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Canadian press reports: “Foiles tortured ducks”

September 15, 2011 at 06:14 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

Professional waterfowl hunting guide and video star Jeffrey Foiles pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in Canada that he routinely exceeded bag limits and caused undo pain and suffering to animals.

According to news reports, Foiles was captured on video tormenting wounded ducks by hitting them, slapping them and “wrenching their necks” so they would look at him while he was “hamming it up” on camera.

He was facing 10 counts from Environment Canada and pleaded guilty to six. Most of the offenses occurred in 2007.

Foiles, of Pleasant Hill, filmed hunts to create his “Fallin’ Skies” video series.

The headline on the Toronto Sun’s website says, “U.S. hunter tortured ducks in Canada.”

Foiles, 54, was accused of not immediately killing wounded birds.

According to the Sun, much of Foiles’ mistreatment of ducks and geese wounded during hunts was captured on video.

From the Toronto Sun:

“(The prosecutor) cited another incident where Foiles bangs the beak of a duck with a live shotgun shell, roughly manipulates the duck’s head and then places his fingers over the nostrils of the duck and holds its beak closed. He then asks the duck: ‘Is this how you want to die?’”

According to the Canadian Press, the statement of facts in the case includes several instances of Foiles abusing wounded ducks.

From the Canadian Press in Edmonton:

“’Mr. Foiles slaps the bird’s head a couple of times,’ reads the agreed statement of facts.

“Playing to the camera, Mr. Foiles opens the wounded duck’s mouth several times and makes ‘quacking’ sounds.

Mr. Foiles moves off camera and kills the duck.’

A wildlife expert testified that the duck was conscious, alive and suffering extreme pain and stress while it was being handled by Foiles.”

Foiles already faces 13 months in jail and a fine of $100,000 for violating U.S. wildlife laws.

His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21 in Springfield.

Sentencing on the charges in Canada is set for Oct. 19 in Edmonton, Alberta.

According to The Toronto Sun, Foiles pleaded guilty to “several charges” including two relating to unnecessary cruelty to animals.

He faces a suggested $14,500 fine and a three-year ban from hunting in Canada.

On the Web:
The Toronto Sun

The Canadian Press$valberta/htm/x_dv.htm/_id/1370716357/_u/dwhite/_k/32fh6DRLG98I1MRS


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Whatta scumbag!!  I wish him no success- hope he saved alot of his money, because anybody with any kind of morals surely wouldn’t buy any product with his name on it.  No wonder there’s so many idiots at the public hunting areas whenever I go, (which is often) they’ve all learned how to be morons by watching Foiles on his duck “hunting” rockstar videos.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/15 at 08:03 PM

Well; one would think that to be the case Tim; but if you visit his web page forum; there is a literal army of loyal fans that support him.  Sad really; since he more or less has promoted over harvesting by any means necessary for the better part of the last decade.  These younger guys come up in the sport knowing nothing but.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/16 at 08:26 AM

I have ONE Foiles call that I will throw in the trash.  Don’t want to sell it and perpetuate his reputation.  The guy is a dirtbag having zero respect for the game and zero ethics.  He has given the hunting community a major blackeye.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/18 at 12:56 PM

There isn’t near the traffic on his website at there was prior to his arrest. 
Also, I’ve been to several outdoor shows, calling contests where foiles was present.  In past years, there was a throng of young hunters (and I use the term loosely) hanging around the foiles booth.  This year, his booths were conspiciously lacking in customers.  Also, I noticed almost a total lack of foiles shirts or caps at the shows.  In fact, at Burlington, I only saw one guy wearing foiles apparel.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/18 at 05:13 PM

Jeff and Mike Vick should get together and swap stories.  One of the same.  Canadian folks won’t mess around with him.  They have a valuable resource and know how to protect it.  Surprised he only gets 3 years hunting suspension.

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