UPDATE: It has come to our attention that the Facebook page was fake, however the news story is very real. Michael Chedester was arrested this afternoon and is facing felony charges for intentionally causing serious physical harm to a companion animal. Follow this developing story below:

Michael Chedester, a considerably disturbed individual, shot and killed two dogs in Belmont County, Ohio yesterday and will be facing felony charges this morning. While such stories are hard to hear, it’s good that this guy is no longer in the woods. We have to remember that part of hunting IS having respect for all animals, if you’re a hunter and can’t respect that, consider taking up a new hobby.

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Earlier today, he posted photos of two dogs that he apparently shot and killed with a caption reading “Shot 2 stupid dogs that got off their leash it was a clean kill now leave me alone please.” Sorry Mike, but when you do stupid things that are against the law, nobody is going to “be nice to you” as requested on your fan page.

In our opinion, this guy needs to be tracked down and reported by everyone IMMEDIATELY.

As hunters, we need to band together and publicly condemn such disgusting acts. Period.

We didn’t want to post the actual Facebook post due to its gruesome nature, however, you can view it at your own discretion below:

Sick Dog Hunter

 

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243 thoughts on “Man Just Shot Two Dogs and All Hunters Need to Condemn Him

      1. That’s a dumb reason to shoot a dog, though. A dog going after deer isn’t doing anything different than what a hunter or wild predator is doing.

      2. HUNTERS do no look for any reason to kill just anything thanks. there are stupid people in this world and every one in there life has killed some kind of living thing a bug, spider, roach, fish to eat.. have you ever watch how ur pork and beef you get from the store is killed.. so be4 u go say some stuff like that you need to look at you own self we are all not perfect “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.”

      3. LOL – o.k. I am not casting any stones, I am telling you flat out that all hunters look for things to kill anything. I do know what I am talking about but thank you for that very articulate opinion. I do not eat beef, pork, deer etc. I eat a little seafood and foul. I fight to protect all animals because there is no need to kill anything any more. There are farms who responsibly raise and humanely kill our food – we don’t need hunters doing it and all the conservationists and scientists have proven/debunked the hunters claim of conservation. Killing is never conservation. Mother nature takes care of things just fine without hunters helping – she has done it on her own for millions of years and she will continue to do so for millions more. Hunters are all psychopaths who simply have blood thirst – once you kill something you either hate it or love it for the thrill and that is what psychopaths do it for – the thrill … human or animal. You lose your humanity when you kill – anything.

      4. Haha hunting will always be around so get used to it. I’m kinda happy your butt hurt over hunters lol
        Love seeing people like you upset.
        Lol
        Govt makes to much money from it and on.yhe topic of money hunters put more money towards the environment and protecting wildlife habitat than non hunters and anti hunters combine.
        Keep whining you will change nothing. Oh and science does prove that hunting is necessary you have your info wrong. Google it. I’m gonna go eat a steak now and hi t aittle harder just for you. Lol

      5. Randy you are a typical person without a soul. You are as dumb as you are heartless if you believe the crap you just posted. The only way the government makes any money on hunting is from the tax revenue from the purchase of the guns to kill. Sadly guns are quite a lucrative commodity in the US because of so many paranoid, heartless, ignorant people that serve no purpose in life but they love there guns. Guns were made for one reason….to kill… If you own a gun you plan on killing someone or something at one point and don’t give the crap excuse it’s for protection. Why else do idiots hunt? You hunt to kill period. No other reason. A gun makes a coward feel lik ea BIG guy and gives them too much power. This guy should be shot just the way he shot the dogs. There is Karma and I pray to God he gets his quickly.

      6. Randy,

        You really are a piece of work! I am both an avid hunter and a Wildlife Biologist, and you are factually incorrect. Science has proven that conservation (not preservation) is needed to regulate wildlife populations. This includes hunting, fishing, trapping, etc, and that is why is regulated by state and federal agencies, allowing hunters and fishermen to enjoy the sport that we love. Alot of people like you don’t know the difference in conservation and preservation, and that is where the big problem lies.

      7. 100% inaccurate – the studies, done by the experts have completely debunked the notion that killing is in any way conservation. These people devote their lives every day to conservation and they would know. You are a hunter and the Safari club pays millions to spread these lies and mis-information (also proven) to try and mislead the general public into believing their lies. I have confirmed through these experts that killing is in no way helping conservation whatsoever, in fact, it has been PROVEN that it is doing the opposite. Good try, but the evidence, facts, science all back me up.

      8. Sorry but you are dead wrong. You can’t win this argument with hearsay that you pulled out of your butt. You also obviously didn’t read past where I said I was an avid hunter, but also included that I am a Wildlife Biologist. I have an educational background, and work in this field and you “DO NOT”. Whoever is feeding you what you like to call fact, is Very Very Wrong! Again, like I said before, most people like you do not know the difference in Conservation and Preservation, and that is where your ignorance lies!

        If you just know without a doubt that you are correct (which you aren’t), please feel free to post all of your documentation and studies that you say were done by, so called, EXPERTS!

      9. YOU cannot win because the science and actual conservation studies back me up – I am not arguing with you A HUNTER because biologist or not you are biased beyond belief IF YOU ARE A BIOLOGIST. You are probably one of the people the Safari Club has paid to side with them. Anyone with a brain can go look up the studies for themselves if they choose – they just have to make sure the studies are not sponsored and paid for by the Safari Club …. make sure they are independent studies because of course the Safari Club has bought and paid for some studies to back their side since they literally would lose millions if the truth were known by all. YOU are just a hunter. YOU have a reason to be angry and attack me. I am just disseminating the facts and I have studied and researched independently – I am not a hunter, paid by any group nor is my husband who would never harm an animal either. You are scum …. anyone who kills animals are. Animals were put on this earth beside us. How ARROGANT of you or anyone to believe their lives are any less valuable than our lives. The eco-system has taken care of itself just fine way before man began their reign of destruction and killing and it will go on long after we no longer exist. Man is the only species who kills for the sake of killing …. man is destroying the earth. All men want to do is kill and they justify it by any means they can …. so go on and tell me how wrong I am …. I do not care, because I have the truth and legitimate facts on my side.

      10. I have already won, because I have the education and the knowledge to know how conservation works, and that you are full of it just like a Christmas turkey!

        You have zero facts to back you up, because your “facts” don’t exist. That’s the very reason that you can post any studies or documentation, because it doesn’t exist! If it did exist there would be colleges all over the world that would have specialized degrees available for how conservation doesn’t work. However, there are colleges all over the world with degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries conservation!

        You calling me arrogant and scum doesn’t bother me one bit, it just shows how childish and immature you are. It shows that you get so angry because I practice conservation, and in doing so, I cut down on my grocery bill, and feed my family. Sounds like a personal problem to me, if you can’t handle it.

      11. I’m sorry, how ARROGANT of me to live my life the same a wolf or cougar does. First and foremost, hunters do not hunt endangered species like tigers or Asian elephants (note that I am not referring to lions or African elephants, as both are classed as vulnerable, not endangered). Those who do shoot endangered and protected species are called POACHERS, not hunters. Secondly, yes there are some hunters who target the largest specimens, and yes that could be detrimental in certain situations, but the main thing is we lack the numbers to truly cause damage to wildlife populations. You mentioned that one hardly sees large-tusked elephants anymore. That is true in some areas, for example, in Kenya where poaching is rampant. But if one were to look at South Africa, one would see large-tusked elephants in decent amounts. Why? Because the money from hunters and tourists goes directly into paying rangers, anti-poaching units, and repaying people for damage caused by wildlife to their crops and domestic animals. Kenya has not allowed hunting since 1976, and it is estimated that 90% of their megafauna will be gone in 25 years. Compare that to South Africa, which has increasing populations of lions, leopards, rhinos, sable antelope, zebra, elephant, and numerous other species. I hardly think that hunting is to blame, rather, the income generated from it actually helps. Hunting actually builds tolerance, because people feel they can do something about that wolf that is attacking their cattle, or the elk eating their hay. The animals go from varmints to respected game animals.. Also, hunters have existed since people existed. Everything in our bodies was designed, like it or not, to kill thing. We have forward facing eyes, like tigers, not sideways facing eyes, like deer. We have canines and grinding molars, like omnivores such as bears. We have long legs and large lungs for running long distances. We are intelligent so that we can work together to bring down large prey and make weapons. We have sweat glands all over our bodies so that we can run prey down without overheating. Like it or not, we came into this world the same way wolves, tigers, orcas, cougars, lions, hyenas, and seals did. We came in as predators. Please note that you are not entirely wrong, unregulated hunting and poaching does cause damage to wildlife, one only needs to look at American history to see that. But, it was also hunters who saw the damage and mistakes they had made and fixed it. I seldom see the same integrity from others. Jesus calls us to be could stewards of animals, and they will take care of us. If we use something sustainably, then it will continue. Let me ask you: What happens if you leave an egg on the counter without doing anything? It will rot. The same thing with nature. We need to manage it, nature is a garden and it always had and always needs its gardener. I see where you are coming from, hunting does seem a little odd from someone who has not done it, and it is indeed difficult to take an animal’s life. It is the magic of the hunt, joy, sorrow, elation, humility, and respect all joined into one. That is what makes us human. An orca has no remorse after it plays with and then kills a seal, a tiger feels no humility after it kills a deer by suffocation. Remorse and feelings after a kill is a human thing, and we should treasure it. We have a right to kill, just as a wolf has a right to kill. And just as a wolf is punished for killing livestock or a pet, a person is punished for killing livestock or someone else’s pet. I kill mostly for meat, and hunters take the meat from trophy game. Hunting is complex and yet simple at the same time, it is helpful, yet seems to hurt, it saddens and gladdens the heart. I guess my point is, don’t knock it until you try it, and show facts, not emotions.

      12. Please read this entire thing before you respond. Thank you. First and foremost, I have no idea why you feel the need to insult me. I have said nothing rude to you, so just calm down. That is not the correct way to win an argument. You should read the book Foundations of Logic and Reason. All that yelling at me does is simply make you look foolish. Also, you have openly stated that we are animals, by claiming that the earth is millions of years older than us. So, I will gladly sit back and politely listen to you explain why chimpanzees gladly kill, rape, and eat each other, all without a second thought. Although I am comparing us to other top carnivores, I also have gone out of my way to illustrate that we are different because we are human. We have compassion, something no predator has. We don’t want our prey to suffer. A tiger couldn’t care less. We punish each other when someone is cruel to an animal. A wolf is content to merely finish the job. We are humans, not animals and it is in that fact that we are unique. It is our duty as people and as carnivores to ensure a quick kill. And yes, there is elation over killing something. Why is that wrong? It is mixed with respect, sadness, and contentment. How is being happy to have been successful such a crime? Also, I am not sorry for being the top predator in my ecosystem, and my life will happily go on with or without you forgiving me for anything. To be perfectly frank, I really don’t care what you think of me. I merely wanted to explain things to you, and maybe help clear up a bit of the fog surrounding hunters. You have said that you eat seafood and fowl. Both are animals, and both must die for you to eat them. Are you saying that you hate hunters merely because they are ballsy enough to actually kill their own food? How is that wrong? That is like a jackal telling a lion that he is evil for killing his prey instead of scavenging it. Also, I never said that you did no research. I truly believe that you did. But so did I. My research included utilizing the Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, Panthera Foundation, National Geographic Society, etc. They all said the same thing: Hunting is BENIFICIAL to wildlife if properly managed. Unregulated, it does considerable harm. Regulated, it can save entire species. The lion in South Africa was pulled back from the brink of extinction by hunters. They couldn’t shoot them until the population was healthy, but they gladly brought them back anyway, so that the plains would be complete again. India is still struggling to keep the tigers that they almost lost. Look, I believe that you genuinely care about animals. So do I. I love animals. In many cases I like them a bit more than certain people. I have devoted my entire life to studying and saving animals. However, I also know their place. We are all part of the natural world, and it is our very makeup that makes us carnivores. How can you hate that I hunt anymore than you can hate that a wolf hunts? Or that a bear hunts? At least hunters kill quickly. There is a snake called the Gaboon Viper, that has a terrible method of killing. When it bites its prey, it injects its venom. The venom of a Gaboon Viper does something terrible. It destroys the very insides of the animal that is bitten. Imagine, all your bones and organs turning to mush, bleeding from all orifices of your body, all the while fully conscious, with a snake watching you until you can no longer fight back, and then it eats you. Maybe you are still alive, maybe you aren’t. The snake doesn’t care. The only thing it cares about is that it has a full meal and now needs a nap. One can scarcely call a bullet killing an animal instantly cruel after reading that. An animal that is shot is normally dead instantly, the nervous system is what sends it running away, only to collapse once the nerves quit firing. Tell me again how cruel hunting. I am sure I will enjoy it. I will use one last story to drive home my point. One day in Baja California, a female Gray Whale gave birth. For months, she and her calf played in the warm waters. One day, she headed north, her baby in tow. They needed to make it to the arctic to feed. Around Monterey, the cow Gray Whale had a choice: follow the shore and risk losing out on feeding time in the arctic, or cut across the open ocean and risk predation from Orcinus Orca, the Killer Whale. The cow (female whales are called cows, males bulls, and babies calves) decided to risk it. Halfway across, she met with trouble. A pod of Orcas were on the hunt and they were targeting her. The orcas brought their calves in close to teach them how to kill. Working together like herding dogs, they expertly split the calf away from its mother. A whale watching boat was nearby, watching this unfold, and the gray whale knew her calf’s best chance at safety lay in that boat. Breaking through the pack, she herded her calf underneath the boat. It briefly worked. The orcas were nervous to approach the boat. But then the matriarch (orca pods are matriarchal, not patriarchal) approached. She knew the boat could do nothing. Once again, she and her pod split the calf off from its mother. This time, there was no saving it. 2 orcas jumped on top of it, using their weight to hold its blowhole underwater, while others rammed it from below to force the air out of its lungs. The calf died. The orca pod then contentedly ate the lips, tongue and a little bit of the blubber off the carcass before leaving it. There would be other calves along soon, and more food. This transcript was taken from a PBS Nature documentary on gray whales. So, tell me again how are hunters so brutal compared to this?

      13. What part of my response was unclear – I did read it moron…clearly you didn’t read mine. I know you are sorry… sorry excuse for a human – you are not forgiven ever. I do not agree with you on any level. You imply I have not done my research however, I am a senior litigation paralegal and I can 100% assure you my opinion is not just one of emotion, but of extensively researching the information from the non-bias, non-hunting scientific and conservationist community. Hunting is not as you pathetically described it. Anyone who feels elation at the taking of any life is devoid of their humanity and as the mental health experts have pointed out, have the markers of being psychopaths. I have also researched that and the analogy is absolutely accurate. You compare us to animals who are able to play with and then kill something without “feelings” however, WE ARE NOT ANIMALS. We no longer have to go out and kill for our food as animals do and as mother nature intended. You also imply that I should not “knock it until I have tried it” well, thankfully, I am not a psychopath and have had no and have never had the desire to go out and take a life. I did grow up with grandparents who lovingly did have to rely on their animals for food, but that was a way different time. So I am not completely removed from animals giving their lives for us to eat, I grew up knowing that was something necessary during that time frame, but those days are long past us. That is why I eat very little meat only seafood, which is cold blooded, and foul – that is all I am willing to eat and I even have a problem eating much of that. I am mostly sustained by fruits and veggies and only eat enough meat to make sure I stay healthy. You sound sick by the way you describe the feelings of killing an animal. You disgust me. All hunters disgust me. Period. There is nothing to discuss here. I know what the research says and I am not going to continue arguing with people who simply twist things to try to justify the unjustifiable. I hope Karma kills each and every one of you in the manner in which you so heartlessly take the lives of these innocent souls.

      14. P.S. STOP WRITING ME – WE DO NOT AGREE – I DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU. I HAVE DONE THE RESEARCH SO I DO NOT NEED YOUR HUNTER POINT OF VIEW – DO NOT WRITE ME AGAIN. PERIOD.

      15. Two things, and then I am done talking to you. First and foremost, a chicken, turkey, guineafowl, or pheasant is called a fowl, not foul. It is quite obvious that you have not idea how to argue, and you either cannot or will not see past the end of your nose. Check out that book I recommended, it is a great resource for learning how to argue effectively.

      16. Please show me the proof of that…. because no one can definitely know one way or the other just like no one can definitely prove there is God, or heaven or hell or that we even have a soul – so please tell me all knowing Bkidder how you and ONLY you are able to absolutely 100% prove this and provide the evidence.

      17. From a biological perspective, the long-term survival of an imperiled species is extremely complicated; hunting not only flies in the face of a precautionary approach to wildlife management, but in some cases it has also been found to undermine it.
        A case in point: hunters are not like natural predators. They target the largest specimens; those with the biggest tusks, manes, antlers or horns. It is part of a trend called “evolution in reverse” or “survival of the weak,” and scientists have pointed out that sport-hunted populations of species like bighorn sheep now have smaller horns than those of 30 years ago, and after decades of poaching and trophy hunting giant-tusked elephants are a rarity in the wild. Is this good or sustainable conservation? Clearly not.

      18. I am not a hunter. I love seeing all the wildlife in my yard. But as a humane person, I would much rather see a hunter kill a deer quickly and use the meet then have the deer slowly starve to death or get hit by a car and die from shock.
        You say you lose your humanity when you kill anything…so you’ve never killed a fly or a mosquito? That a ridiculous argument.

      19. You are either misinformed or stupid. If it weren’t for hunters wild animals would be starving to death everywhere you look. Oh I see, you decide what animals need to be killed for you to eat and talk down to those that will eat what they kill. Go back to your mothers basement and leave the adults in the room alone.

      20. That too is untrue – geez I wonder what Mother nature did without hunters all those millions of years. Idiot.

      21. Have you researched farm raised seafood? Significant environmental damage. Do you only buy free range poultry? Have you been to a poultry farm and seen the over crowded conditions, the lack of natural sunlight, the restricted space
        ? Wild prey animals live their lives dealing with predators…and humans are hunter/gathers. Ducks Unlimited has done a great deal to protect wetlands which benefits not only ducks but supports all wetland plants and animals. I think it’s more ethical to hunt than to buy seafood or poultry that have lived terrible caged lives.

        Here is info from Charity Navigator
        Highly Rated
        Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
        Ducks Unlimited (TN) 83.81
        National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.52
        Pheasants Forever (MN) 90.19
        California Waterfowl Association (CA) 100.00
        Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 90.66

      22. You need to take a good hard look at some of those farms and tell me how “humane” they are. I’m not a hunter, but our mass production and treatment of beef, poultry and pork is hardly humane unless it is a family owned farm….

      23. First of all you are an idiot because we are animal also. Second killing a cow with a sledge hammer really sounds humane

      24. No they don’t. Most care more about conservation than you, anybody you know, anybody you have ever met or seen. That is a fact.

      25. Again that has been proven to be false by the conservationists and scientists …. you are just spewing the Safari Clubs propaganda of lies.

      26. Wrong. I didnt take a single deer this season despite seeing the same buck walk by my blind every day at the same time. I Didnt shoot him because I could tell he was still young. Lawfully I could have taken It but I let him go to live his life and grow. If I was looking for any reason to kill I would have taken It and not given a care In the world. Your idea about hunters Is grossly misunderstood.

      27. That’s bull shit I hunt and I don’t just kill anything I sat in a tree stand for over 70 hrs over archery season I had latterly hundreds of deer and turkeys under me over that time the only 2 deer I shot were 4 1/2 years old and 5 1/2 years old both fully mature deer and the older one was on the down hill I hare tee my shots were more ethical then Them dying of natural cause

      28. I assume you were trying to not say latterly, but literally. Thanks for not killing ever animal that walked past you. I am sure those you kill are very grateful.

      29. Again – YOU are the one who is inaccurate – there is a myriad of articles written about the psychopathic tendencies of hunters so …. again….. I have facts behind me supported by the mental health community as well as the FBI. The 3 traits of a psychopath are: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. The first one is self explanatory, ( the second has to do with the amoral manipulation of others and the last (the most malevolent by far) causes low empathy, impulsivity and thrill seeking behavior. Sound familiar? Of course, these traits are also shared by serial killers so that’s just a fantastic group to be a part of..
        In a well-known essay, Gareth Patterson (‘Is Hunting a Form of Serial Killing?’) has detailed the startling similarities between serial killers and hunters. Here are some:
        Compelled to keep a trophy souvenir from their victims
        The killing is addictive and leads to more killings
        They seek fame, attention, and notoriety (i.e. smiling over their kills, videos “for the family that get leaked all over the internet” etc)
        The kills are premeditated.
        The stalking and killing gives a surge of adrenalin (“thrill kill”)
        The killing is seen as a “sport” or “game” or justified for “food” when they could have purchased the food more inexpensively at the store.
        There’s a down time (“cooling off” period) between killings
        Gives the killer a feeling of power, dominance, and control over their victim
        They are titillated by “the hunt” and fantasize about the kill
        Many document their kills via photos and/or videos to gratify themselves later.
        Serial killers David Berkowitz (also known as Son of Sam), who killed six people; Jeffrey Dahmer, who raped and murdered 17 men and boys; and Albert DeSalvo (also known as The Boston Strangler), who confessed to killing 13 women but was imprisoned for a series of rapes, all stated animal torture as their first acts of violence
        Since the 1970s, research has shown that the majority of adults who commit violent crimes have a history of animal cruelty in childhood. Some studies suggest that up to 70% of the most serious and violent offenders in prison have repeated and severe episodes of animal abuse in their history.
        Indeed, cruelty to animals, along with bed-wetting past the age of five and fire-starting, are together known as the “homicidal triad”. This potential indication of violence in adulthood was first suggested by forensic psychiatrist John MacDonald in a 1963 article in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
        Because serial killers and people who commit other violent crimes have a pattern of the above the FBI has now made animal abuse like this one a top tier felony and those felonies are now being tracked, via a database, in an attempt to identify those who commit violent crimes earlier and to try to better protect the community. So please tell me again how uninformed and uneducated I am about this subject Mr. Hunter.

      30. This is not a reasonable analogy. If a dog was just a regular wild predator, there would be a hunting season on them to control their numbers just like other wild predators.

      31. I understand your comment, but there is a Reason for such laws. Talk to a state wildlife officer for some enlightenment.

  1. the facebook page is NOT fake he is messaging me as we speak saying things like “nice picture of your dog” ” I have 2 collars if you need them” referring to the 2 dogs he killed!!! karma is a b**CH!!

    1. He’s been detained. You’re talking to a troll who tried opening a GoFundMe account to make money off of this going viral.

      People are so foolishly gullible.

  2. This idiot (Chedester) was asking for Ted Nugent’s help. Ted will help, he will put an arrow in this guys butt. This is disgusting.

    1. This man now has a target on his back and he earned it. I hope someone hits it so he gets a taste of his own medicine. Two years in jail is not scratching the surface of what he should get. And if I were him and would relocate because “someone” will kill him sooner or later. Go ahead folks, hurl your negatives comments at me. I feel sorry for the owner of the dogs, oh and the wife of this sick poor excuse of a man. Off my soapbox.

  3. Dogs running wild in the woods are a serious problem in some areas. They are tame at home but as soon as they get outside the yard, they are harassing and killing wildlife, and not just deer. Any time I have seen dogs chasing deer and I asked a game warden what to do about it, I was told to shoot, shovel and shut up. I don’t know the circumstances behind what happened here but at the very least the guy is guilty of not following through with the three S procedure. Pet owners who let their dogs run in the woods obviously don’t care about their dogs or wildlife to take some basic precautions. I’m not defending what this guy did because of the small amount of information available, but everyone who is jumping on him doesn’t know the whole story either.

    1. I doubt a game warden would tell you that considering It Is a felony to kill someone’s dogs regardless of the matter. Its called the Goddard Law, you should research It before that game warden gets you In trouble. Also, wild dogs are not the same as domesticated. These dogs were clearly domesticated. The sick SOB even said he took their collars off before he shot them and kept them as trophies. That he hadnt seen anything all day and wanted to kill something.

    2. Bernie, do you have any idea how stupid you sound? I’m guessing not, since you’re blaming the dog owners instead of the ‘bored’ dog killer. Hopefully something like this happens to your family, hopefully it’s you.

    3. I hate to tell you this but you can’t shoot dogs for chasing deer. Tbe game warden who told you that should be reported and fired. If they are after your livestock, I believe you can shoot but I think that depends on where you live and what laws are in place.

      1. I am sure it isn’t true – that is his way of telling everyone that is what he does and telling all the hunters on here to make sure they are not caught and to hide the evidence. There are cameras everywhere though even in the sky with drones. I am going to get one and fly over remote areas looking for people doing just that. I will be turning in all I find.

    4. Wrong the authorities should be told about the problem of dogs running loose, and the authorities should contact the owner of the dogs especially if you know the dog’s owner. Your buddy the warden should lose his job.

      1. OMG,…did you not read the story?? His dogs broke loose from the yard and he immediately went chasing after them. They never “ran loose”!

    5. They do not file charges unless they have evidence to back it up …. thank you for the heads up – we will be watching you from now on. Cameras are everywhere.

    6. Yet another moron chimes in…. Sheesh. Dogs running at large is not a crime, it’s a civil infraction and there is a small fine to pay. The LAW does NOT support what Chedester did in any way shape or form. If a game warden actually told you that– NAME HIM. NAME HIM! You are an idiot.

      1. It is a felony, animal cruelty of any kind is, he has been charged with that felony. I hope they give him the max which isn’t very much in Ohio sadly.

  4. Now lets bombard AEP and get this worthless sh*thead fired. I’m damn sure AEP doesn’t want people of such, er, “character” in their employ.

  5. My father uses dogs when he’s hunting (retrievers for ducks and geese, etc). I don’t think he and his friends would take to kindly to having another hunter taking pot-shots at his dogs.

      1. It is legal to hunt with dogs. They are used, as Adrienne said, for retrieval, trailing, and in certain cases, as catch-dogs. You need some education.

      2. myob zippy
        not that it pertains to you in any way zippy but
        my meaning to Adrienne meant that they should NOT PUT UP WITH other hunters taking pot-shots at THEIR dogs.
        can you understand that or do i have to explain it to you.
        you are the one in need of an education zippy, especially where common manners are concerned.

  6. I wonder if the dog owner would feel better if his dogs were run over or mauled by a loose pit bull. Fact is, if your dogs run loose you can expect *something* to happen to them. Hopefully he learns from this experience.

    1. Your an a$$! I have a Pit Bull and he is extremely docile! Do some research and learn something before you spew garbage and embarrass yourself.

    2. and hunters shooting at whatever they damn well please is one such possibility that people in residential areas should take into consideration? A tree stand 800 yards away. You have alot of vacant space in your head if you try and speak for Chedester as a representative of the hunting community. And, as KaD pointed out, pit bulls aren’t wandering around the streets looking for something to maul…people maybe, but not pit bulls. Ignorance is a pain in the ass to the rest of us, while its bliss for you.

      1. And the dogs weren’t even pitbulls, a Doberman and a weimaraner, a dog is a dog, doesn’t matter the breed, the dog is what the owner makes of it

    3. He didn’t let his dogs loose deliberately. They escaped a fenced in area, as dogs sometimes do. He immediately went looking for them and searched for hours. But even so, it doesn’t excuse the deliberate killing of dogs. If you read this asswipe hunter’s posts and tweets, he LOVED killing them, he went out of his way to shoot them and then took their collars as trophies. That’s sick.

    4. Why don’t you try reading the account? The dogs broke loose and he instantly went after them!!!! KaD, you are a dumbass who apparently is a sympathizer to this killer!!

    5. You statement is the most ignorant post I have seen in quite awhile.Dogs sometimes get lose. That does not give anyone the right to shoot them.Especially when they are friendly dogs. I also take offense at you using a Pit Bull as a example. When are you ignorant people going to learn it is the irresponsible owners not doing what they should for any dog to live in society . Some people that couldn’t figure their way out a wet paper bag pick these dogs because they want to be “cool” and seem like they are “bad” and it is the Pit Bull that pays the price. It amazes me how so many people who don’t have working brain cells actually post comments and lets everyone see how dumb they really are.

    6. i lived near federal lands and used to run my dogs untethered for years on one occasion someone did shoot at one of my dogs i immediately notified the local sheriff i had been fired on the shooter denied that he had shot at me but was still arrested and charged with Unlawful Discharge of a weapon 12 month probation $8000 fine and loss of fire arms..had had one rifle and a pistol on him and two more rifles in his truck he lost them all his truck was towed but he got that back ..think twice before believing YOU can shoot anything you want and believing you know the law ..that guy wont be shooting anything other than black powder for years ..though not a felony and armed or violent misdemeanor will cause and instant NICS denial

  7. It has come to our attention the FB page is fake…. but we will leave it up on ours because it suits our agenda….

    Then you slander the man.
    No opposing POV… all one sided and biased.
    Cool

    1. Is there two sides to this Chris? A POS killed two dogs for no reason. What’s the other side? Who cares if they left up the fake page. You and this douche Mike best friends? You’re an idiot.

    2. Chris,…SERIOUSLY? “One-sided”?? The man shot and killed the two dogs because he said that he “…felt like killing something.” HOW is this pos being “slandered”??

    3. Hey Chris where you live, do you have dogs? Perhaps you could have a little more compassion for the victim, but of course not, you’re probably Michael Chesdester’s kin. Go away troll, you’re pathetic.

    4. Of course there is an opposing point of view! Those quoting that he posted, “…felt like killing something.” don’t seem to get the fact that the quote came from a FAKE FB ACCOUNT. Like Chris (OP) said, they left up the quote to suit there cause.
      The opposing point(s) – were these dogs running loose OFF the dog-owners property? Were they running loose on private hunting land? Were they running deer? Harassing the wildlife?
      Personally I think he made the wrong decision. I was taught that if you come across dogs running deer, you shoot them. Now I reserve this for wild or feral dogs, similar to killing coyotes (so NOT “companion animals”, as this guys dogs OBVIOULSY were – well groomed, collars and tags). But that’s me…
      Bottom line is that had the dog owner controlled his animals (and I acknowledge that accidents DO happen – dogs slip out), then this wouldn’t have been an issue.

      1. Obviously, you are just as stupid as your uncle is, and probably just as dangerous. Dogs running at large is NOT a crime, it’s a civil infraction and there is a small fine to pay. There is no law supporting what happened here, so how can you even have the gall and audacity to say that the dog’s owners are at fault? Only a moron would think like you do. Runs in the family apparently… If that is how you really think- what’s the rest of your rationale? “Better keep your dogs on your own property, otherwise some deranged idiot might shoot them…” ?? Using your retarded rationale is the same as saying that if a drunk driver runs over a pedestrian who is legally crossing the street, it’s pedestrian’s fault for crossing the street at a time when there might be drunk drivers around. You are pathetic.

      2. You said you were “taught” that if you come across dogs running deer, you shoot them? WHO taught you that- yet ANOTHER moron??? Morons teaching morons. That’s great. People really need to use more condoms- THAT is what would have prevented this.

      3. Well I see you all over the place shooting your damn mouth off pretending to know everything while still knowing nothing! Maybe your a politician or something? Hard to say! But how about we start with the Federal Code 36 CFR § 2.15 that specifically states “(c) Pets or feral animals that are running-at-large and observed by an authorized person in the act of killing, injuring or molesting humans, livestock, or wildlife may be destroyed if necessary for public safety or protection of wildlife, livestock, or other park resources.”

        I’m not pretending to know or understand the situation…………but many states in fact do allow you to shoot an animal chasing game! Now while I don’t condone shooting dogs for your amusement………it’s your job to ensure your pet doesn’t escape. If it’s eating my chicken’s or any of my other pets……..guess what?

      4. that ONLY applies to federal lands and an an authorized person not some inbred senile idiot this was on state land.. Ohio Revised Code » Title [9] IX AGRICULTURE – ANIMALS – FENCES » Chapter 955: DOGS 955.28 Dog may be killed for certain acts – owner liable for damages.
        (A) Subject to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 955.261 of the Revised Code, a dog that is chasing or approaching in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, that attempts to bite or otherwise endanger, or that kills or injures a person or a dog that chases, threatens, harasses, injures, or kills livestock, poultry, other domestic animal, or other animal, that is the property of another person, except a cat or another dog, can be killed at the time of that chasing, threatening, harassment, approaching, attempt, killing, or injury. this piece of shit not only shot dogs that he claimed were only RUNNING LOOSE not chasing wild life but then hid the bodies then when cornered offered to pay for the dogs ..an admission of guilt .and stated that he only expected a couple of days in jail at the most ..an admission of guilt

      5. Well unfortunately there is so many idiots on here making stuff up it’s hard to say what the real story is. Originally I had read that they were chasing deer………..now everyone has jumped on the bandwagon and we have no idea what was really said. Everyone still thinks that was his Facebook and every article is still quoting his words from Facebook which we know wasn’t him. I think the justice system and the jury will figure it out! But if you haven’t noticed lately…………anytime ther is an uproar any more you just have to charge them and wait.

      6. the fact is no matter what the dogs were doing he is obvoisly not animal control .a law officer of any type or game warden so unless you support vigilantism also the fact that charges are being brought against him shows that he obviously broke the law

      7. No……..vigilantism is what everyone is talking about right here on this forum. No one on here knows any more than what was written in a new article………and parts of the news article are in doubt! Yes……..charges are pending……..that’s typically how it works! Lots of upset people require a court case any more! You must attempt to appease all of those Internet morons who attempt to pass judgment based on zero facts! Take a good look at all of the police officers literally put on trial to appease the masses. Whether he is guilty or not remains to be seen………we may never know………someone may shoot him even if he’s in innocent based on these forums.

      8. But the dogs were not observed killing,injuring or molesting anything, and Mike was in his tree stand. So there was nothing to protect and no reason to shoot, alone with the owner of the dogs was yelling and less than 300 yards away and running towards the dogs, the hunter heard him. Yet felt the need to shoot from the stand

      9. Hey buster there is a law and it is in OHIO and it specifically states the owner of the dogs is responsible for them at all times and that they cannot run at free will. Ohio Revised Codes, § 955.28 Dog may be killed for certain acts; owner liable for damages.

        (A) Subject to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 955.261 [955.26.1] of the Revised Code, a dog that is chasing or approaching in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, that attempts to bite or otherwise endanger, or that kills or injures a person or a dog that chases, injures, or kills livestock, poultry, other domestic animal, or other animal, that is the property of another person, except a cat or another dog, can be killed at the time of that chasing, approaching, attempt, killing, or injury. If, in attempting to kill such a dog, a person wounds it, he is not liable to prosecution under the penal laws which punish cruelty to animals.

        (B) The owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog, unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner’s, keeper’s, or harborer’s property.

      10. Except how does a dog approach in a menacing fashion when your up in a tree stand???? Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      11. ohio law it a fifth degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal, such as pets or domestic creatures. This is generally defined as activities involving a substantial risk of death, a partial or permanent incapacity, long-term pain, or deprivation of food, water and shelter……

    5. The man hunting has been harassed and what he is saying is that they did not suffer, that is what “clean kill means” The hunter was chased by two aggressive dogs and had he been killed or mauled the same person who is responsible for the dogs (the owner) still would be responsible. The hunter did not break the law but the owner of the dogs did by allowing them to leave his property in pursuit of a hunter knowing it was opening day for deer season. People really need to not sacrifice a human life for two dogs as sad as the choice is to be made. The law in this country everywhere you go specifically states that when you own a domesticated animal (especially dogs) you are to have them under control at all times and you are the responsible party, no one else is not even the hunter.

  8. The thing that gets me the most. Is the fact that this person can get out in two years and be allowed to kill again. And I say this only for people to truely think on it. Yes IF convicted he only faces a max time of two years. Then what? He can’t hunt wild game. So he will only move his hatred towards people next. People like this usually turn out to be serial killers.

      1. agreed, but charges come first, with enough uproar I’m guessing he WILL be convicted. He’s obviously guilty-he admitted it, took pictures and even took their collars for TROPHIES!!! I have lots of names for this POS but hunter isn’t one of them.

      2. Black powder guns are still firearms. Convicted felons cannot own firearms. But, there are (currently)no restrictions on a bow, or edged
        weapons.

    1. The man has been harassed and what he is saying is that they did not suffer, that is what “clean kill means” The hunter was chased by two aggressive dogs and had he been killed or mauled the same person who is responsible for the dogs (the owner) still would be responsible. The hunter did not break the law but the owner of the dogs did by allowing them to leave his property in pursuit of a hunter knowing it was opening day for deer season. People really need to not sacrifice a human life for two dogs as sad as the choice is to be made. the law in this country everywhere is that when you own a domesticated animal (especially dogs) you are to have them under control at all times and you are the responsible party, no one else is not even the hunter. Law specifically states the dogs owner is responsible.

      1. He was not chased, did you read the article, Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

    2. Possible, but speculation on your part. However, if he Should go after someone….. it’ll be legitimate self-defense to dispatch him.

  9. “Shot 2 stupid dogs that got off their leash it was a clean kill now leave me alone please.”

    Translation: I’m a selfish POS that kills pets for pleasure and I don’t want to be held responsible.

    How’s that workin’ out for you, Great White Hunter?

    Exposed nationally, vilified nationally and, it seems, now unemployed.

    Happy holidays, “hunter.”

    1. The man has been harassed and what he is saying is that they did not suffer, that is what “clean kill means” The hunter was chased by two aggressive dogs and had he been killed or mauled the same person who is responsible for the dogs (the owner) still would be responsible. The hunter did not break the law but the owner of the dogs did by allowing them to leave his property in pursuit of a hunter knowing it was opening day for deer season. People really need to not sacrifice a human life for two dogs as sad as the choice is to be made. the law in this country everywhere is that when you own a domesticated animal (especially dogs) you are to have them under control at all times and you are the responsible party, no one else is not even the hunter.

      1. Not chased!!!!!! Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      2. He was NOT chased. He gave his statement to the Sheriff and he never said he was chased, he said he was in his stand and just wanted to shoot something. THAT IS A FELONY.

      3. new ohio law makes it a fifth degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal, such as pets or domestic creatures. This is generally defined as activities involving a substantial risk of death, a partial or permanent incapacity, long-term pain, or deprivation of food, water and shelter

  10. Hopefully he will meet with a tragic accident while hunting soon. Either that, or his bushy wet moustache will make for one hell of a glory-hole in jail soon enough. His wife must be mortified to have wound up with a deranged loser (and horrible hunter).

    1. The hunter was chased by two aggressive dogs and had he been killed or mauled the same person who is responsible for the dogs (the owner) still would be responsible. The hunter did not break the law but the owner of the dogs did by allowing them to leave his property in pursuit of a hunter knowing it was opening day for deer season. People really need to not sacrifice a human life for two dogs as sad as the choice is to be made.

      1. No he was not chased. Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      2. No he was not – he gave his statement to the Sheriff and, based upon that and the fact that it was a felony, he was fired from his job. Good try. But you don’t know the law, clearly.

    1. The hunter was chased by two aggressive dogs and had he been killed or mauled the same person who is responsible for the dogs (the owner) still would be responsible. The hunter did not break the law but the owner of the dogs did by allowing them to leave his property in pursuit of a hunter knowing it was opening day for deer season. People really need to not sacrifice a human life for two dogs as sad as the choice is to be made. the law in this country everywhere is that when you own a domesticated animal (especially dogs) you are to have them under control at all times and you are the responsible party, no one else is not even the hunter.

      1. Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      2. seriously you are an idiot he admitted to law enforcement he shot them because they were there not attacking or chasing anything he believes any dog running lose should be shot whether it just escaped or not he admitted to not liking dogs

    2. Look Columbo you need to read the law here is why you have no knowledge of what that hunter went through, the man had to take early retirement from the aggressive acts of the dogs chasing him………………………………………. Ohio Revised Codes, § 955.28 Dog may be killed for certain acts; owner liable for damages.
      (A) Subject to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 955.261 [955.26.1] of the Revised Code, a dog that is chasing or approaching in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, that attempts to bite or otherwise endanger, or that kills or injures a person or a dog that chases, injures, or kills livestock, poultry, other domestic animal, or other animal, that is the property of another person, except a cat or another dog, can be killed at the time of that chasing, approaching, attempt, killing, or injury. If, in attempting to kill such a dog, a person wounds it, he is not liable to prosecution under the penal laws which punish cruelty to animals.
      (B) The owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog, unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner’s, keeper’s, or harborer’s property.

      1. Those of us who actually read the story know the “hunter” was in a tree stand; hardly a likely site for a dog attack. Further, at no time did he claim he was under attack, or even that the dogs were harassing deer.

      2. He was in a freaking tree stand! Not chased. Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      3. Except this statute is no applicable here. He was in his stand and bored. He TOLD THE SHERIFF that he “just wanted to shoot something because he had not been able to kill a deer that day” so he shot them, knowing they were dogs. He didn’t care …. he came down from his stand AFTER shooting them genius and took their collars for trophies so if you get your facts straight then you will know that the law you site has no relevancy in this situation.

      4. new ohio law witch supersedes the archaic one you posted makes it a fifth degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal, such as pets or domestic creatures. This is generally defined as activities involving a substantial risk of death, a partial or permanent incapacity, long-term pain, or deprivation of food, water and shelter

  11. This POS who has no regard for any life but his own needs to feel the sting of justice and I don’t mean probation and a slap on the wrist.

    1. The hunter was chased by two aggressive dogs and had he been killed or mauled the same person who is responsible for the dogs (the owner) still would be responsible. The hunter did not break the law but the owner of the dogs did by allowing them to leave his property in pursuit of a hunter knowing it was opening day for deer season. People really need to not sacrifice a human life for two dogs as sad as the choice is to be made.

      1. No he was not chased! Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

    1. Oh ya, who says according to Ohio law he had every legal right to kill two aggressive dogs chasing him. Ohio Revised Codes, § 955.28 Dog may be killed for certain acts; owner liable for damages.
      (A) Subject to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 955.261 [955.26.1] of the Revised Code, a dog that is chasing or approaching in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, that attempts to bite or otherwise endanger, or that kills or injures a person or a dog that chases, injures, or kills livestock, poultry, other domestic animal, or other animal, that is the property of another person, except a cat or another dog, can be killed at the time of that chasing, approaching, attempt, killing, or injury. If, in attempting to kill such a dog, a person wounds it, he is not liable to prosecution under the penal laws which punish cruelty to animals.
      (B) The owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog, unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner’s, keeper’s, or harborer’s property.

  12. ‘leave him alone???????????????????” I would hope just the opposite. I hope he is harassed, insulted and anything else…..just 5 minutes with him, that’s all…..WHAT a horrible person……Karma please be swift and extremely severe!

  13. I trained my Rottweiler to hunt with me. He retrieved a number of squirrels that fell into brush that, for me, was utterly impenetrable. Had a jerk like this guy shot at my dog(who was always in close proximity to me), I wouldn’t hesitate to
    send some lead his way.

    1. The hunter was chased by two dogs not one and neither were hunting anything but the hunter. The owner of the two dogs can cry over spilled milk but he was negligent in not keeping his dogs on his own property and under control at all times and that is the law. Sadly enough this event cost the dogs their life and a legal hunter his freedom until the case is heard in court. I love dogs and have been an avid hunter all my life and fortunately have never been chased by two aggressive dogs. The owner did not immediately try to retrieve the dogs now what does that say to you and he knew they were chasing someone because it was opening day for the deer season. I don’t blame the hunter and sadly enough the owner of the dogs is responsible for their death.

      1. get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      2. You’re full of it, louie! Chedester was in a tree stand. Chedester said he was bored and “looking for something to kill.” Chedester took the dogs’ collars as trophies, with No intent to contact the dogs’ owner. Chedester hid the dogs’ bodies in a brush pile. Chedester said they’re “just dogs” and to “get over it.” Other comments by him clearly show that he’s mentally unbalanced: “…people will calm down and realize their shared, culpable role in this incident.”

        And where, other than your own warped mind, did you get that the dogs were “aggressive,” or “chasing someone?”
        While it’s true a dog’s owner must keep their pet under control, a rationale, reasonable person understands that sometimes a dog can get loose, or run off. Chedester slaughtered someone’s pets for no other reason than his own blood-lust, thinking #1, that he’d get away with it, #2, nobody would make a stink because they’re “just dogs.”

        This Chedester needs a felony conviction, which will strip him of his right to own or use firearms.
        And YOU need to pull your head out of your a$$.

      3. You are totally inaccurate, but you hunters always defend each other even when you have to lie to do it. All of you are psychopaths.

      4. new ohio law makes it a fifth degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal, such as pets or domestic creatures. This is generally defined as activities involving a substantial risk of death, a partial or permanent incapacity, long-term pain, or deprivation of food, water and shelter….

      5. Spoken like a true serial killer! I hope you get shot by one of your hunting buddies and get one way ticket to hell where you belong!

  14. Wow, just wow. Morons with guns, supporting the actions of other morons with guns. WHY is there no I.Q. test given to people before they can get a gun or a hunting license? Retards with loaded guns. That’s just great. Too stupid to know the laws, and too stupid to admit when they have broken them. Some people have all the cerebral pomposity of an empty beer can.

  15. there are more people that love dogs than hunt animals for fun so this IDIOT should know that he should watch his back for the rest of his life.

    1. Vigilante justice serves no purpose in America. As horrible as it sounds and looks I hope a pack of dogs never chases you like those two dogs chased him. Hunters do not deserve to be disrespected, they are a valuable asset to population control of wild animals and many families as well as shelters depend on the meat they gather. Currently in my state there are 4 accidents involving deer in one day and many times as many as 40 per day in one area. The owner is to maintain control of his animals and especially dogs at all times. I love dogs and this event is very unfortunate for the dogs.

      1. Again get your story correct, he was in his tree stand, he wasn’t being chased , he shot the first dog, and the second dog grazed by the bullet, he then came down and shot the second dog!

      2. How many times do you have to be told the same thing before it seeps into your underdeveloped brain?

      3. It’s good for you that an intelligence test isn’t required to own firearms or obtain a hunting license(if you even bothered to get one).

      4. Just for fun, I will tell you why you are such big liar. You left out a very important part
        of the events that eventually leads to killers such as you claim that you do a
        valuable service for the community. You left out the how it all starts by developers destroying the woods animals live in and how killers like you kill predators that maintain balance the population of animals in the wild. Then after a few decades of this, you then claim that you are doing all the killing in the service of the community! The horse
        s**it you are dishing out servers only to persuade hunters who may have a conscience and the kids you are raising to be cold blooded killers. It does not fool those of us who can see all of this from the outside of the circle of killers.

  16. Hunting is a way I of life when a dog disrobing that Its OK to shoot Them and that gise for land owners when the dogs are trespassing to

    1. Said like a true intelligent human being! What cave have crawled out of? Do you know where you are and in what century? Raise your hand if you can read and understand what I am saying, you subhuman freak!

    1. You’re as F’d up as Chedester. Another one that should be barred from gun ownership & hunting. It’s bastids like you that give the rest of us a bad name.

  17. People need to keep tabs on their pets. People put a lot of work, time and money where they hunt for some **sholes dog to ruin it

      1. and because of that is not an excuse when you say you do it for food. Conservationists and scientists have pointed out that people who say they do it for food is using that only as an excuse to kill because you can go to the store and purchase responsibly, lovingly raised meat much less expensively than how much hunters spend for going hunting. No more excuses for being a psychopath who simply loves the kill.

      2. DS… you obviously have not been around meat raising or slaughtering operations! “Lovingly raised”… what a laugh riot! This statement alone proves you to be a idiot, and nullifies any other statement you might ever make henceforth!

      3. You shouldn’t be commenting on something which you Obviously know nothing about on any level. Your labeling all hunters as “psychopaths” shows you have no knowledge of that term, either.

      4. I would like to ask just one thing, do you think Walter Palmer is a real human being, just having some fun killing?

      5. Again – YOU are the one who is inaccurate – there is a myriad of articles written about the psychopathic tendencies of hunters so …. again….. I have facts behind me supported by the mental health community as well as the FBI. And then there is this: The 3 traits of a psychopath are: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. The first one is self explanatory, ( the second has to do with the amoral manipulation of others and the last (the most malevolent by far) causes low empathy, impulsivity and thrill seeking behavior. Sound familiar? Of course, these traits are also shared by serial killers so that’s just a fantastic group to be a part of..
        In a well-known essay, Gareth Patterson (‘Is Hunting a Form of Serial Killing?’) has detailed the startling similarities between serial killers and hunters. Here are some:
        Compelled to keep a trophy souvenir from their victims
        The killing is addictive and leads to more killings
        They seek fame, attention, and notoriety (i.e. smiling over their kills, videos “for the family that get leaked all over the internet” etc)
        The kills are premeditated.
        The stalking and killing gives a surge of adrenalin (“thrill kill”)
        The killing is seen as a “sport” or “game” or justified for “food” when they could have purchased the food more inexpensively at the store.
        There’s a down time (“cooling off” period) between killings
        Gives the killer a feeling of power, dominance, and control over their victim
        They are titillated by “the hunt” and fantasize about the kill
        Many document their kills via photos and/or videos to gratify themselves later.
        Serial killers David Berkowitz (also known as Son of Sam), who killed six people; Jeffrey Dahmer, who raped and murdered 17 men and boys; and Albert DeSalvo (also known as The Boston Strangler), who confessed to killing 13 women but was imprisoned for a series of rapes, all stated animal torture as their first acts of violence
        Since the 1970s, research has shown that the majority of adults who commit violent crimes have a history of animal cruelty in childhood. Some studies suggest that up to 70% of the most serious and violent offenders in prison have repeated and severe episodes of animal abuse in their history.
        Indeed, cruelty to animals, along with bed-wetting past the age of five and fire-starting, are together known as the “homicidal triad”. This potential indication of violence in adulthood was first suggested by forensic psychiatrist John MacDonald in a 1963 article in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
        Because serial killers and people who commit other violent crimes have a pattern of the above the FBI has now made animal abuse like this one a top tier felony and those felonies are now being tracked, via a database, in an attempt to identify those who commit violent crimes earlier and to try to better protect the community. So please tell me again how uninformed and uneducated I am about this subject Mr. Hunter.

      6. I am telling you again how uninformed and uneducated you are about this subject.
        Once again, it is YOU who is making inaccurate and skewed comments. The “proof” you cite to support your ridiculous claim that all hunters are psychopaths is strictly confined to murderers- specifically serial murderers. Mr. Patterson’s comments are restricted to TROPHY hunters, which comprise a small minority of the hunting community. Even then, it is His opinions- Not established fact. FYI, many hunters do not approve of trophy hunting, myself included. Your attempt to mis-characterize ethical hunters who are true sportsmen/-women and have utter respect for their quarry, is not only extremely disingenuous, but smacks of a delusional mindset fueled by unrestrained emotion. Your arguments on every level are a total fail.

      7. I’ll not argue further with you. You can say I haves failed all day long but i have given difinitive proof and you saying you have credentials is simply not sufficient for us to believe zipper hunter man and take his very biased word for it. I have done the research and know what it shows… you’re mincing words when speaking of trophy vs other types of hunting. If you read the descriptions it applies to any Hunter… Because all hunters pose smiling over their kills, and or video tape the act for later gratification of reliving the disgusting act of violence and or get a thrill from it during and after. Since when do you ever see a hunter in tears or sad because they just killed a beautiful, innocent, being? The analogy, the description, the diagnosis, all applies. Anyone who doubts me can simply go online and do an unbiased scientifically-based or conservation based research study search that will show them exactly what I found. You simply cannot manipulate the facts to justify this … to justify the unjustifiable, sick repulsive need to slaught something and watch the life drain from it all in the name of “sport”. Do not write me back because there is nothing more to say. I get it. You want to try to prove me wrong because you are a hunter and you have to try to justify your disgusting act of violence. To say I’m right is to call yourself a psychopath which you are unwilling to do as are all hunters. But that simply IS what you are.

      8. It is very clear at this point that: #1. You are a woman, #2. You know absolutely NOTHING about hunting, or hunters, #3. You are a HUTA Liberal with pre-conceived, self-righteous notions that support your emotional base.
        I have dealt with your type for years on a variety of issues, and found you collectively to be arrogant, totally intransient, and (often)downright vicious. In short, a waste of time to try to reason with. So describes you. Like you said- “I’ll not argue further with you.” Last word: You are Wrong!

      9. Look, that woman thing was not nice. My mother and sister as well as many other women I know hunt. That being said, I otherwise agree with you completely. Ds is pretty darn obviously nuts, and not worth engaging. You should see the argument that I had with her further down in the comments section. Do not try to reason with her, all that happens is you wind up being insulted and told that she did more research than you. Just enjoy the fact that you are right, and don’t engage her anymore. Like I said, she’s borderline insane.

      10. Owen, my “woman” comment was not meant to show disrespect. I was puzzled by DS’s tone in her replies. When I finally realized that it Had to be a woman responding, it helped explain the comments.
        She’s one of those Liberal, New Age, PETA, emotionally-driven type of women. Not insane, just not informed(despite her claims) and totally self-righteously assured.
        Your mother, sister, and the other righteous women out there don’t fish in her pond.

      11. Don’t worry about it then, no biggie. And yeah, I tried to explain our viewpoint and provided facts to back it up (seriously, you should see the argument, it’s down at the bottom of the page) and all that Ds did was call me an insane psychopath that she hoped karma killed (still not sure how that works, I don’t believe in karma). Needless to say, informing her didn’t work, so I suggest just ignoring her. She can scream at us all she wants, but nothing can come of it. WE know the truth, and that’s all that matters. Take care brother, and happy hunting!

    1. and they should not be killing innocent animals. I hope all you hunters are taken out by the same means you kill animals. You are all psychopaths.

    2. I hope you get shot by accident by one of your hunting buddies and die a painful death, the same death you dish out to innocent animals. Now that would be really fun, you can have the satisfaction of spending so much money and time for a one way trip to hell, where cold blooded serial killers like you belong!

    3. People need to be respectful of animals. If you’re an ethical hunter (clearly you’re not), you’d likely not be okay with shooting a pet. Maybe people like you shouldn’t be allowed to own guns, due to public threat.

  18. We live in cattle country with some sheep thrown in. Many a dog hasn’t made it home after leaving, especially during calving season. They basically are in the same category as Coyotes at that point.

    A few years ago a fella on the other side of the mountain had several dogs he let run wild. They started taking down deer and threatening people. They were all shot by locals and LE and the guy was fined for it. A little different than this, but how is a guy to know.

      1. Maybe, maybe not. People nearby let their dogs run wild. The dogs got into a neighbors chicken coop and killed all her chickens. One of the dogs got shot, but not killed. Whose fault for the chickens dying?

      2. Deliberately letting your dog(s) loose to run wild is one thing, but in this case, his dogs simply got out accidently. Chedester shot them for “fun.” He’s shown no remorse, but rather, a disgustingly smug attitude about it. Hope he gets what he deserves.(I won’t mention what I think he deserves)

    1. “…how is a guy to know”
      You might “know” by what you said preceding that comment- “They started taking down deer and threatening people.”
      Duh.

  19. The dogs chased the hunter, so no it wasn’t something he bragged about but had to do for his own safety. No hunter wants to ever shoot a domestic animal but when the S.O.B.’s chase you, the dogs have one thing in their mind and that you are the intended prey. Stupid people, do stupid things like turn their dogs loose knowing hunters are in the area and believe it will chase the hunter out of the area. The hunter did not want people to think it was for fun, that is why he said clean kill. The situation would be different if he buck shot their asses to chase them off, he didn’t, he killed them because of their behavior and an owners ignorant decision to not call them back when they took off.

    1. No he was in his deer stand when he shot the first dog, the second dog was grazed by the same bullet and he came out of his stand to finish killing it, get your facts straight

      1. Please……….show me the facts! You all have the police report right? Post it up here and let’s see those statements! Until the. You are all using notoriously unreliable facts to ruin someone’s life. How about we let the justice system do its job?

    2. Uh, did you read anything about this? The dogs didn’t chase the hunter. He was in a stand. He was not remorseful at all- old, white psychopaths shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. You might not care about the lives of other creatures, but those of us who have pets realize that they’re not just “animals.” The way you talk about animals, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were a trophy hunter.

    3. I seen the post on his page before he took them down, i know who this man is and your wrong, the dogs were never aggressive and did not chase him.He bragged about killing them and taking the collars. specifically said he wanted to shoot something, he was in a tree stand.

  20. Folks read the dam law before you run off at the mouth and convict an innocent man who I might add was chased by not one but two aggressive dogs…….
    Ohio Revised Codes, § 955.28 Dog may be killed for certain acts; owner liable for damages.
    (A) Subject to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 955.261 [955.26.1] of the Revised Code, a dog that is chasing or approaching in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, that attempts to bite or otherwise endanger, or that kills or injures a person or a dog that chases, injures, or kills livestock, poultry, other domestic animal, or other animal, that is the property of another person, except a cat or another dog, can be killed at the time of that chasing, approaching, attempt, killing, or injury. If, in attempting to kill such a dog, a person wounds it, he is not liable to prosecution under the penal laws which punish cruelty to animals.
    (B) The owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog, unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner’s, keeper’s, or harborer’s property.

    1. Again he was in his deer stand, he was not being chased, and those dogs weren’t aggressive. Another hunter standing up that doesn’t know wtf he’s talking about. Amd no I don’t have a thing against hunters, I do have a thing about hunters that shoot yearling bears and deer that aren’t worth a harvest of meat, that’s called shooting to kill for shits and giggles.

    2. THAT is not what he told the sheriff. He said he was in his stand and he shot them then came down and took their collars for trophies. He told the sheriff he knew they were dogs and he shot them simply because he wanted to shoot something since he had not been able to kill a deer yet. He is clearly in violation. The fact that he may be backtracking now that he has been charged with a felony is simply a pathic and desperate act to save his sorry ass.

    3. Stray dogs are killed all the time by farmers, when they attempt to kill livestock or other animals.
      Many times people who cannot keep their dog, and are too selfish to have them put down, take them out to the suburbs and farm areas and release them. They then pack up and start to kill livestock and other animals including deer, turkeys. Sometimes the local farmers get together and go out and kill dogs in these killing packs to reduce their numbers.
      So killing dogs is not illegal in many cases and is part of the reason for the statute to allow killing them.

  21. These man I guess you would call him a man you should never call him a hunter, a hunter would have never done this or even thought of anything like this .This person is what gives hunters a bad name. He should be arrested fined 100 times for what each dog is worth ,plus never to be able to bye another hunting permit in this world, and jail time.

    1. If the dog makes a threatening move towards you then you must be threatening him little man. I love guns but I wouldn’t shoot any companion animal.

  22. So many people out there seemingly willing to do the same thing. I dont hunt, but my husband does. We frequently have guests that hunt on our property. My dogs are confined when my hunters are in the woods, but if I ever found out they shot ANY dog or anything at all other than a deer, I would be extremely angry. You are definitely not being a good neighbor if you destroy things that belong to others. If I allow someone to come onto my property and he does something like this to a neighbor’s dog, that reflects back on me. Things like this is what makes it hard for landowners to allow people access to their property. I don’t think a serious, responsible hunter would really be supporting this guy.

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