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(WJZ.com)   If you're a hunter in Maryland, you can no longer use "Thinning the deer population." as an excuse, and now must go back to "It's coming right for us"   (wjz.com ) divider line
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2008-02-17 06:46:00 PM  
"and it would drive our dogs to abstraction," she said."

The quotee is a teacher at the school. D'uh!
 
2008-02-17 07:44:15 PM  
So now we're going to have fat deer? Great. Just great.
 
2008-02-17 07:46:02 PM  
www.911dispatch.com
 
2008-02-17 07:46:19 PM  
Damn it 2wolves, you beat me to it!
 
2008-02-17 07:47:24 PM  
"Thinning the deer population." as an excuse,

Who needs an excuse?...I caught him in my spot light

/Bam.....by
 
2008-02-17 07:47:46 PM  
"Hunters first tried to single out animals that were sick or injured, because relocation and shooting them with birth control were too expensive and time consuming."

Shoot with birth control? Now there's an idea. . .
 
2008-02-17 07:47:55 PM  
anacap.fc2web.com
Jimbo and Ned disapprove
 
2008-02-17 07:48:36 PM  
jjorsett: So now we're going to have fat deer? Great. Just great.

Hey, fat country, fat animals, right?.

/OH YES I DID
 
2008-02-17 07:49:45 PM  
Super High Unreachable Cupcake Table: "Hunters first tried to single out animals that were sick or injured, because relocation and shooting them with birth control were too expensive and time consuming."

Shoot with birth control? Now there's an idea. . .


As a resident of Cecil County, MD, I can say that there's many people who I'd like to shoot with birth control...
 
Rat
2008-02-17 07:50:14 PM  
See, this is exactly why we need assault rifles. 3-round bursts at the feeder and population problem solved. Cuz you know they come to the feeder 'bout the same time every day. You don't even have to get out of your lazy boy in some parts of Texas.

© yep, Texan
 
2008-02-17 07:51:17 PM  
FTA: "Hunters are finished the business of thinning the deer population at Goucher College in Towson."

I remember when journalists actually knew proper English.
 
2008-02-17 07:51:48 PM  
Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

On top of that - bow hunting! They shove a stick into a deer and wait hours for it to die. How cruel! Further proof of the sickness that infects these neanderthal carnivores.
 
2008-02-17 07:52:04 PM  
Venison in the dining hall tonight!
 
2008-02-17 07:52:58 PM  
Super High Unreachable Cupcake Table

Shoot with birth control? Now there's an idea. . .

Good idea for a new sport, load up airguns with birth control darts and set the "hunters" up in blinds near the welfare office, a win win scenario.
 
2008-02-17 07:54:12 PM  
portscanner: Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

Exactly HOW old are these deer?
 
2008-02-17 07:57:12 PM  
portscanner
Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

I smell deerperations...
 
2008-02-17 07:57:13 PM  
portscanner
Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

Well, there no real predators left to keep the population in check. So the populations swell until theres tons of starving deer. So actually, this sort of hunting isn't a bad thing for the environment.

/since when do deer have "rights"? anyhow..
 
2008-02-17 07:57:24 PM  
Come to Virginia, we have plenty!

/recently passed the remains of a deer on the highway that looked like it got nailed by a Mack truck that didn't try and brake.
//There were chunks of deer everywhere, and it looked like the torso was split in two.
 
2008-02-17 07:58:10 PM  
Pribar: Super High Unreachable Cupcake Table

Shoot with birth control? Now there's an idea. . .

Good idea for a new sport, load up airguns with birth control darts and set the "hunters" up in blinds near the welfare office, a win win scenario.


/WIN
 
2008-02-17 07:58:39 PM  
A deer once bit my brother...

Wait, that doesn't have the same ring into it.
 
2008-02-17 07:59:17 PM  
2wolves: "and it would drive our dogs to abstraction," she said."

The quotee is a teacher at the school. D'uh!


Umm, the quote is "captured" by a journalist with limited writing skills.
 
2008-02-17 08:00:34 PM  
portscanner: Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

On top of that - bow hunting! They shove a stick into a deer and wait hours for it to die. How cruel! Further proof of the sickness that infects these neanderthal carnivores.


Yeah, you're right! Let's set up the hunters with deer rifles in populated areas! Brilliant!

Besides, if it takes an hour for the deer to bleed out, you'd be a crappy shot. I'm betting with good shot placement the time is about the same as with a gunshot wound. Have you ever seen a hunting tip for an arrow?

Deer = Rats with antlers.
 
2008-02-17 08:00:56 PM  
We should let the anti-hunters have their way here and see what happens. The starving deer will eat EVERTHING, starting with all foliage within reach, then all tree branches and new shoots, then the tree bark. Their forrest will tqke years to recover, since no new trees can get started. The deer will have no problems coming right up to your house when they are starving, eating anything they can. Then the dead deer start showing up in the winter which is always fun. Meanwhile car/deer accidents will be up, and ticks will be plentyful with hosts everywhere. If you want to have a deer population, you have to control it either with predators or people.
 
2008-02-17 08:03:38 PM  
ScubaDude1960: FTA: "Hunters are finished the business of thinning the deer population at Goucher College in Towson."

I remember when journalists actually knew proper Englishiathink many online articles are written overseas. Outsourcing and whatnot.
 
2008-02-17 08:03:51 PM  
My mom is ready to take up deer hunting because they keep eating her impatients. Wouldn't be that hard, you can shoot from the living room window without even needing to turn off the TV.
 
2008-02-17 08:03:55 PM  
I'm a Body Shop owner, so I'm really getting a check out of these antlers
 
2008-02-17 08:04:40 PM  
ScubaDude1960: FTA: "Hunters are finished the business of thinning the deer population at Goucher College in Towson."

I remember when journalists actually knew proper English.


this whole article's incoherent. i don't even get what it's trying to say either, or what the story is supposed to be.
 
2008-02-17 08:07:06 PM  
Mmmmmmmm, deer Bacon !
 
2008-02-17 08:07:17 PM  
recently passed the remains of a deer on the highway that looked like it got nailed by a Mack truck that didn't try and brake.

Imagine what would have happened to the deer if it was struck by either a Peterbuilt or Kenworth truck.
 
2008-02-17 08:07:44 PM  
There is nothing wrong with culling a deer population when it gets out of hand.
 
2008-02-17 08:08:52 PM  
My post is supposed to read:

I think many online articles are written overseas. Outsourcing and whatnot.
 
2008-02-17 08:09:09 PM  
Road_Kill:

Besides, if it takes an hour for the deer to bleed out, you'd be a crappy shot. I'm betting with good shot placement the time is about the same as with a gunshot wound. Have you ever seen a hunting tip for an arrow?

Deer = Rats with antlers.


I don't think that a Deer = Rats with antlers, but I certainly agree that a good bow hunter kills as humanely as a hunter with a gun.
 
2008-02-17 08:11:16 PM  
ExJerseyGirl: Road_Kill:

Besides, if it takes an hour for the deer to bleed out, you'd be a crappy shot. I'm betting with good shot placement the time is about the same as with a gunshot wound. Have you ever seen a hunting tip for an arrow?

Deer = Rats with antlers.

I don't think that a Deer = Rats with antlers, but I certainly agree that a good bow hunter kills as humanely as a hunter with a gun.


And you would be correct.
 
2008-02-17 08:13:24 PM  
kilgorn: "Thinning the deer population." as an excuse,

Who needs an excuse?...I caught him in my spot light

/Bam.....by


That's illegal in MD. I remember when I was a little kid my dad used to do that. When I was like 4.

Dad: Hey you want to go see some deer?
Me: Yeah!
*drives out into a field with lights off*
*dad gets out of car*
Dad: Hey you see that switch can you pull it for me?
Me:Uh okay.
*bam thud*
Dad: Okay got one we can go home now.
Me: YOU JUST KILLED BAMBI BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Dad: Quit crying and take off your gloves, I think I might need you to help tie it down to the hood.
 
2008-02-17 08:14:13 PM  
Look, if there isn't a predator that culls the population of deers, there will be trouble, as in "ballsack conumdrum" trouble.
 
2008-02-17 08:14:45 PM  
ExJerseyGirl: Road_Kill:

Besides, if it takes an hour for the deer to bleed out, you'd be a crappy shot. I'm betting with good shot placement the time is about the same as with a gunshot wound. Have you ever seen a hunting tip for an arrow?

Deer = Rats with antlers.

I don't think that a Deer = Rats with antlers, but I certainly agree that a good bow hunter kills as humanely as a hunter with a gun.


Mmmmm rats with antlers *drool*
 
2008-02-17 08:15:23 PM  
CygnusDarius: Look, if there isn't a predator that culls the population of deers, there will be trouble, as in "ballsack conumdrum" trouble.

Soonish?
 
2008-02-17 08:19:57 PM  
MtLebanonBalogna: portscanner: Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

Exactly HOW old are these deer?


According to the state, too young for our love.
 
2008-02-17 08:20:48 PM  
But, does it affect the taste?
 
2008-02-17 08:21:08 PM  
Puttin the BAM! in Bamby.

I like it.
 
2008-02-17 08:21:19 PM  
2wolves: "and it would drive our dogs to abstraction," she said."

The quotee is a teacher at the school. D'uh!



ExJerseyGirl: Umm, the quote is "captured" by a journalist with limited writing skills.

I don't know. I pictured the dogs learning poker or mathematics.
 
2008-02-17 08:21:40 PM  
"Hunters are finished the business of ..."

English. It would be nice if they learned how to write it.
 
2008-02-17 08:22:42 PM  
"and it would drive our dogs to abstraction," she said.

www1.istockphoto.com

Oh noes!!!!
 
2008-02-17 08:25:26 PM  
CygnusDarius: Look, if there isn't a predator that culls the population of deers, there will be trouble, as in "ballsack conumdrum" trouble.

www.ee.duke.edu

Agrees
 
2008-02-17 08:27:06 PM  
LoneStarJustin: Pribar: Super High Unreachable Cupcake Table

Shoot with birth control? Now there's an idea. . .

Good idea for a new sport, load up airguns with birth control darts and set the "hunters" up in blinds near the welfare office, a win win scenario.

/WIN



There is no effective birth control on the market to use in wild roaming herds where the deer can be monitored so the multiple booster shots can be administered to the does to make the birth control effective. The maker of one of the drugs being touted by ARA's has ceased production and research on it due to it's ineffectiveness. Personally I'd like to see them use an Atlatl like is legal in Pennsylvania to take whitetail
 
2008-02-17 08:27:39 PM  
portscanner: Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

On top of that - bow hunting! They shove a stick into a deer and wait hours for it to die. How cruel! Further proof of the sickness that infects these neanderthal carnivores.


A good effort, but a little TOO over the top. Should have played up the pain/suffering of the animals more, with less emphasis on direct personal attack on the hunters.


4/10, Would Not Feed Again.

 
2008-02-17 08:28:33 PM  
Daddakamabb

You were brought up right...
 
2008-02-17 08:28:34 PM  
Hunting for sport is dumb.

Hunting if you're going to eat the animal, not so dumb.

Their numbers do need to be moderated, so they don't all die from starvation.

I personally do not hunt, but I do enjoy a good deer steak.

/Subby
 
2008-02-17 08:28:48 PM  
 
2008-02-17 08:29:58 PM  
portscanner: Dont the deer have the right to be there? They were there before the people were.

On top of that - bow hunting! They shove a stick into a deer and wait hours for it to die. How cruel! Further proof of the sickness that infects these neanderthal carnivores.


Bowhunting is a VERY humane method of hunting. As with using a firearm, shot placement is critical and a bowhunter must know his effective range. A hunting arrow kills by hemorrage, a slug or bullet by the destruction of vital organs. With both bow and gun, the heart/lung area is the prime location to place the shot, preferrably with a broadside shot. I took two does this season, one each with bow and shotgun. The bow killed doe expired within approximately 20 seconds, the gun kill maybe 10 seconds. Both, in my opinon, were quick and humane kills.
 
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