Start A Petition

No Criminal Charges in Fatal Shooting of Portland Hunter Near John Day River

Society & Culture  (tags: hunter, shot, killed, violence, humans )

- 3240 days ago -
A grand jury in Wheeler County has declined to hand down charges against the men who fatally shot Portland hunter Howard Franklin Means, determining that the shooters were acting in self-defense and in defense of another person


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Debra L (34)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 12:48 pm
Is this for real, this happens in Oregon more than ever these days. They never care or investigate the deaths of Native people. Nobody does anything about it. I am so sick of people getting away with killing Native people.Especially here in Oregon where I live. I am going to look into this now.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 3:33 pm
Stupid hunters....

Big Gorilly hugs

Barbara W (342)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 7:04 pm
This is terribly sad...Such a waste and pain to the family of Mr. Means

MmAway M (511)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 8:10 pm
Thanks Ty....

But, these guys were out there shooting it up, the fact that one was so stupid drunk does NOT surprise me one bit, a ton of hunters (or so called hunters) always get stupid drunk and want to be Nuts.

Thanks Ty, but there are way to many Nut cases out there, I feel bad for the family, but frankly hate hunters...would love for it to be like it was in the OLD days with the Indians, take what you need leave the rest, White man comes in and distroys everything....Totally upsetting!!!

Donn M (56)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 10:33 pm
Hunting didn't get this guy killed, doing something stupid while drunk did. A very unfortunate incident for all involved.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 11:02 pm
Thanks Terry

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 12:23 am
A completely surreal story - Stupid drunk hunters an hardly no investigation.This story needs to get to the headpage. Thanx Lone

. (0)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 5:31 am
Just as bad as drinking and drinking... now they are playing Russian Roulette... there should be a law ... no drinking and shooting.. it always brings in something tragic and the consequences horrible

Shevlin R (10)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 9:19 am
People who kill animals....

Gillian M (218)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 11:36 am
I fail to see how 3 people couldn't overcome 1 drunk person. Perhaps they fancied having a different type of head on the wall....

Dee C (23)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 11:48 am
The story is not about whether hunting is right or wrong..It is about these men..who were extremely was intoxicated..Pointing a weapon at anyone is it trying to shoot a weapon out of one's hand..

It sounds like neither one of them have any business hunting..Guns are not toys..and hunting has no place for drunks..

Such a shame..

Thanks Terry


Mark G (36)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 1:52 pm
One of the cardinal rules of hunting is that you never ever drink alcohol while doing it. Never. Fortunately none of the guys I hunt with would ever consider breaking this rule.

Susan D (116)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 5:05 pm
Unbelievable. "Only in America". Grown men shooting each other to death over a deer. Hard to believe these people live in the 21st century. More like desperate scavengers trying to survive in the 19th century. Its not the alcohol thats the problem its the guns! They would have been better armed with cans of beer and leave the guns at home.

La Loba L (49)
Tuesday November 10, 2009, 7:02 am
Revolvers are not used to shoot deer. Rifles are. Why were there any pistols even in the area? What a sad waste of human, and wild life.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Society & Culture

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.