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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 08:35 AM

Looked out the kitchen window this morning and saw some visitors helping themselves to our shrubbery!  I stepped out onto the deck and took their picture and they didn't seem concerned. 

 

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 08:48 AM

What was your next move?  THEY'RE EATING YOUR SHRUBBERY! :cowboy_shooter: 


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 09:08 AM

Yummmmmy!  .........I mean the deer!  :smilewink:


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 09:32 AM

 Yesterday, Shotgun Deere season opened here. I saw the whole herd(about 7) run along the stone wall between our houses.  Funny thing is that there is less shooting in the woods now than any other time of the year. I hope you ran them off. Unfortunately, they will just come back when you aren't watching. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Thanks for the picture, they sure are beautiful animals



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 09:59 AM

Looks like your going to have to extend that fence. 



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 10:01 AM

BANG. FLOP. !!!!!! No more trouble
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Posted November 19, 2015 - 10:11 AM

BANG. FLOP. !!!!!! No more trouble

And some good eating!


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 10:19 AM

And I thought, you see Deeres everyday, Brian!

 

Is it normal in the USA, that everybody wants to shoot the deers down? Let them alive! It's a chance for your neighbor to live longer, too!


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 12:02 PM

And I thought, you see Deeres everyday, Brian!

 

Is it normal in the USA, that everybody wants to shoot the deers down? Let them alive! It's a chance for your neighbor to live longer, too!

As many as we have getting hit by vehicles on the roads any more they need to be thinned out.   Starting the rut (breeding season) and the bucks get real stupid this time of year and start chasing the does.  They don't care if the run across the road in front of a vehicle going 60 mph.  Besides deer meat is good eating.  That is what they are for, just like a lot of other animals.  Food for humans, or other animals.  All fits in the food chain.  That is why we want to shoot them.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 12:55 PM

 

 

Is it normal in the USA, that everybody wants to shoot the deers down? Let them alive!

No, it isn't normal anymore. That's why they are over populated. They run in front of cars, destroy gardens and shrubbery, live in the farmers fields. The animal lovers think they are doing them a favor by letting them take over the circle of life.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 02:25 PM

They are over populated here too and sometimes they run in front of cars. And in some towns, like Berlin, you'll find more bush hogs than in nature. But here you need special hunting licenses, that are not easy to get.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 04:52 PM

in nj that's everyday only about 20 more. when I used to hunt it took about 15 min to see your first deer

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 04:58 PM

Gorgeous animals nice of them to stop by and say Hi.

JD,
One of the problems that comes with high deer populations showed itself a little last year.
In extreme cold or drought conditions, the overpopulation causes starvation deaths.
It is possibly the cruelest way I know of to kill an animal. Just watch any ASPCA special and witness the horror.

As for crops, Deer have always helped themselves, but when levels are high... it begins to be an animal vs. human thing.
In self defense, some farmers will change to less palatable crops until the herd thins... Some will get dispensation to harvest deer out of season to recover some of the loss.

Unfortunately, less exposed people just see the racks on the wall and believe the propaganda that all hunters are barbarians. Not to say there aren't people who do it wrong, but the vast majority of people who attempt to harvest deer are doing it right and are doing a service to the population. I know of a couple of people who won't eat the meat but they give it to someone in the community who does and needs it. Finding a monster Rack would be nice, and if I ever do, I will be sure to mount it... But in the meantime, the horns are tough to chew.

Responsible hunting is the best way to keep the population at a self sustainable level. For the good of the deer and for the good of the hunters.
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Posted November 19, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Heck, local State parks in Indiana are going to be opening up parks for days of Deere Harvest because too many in them to support. It is pretty regulated, don't know if special license or what. I'm sure there is a number they want to harvest too and can stop at any time they think is enough. Myself, don't have guns and hunt, would be afraid of being a casualty if in woods.






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