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Montreal’s Price faces Twitter criticism over hunting pics

Carey Price Hunt

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has come under fire after tweeting a graphic hunting picture.

On Wednesday, Price posted an image of himself, a fellow hunter and a recently deceased coyote with the caption “bad dog":

Carey Price Hunt

(That’s Price on the left, in white, flashing the peace sign.)

After several Twitter users fired back with criticisms, Price issued the following explanations:

Coyote hunting is a necessity on order to maintain population. Too many coyotes = fewer game animals = no meat for my family.

— carey price (@CP0031) December 27, 2012

Some people are hunters and some gatherers #nobiggie

— carey price (@CP0031) December 27, 2012

This isn’t the first instance of an NHLer coming under fire for hunting.

Canucks forward David Booth posted pics of bear, elk and mountain goat hunts to his account, drawing criticism from the Vancouver Humane Society for a controversial bear baiting incident in May.

“We find that kind of hunting appalling -- he’s a well-know hockey player who’s a role model for many, particularly young people,” society spokesman Peter Fricker said.

“He’s setting a very bad example, and I’m not surprised he’s getting such a negative reaction.”


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Someone please explain what’s happening in this Carey Price video