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Wild’s Stoner facing backlash after grizzly bear killing
pro hockey talk ^ | 9-4-13 | Mike Halford

Posted on 09/06/2013 7:05:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner is under fire after a picture of him hoisting the severed head of a grizzly bear appeared online. Stoner, 28, appears in an image believed to be taken in May by workers in British Columbia’s Kwatna estuary, a First Nations village. That photo has angered the Coastal First Nations’ Bear Working Group, which has instituted a non-government-recognized ban on tribal hunting. “Last May, trophy hunters shot and killed a five-year-old grizzly bear,” read a media release from the CFN, as per The Province. “The bear, nicknamed ‘Cheeky’ by local field technicians, was skinned and left to rot in a field.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: bear; wild

1 posted on 09/06/2013 7:05:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
Before the evil Europeans came, the locals never killed a bear.

They used to invite the bears to their village on Wednesdays, hold hands/paws, and dance and sing in a circle until the morning light.

2 posted on 09/06/2013 7:08:23 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: TurboZamboni

So sorry your feelins’s are hurt there bear lovers society. Heaven forbid someone hoists an empty skull on petard. What asshats.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 7:08:49 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

I agree to a point ... the meat should’a been harvested.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 7:09:56 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: TurboZamboni

Coyotes got to eat too!


5 posted on 09/06/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: rktman

There goes the NHL’s PETA fan base.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 7:11:03 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: wideawake
Before the evil Europeans came, the locals never killed a bear. They used to invite the bears to their village on Wednesdays, hold hands/paws, and dance and sing in a circle until the morning light.

Thanks. I didn't know that.

7 posted on 09/06/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: wideawake

Stoner-—wonder if he used an Armalite.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 7:14:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Was he poaching?


9 posted on 09/06/2013 7:15:37 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

He did everything legally.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 7:17:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: knarf

The reference to a bear not being “harvested” related to a bear a few years back and I don’t think the one that was shot by Stoner was the same issue. Just the fact that he showed pride in the fact that he “killed him a bear” was what pissed off the BLS clowns. Sounds like he won a permit (NHL hockey players, do they get special front of the line perks? Just askin’. LOL!)and followed the rules.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 7:21:18 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

PETA has a problem with him because he didn’t perform a sacred animal sacrifice ritual to appease Gaia nor did he apologize for not being an aborigine.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 7:23:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Honestly, I have no respect when some city bozo shoots an animal from a distance and then holds the “trophy” like he was in some sort of epic life-and-death struggle with it.

Yeah, what a brave superhero you are.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 7:30:34 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: TurboZamboni

Hmmm. A ritual sacrifice to to appease Gaia. Get’s me to thinkin’........................


14 posted on 09/06/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: knarf
I have been on several bear hunts with my husband, several in this same area. The bear meat was never harvested. According to our guides, some of them Indians, bear meat is not edible. The meat is eaten by other animals so it is not wasted.
15 posted on 09/06/2013 7:32:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m originally from BC, and I was more surprised that the FN tribe weren’t drunk or coherent enough to accidentally shoot Stoner. You definitely will find black bears et al all over the coast. One thing I miss about my former province is that there’s a few regulations to hunting and fishing compared to the US.

It’s not the province you please but the tribes have laws which are different to the province themselves.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 7:34:23 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: TurboZamboni

A bear killed in BC is causing an uproar in MN???


17 posted on 09/06/2013 7:43:16 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: SkyDancer

Maybe the BC bear had relatives in MN.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: Pecos

Sounds like someone has too much time on their hands....


19 posted on 09/06/2013 7:55:46 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: knarf

They make a very good stew with the addition of a few veggies.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: TurboZamboni

If you are going to go a-hunting for bear, at least show some respect to the one you harvested.

I think that was over the top, hoisting the decapitated bear’s head, as if the hunter were in the movie “Predator”.

Obviously, this character knew nothing about, or cared little, for just how much a knowledgeable hunter can render from a harvested bear.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 8:09:22 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: SkyDancer

Gays can ‘marry’ now so what else is there to worry about.

/sarc


22 posted on 09/06/2013 8:09:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: MWestMom
Those experiencing this ‘outrage’ no doubt also had similar significant public outrage about Daniel Pearl , Nick Berg, and Lee Rigby
23 posted on 09/06/2013 8:11:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: max americana
Down here in the US we have to regulate anything that moves or stands still. Most of our regulations are against something, but now and then we are forced to toss out a few for something. I understand that our regulator and chief pops out a few every morning before his coffee.
24 posted on 09/06/2013 8:16:25 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Terry L Smith

The head will probably be mounted and preserved .
It’ll be around a long time.
Longer than the bear in the wild.

He paid a lot of money to do this.(didn’t cost me anything)That money goes to their version of the Department of Natural Resources.
What he does with the meat is not my business.

This should be a bigger story:
“Free School Lunches End Up In Trash At Florin High”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063388/posts


25 posted on 09/06/2013 8:21:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I agree with your submission, opn what should be a bigger story, indeed!


26 posted on 09/06/2013 8:39:59 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: MWestMom

Would that be a reference to the person in MN, or to me for taking the time to care about what the MN protestor protested about? Possibly both. I’ll confess if the MN person will. ;-)


27 posted on 09/06/2013 8:41:51 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: Pecos
Your reference had me laughing out loud! : ) Obviously I had a little too much time on my hands as well!
28 posted on 09/06/2013 10:39:29 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: wideawake

Shades of Tom Bombadil.


29 posted on 09/06/2013 11:01:36 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Every time a liberal gets pissed off an angel gets their wings.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Thanks. I didn’t know that. ...Sure. They put poles up and they had a bear dance. Didn’t you ever hear of Poler bear dances? Sheesh.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 11:07:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: TurboZamboni

that hunk of bear will feed hundreds of critters, from bugs worms and other predators....who ever wrote this didn’t know anything about how nature cleans up the earth of the dead...rot is good to lots of different critters.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 11:48:56 AM PDT by goat granny
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