Wisconsin tragedy raises cultural concerns

As their numbers increase, immigrants to the United States will influence the future of hunting.

Updated: August 17, 2005, 7:00 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author of "In Defense of Hunting"

The recent shootings of eight Wisconsin hunters (six of which have died) by another hunter — a naturalized US citizen of Hmong heritage — is one of the blackest moments in modern hunting history.

The shooter, Chai Vang of St. Paul, Minn., and the two surviving hunters agree that: Vang was trespassing; he was confronted by some of the landowners; racial slurs were directed at Vang; and Vang systematically killed people who he had initially wounded.

Who shot first remains ...

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