Deer that Drowned After Being Chased by Boat Deserves Justice

532px-2012-mule-deer-male via Yathin S Krishnappa

Target: Tom Landwehr, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Division

Goal: Punish man allegedly responsible for the harassment and drowning of a deer to the fullest extent of the law.

A deer recently drowned in a Minnesota Lake after being forced to tread water by the driver of a boat who chased it, several witnesses are alleging. The large buck, which had been swimming in Tulaby lake, attempted to get ashore when a pontoon boat came between it and the land, blocking it. The boat persisted in its harassment of the deer, forcing it to swim further and further until the animal became exhausted and drowned in the lake.

While nearby witnesses were unable to get the man to stop harassing the deer, they were able to record the boat and its registration number. The men were able to retrieve the deer carcass and transport it to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which has opened an investigation into the case and have determined that a visitor of the boat owner was responsible for the incident. So far, no charges have been laid.

On top of whatever fine the district court hands down, the man is liable for a $500 restitution fine which will likely be doubled in this case as the buck’s antlers are large enough for it to be deemed a “trophy animal.” This buck’s drowning was clearly a result of malicious harassment, and should be punished accordingly. Sign the petition below to demand that the person responsible is punished to the full extent of the law.


Dear Commissioner Tom Landwehr,

A man recently forced a deer to drown due to exhaustion after chasing it around Tulaby lake in a pontoon boat, according to witnesses. When the deer was swimming toward the shore, the man blocked its path, preventing it from making landfall. The man proceeded to follow the deer around the lake in a boat, forcing the deer to keep swimming until it became exhausted and drowned.

This man, who refused to listen to the warnings of witnesses that the deer was becoming tired, was clearly acting out of malice. Had he stopped his pursuit of the animal, it would have been able to go ashore to rest. We, the undersigned, demand that the man responsible for this horrific drowning is punished to the full extent of the law.


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  1. Kathy Williams says:

    WTF? “The man is liable for a $500 restitution fine which will likely be doubled in this case as the buck’s antlers are large enough for it to be deemed a “trophy animal.”

    First, restitution to who? Certainly not to this poor tortured animal.

    Second, based in part on his body parts, that’s it? THAT’S what his life was worth?

    Third, regarding “punished to the full extent of the law…”

    At this stage, I’m all for Old Testament justice…

    Once proven guilty, a court appointed representative harasses this monster until HE drowns.

    Eventually, sadists will come to understand the Golden Rule: Do unto others…

  2. Heather Brophy says:


  3. Get his name, his picture, and his address. Do the same to this sick bastard that we did to that wimp of a dentist!

  4. what a sick and twisted cowardly bastard, hope he gets caught and get his just deserts,he really needs to be tortured to death slowly.

  5. What a disgusting piece of cr#p this excuse for a human is! When are the laws & penalties going to properly reflect the seriousness of these types of actions. People are fed up with these pratts basically getting off.

  6. What a sick twisted individual, he is obviously mentally ill or of diminished mental capacity and should b locked away from normal folks.

  7. Cecily Colloby says:

    Throw this scumbag in a lake and prevent him from getting out so HE drowns. Why don’t we just rid the planet of filth like him???

  8. This cruel idiot-monster is responsible big time for the terrible death of this deer — he should be jailed for a lengthy stay and pay a hefty penalty for his unconscionable crime — all CRIMES against animals should be taken seriously — when punishments are severe, the chances of repeats are slim — (unless they’re addicted, in which case they belong off the streets and in rubber rooms).

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