Property Owners Asked to Stay Vigilant During Hunting Season

posted Nov 8, 2019, 7:58 AM by News Room

Friday, October 8,2019 - The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case where a tree stand was tore down and vandalized in the Prairie Farm area of Barron County.  While this case alone may not warrant a press release it appears that this may be tied to several other cases in Dunn Co where hunting stands, and trail cameras were damaged, tore down and/or vandalized.  While these are all active cases, there may be a possible connection to a group called Animal Liberation Front (ALF). The Animal Liberation Front is an  international, leaderless resistance that engages in the direct action in the pursuit of animal rights.  As the hunting traffic increases over the next few weeks,  Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald is asking hunters, trail riders and the general public to stay vigilant and report any  vandalism or suspicious activity to local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1. The Sheriff is also asking that you do not approach anyone on your property and call 9-1-1 and allow law enforcement to handle any trespassing events or other suspicious activity on you or your neighbors property.