wildlife officer shot hunter

wildlife officer shot hunter

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hill river

West Monroe, LA

#1 Apr 13, 2009
what happen, was the hunter from caldwell co.

Since: Oct 08

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#2 Apr 13, 2009
hill river wrote:
what happen, was the hunter from caldwell co.
I heard it happened in Wilkes County, and the hunter was on his own land, but baiting illegally. I don't really know the details.

Anyone else?
The walls have ears

United States

#3 Apr 13, 2009
hill river wrote:
what happen, was the hunter from caldwell co.
Yes.He was from caldwell........He was hunting on his own land......doing nothin Illegal
insane migrane

Greer, SC

#4 Apr 13, 2009
Hickory Daily Record::

State wildlife officials say a veteran officer shot and killed a hunter in self-defense after a confrontation.

A spokesman for the North Carolina Wildlife Commission says the shooting happened early Saturday morning on private property in Wilkes County.

Captain Rusty Hunter says Wildlife Officer Mark Minton was patrolling during the first day of turkey hunting season when the confrontation happened.

He says there is no evidence suggesting the officer confused the hunter with an animal. Instead, it appeared the officer was protecting himself.

Minton is on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the incident.

The hunter's identity was not released. The commission did not immediately return a call for comment on Sunday.
What

Louisburg, NC

#5 Apr 13, 2009
I dont think it is illegal to bait your own land
GFMan wrote:
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I heard it happened in Wilkes County, and the hunter was on his own land, but baiting illegally. I don't really know the details.
Anyone else?
yep

Black Mountain, NC

#6 Apr 13, 2009
it was a man from Lenoir, at least that's what i heard today. i was also told that he was around 50 yrs old and possibly had the last name of Coffey.
Duh

Carthage, NC

#7 Apr 13, 2009
The hunter was Clyde Coffey. Lived right off the loop in Lenoir.

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#8 Apr 13, 2009
What wrote:
I dont think it is illegal to bait your own land
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As I already said, I don't know the details other than posting exactly what I was told. I am not a hunter, so I don't know the all the legalities. I was also told that the officer approached the man who was in a stand, and told him to come down for some reason. The man supposedly replied something like "If I come down, I'm going to kill you". That is where the self-defense comes in.

Again, that's all I heard, and don't know how much of it was accurate. Apparently the man was from Lenoir, but the incident occured in Wilkes Co. So I don't even know if it was his land, or not.
TAX PAYER

West Monroe, LA

#9 Apr 13, 2009
insane migrane wrote:
Hickory Daily Record::
State wildlife officials say a veteran officer shot and killed a hunter in self-defense after a confrontation.
A spokesman for the North Carolina Wildlife Commission says the shooting happened early Saturday morning on private property in Wilkes County.
Captain Rusty Hunter says Wildlife Officer Mark Minton was patrolling during the first day of turkey hunting season when the confrontation happened.
He says there is no evidence suggesting the officer confused the hunter with an animal. Instead, it appeared the officer was protecting himself.
Minton is on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the incident.
The hunter's identity was not released. The commission did not immediately return a call for comment on Sunday.
Thats why I don't hunt any more ! Rabbit Sheriffs have EGO from hell ! Most are real a**holes.Think they walk on WATER!Have more power than a sheriff or HP. And for what ? Wildlife ! Guess they are worth more that us humans ! What a world !!!!!!!!!!
Antagonizer

Lenoir, NC

#10 Apr 13, 2009
TAX PAYER wrote:
<quoted text>Thats why I don't hunt any more ! Rabbit Sheriffs have EGO from hell ! Most are real a**holes.Think they walk on WATER!Have more power than a sheriff or HP. And for what ? Wildlife ! Guess they are worth more that us humans ! What a world !!!!!!!!!!
Not worth more than humans, just worth more than you.
RIP

United States

#11 Apr 13, 2009
SO ANOTHER OFFICER FROM CALDWELL COUNTY GET'S AWAY WITH KILLING AN INOCENT MAN! YEA HAS ANYONE FORGOT WE JUST LOST A NOTHER CITIZEN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT A FEW MONTHS AGO????? RIP SKIP!what is wrong with the willy worm officers they roll up to your property with guns drawn and attitudes from hell.they act like they rule we just die and lose family to these un educated gun toten officers,rip mr coffey and may god be with the family.
gv4l

Linville, NC

#12 Apr 13, 2009
RIP wrote:
officers they roll up to your property with guns drawn and attitudes from hell.they act like they rule we just die and lose family to these uneducated gun toten officers...
Better get used to it... because hell cometh, and right soon!!
Tilly

Spruce Pine, NC

#13 Apr 13, 2009
If this was Mr. Coffey's land why was the officer there? Sure can't locate one when there are hunters spot-lighting/shooting at deer from the road across my property.
ohannah

Black Mountain, NC

#14 Apr 13, 2009
Duh wrote:
The hunter was Clyde Coffey. Lived right off the loop in Lenoir.
WSOC Channel 9 says that Mr. Coffey was 77 years old.
yep

Black Mountain, NC

#15 Apr 13, 2009
ohannah wrote:
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WSOC Channel 9 says that Mr. Coffey was 77 years old.
wow, a 77 year old who climbs into a tree stand? he must have been pretty healthy to do that. i'm sure that we won't hear a lot about this case until a complete investigation is done.
Sweetiepie

Spruce Pine, NC

#16 Apr 13, 2009
Here is a link to an article about the shooting. Hope it helps to clear up some things.
http://deadlygun.com/2009/04/12/hunter-shot-k...
Ignorant

Germany

#17 Apr 14, 2009
RIP wrote:
SO ANOTHER OFFICER FROM CALDWELL COUNTY GET'S AWAY WITH KILLING AN INOCENT MAN! YEA HAS ANYONE FORGOT WE JUST LOST A NOTHER CITIZEN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT A FEW MONTHS AGO????? RIP SKIP!what is wrong with the willy worm officers they roll up to your property with guns drawn and attitudes from hell.they act like they rule we just die and lose family to these un educated gun toten officers,rip mr coffey and may god be with the family.
No one was killed by an officer a few months ago. If your referring to the Brinkley guy, I believe they ruled it a suicide. Lose the conspiracy theories and stick to the facts. A good officer was lost in that incident for no apparent reason. Conspiracy theories hold no water.
20ftup

Boone, NC

#18 Apr 14, 2009
The story here is the man told the officer "I'm gonna kill you" and then proceeded to point his shootgun at officer minton, as for the man being 77 I know several folks older than that who can still pull a trigger just fine,I have been confronted several times over the years by wildlife officers over the years and never have I felt threatened by them, they have always treated me with the same respect I showed them.
As for his daughter sayin he didnt know what a wildlife officer looked like, the patches on the shoulder and the badge on his chest would be a good clue she said he was deaf not blind. Officer Minton has a clean 12 yr record of serving the folks in NC, His service record in and of its self makes his story believeable,but we are all jumping to conclusions here.
As for being on your property Wildlife officers can and will come on private property unannounced as well they should I think if you have an issue with the being on your property they probly need to be there
TAX PAYER

West Monroe, LA

#19 Apr 14, 2009
20ftup wrote:
The story here is the man told the officer "I'm gonna kill you" and then proceeded to point his shootgun at officer minton, as for the man being 77 I know several folks older than that who can still pull a trigger just fine,I have been confronted several times over the years by wildlife officers over the years and never have I felt threatened by them, they have always treated me with the same respect I showed them.
As for his daughter sayin he didnt know what a wildlife officer looked like, the patches on the shoulder and the badge on his chest would be a good clue she said he was deaf not blind. Officer Minton has a clean 12 yr record of serving the folks in NC, His service record in and of its self makes his story believeable,but we are all jumping to conclusions here.
As for being on your property Wildlife officers can and will come on private property unannounced as well they should I think if you have an issue with the being on your property they probly need to be there
You must be a Rabbit Sheriff ! Why do you think they should have more power than a Sheriff or HP?
TAX PAYER

West Monroe, LA

#20 Apr 14, 2009
Antagonizer wrote:
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Not worth more than humans, just worth more than you.
Sorry did I hit a nerve ? You must be a Rabbit Sheriff !

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