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 Sounds like these kids WON'T be hunting anymore... 
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:23 am 
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This is out of the Star Trib

2 men accused of `thrill killing' animals in Wis. counties

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May 23, 2008

PORTAGE, Wis. - Two men are accused of "thrill killing" hundreds of wild birds and animals in Columbia and Marquette counties over the course of a year.

"It was just a ridiculous amount of poaching," said Casey Krueger, Portage warden with the state Department of Natural Resources.

"Any time that someone shoots something for the sake of 'a thrill' or 'to look cool' in their mind, you won't find much compassion from the Columbia County public when they shoot an animal and lay it out to rot."

Authorities say Josh Kerl, 21, of Portage, and Adam Stalsberg, 22, of Neshkoro, used a high-powered rifle and spotlight to shoot animals from their vehicle.

Krueger said each man received 82 citations, but there could have been as many as 200 such citations for a multitude of violations of hunting rules. After a certain number is reached, it's not feasible to continue to cite them, he said.

He said each man will face two misdemeanor charges in Columbia County: hunting deer during closed season, and hunting a deer at night with a spotlight. Each charge carries a $2,100 fine, the possibility of 60 to 90 days in jail and a three-year revocation of hunting licenses.

According to authorities, the two killed mostly small game out of season, including hundreds of rabbits, squirrels and raccoons, but they also killed deer, turkeys, crows, snapping turtles, ducks and protected species of owls, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks and sandhill cranes.

Kerl and Stalsberg have preliminary hearings scheduled in August, with Stalsberg facing a $19,000 fine and Kerl facing a $20,000 fine, Krueger said.

If they plead not guilty, they will go to trial.

Krueger called it the biggest poaching case in the area in at least 25 years.

"I hope it outrages people," Krueger said. "There's going to be a lot of questions, and I'm not naive enough to think that there are only two people out here doing this."

No phone listings for the men could be found when The Associated Press tried to reach them for comment Friday night.

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Information from: Portage Daily Register, http://www.wiscnews.com/pdr

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WOW i hope the never get there hunting rights back they dont deserve them :evil:


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That is not much jail time. Aren't the laws any strickter?


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TeamSpringFieldXD wrote:
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Authorities say Josh Kerl, 21, of Portage, and Adam Stalsberg, 22, of Neshkoro, used a high-powered rifle and spotlight to shoot animals from their vehicle.
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Krueger said each man received 82 citations, but there could have been as many as 200 such citations for a multitude of violations of hunting rules. After a certain number is reached, it's not feasible to continue to cite them, he said.
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Two questions:
a) What qualifies as a "high-powered" rifle?
2) How and why does it become unfeasible to continue to cite them? If it is economically viable to prosecute the first one, it should be economically viable to prosocute all the rest.

These bastards should be fined the maximum for every single count of poaching that can be linked to them. They should also be in jail for the maximum and have their hunting permits revoked for each count.

ETA: Poaching is right up there with keying someone's car as far as dasterdly deeds.


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I believe they are going to do federal time, Wisc papers had different angles on it, but the sandhill crane, the owls and something else was on the endangered list or federally protected list. Wisc. was filling to make sure that some charges were in place should the fed screw the pooch.

THe way the article in wisconsin paper read, it was likely they would spend 7 to ten years in fed prison

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