Bow Hunters Harassed By Animal Activists Above Aspen Grove, UT
Bow hunters in an area above Aspen Grove were confronted by animal rights activists, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
The activist were reportedly dressed as hunters and when the bow hunters spotted game, the activists would bang pots and pans to scare the animals off. The hunters returned to their vehicles and found tires slashed.
Deputies do not know how many activist were in the area or if they were connected to an organization. One activist was hostile to the hunters, but no physical altercations took place on the mountainside.
A 1,000 dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved the harassment. Link
Hunting is an important tool in our efforts to maintain a healthy balance of wildlife populations. Harassing hunters by making noise and slashing tires is incredibly juvenile and shows how little these people know about wildlife management. Some groups are pushing for using birth control in wildlife, but in the mean time if a population is too high there will still be fierce competition for food and the threat of a devastating disease.