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Contest Hunters Kill 500+ Prairie Dogs (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)

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The controversial prairie dog hunt sponsored by a Los Lunas gun store is over with hundreds of the animals dead. The week-long hunt ended Saturday with 500 tails brought in to Gunhawk Firearms although owner Mark Chavez says many more prairie dogs were...

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Carrie B (306)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:37 pm
This is nothing more than a publicity and money making scheme ~ all at the expense of hundreds of animals. Now Chavez is going after coyotes again. His December sponsored hunt heeds to be stopped now! While he claims to be helping ranchers, he is only helping himself to the bank!

Ena S (244)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:42 pm
MURDERERS OF DEFENSELESS GENTLE ANIMALS!! I am in tears ... these poor little animals contribute so much to the land and are so beautiful ... they live in families. This is awful!! BARBARIC! STOP THE MURDERING OF ANIMALS ... THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE ... THEY ARE NOT HERE ON EARTH FOR HUMANS AMUSEMENT!!

Sue H (7)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:13 pm
Sick and twisted man. Is there a petition for the December coyotes??

Deb E (63)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:19 pm
Coyotes do not hurt ranchers and neither do prairie dogs. For the life of me I cannot understand anyone who gets joy out of killing. Are these animals being killed on private or public lands? I will watch for a petition to stop the coyote hunt.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:56 pm
Noted with sadness and disgust. Greed and publicity are what's driving this gunshop owner - his 15 minutes of fame could end very abruptly and no one will remember his name only that he sanctioned the murder fo innocent willife. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:58 pm
This has to be the dumbest thing ever---and so damn pathetic. Stop murdering these cuties. These animals have as much the right to live here if not more than us. I'm so disappointed with the human race. Thx Carrie

Carrie B (306)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:24 am
Chavez is such a coward he has not yet made his December kill public. I even checked his website, and the December calendar is blank. He is probably "putting the word out" in a more private fashion so as not to get too much negative attention. What a self serving, money hungry, cruel coward is Mark Chavez! Time to let everyone know about him and his cruel intentions!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:51 am
I can't read it. RIP Little Prairie Dogs.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:32 am
"Contest" my ass - I hate these things, where it's like shooting fish in a it prairie dogs, rabbits, snakes or pigeons, man will find a way to glorify their murder.

I belong to a group that is trying to raise $14K, the cost of removing some Prairie Dogs from harm.
But there will always be more, so we must find a way to stop this...i wish I had an answer!

As for coyotes, the rancher's are the biggest god damn liars there are. The government pays them compensation for every animal they lose, and even for "made up" losses, which they get away with so easily...
And unfortunately with employees like Jamie Olson, F&G is screwed from the get go..I've seen internal memos where they just hope us "animal lovers" will forget and just go away- which isn't happening as long as I'm alive!

Lona Goudswaard (80)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:17 am
Despite all the opposition and petitions, they just went ahead. Disgusting.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:47 am
Disgusting. A contest to kill? This should be forbidden.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:48 am

aj E (164)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:46 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:01 am
I agree Ena.

. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:15 am
Didn't care to open the video.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:57 am
I just could not open the video. Such senseless murdering of little helpless animal, but cruel Man"kind" the worst animal there is!

Mari 's (1356)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:07 am
Heartless sick BARBARIC MONSTERS!!!! I can't even watch those demonic pieces of crap do their evil deeds!! THEY NEED HELP!!

Vicky P (476)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:21 pm
sickening, I wouldn't look at the video/photos though :/

Janet R (38)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:38 pm

DORIS L (61)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:31 pm
What a disgusting thing to do. I wouldn't be the least bit upset if Gunhawk Firearms went up in smoke.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:43 pm
Murderers of defenceless animals, I hate you.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:59 pm
Thank you for the heartbreaking news. (n, p, t)

Deborah W (6)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:19 pm
Where does this prick get the balls to simply declare such hunts against free roaming wildlife which he has no ownership over? Certainly enforcement, cattle ranchers and farmers, must be on board and looking the other way. No-voice no-choice no justice.

Claudia O (73)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:51 pm
Despicable. Each life matters.

janet f (29)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:13 pm

Barb K (1688)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:37 pm
There's nothing 'kind' about this 'man'!!!!! Contest my hiney!! He's out for money!!! BLOOD-SPORT, to Chavez equals money!!!!!! I say we hire Carrie's Army son and his buddies to roll a tank over Chavez and then deliver Steve Urkel's famous line: 'Did I do thaaaat?' Noted with ANGER!!!!!!!!

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:47 pm
Horrible!! I'm beside myself and after hearing this was going to go on I expected something like this .

Deborah W (I agree and with other comments also) Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:19 pm
"Where does this prick get the balls to simply declare such hunts against free roaming wildlife which he has no ownership over? Certainly enforcement, cattle ranchers and farmers, must be on board and looking the other way. No-voice no-choice no justice."

SO WRONG/TWISTED AND UNFAIR. They were content living their little innocent lives. So wrong......

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:16 pm
I hope a thousand little prairie dogs who are still alive break into his house and start chewing on his balls and go on from there till there is nothing left but his rotten bones. And the same goes for all who participated in these gruesome acts of slaughter. May all the innocents rise up and take revenge against these heartless bastards. I know, I for one, would hold the door wide open for the the little guys. I am so angry I cannot see straight. Thanks Carrie.

Shawna S (45)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:01 pm
Seriously?? For what purpose?? Disgusting.
Thanks Carrie.

Laurie H (817)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:20 pm
DISGUSTING STINKING MONSTERS!!! This just tears my heart in two---I really pray for a hefty dose of MEGA CARMA to come around to ALL of the murderers ASAP!!!~ So upsetting---poor innocent babies!!!~ TY Carrie so much!!~

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:52 pm

Heather Marv (31)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:46 pm
signed. So cruel and unnecessary. There is always a right way and a wrong way to do things and most imbalance is caused by something Mankind has done. They need to study and understand the kind way to bring back balance, not killing.

mariangela m (154)
Monday August 19, 2013, 5:08 am
Is there a petition against these DECEREBRATED MORONS???

Anne P (174)
Monday August 19, 2013, 5:38 am
I am ashamed of my fellow New Mexicans, and also pissed off. These creeps are not hunters - they are murderers. They enjoy killing, plain and simple. Karma will get them in the end. And as for the innocent prairie dogs, I am glad they are protected here in the city of Santa Fe - but elsewhere, they are targets for any idiot with a gun. ARGH!

Esther Z (94)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:10 am
Senseless and disgusting killing of innocent animals. I hope Karma gets a hold of Mr. Chavez.....

Thomas M (8)
Monday August 19, 2013, 9:51 am
Well, I have just added one more state to my list that I will not visit. Stupid is as Stupid does. The organizer couldn't hit his a** with both hands in a blizzard, but he sure can kill. He is a just a regular entrepreneur of death. Leech.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 10:35 am
I dont want to watch it How sick and disgusting that a supposedly civilized country can have animal killing contests Like they are still cave men Sick and barbaric

Marija M (31)
Monday August 19, 2013, 12:07 pm
Can not watch. disgusting

Carrie B (306)
Monday August 19, 2013, 4:29 pm
Scott you don't know what you are talking about!

Connie O (44)
Monday August 19, 2013, 4:55 pm
this is so disgusting....I couldn't watch the video....killing the priairie dogs led to the disappearnace of the black footed ferret in many areas, as the prairie dogs were a main foodsource.

Karen B (8)
Monday August 19, 2013, 5:13 pm
Prairie dogs so adorable, and innocent.!!! RIP little guys.!!! Bastard perps, deserve what they get.!!!

Jason S (50)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:20 pm
Good posting, thanks

Phillipa W (199)
Monday August 19, 2013, 8:50 pm
this is disgusting. I never thought anyone would want to kill prairie dogs. I just didn't see this coming

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:54 pm
Twisted greedy bastard, just to sell his guns. Gun laws in the US really need revising. Of course the gun lobby will stop that.
The automotive industry made cars safer to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.
The US is loosing more people due to gun crimes than car accidents or conflicts were US troops are involved. Gun crimes are played down unless there is a huge massacre. But a car accident or a soldier killed in action is big news. That is the gun lobby for you: shoot some one if you are bored, that is OK, but use our guns.
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