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Anti-Hunters Are Vandalizing Deer Stands in Wisconsin


One of the messages says "Hunt the hunters."

According the Dunn County Sheriff's Office, vandals are tagging deer stands in Wisconsin.

For the second time in only a matter of weeks, officials have found anti-hunting messages spray-painted on hunting stands near the Township of Dunn, one of which reads: "Hunt the hunters."

The outside was covered with what appeared to be the logo for the Animal Liberation Front.

Additional Information: Criminal Damage to Property and Safety Concerns. The Sheriff's Office has received an...

Posted by Dunn County Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 18, 2019

To make matters worse, the A.L.F. was actually impressed with the vandalism.


"The North American Animal Liberation Press Office was very pleased to hear about the destruction of multiple hunting stands in Dunn County," the A.L.F. said in a statement to Fox News. "It is an absurd idea that there is sport in lying in wait for an unsuspecting animal to stroll by and then blowing it away with a high-powered weapon. People who do this sort of thing are despicable and need to be stopped."

According to the report, the vandals also damaged a number of trail cameras in the area.

The most recent case comes only weeks after the first report of a vandalized hunting stand, which was covered in messages that read, "All hunters are bastards," and "A.L.F."

Information: Criminal Damage to Property and Safety Concerns. Recently the pictured deer stand was damaged in the...

Posted by Dunn County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 30, 2019

Police are asking local hunters to be vigilant of suspicious activity and to check their stands before getting in them to hunt just in case the structure has been tampered with.


If you see any suspicious activity, be sure to contact the Dunn County Sheriff's Office or file an anonymous report at

However, it'd probably also be wise to stay vigilant in areas other than Wisconsin, too, as the A.L.F. certainly isn't exclusive to any one state.