GUN Game Warden Who Shot Hunter Acted in Self Defense

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Official: Game Warden Who Shot Hunter Acted in Self Defense
    http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-hunter-killed-090412,0,1887749.story
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    MCGRADY, N.C. - A wildlife official said a veteran game warden acted in self defense when he shot and killed a hunter on the hunter's property Saturday, the first day of turkey season.

    Wildlife Resources officers told FOX8 News officer Mark Minton shot Clyde Coffey around 7:30 a.m. on Coffey's property north of North Wilkesboro. Minton is a 12-year veteran of the force.

    Friends and family described Clyde Coffey, 76, as a "teddy bear of man." His daughter, Debbie Robbins, said Coffey often came to his house on Cane Creek Church Rd. to hunt on the hill behind his property. Saturday's hunting trip was with Coffey's son-in-law and two grandchildren.

    "Officer Minton, a 12-year-veteran of the Law Enforcement Division of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, was on patrol on the opening day of the 2009 spring wild turkey season in North Carolina. An armed confrontation with a hunter resulted in Officer Minton firing a shot, apparently in self-defense, which led to the death of the alleged assailant," Penny Miller said in a release from Wildlife Resources Commission.

    The investigation of the shooting is being conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with prescribed procedures. Officer Minton is currently on paid administrative leave.

    Robbins said her father was hard of hearing and she's afraid that may have caused a miscommunication between him and the officer.


    Not really enough details :sad2:
     
  2. GlobeGuy

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    Game wardens can regulate on a private land???
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yep pretty much the way the game laws are written they can come on your property and search through shit w/o a warrant.
     
  4. GlobeGuy

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    O wow, didn't know that.
     
  5. cabriolet

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    Yep, they can pretty much do whatever they want.
     
  6. johnson

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    They have more power than LEO's I think.

     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    That's fucked up right there.
     
  8. Keesh

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    They can't just come into your home because they think game laws are being broke. They have to follow the laws and get warrants just like every other officer.

    Wildlife is the property of the state. Just because you can hunt on your land doesn't mean you can break hunting regulations.
     
  9. jehan60188

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    that's gay. didn't the king of england do the same thing?
     
  10. Bloody Sunday

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    how is wildlife property of the state?
     
  11. critter783

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    Shit like this really gives the hunting community a black eye.
     
  12. Keesh

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    How do you think they got away with passing the Endangered Species act? The government can even regulate activity in ecosystems on private land that have the possibility of negatively affecting a species.

    I can pull out my Evolution of National Wildlife Law book when I get home if you'd really like ;)
     
  13. Bloody Sunday

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    i watched penn and teller's Bull Shit on endangered species episode - fucking ridiculous
     
  14. AustinL911

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    While I understand the Game Warden's power, I think it's BS that he let the situation escalate like he did (or sounds like he did. Again, going off of hearsay).

    I also think it's BS that the Wildlife belongs to the state. I feel that if you own the land, any woodland creature that wanders onto it is fair game (no pun intended), seasons be damned. If it's the middle of July, and I'm craving a fresh deer steak......well then, I should be allowed to go onto my own land and take one.
     
  15. Keesh

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    Yep, there are some pretty big problems with it. While I believe it's very important to protect our natural resources I think the ESA is the wrong way to do it. The 30min Bullshit episode barely scrapes to surface :hs:
     
  16. Keesh

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    You are allowed to, you just need a tag. The money you pay (which isn't a lot) goes to pay for biologists and enforcement to make sure the resource will be there for your grandkids.
     
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    agree'd up until someone gets like corn laced with cocaine to bait deer all the time
    or just corn
    or any other bait, if you want to take it that far

    then that gives owners of large land an advantage over other hunters

    it's a delicate issue
     
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    Makes cents.
     
  19. cabriolet

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    Who cares, go buy your own land.
     
  20. xpinchx

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    After the death threat he probably should have gotten out of there and waited for backup. Then again the hunter probably should be threatening to kill a game warden in front of his grandkids either.
     
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    I have had a couple of run ins with game wardens on private property where they have grossly overstepped their bounds. Asses Maximus can post the details of the last one if he wants since it was on his property.
     
  22. GlobeGuy

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    Very interested in this story...
     
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    Lets just say it began with an illegal disarming :mamoru:
     
  24. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    In for this
     
  25. cantankerously

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    Makes me thankful i'm friendly with all our local game wardens.
     

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