property rights. 

        Good safe hunters need to pick sides properly, say who is really wrong here, 
        or just accept it IS the crazy, gun toting yahoos and speed demons tearing it up,
        all year long on one machine or another, who have become the face of
        Maine’s outdoors men.

        • Anonymous

          I hate to go further here because the facts surrounding the case are not known, but, IF this was a landowner who asked someone to leave his premises and got shot for his trouble, then the shooter is not a hunter, but a criminal (and not a very good one at that). A crimnal commits a criminal act, and now we can chastise the entire hunting community and call for a ton of restrictions for law abiding hunters?  I repeat my earlier comment:

          This story has nothing to do with hunting accidents and target identification. Dont make it something that its not.

          Punish criminals for criminal acts. Dont make law abiding citizens victims also.

      • Anonymous

         I was not trying to make it out to be anything other than what it was, a shooting.  I don’t know what happened, it sounded  like it might have been a confrontation between a land owner and hunters.  I was expressing my opinion on ways to help prevent someone else being shot over a trespassing issue or hunting accidents by revamping and clarifying laws for both land owners and hunters.

        • Anonymous

          I was pointing out that if the extremist fringe, the yahoos are all that are heard
          if the responsible refuse to admit they are screwing up, too, by both not speaking up about how some hunters act, and not clearly drawing the line about what proper behavior is, our traditions will go by the boards.

          How many land owners are reading this and thinking it’s better to post their land ?

          It is not really all hunters against everyone else … as the NRA, would make it for their own reasons… and it will end with buying permits to hunt on others people’s land, like in The Republic of Tejas if the bad apples are not culled.

  • Anonymous

    Respect landowners rights

    • Anonymous

      Out of staters have a hard time doing that. They also are notorious for jacking deer and getting caught.

      • Anonymous

        My family has owned and operated sporting camps since 1920. We have never had a single incident involving poaching or disregard for landowner rights from non-residents. Actually, they have all seemed to be quite pleasant.  

        • Anonymous

           I agree. As a matter of fact 2  polite young fellas from CT shot a nice buck on my unposted 50 acres while I was sleeping and woke me up to ask permission to use an ATV to retrieve it.   their are more mainers poaching- and not for food I may add-than most people think. look at the dillwads over Ripley and the Turner gang.

        • Anonymous

          The Ripley poachers last name was Kwasnieski. That is far from being a typical Maine name. Yes I am stereotyping.

  • oh deer!…nope

  • Anonymous

    A quote from the article…..” There were gentlemen involved that were hunting [but] this was not a hunting accident.”……………………………Well,..Whether or not those involved are “gentlemen” or are  not “gentlemen” remains to be seen.

  • Anonymous

    A landowner has a right to tell people not to hunt on his property, and shouldn’t get shot or injured because of it! Incidents like this one are exactly why so many people have a negative view of hunters. 

    • County Escapee

      Yes, he certainly does, but I suspect this was more than just trespassing because it’s scary to think it was just that.

      • Anonymous

        Press herald says he told the guy to get off his property and the “hunter” told him he’d been hunting there for 20 some years. And then he assaulted the landowner and shot him. 

        • honey777

          That guy needs to do some serious jail time, not just get a slap on the wrist like lobstermen do when they shoot each other.

        • County Escapee

          Thanx! If accurate, then that is scary and completely out of character to a normal man in Maine! Can we blindfold him, give him his last butt, and …..?

          • Ben Hutchins

            Given recent intel elsewhere on this site about what goes on in Maine’s prison system lately, you may wish to reconsider your use of the phrase “give him his last butt”.  Or, on second thought, you may not.

          • County Escapee

            I was torn between using ‘butt’ and cig”, butt I liked the double meaning. :)

        • Anonymous

           This reminds me of the story when some out-of-state hunters attacked a Maine landowner because the landowner found their trucks on his property and jammed on the steering wheel (to activate the horn).  They kicked in his door and beat the snot out of him if i recall.

          Wonder if the hunter is a local or not. This smells remarkably like the hunter didnt like being told to f— off private property.   People like that will ensure that more and more land is posted off-limits to recreation.

          • Anonymous

            Yup, give a guy with “entitlement” mindset a gun, and this is what we end up with. Let’s just hope he gets way more than a slap on the wrist.

        • Ben Hutchins

          The thought process there is truly special.  I mean, there’s a regular mortal lack of foresight and then there’s being able to think, “There!  I have shot the person who was bothering me.  Obstruction removed.  Now, on with my day as planned.”  A man’s got to be a real piece of Samsonite not to realize instinctively that that’s not going to work out.

  • Anonymous

    It’s both unwise and unlawful to threaten the assination of a US President.

    I hope BDN reports you as they now have an affirmative duty to do so. And you should be banned from here forever.

    Buh bye Jack Cass.

  • Anonymous

    sounds like it was a hunter that got shot by the landowner by this new headline

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