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.
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