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Ind. Officer, Wife, Could Face Jail for Saving Deer
ABC News ^ | 01/29/13

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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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society
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No good deed goes unpunished.
1 posted on 01/29/2013 6:38:28 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

This sounds like the typical Indiana conservation officer. They will all arrest their own mother.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 6:44:21 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: AtlasStalled
Councellers said an Indiana Conservation Officer stopped by their home and discovered the deer this past summer. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources wanted to euthanize Dani, saying she might be dangerous and a threat to people.

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."

3 posted on 01/29/2013 6:44:27 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: AtlasStalled
Its a felony to harbor a deer?

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?

4 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:56 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 6:52:38 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Up is down, left is right, day is night, wrong is right.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 6:59:09 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: AtlasStalled

crazy

rescuing fawns is quite common

at least down here


7 posted on 01/29/2013 7:07:15 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 7:13:26 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: wardaddy
They need to watch this classic movie: The Yearling
9 posted on 01/29/2013 7:18:15 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: carriage_hill
Up is down, left is right, day is night, wrong is right.

I wonder how many people are out there thinking that it is getting close to the time when the purveyors of this crap should just be shot. I wonder.
10 posted on 01/29/2013 7:19:39 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: dangerdoc
I have a deer try to kill me at least once a week during the rut

Learn how to fight, ya sissy.
11 posted on 01/29/2013 7:21:19 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: AtlasStalled
Jail time? Seems a bit harsh. This happens fairly often here in central Texas. Once the deer grows out of being cute, spotted Bambi you just call the local parks ranger. They will come out with a trailer, pick up the deer and release it back to the wild. Or, you harvest it during whitetail season and fill your freezer. ;o)

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.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7396834n

12 posted on 01/29/2013 7:26:25 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AtlasStalled

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


13 posted on 01/29/2013 7:31:56 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: All
If you've never watched The Yearling it's worth going to the public library and checking it out.

The Yearling

"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.

14 posted on 01/29/2013 7:39:23 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: AtlasStalled

Not surprising. This country is devouring its own by making innocent actions become “crimes.”


15 posted on 01/29/2013 7:59:07 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 8:00:32 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Liberty Valance

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. ;-)


17 posted on 01/29/2013 8:03:43 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

Axis of evil near Rock Springs ;o)

18 posted on 01/29/2013 8:16:13 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: VeniVidiVici

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.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 8:16:23 AM PST by theycallmemom
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To: AtlasStalled

Everybody knows you can’t hunt the King’s deer. They just met the King.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 8:17:30 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: AtlasStalled

This country has become a joke


21 posted on 01/29/2013 8:47:21 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: AtlasStalled
...state officials charged them with a misdemeanor for harboring the animal.

State officials who can't find something more productive to do with their time need to be terminated.

22 posted on 01/29/2013 8:50:09 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Cold Heart
Last week FOX News had an article about “Overcrimialzation” of society by government.

“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

23 posted on 01/29/2013 8:55:45 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: theycallmemom

That’s an amazing story. Good stewardship of God’s beautiful creations trumps any law of men, anytime.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 9:11:42 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: AtlasStalled

The idiocy of the State knows no bounds.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 9:20:16 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: ZX12R

I’m there.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 9:56:32 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: AtlasStalled

All they have to do is state that the deer is Hispanic and in this country illegally - they will be heroes!!!


27 posted on 01/29/2013 10:25:41 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


28 posted on 01/29/2013 10:33:36 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: I want the USA back
This country is devouring its own by making innocent actions become “crimes.”

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.

29 posted on 01/29/2013 10:43:23 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yep the fools passed up a good meal.


30 posted on 01/29/2013 10:50:30 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ZX12R

State law, I can’t shoot at them from the car.


31 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:04 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Vinnie
Shortened and paraphrased....

"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 ~

32 posted on 01/29/2013 10:05:53 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Prophetic


33 posted on 01/30/2013 3:12:17 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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