Skip to comments.Ind. Officer, Wife, Could Face Jail for Saving Deer
Posted on 01/29/2013 6:38:25 AM PST by AtlasStalled
Should an Indiana couple go to jail for saving Bambi?
That's the question surrounding the case of Jeff and Jennifer Counceller, who rescued an injured fawn and nursed it back to health at their Connersville, Ind., home. The couple now faces the possibility of jail time and fines after state officials charged them with a misdemeanor for harboring the animal.
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This sounds like the typical Indiana conservation officer. They will all arrest their own mother.
If this isn't an example of government out of control, I don't know what is. Put the deer down, arrest the people who nursed it back to health. What is the point? The only good news is that one of the "defendants" is a police officer and maybe this experience will cause him to be a little less heavy handed when he is investigating certain "crimes."
Was the deer a wanted fugitive?
Let them prove that the deer wasn't just a squatter. What's next, arresting Canadian geese for loitering to long on golf courses, when they should be migrating?
It’s a felony to harbor a deer but harboring illegal aliens will get you a pat on the back and a “good job!” from the State.
Up is down, left is right, day is night, wrong is right.
rescuing fawns is quite common
at least down here
They deserve it, deer are vermin.
I have a deer try to kill me at least once a week during the rut, if I die, I hope they are charged under conspiracy to commit murder.
The problems we have are with exotics and the idiot bureaucrats that can't stand the fact that exotics, who's numbers are dwindling in Africa, thrive in Texas. The bureaucrats would rather they go extinct than remain viable in Texas.
Last week FOX News had an article about “Overcrimialzation” of society by government. The examples given were of game violations but it’s in everything government touches.
Oregon is now fining hunters $25 for not reporting their hunt results. I’ve been buying sport pack hunting/fishing licenses since I was a kid. Not anymore. $25 fine for forgetting to tell the government I never go turkey hunting?
In fact, it’s world wide. A survey of ports around the world found that 25% of all ship captains had been crimminally charged with something. Glad I retired when I did.
Everybody is required to have a criminal record in the new global government. Thanks, useful idiots/s
"Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling is set in post-Civil War Florida. Claude Jarman Jr. plays Jody Baxter, the lonely son of just-getting-by farmers Pa and Ma Baxter (Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman). With all of his siblings dead and buried, Jody yearns to have a pet of some sort. When Pa is forced by circumstances to kill a doe, the animal's fawn-the yearling of the title-is adopted by Jody. The boy's love for the animal does not alter the fact that the fawn is eating all of the Baxters' crops. Sadly, Pa tells Jody that he must kill the yearling before all their crops are destroyed. Jody can't bring himself to do this, so he sets the animal free in the wilds. Time and again, however, the yearling returns to the farm. Finally, Ma Baxter, who'd been against having the fawn on the property in the first place, shoots and wounds the animal. Now, Jody has no choice: rather than see his beloved yearling writhe in agony, he kills it. Though this results in a rift between himself and his family, Jody at last realizes that, by taking the responsiblity of saving the farm at the expense of his own feelings, he has also taken the first step towards manhood. He himself is a "yearling" no more."
The Yearling should be required reading/watching for all school kids. It is 1000 times better than Disney's Bambi.
Not surprising. This country is devouring its own by making innocent actions become “crimes.”
Never, EVER get between a socialist commissar and the enforcement of a rule, no matter how stupid and/or invidious - the result is invariably dangerous if not deadly.
I saw an axis in the Dominion not too long ago, with at least 12 points and standing (appeared from my truck window) 6 feet at the shoulder. Biggest I’ve ever seen, and agitated. Couldn’t get my .40 cal out of the bag quick enough. ;-)
Axis of evil near Rock Springs ;o)
Probably 9-10 years ago my sister helped deliver a fawn after the mother was hit by a car. The fawn survived and she took it to my dad who built a pen, bottle fed it and basically hand raised it to young adulthood. When he released it, it came back willingly and ate from his hand. It even brought her own fawn back to meet him. Which is an amazing act of trust between an animal and a human. Sorry to know he is such a criminal/s.
Everybody knows you can’t hunt the King’s deer. They just met the King.
This country has become a joke
State officials who can't find something more productive to do with their time need to be terminated.
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand
That’s an amazing story. Good stewardship of God’s beautiful creations trumps any law of men, anytime.
The idiocy of the State knows no bounds.
All they have to do is state that the deer is Hispanic and in this country illegally - they will be heroes!!!
This exact thing happened to a close friend here in NC.
She found an abandoned fawn in a flower bed.
Took it home, fed it for a few days. Called Wildlife.
Wildlife came out to collect it. She asked what would become of the fawn.
The officer told her it would be euthanized.
She offered to take it to a rehab woman she knew. Nope.
She refused to turn over the fawn, He threatened her with jail. She called his supervisor.
The supervisor supposedly straightened out the situation and assured her the fawn would be raised. ( yeah /s)
She turned the fawn over to the officer and told him “next time you;l never hear about any fawn I find”
She has rehab licenses but not the one needed for deer.
And she’s in a position to run across them frequently.
One conversation from Atlas Shrugged I always remember.
Shortened and paraphrased....
The government can't control innocent citizens , only criminals.
So the government criminalizes as much as possible to create them.
Yep the fools passed up a good meal.
State law, I can’t shoot at them from the car.
"The government can't control innocent citizens , only criminals. So the government criminalizes as much as possible to create them."
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." ~ Ayn Rand ~
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