Cooning: A New Sociopathic Sport?

10 Sep

Wisconsin is a beautiful state with thick forests, beautiful lakes, and abundant wildlife. But from the backwoods comes a very disturbing story. It seems that 15 people, aged 17 to 22, from Beaver Dam High School, have invented a new sport they call “Cooning.” It involves hunting down wild animals, such as raccoons and possums, and beating them to death with clubs and bats that have been spiked with nails and screws.

They keep score!

I suspect the winner gets a trip to the psychiatrist. Hope he takes all his buddies with him.

The group has been cited with 158 violations ranging from killing protected animals to hunting without licenses and hunting with illegal weapons. Really? Those are the only laws they broke?

Though this particularly sick game might be new, these guys are not alone in their cruelty. Earlier this year three men were cited for running down and killing deer with snowmobiles.

What is going on in the back woods of Wisconsin?

This stuff makes me crazy. Maybe each of them should be given their little club and put in a cage with a full-grown and under-fed Bengal Tiger. See how that works out for them.


Cooning Club Journal Sentinel Article

Snowmobile Deer Killers Article

Official Court Complaint


Posted by on September 10, 2009 in Forensic Psychiatry, Interesting Cases


8 responses to “Cooning: A New Sociopathic Sport?

  1. Pat Brown

    September 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I love it. Brutally killing wild animals is ‘waste of a natural resources’ Good to know. Wonder how long till one of these sporting men decides to try the game out on a person. Think how much more challenging that would be. Would that be a waste of natural resources?


  2. Susan G.

    September 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Seriously? Isn’t this how serial killers start? Killing animals?

    Disturbing. Very.


  3. Jonathan E. Quist

    September 10, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    The waste of natural resources is the “gamers” themselves.

    What a waste of perfectly good Bengal tiger chow…


  4. Kate B

    September 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Horrifying. Make sure you rub them all over with a little raw meat juice before you throw them to the tiger. Just to make sure…


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  6. John

    December 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Saying this is a new sport is not exactly right. Maybe the renamed it but when I was in High school the just called it coon bashing where they did this and I have heard some of my friends parents talking about coon bashing when they grew up. Having never tried it myself I guess I just don’t understand the appeal of it but luckily I still don’t know any serial killers.


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    January 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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  8. sridhar

    March 27, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Simply marvelous!!!!!!!!!!Beautiful photography.It shows the wildest of wild in its own world. It is duty to safe guard the tigers to our future generations.



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