Who killed this elk?

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  1. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    A lot of ways to look at it, but my intolerance of aggressive animals was imprinted early. It would likely gotten the better of me.
     

  2. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    If the Police did shoot it then they have done the right thing.
    This person saying , " I wish the Police had found a better way "
    Well they would be suing the Police if they left a waited for another way and someone got gored to death in the interim because the animal was not dealt with quickly.
    A large dangerous animal acting aggressively and refusing to leave a private residential area is a threat to public safety.
    I wish we had effective and decisive Police like that .
     
  3. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Based upon the results, I wonder if the Police have considered using this as a model for dealing with meth houses?

    A few of those comments are great!
     
  4. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    Colorado Division of Wildlife deals with reported animals acting aggressive or any that will harm the public.

    Wildlife - Frequently Asked Questions

    Residence of Boulder have lived with bear,lion,elk,deer and PD for years same as most towns in Co. If that elk was chasing acting aggressive or going to harm someone or that police officer then he has right to kill it. Problem with this deal is it wasn't called in after and you sure don't take picture like they did. The boulder campus brings more lawsuit against the DOW to protect even PD rights and the town carters to those students it's like a small Calif in boulder. It's unwritten law you don't kill animals in Boulder


    Boulder police suspend 2 officers over Mapleton elk shooting, sheriff launches probe - Boulder Daily Camera
     
  5. dogdinger

    dogdinger Writers Guild

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    I thought i would post this in case anyone wanted to go....AJ



    [​IMG] The elk that was shot and killed Tuesday, relaxing in a back yard near 10th and Mapleton in Boulder on Dec. 26. ( JEREMY PAPASSO )


    A candlelight vigil is set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Mountain View Road in memory -- and to celebrate the life -- of the bull elk that was killed late Tuesday night on Mapleton Hill in Boulder.
    Many members of the public have been moved by the violent demise of the large elk that was fatally shot by an on-duty Boulder police officer, who has since been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the results of an internal investigation. A second off-duty officer, suspected of assisting in loading the animal's body into a pickup truck and taking it away to be processed for meat, was also placed on leave.
    The elk had been spotted for several weeks on Mapleton Hill between 9th and 11th streets, and residents of the area gave conflicting reports as to whether it had behaved aggressively toward humans.
    Numerous people living in the neighborhood insisted that it had not, that it appeared to be healthy, and said that they considered it their "guardian."

    All are welcome and the event is open to the public.





    Read more: Candlelight vigil set for Boulder's fallen elk - The Denver Post Candlelight vigil set for Boulder's fallen elk - The Denver Post
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  6. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    And this means what? The Police have the right by law to protect the public and if that means shooting an animal then they can . Whether they did or not and whether they acted correctly or not could be an issue who knows . Were you there to witness what happened and did you see who shot it ?
    Even if the Police did shoot an Elk so what . It may not have got called in because they did not see it as a big issue .
    Even if they did act inappropriately it's hardly worth suspending someone over a dead animal . Jeez what happens if you accidentally shoot a person in the line of duty , the death penalty . Sheriff launches probe ! what a wanker .
    This could have just been handled internally with a caution and some duty punishment .
     
  7. dogdinger

    dogdinger Writers Guild

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    I guess my toungue in cheek humor was not even recognized....of course they shot it , of course they should have.....blah blah blah....we could go on all day on that....what i thought was hilarious was the fact that they were haveing a candle light vigil for the poor beast that was "murdered"......this is the mindset we are up against people.....these people have the same votes that we do.
    i have had many a candle light vigil over elk, but mine involved tenderloins wrapped in bacon, seared over hot coals. :)
     
  8. thehulk

    thehulk Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was quiet funny myself. I wasnt sure at first if you were joking about it, but my first reation was "are you f'ing serious" and i think I rolled my eyes as well.

    You sir get 2 points awarded on your man card for:

    "1 point: Actively participating in a hunting conversation while maintaining a insightful point of view. Additionaly, the second point is awarded for : the use of sarcasm in a fully appropiate manner."


    Nicely done.
     
  9. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Someone beat me to it, "The Candlelight Vigil" will be followed by a neighborhood BBQ so all the great elk will not go to waste..
     
  10. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    I live in big game unit and if I had elk that was injured on my place and I shot it beside the fine I'd lose my hunting right and I could have my day in court if I think I was innocent I could hire
    attorney like this to handle case
    Denver Hunting, Fishing & Wildlife Violation Attorneys | Hunting, Fishing & Wildlife Violation Lawyer in Denver

    There going to get there day in court if their charged and start of all this was that picture. If they called it in wouldn't be seeing this post but they didn't so I would hope someone is questioning their judgement call. Those officer could arrest me for what they did and more likely I'd have to post bail etc to get out of jail these are things that don't get sweep under the rug. It's a bad deal.