2 Arrested In Moorhead Deer Hunting Investigation

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Two Moorhead men are in jail for alleged game law violations during Minnesota’s firearms deer season opener.

Police say tips from the public led to the arrests of the 19-year-old men.

One of the men is accused of shooting and killing a deer in north Moorhead Sunday morning. Investigators say the man shot the deer without a license and knowing that he was within city limits. The deer was taken in an SUV to the man’s home.

Police say the man did not register the deer with the DNR but later the same day bought a deer hunting license. He allegedly went out hunting with the other man and shot another deer in north Moorhead, using a different gun.

Both men are in the Clay County Jail.

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  • Jake

    That’s NOTHING. TWICE, in the past 3 years, I have heard massive gunfire between 8 and 10 pm the night before the deer opener, in an area about 6-7 miles west of Onamia, MN, and nobody has been arrested or charged. Last Friday night, I counted at least 40 rounds fired within 5 minutes at around 8:45 PM. I called 911 to report it, gave the person as much relevant and accurate info as I could, yet no word on any arrests.

    • mike

      Umm lets see Jake, there is a thing called sighting in your rifle….I bet you are one of those people that holds the home phone in one hand and has regular contact with 911 dispatchers, how about your get a life.

      • Citizen

        Hey Mike, read the comments at the end of the WCCO article from Nov. 9th that was written about a man shooting two deer with one shot that were posted by “Jake”. I cannot say if its the same Jake from above, but you’ll get a good laugh.

      • Jake

        Sighting in a rifle in pitch dark night, the night before the opener of the deer season? REALLY?? Who does that?? BTW citizen, my comments are right on, those wannabe hunters, posers, and trophy gatherers should just ‘hunt’ on their own land or go to a game farm to make that ‘perfect shot’.

        • Citizen

          I read multiple post from others who did a wonderful job refuting you. They even sited the MN regulations. I did take the time to read the MN regulations after reading the posts from yesterdays article. It’s pretty obvious that they are right and you are not. If you disagree, I’d advise you to get a copy of the regulations and read them yourself. I think we can all agree that the people who wrote the regulations know what they are talking about.

          As for perfect shot. You are responsible for the projectile that leaves your weapon. Therefore you do need to know what that projectile will hit before it comes to rest. It matters not if what you are shooting is still, running, close by or far away. You are ultimately responsible for everything that gets hit. This shoot first and figure out what got hit latter mentality has no place in any hunting scenario.

          • Jake

            Hey, Citizen, GO POUND SAND. I have done NOTHING illegal, therefore, there is NOTHING to ‘refute’. I know the REGULATIONS. I have NEVER taken a deer illegally. When I pull the trigger, I take FULL RESPONSIBILITY as to what negative consequences might possibly happen. To those who think that big game hunting is a ‘no risk’ type of activity, I suggest you find another form of ‘wildlife activity’. Maybe buy a camera or a kayak or something like that. WAAAY to many critics here on big game hunting, probably from those who have never done so, or who have rarely done so. IF you want to criticize me, then let’s meet and discuss the issue FACE TO FACE.

  • Dennis the tax payer

    To my knowledge thier is not a law against discharging a firearm 40 times at 8:45PM, is thier?

    • Jake

      Ah, it’s BIG TIME ILLEGAL to be out in the field with a firearm that can be used to take big game just before the opener, and if you have ANY artificial LIGHT, it’s even more illegal. Check the regulations. Ever heard of SHINING??

    • Grammar Police

      I’m guessing you meant to use the work ‘their’? Not only did you misspell that word twice, but you used it incorrectly (there). Go to school you ignorant tax payer. It scares me that people as unintelligent as you can have a gun.

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    I bet those guys are ASIAN.

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