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#1169694 - 02/08/09 09:02 PM 200 turkeys POISONED!!!!
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Approximately 200 turkeys intentionally poisoned in Oconto County

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DNR: 200 Turkeys Poisoned
Saturday, February 7, 2009 --- 1:52 a.m.

(AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources says more than 200 wild turkeys have been intentionally poisoned on private land in northeast Wisconsin.

Regional Warden Byron Goetsch says investigators have a suspect but no arrests have been made.

Goetsch said the birds were poisoned with food left out as bait on land west of Pound in Oconto County. He declined comment on a motive.

Goetsch says the turkeys died at different times over a period of time, and a citizens tip led wardens to the dead birds.

Many of the turkeys were eaten by other wildlife, leaving just carcasses and feathers, but the other wildlife is not in danger based on the poison investigators believe was used.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


http://www.nbc15.com/state/headlines/39250857.html
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#1169714 - 02/08/09 09:08 PM Re: 200 turkeys POISONED!!!! [Re: pigpen]
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Here is another source:

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Approximately 200 turkeys intentionally poisoned in Oconto County

News Release Published: February 6, 2009 by the Northeast Region

Contact(s): Byron Goetsch, DNR Regional Warden, (Green Bay), 920-662-5128
Responsible party faces charges; significant restitution

GREEN BAY - DNR conservation wardens are investigating the intentional poisoning of approximately 200 wild turkeys in a wooded area near a farm in north central Oconto County.

Following a citizen tip on the DNR’s Hotline, wardens immediately responded and found the dead turkeys . “The responsible party has been identified and will be referred to the District Attorney for charges once the investigation has been completed,” said Regional Warden Byron Goetsch. The suspect may face charges ranging from civil to criminal. In addition, statutory wildlife restitution surcharges of $175 per turkey could be assessed by the court.

DNR believes the public, pets and the environment are at no further risk of exposure to the type of poisoned bait believed used. It is being confirmed by lab tests. “Once the substance is confirmed, we will make further evaluation and take appropriate steps,” Goetsch said.

Preliminary indications are that numerous other surviving turkeys in this area were not exposed. DNR has taken steps to ensure against further exposure. An aerial surveillance has found no other affected wildlife at this time.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the 24-hour DNR Hotline at 800-847-9367.
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#1169993 - 02/09/09 01:02 AM Re: 200 turkeys POISONED!!!! [Re: pigpen]
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#1170299 - 02/09/09 10:08 AM Re: 200 turkeys POISONED!!!! [Re: CopperHead77]
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#1170899 - 02/09/09 05:54 PM Re: 200 turkeys POISONED!!!! [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: pigpen
Approximately 200 turkeys intentionally poisoned in Oconto County

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DNR: 200 Turkeys Poisoned
Saturday, February 7, 2009 --- 1:52 a.m.

(AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources says more than 200 wild turkeys have been intentionally poisoned on private land in northeast Wisconsin.

Regional Warden Byron Goetsch says investigators have a suspect but no arrests have been made.

Goetsch said the birds were poisoned with food left out as bait on land west of Pound in Oconto County. He declined comment on a motive.

Goetsch says the turkeys died at different times over a period of time, and a citizens tip led wardens to the dead birds.

Many of the turkeys were eaten by other wildlife, leaving just carcasses and feathers, but the other wildlife is not in danger based on the poison investigators believe was used.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


http://www.nbc15.com/state/headlines/39250857.html


 Originally Posted By: pigpen
Here is another source:

 Quote:
Approximately 200 turkeys intentionally poisoned in Oconto County

News Release Published: February 6, 2009 by the Northeast Region

Contact(s): Byron Goetsch, DNR Regional Warden, (Green Bay), 920-662-5128
Responsible party faces charges; significant restitution

GREEN BAY - DNR conservation wardens are investigating the intentional poisoning of approximately 200 wild turkeys in a wooded area near a farm in north central Oconto County.

Following a citizen tip on the DNR’s Hotline, wardens immediately responded and found the dead turkeys . “The responsible party has been identified and will be referred to the District Attorney for charges once the investigation has been completed,” said Regional Warden Byron Goetsch. The suspect may face charges ranging from civil to criminal. In addition, statutory wildlife restitution surcharges of $175 per turkey could be assessed by the court.

DNR believes the public, pets and the environment are at no further risk of exposure to the type of poisoned bait believed used. It is being confirmed by lab tests. “Once the substance is confirmed, we will make further evaluation and take appropriate steps,” Goetsch said.

Preliminary indications are that numerous other surviving turkeys in this area were not exposed. DNR has taken steps to ensure against further exposure. An aerial surveillance has found no other affected wildlife at this time.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the 24-hour DNR Hotline at 800-847-9367.


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 Originally Posted By: Locksley
 Originally Posted By: steven stone
Dang. Wish they could have just brought them here and set em loose lol

Yep what fools there are in this world. The answer to having to many Turkeys and Canada Geese is to let hunters hunt and eat them.



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