Skip to comments.Wild’s Stoner facing backlash after grizzly bear killing
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 Columbias 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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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.
So sorry your feelins’s are hurt there bear lovers society. Heaven forbid someone hoists an empty skull on petard. What asshats.
I agree to a point ... the meat should’a been harvested.
Coyotes got to eat too!
There goes the NHL’s PETA fan base.
Thanks. I didn't know that.
Stoner-—wonder if he used an Armalite.
Was he poaching?
He did everything legally.
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.
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.
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.
Hmmm. A ritual sacrifice to to appease Gaia. Get’s me to thinkin’........................
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.
A bear killed in BC is causing an uproar in MN???
Maybe the BC bear had relatives in MN.
Sounds like someone has too much time on their hands....
They make a very good stew with the addition of a few veggies.
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.
Gays can ‘marry’ now so what else is there to worry about.
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”
I agree with your submission, opn what should be a bigger story, indeed!
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. ;-)
Shades of Tom Bombadil.
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.
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.