In an email Monday morning, Eddy County State’s Attorney Ashley Lies said she couldn’t comment since the case remains an active investigation. Lies said she anticipates charges will be filed this week, at which time she would provide additional information about the case.
As of Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the 31-minute video, titled “Crazy Hunter Harassment Duck Hunting in North Dakota (Game Warden Involved!),” had been viewed nearly 466,000 times on YouTube and was spreading like wildfire.
Early ice conditions can be especially dicey during freeze-ups like this year, when brief cold snaps are followed by warm-ups, and calm days are followed by wind, which of course can wreak havoc on early ice. This time of year, ice can be here one day and gone tomorrow.
With the confirmed case of CWD on the Minnesota side of the Red River, the DNR will establish a CWD "Management Zone” within about a 15-mile radius of the site where the positive deer was taken, said Seth Goreham, acting wildlife research manager for the DNR.
A North Dakota man who was supervising his daughter during Minnesota’s recent youth deer season voluntarily had the deer she shot southwest of Climax tested, paying for the private test as a routine matter of course. When preliminary results came back positive, he contacted the DNR.