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Barron County hunter latest victim of deer stand vandalism

Barron County (WQOW) – What started in Dunn County has now spread to Barron County as authorities there investigate who is responsible for tearing down and vandalizing a deer stand.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said he believes this case is tied to the other cases being reported in Dunn County where hunting stands and trail cameras have been damaged or tore down.

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Fitzgerald said there is a possible connection to a group called Animal Liberation Front, which is an international resistance group that engages in the pursuit of animal rights.

With a lot of people set to hit the woods in the coming weeks, Fitzgerald is asking hunters to stay vigilant and report any vandalism or suspicious activity to authorities. He said if you see someone on your property, do not approach them and instead call 911.

The Animal Liberation Front did not immediately return News 18’s request for comment.

Photo Credit: Barron County Sheriff’s Department

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