From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 1993:

The 1992-1993 hunting season
closed with a spate of killings by hunters
apparently desperate to shoot anything.
Victims included three rare trumpeter swans,
shotgunned January 1 on the Winterthur
Museum grounds in Wilmington, Delaware; a
tame deer slain at the St. Clair County
Humane Society in Port Huron, Michigan,
January 4; 13 cows killed in Clay County,
Missouri, between Christmas and New Year’s
Day; and three dairy cows killed near
Warsaw, Ohio, on January 16. Michael
Adamson, 20, of Barberton, Ohio, and a 17-
year-old companion face charges in the latter
case. Ronald Smith, 30, and his infant
daughter escaped injury December 30 when
hunters trying to jacklight rabbits––after mid-
night–– sprayed the baby’s bedroom with gun-
fire. Charles W. Tipton, 44, of Lorain,

Ohio, was charged in the incident. Ohio
ended the hunting season with only 66 game
wardens on duty, down from a quota of 88
(one per county). Sixty of the wardens were
involved in the February 11 roundup of nine
suspected poachers from Toledo. The nine,
who called themselves “The Clan,” were
charged with committing more than 250 illegal
acts while killing 97 deer in five months.
Wardens in Quebec’s Eastern
Townships recorded 1,300 poaching com-
plaints during the 1992 deer season––more
than one case for every five deer killed legally.
Charges were filed in 266 cases.
Seeking foreign currency, South
Africa now allows bowhunters to attack lions,
leopards, buffaloes, elephants, hippotamuses,
and rhinoceroses in Transvaal province.
Bowhunting rock-and-roller Ted
Nugent was fined $1,000 on January 12 for
shooting two flaming arrows during a
Cincinnati concert.
Green Mountain Animal Def-
enders asks nonresidents of Vermont to
protest a proposed moose season to Gov.
Howard Dean (State House, Montpelier, VT
05602) and the Vermont Division of Travel
and Tourism (135 State St., Montpelier, VT
05602). For further details, contact GMAD,
61 Industrial Ave., Williston, VT 05495;
Legislation In Support of Animals
asks that letters opposing hunting in the
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, near
New Orleans, be sent to the public opinion
consultants Cashio, Cochran, Torre / Design
Consortium Ltd., 5005 Magazine St., New
Orleans, LA 70115-1795.
The California legislature is con-
sidering both a bill introduced by Senator
Nicholas Petris to ban bear hunting with
hounds (which is cruel not only to bears but
also to any hounds who get within paw range),
and the so-called “California Houndsmen for
Conservation Bill,” to exempt bear hounds
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