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2012-10-24 09:12:15 AM
I pass by that place regularly.

/I have nothing more relevant to add
 
2012-10-24 09:13:46 AM
For you home composters out there, adding roadkill to your compost bin probably isn't a very good idea.

Just sayin'.
 
2012-10-24 09:13:47 AM
They should leave some destroyed car grills and insurance bills, as well.
 
2012-10-24 09:18:10 AM
Why don't they move the deer crossings to safer spots for the deer?
 
2012-10-24 09:18:48 AM
Hell this happens without any extra effort when a semi hits one on the interstate. Instant deerburger.
 
2012-10-24 09:19:19 AM
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"be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm..."
 
2012-10-24 09:20:24 AM
For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.
 
2012-10-24 09:23:54 AM

Nickster79: They should leave some destroyed car grills and insurance bills, as well.


If you hit a deer with a proper vehicle you can avoid damage and insurance. From experience a 77 Fleetwood is a proper vehicle. Only had to wash poop and blood off the front end.
 
2012-10-24 09:25:45 AM
I think deer are smart enough already...
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2012-10-24 09:27:00 AM

Fool_Marquis: For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.



Condoms?
 
2012-10-24 09:27:46 AM
It's the Traffic Circle of Life.
 
2012-10-24 09:29:26 AM
I'd like to push her daisies.

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2012-10-24 09:31:03 AM
Too many deer in suburban eastern Massachusetts. Guns are illegal. Hunting is illegal. Trapping is illegal. Some fed up towns are considering legalizing bow hunting. Every time you slaughter Bambi your car insurance goes down a dollar.

I am fortunate to live in a patch where deer don't go, for no obvious reason. Could be the coyote and fox population is too high. (Yes, there's a "lost cat" sign on a pole nearby. I'm sure Fluffy was delicious.)
 
2012-10-24 09:32:18 AM

Fool_Marquis: For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.


Deer are pretty smart when they aren't in rut, so doubt trapping would be very effective.

So, there is no method to get rid of the nuisance ones?
 
2012-10-24 09:32:25 AM

The Irrelevant Gamer: Hell this happens without any extra effort when a semi hits one on the interstate. Instant deerburger.


Yeah, it's always amusing when I see a fresh grease stain on the Interstate. Some of those deer must just f*cking explode when hit by a semi going 70.
 
2012-10-24 09:35:52 AM
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2012-10-24 09:36:06 AM

Faps_in_the_kitchen: Nickster79: They should leave some destroyed car grills and insurance bills, as well.

If you hit a deer with a proper vehicle you can avoid damage and insurance. From experience a 77 Fleetwood is a proper vehicle. Only had to wash poop and blood off the front end.


Only poop and blood? That doesn't sound so bad--I have to wash that off the front end of my car after every weekend, anyway.
 
2012-10-24 09:37:39 AM
I wonder if this would work at border crossings?
 
2012-10-24 09:40:47 AM

Fool_Marquis: For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.


You are quite wrong. Montgomery County gave up on its non-lethal programs a long time ago. Hunting from tree stands on parcels 50 acres or larger (even in urban areas) is perfectly legal during the state firearm hunting season and has been since 2008. There are also the managed hunts in the parks which are on a lottery system which is open to the public and police sharpshooting of deer during the winter.
 
2012-10-24 09:42:53 AM
 
2012-10-24 09:43:34 AM
I could go for some chicken fried backstrap and deer sausage
 
2012-10-24 09:45:14 AM
So a decade ago, SHA maintenance engineer Jim Jones came up with a formula to turn deer into compost. His process has proved so popular that the Gaithersburg SHA garage in Poolesville is working with Montgomery County to construct a deer-composting facility similar to the one in Sykesville.

I live in the Eastern Panhandle of WV.

This is a moronic idea...chronic wasting disease is in PA.

You want to compose their remains, where other animals can have access to them?

How about we just kill it with fire.
 
2012-10-24 09:46:10 AM
that's awesome.
 
2012-10-24 09:50:30 AM
One of my college summer jobs was picking up roadkill for the county DPW, so I am getting a kick and so forth.

The peak of our job was when a deer got whacked near the county line, and instead of schlepping the carcass 15 miles back to the pit at DPW headquarters we'd just take it a hundred feet over the county line and dump it on those poor bastards.

Somehow they got wise to us, found the deer and dumped it back on our side of the line. So we put it back in our truck and again dumped it on their end. Again they hauled it back to our side. Back and forth the carcass went until it fell apart.

We called this little game...deer pong.
 
2012-10-24 09:57:36 AM
Or; you could actually put the meat to good use and feed homeless people.

/ does that make too much sence
 
2012-10-24 10:02:22 AM

iheartscotch: Or; you could actually put the meat to good use and feed homeless people.

/ does that make too much sence


Usually those animals turn out to be full of heavy metals and poisonous. I remember they tried to do the same thing w/Canadian Geese and had to have them declared hazardous waste.

/better way to help the homeless is to allow the market to construct low cost housing
//used to have it - called skid row - but back in the 60s everyone thought it was evil and they tore them down
///guess what happened in the 70s?
 
2012-10-24 10:04:08 AM
mmmmm, venison chili.

Bobo's Blistering Bambi, No Beans.

/Texas Style
//Award Winner
 
2012-10-24 10:05:37 AM

iheartscotch: Or; you could actually put the meat to good use and feed homeless people.

/ does that make too much sense


That would be nice wouldn't it?

As far as I know, in most states, it would be criminal offense to take the game without reporting it.

Even though you find it dead on the side of the road.

And then you have got the food fines should you not prepare it properly.

Who wants to do all that?

So...no taking of the kings meat.
 
2012-10-24 10:07:09 AM

MouserMusing: So a decade ago, SHA maintenance engineer Jim Jones came up with a formula to turn deer into compost. His process has proved so popular that the Gaithersburg SHA garage in Poolesville is working with Montgomery County to construct a deer-composting facility similar to the one in Sykesville.

I live in the Eastern Panhandle of WV.

This is a moronic idea...chronic wasting disease is in PA.

You want to compose their remains, where other animals can have access to them?

How about we just kill it with fire.


I also live in the Eastern Panhandle. A coworker of mine said that he was getting mulch from the landfill and noticed the pile of mulch that they were composting the deers in. He got a load of that and said the plants he used the mulch on grew great.
 
2012-10-24 10:10:12 AM
If rednecks were more tech savvy you could have some kind of "I just hit a deer at 10:08 AM on Main St." ap or feed or whatever that sends out a text to people who sign up and live in that area.
 
2012-10-24 10:11:44 AM

Another Government Employee: Deer are pretty smart when they aren't in rut smarter than the average hippie even when in rut, so doubt trapping would be very effective.


The primary difference between the human mind and animal mind is our limitless capacity for self-delusion. This both makes us capable of feats that no animal would even consider realistic behavior, but also capable of infinite derpitude that any animal can outwit or subvert with ease.

It all depends on whether a person really understands how animals think, or they just make up a bunch of nonsense that they want to believe is true, when trying to trap them. Humans have trapped and butchered entire species of smarter animals than deer to extinction, so it's really not about animals being smart, it's about certain groups of humans that gain political power from time to time being really stupid.

/in five years, the "move the deer crossing signs" lady will probably be your governor
//if you want experts in nature, try consulting the people FARK likes to dismiss as "redneck morons" who, for all their faults, can in fact survive among the wild animals without getting attacked
 
2012-10-24 10:12:04 AM
Fool_Marquis: For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.


You're not very bright. The county SWAT team kill many, many deer for practice during the first third of every year. Haven't you seen the bright orange signs warning you to stay out of county parks at night because of the cull, or can your retarded redneck brain process that?
 
2012-10-24 10:15:34 AM

Headso: If rednecks were more tech savvy you could have some kind of "I just hit a deer at 10:08 AM on Main St." ap or feed or whatever that sends out a text to people who sign up and live in that area.


We don't have any problems with poaching up here :)

You wouldn't know it, other than the signs, but I live on Mountain up in the Appalachians and people poach all the time around here however they also have camera's out here in the backwoods to combat dumping.

Unless, you are in a poaching operation...nobody really cares.

And why should I? Some of the people up here actually sustenance hunt.

I've got a small herd of does and fawns, around ten or so, with occasionally a buck or two.

I'm not really going to biatch if they take a few.
 
2012-10-24 10:18:47 AM
Also the deer herds around here are so plentiful that you could stock meat up to last you a year...in just few short days, even maybe one day.

They are overpopulated...that's what happens when you get tree huggers and not conservationist to manage the land.
 
2012-10-24 10:23:56 AM
Anyway, we need (regulated) market hunting for deer in areas where there's overpopulation.

Never mind the shrubbery. You want an environmental issue? 50+ deer per square mile chewing the shiat out of damn near any plant the rest of the animals in the forest ecosystem would eat sounds like an issue to me. Precision government-funded bowhunters, contraceptive programs and bullshiat like that barely nibble the edges of the problem.

One local restaurant near me in NY serves venison. They get it from New Zealand.

Meanwhile there's four deer nomming the restaurant's garden out back, 50 feet away.
 
2012-10-24 10:27:10 AM

MouserMusing: iheartscotch: Or; you could actually put the meat to good use and feed homeless people.

/ does that make too much sense

That would be nice wouldn't it?

As far as I know, in most states, it would be criminal offense to take the game without reporting it.

Even though you find it dead on the side of the road.

And then you have got the food fines should you not prepare it properly.

Who wants to do all that?

So...no taking of the kings meat.


About thirty years ago, I guy I knew here in California got a couple of days in the clink because: he was broke, and he hit and killed a deer. He dressed it out, then took the meat (which, IIRC, he had mostly or all in one big box) to the local department of Fish and Game, in order to make it all above board. He explained the situation to the F&G officer, who then told him thank you, we'll take that and give it to the needy. He began to get angry, and explained that he was needy. That didn't matter, you don't get to keep road kill. In his anger, I guess he got in a bit of a tug of war with the box of meat, then shoved it at the F&G officer, almost knocking him down. Yep, he got arrested. I think they dropped the charges eventually.
 
2012-10-24 10:27:59 AM
Also, see the relevant Louis C.K. bit about deer. Too damned many of them around here.
 
2012-10-24 10:35:38 AM
A deer ran into my car in Maryland and totaled it one week after I had paid it off and put new brakes, shocks, and tires on it so I'm getting a kick of these replies.
 
2012-10-24 10:38:09 AM

MouserMusing: iheartscotch: Or; you could actually put the meat to good use and feed homeless people.

/ does that make too much sense

That would be nice wouldn't it?

As far as I know, in most states, it would be criminal offense to take the game without reporting it.

Even though you find it dead on the side of the road.

And then you have got the food fines should you not prepare it properly.

Who wants to do all that?

So...no taking of the kings meat.


In PA you just have to call the Game Commission.

My uncle nailed a deer with his truck in the front shoulder. So he called PGC and the Warden asked if he wanted the meat that was left. My uncle thought it was a good idea so he and the PGC officer pulled out knives and went to go dress it out.
Just as they went to step onto the road a semi came around a corner and tenderized it for them. He decided he didn't want it anymore.
 
2012-10-24 10:39:11 AM

Spade: A deer ran into my car in Maryland and totaled it one week after I had paid it off and put new brakes, shocks, and tires on it so I'm getting a kick of these replies.


I had deers in the back of my yard in Arnold, Maryland.

Arnold man...that's the OC highway.
 
2012-10-24 10:44:21 AM
Years ago the State DNR decided that any road kill would be pulled to the side of the roads/freeways - out of sight of people - and allow Nature to have it's way with the carcasses. Which is a pretty cool idea - integrating the
'Circle of Life(tm) by letting other animals feed off the entrails as they would in real life.

PETA - and other 'animal rights' groups didn't like this - the said it was 'disrespectful to the animal's spirit' and complained sooooo loudly that the DNR went back to scrapping up the remains and hauling them to the county incinerator for burning.
 
2012-10-24 10:46:17 AM
I have a friend who grew up in Alaska, he claims after the hard freeze large roadkill is taken to the butcher shops, which chop 'em up pro-bono and donate the meat to soup kitchens.
 
2012-10-24 10:46:29 AM

Another Government Employee: Fool_Marquis: For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.

Deer are pretty smart when they aren't in rut, so doubt trapping would be very effective.

So, there is no method to get rid of the nuisance ones?



Well if you want to keep them out of your yard, I would recommend a Border Collie. They just never, ever stop working.
 
2012-10-24 10:57:01 AM
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2012-10-24 11:12:39 AM

Spade: MouserMusing: iheartscotch: Or; you could actually put the meat to good use and feed homeless people.

/ does that make too much sense

That would be nice wouldn't it?

As far as I know, in most states, it would be criminal offense to take the game without reporting it.

Even though you find it dead on the side of the road.

And then you have got the food fines should you not prepare it properly.

Who wants to do all that?

So...no taking of the kings meat.

In PA you just have to call the Game Commission.

My uncle nailed a deer with his truck in the front shoulder. So he called PGC and the Warden asked if he wanted the meat that was left. My uncle thought it was a good idea so he and the PGC officer pulled out knives and went to go dress it out.
Just as they went to step onto the road a semi came around a corner and tenderized it for them. He decided he didn't want it anymore.


It's the same way in Michigan. You can keep a deer you hit if you want to, you just need to go to the DNR/EQ.

My route between home and college took me through the 2 counties with the highest rates if car/deer collisions in Michigan, so I'm getting a kick out of this
/Deer = rats with antlers
 
2012-10-24 11:12:44 AM
heh it's surprising to me that states don't allow hunting when there's obviously an overpopulation problem. You know, nature is going to handle it eventually by starving the heard to death. Heh once the starvation starts I bet those same folks start a "feed the starving deer campaign".

/ live in texas
// probably has the overall healthiest deer population in the country
/// hunting is definitely allowed and closely regulated here
 
2012-10-24 11:37:40 AM
Man, I misread the article as saying they used a wood chipper. I read the whole thing waiting for the chipper part. Quite suspenseful actually.
 
2012-10-24 11:37:47 AM

pag1107: Fool_Marquis: For reference sake: Montgomery County MD has made all hunting illegal.

As a result, there is a MASSIVE deer population, which annoys the crap out of the home owning residents, since the deer absolutely DESTROY any gardens or shrubs they come across.

There are enough hippies on the council that they can't possibly kill Bambi, but they're more than happy to spend hundreds on crazy schemes like giving them birth control, or "catching" them.

You are quite wrong. Montgomery County gave up on its non-lethal programs a long time ago. Hunting from tree stands on parcels 50 acres or larger (even in urban areas) is perfectly legal during the state firearm hunting season and has been since 2008. There are also the managed hunts in the parks which are on a lottery system which is open to the public and police sharpshooting of deer during the winter.


I never knew that last I heard they took bow hunting away and that was that. I now take a different way home at night I live near a large park in Montgomery county and it is lousy with deer every day on the road next to it I will see a dead deer and if it gets hit by a truck a pile of deer.
 
2012-10-24 12:08:31 PM

dopirt: Man, I misread the article as saying they used a wood chipper. I read the whole thing waiting for the chipper part. Quite suspenseful actually.


Meh, I didn't read the article either, but I was already wondering if I could drag some roadkill to my garden chipper-shredder and spread the deerburger around the perimeter of my yard.

/prolly too stinky
 
2012-10-24 12:29:44 PM
Once I read "pick up the stinkies" I knew.....KNEW....this would get green-lit.
 
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