BARRON COUNTY — Authorities in Barron County are investigating a case regarding a tree stand being torn down and vandalized in Prairie Farm, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

(Press Release) — 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, 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 we see a substantial increase in hunting over the next few weeks, we are asking hunters, trail riders and the general public to stay vigilant and report any vandalism or suspicious activity to local law enforcement by calling 911.  We are asking that you do not approach anyone on your property and allow us to do that for you.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

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