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(NBC4i)   A quick update on hunting season in Ohio: it's Hunters, 1,254, Deer 3   (nbc4i.com) divider line 86
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2013-12-10 11:01:32 AM
They're coming right for us!
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2013-12-10 11:18:44 AM
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d23 [TotalFark]
2013-12-10 11:43:24 AM
I'm rooting for the deer, personally.
 
2013-12-10 11:43:40 AM
Only missing two game wardens, four more hunters, and a cow.
 
2013-12-10 11:44:56 AM
I'm always waiting for some jackass to miss and have a round come through my house.
Frikkin' rednecks.
 
2013-12-10 11:44:56 AM
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Hoo boy. Gonna make a lot of Jerk Jerky.
 
2013-12-10 11:46:17 AM
PETA is working on evening up the ratio
 
2013-12-10 11:47:29 AM

wxboy: Only missing two game wardens, four more hunters, and a cow.


Was one of the hunters uninsured?
 
2013-12-10 11:47:40 AM
75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods
 
2013-12-10 11:48:29 AM
Actually subby, it said that hunters bagged 70,000 plus deer in the article.  Learn to read.
 
2013-12-10 11:49:38 AM

Maud Dib: I'm always waiting for some jackass to miss and have a round come through my house.
Frikkin' rednecks.


I don't know about where you live, but the hunters that went onto our property were always quite good. Asked permission, stayed away from the house, and gave us part of each kill.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:00 AM

d23: I'm rooting for the deer, personally.


Me too, I like watching deer starve to death and get strange diseases in the spring due to too much competition.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:12 AM

trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods


Romero:  There are millions of deer in the US.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:17 AM

wxboy: Only missing two game wardens, four more hunters, and a cow.


a pure-bred Guernsey cow?
 
2013-12-10 11:50:41 AM
It must be embarassing to be shot by a deer.
 
2013-12-10 11:52:25 AM

Maud Dib: I'm always waiting for some jackass to miss and have a round come through my house.
Frikkin' rednecks.


Bullets magically stop when they hit a deer?
 
2013-12-10 11:53:18 AM
I quit hunting a year after I felt compelled to purchase a blaze orange vest that said

DON'T SHOOT

I AM A MAN

 
2013-12-10 11:53:37 AM
Ohio can't hit the right target to save their life. This is not a repeat from Saturday night.
 
2013-12-10 11:55:58 AM
I made delicious venison chili last week. Mmmmmmm
 
2013-12-10 12:01:48 PM

trickymoo: Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?


You'd be surprised at how well an animal that size can melt into a small patch of vegetation.
 
2013-12-10 12:02:06 PM
This sport of "hunting" is going nowhere as a spectator sport until they even up the score.

I recommend equipping moose and deer with laser beams on their head.

Also:

* no salt licks
* bring back wolves
* give the bears guns
* tiny racoon-sized hand grenades. I'm sure that they are smart enough to learn how to use them properly by trial and error, but just in case, they should be demonstrated by motion-activated iPods on trash cans.
 
2013-12-10 12:05:33 PM

trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods


They're around. This time of year, I hear at least 2 car-deer accident reports a day just in our little county, and there are more that don't get reported. I would be willing to bet that more die from getting hit by a vehicle than die by hunter, at least around here. That's not even mentioning the diseases that have been going through and wiping out whole herds the last few years, and there are STILL tons of deer around. There's a lot more of them out there than you think.
 
2013-12-10 12:06:59 PM

duffblue: Maud Dib: I'm always waiting for some jackass to miss and have a round come through my house.
Frikkin' rednecks.

Bullets magically stop when they hit a deer?


If you're using expanding tip rounds like most places require by law, yes.  It's not magic, it's physics.  Don't know much about hunting or guns, do ya.

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2013-12-10 12:08:10 PM
I hunted for decades.
With the advent of high powered rifles and bows with all the extra furniture, remote cameras, perfect pitch hand held calls, scent trackers etc etc .. it ain't hunting anymore.

Call it what it is .. killing.

Me and my lever action (non-scope) 30-30 will carry on, so at least the elk and deer stand a chance.
 
2013-12-10 12:13:28 PM

mod3072: trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods

They're around. This time of year, I hear at least 2 car-deer accident reports a day just in our little county, and there are more that don't get reported. I would be willing to bet that more die from getting hit by a vehicle than die by hunter, at least around here. That's not even mentioning the diseases that have been going through and wiping out whole herds the last few years, and there are STILL tons of deer around. There's a lot more of them out there than you think.



Used to live in SW PA, and when hunting season kicked off, there were just TONS of carcasses on the sides of roads. Always figured it was cause the hunters were scaring/ driving them out of the woods.
 
2013-12-10 12:15:01 PM
WTF Ohio?  You're a Blaze Orange required state.  How do you keep shooting each other?
 
2013-12-10 12:16:01 PM
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2013-12-10 12:16:26 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I hunted for decades.
With the advent of high powered rifles and bows with all the extra furniture, remote cameras, perfect pitch hand held calls, scent trackers etc etc .. it ain't hunting anymore.

Call it what it is .. killing.

Me and my lever action (non-scope) 30-30 will carry on, so at least the elk and deer stand a chance.


And the more of those white tailed devils you kill, the better.  They eat my plants, become despondent, and throw themselves in front of my neighbor's car.
 
2013-12-10 12:17:51 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I hunted for decades.
With the advent of high powered rifles and bows with all the extra furniture, remote cameras, perfect pitch hand held calls, scent trackers etc etc .. it ain't hunting anymore.

Call it what it is .. killing.

Me and my lever action (non-scope) 30-30 will carry on, so at least the elk and deer stand a chance.


Pfft.  That's just killing.  Modern gun like that, that's not hunting.

This is what I hunt with:

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2013-12-10 12:19:16 PM

trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods


well, just speaking for my part of Ohio, in a suburb right outside of Cleveland, they are everywhere. They are in my front yard, walking down the street, in my back yard (hopping the fence) preventing me from having a garden. I used to think deer were quiet and majestic, and then I moved here, and now I think of them as overgrown rats. No natural predators + warm winters = lots and lots of deer.
 
2013-12-10 12:19:18 PM

Click Click D'oh: WTF Ohio?  You're a Blaze Orange required state.  How do you keep shooting each other?


I'm betting they were grudges settled the old fashioned way.  By ambush.
 
2013-12-10 12:19:44 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I hunted for decades.
With the advent of high powered rifles and bows with all the extra furniture, remote cameras, perfect pitch hand held calls, scent trackers etc etc .. it ain't hunting anymore.

Call it what it is .. killing.

Me and my lever action (non-scope) 30-30 will carry on, so at least the elk and deer stand a chance.


Eh, they've been using pretty similar firearm technology for the past 100 years. Plus, with deer overpopulation, there's really nothing wrong with just going out and killing a deer (as long as you eat it)
 
2013-12-10 12:20:44 PM

trickymoo: Used to live in SW PA, and when hunting season kicked off, there were just TONS of carcasses on the sides of roads. Always figured it was cause the hunters were scaring/ driving them out of the woods.


Don't forget that hunting seasons generally coincide with the rut, which is when normally shy bucks start chasing normally shy does all over the place, at all hours of the day, just to get laid.

Even if there was no hunting, just the rut activity alone would result in increased car crashes.
 
2013-12-10 12:22:26 PM

Frank N Stein: Clemkadidlefark: I hunted for decades.
With the advent of high powered rifles and bows with all the extra furniture, remote cameras, perfect pitch hand held calls, scent trackers etc etc .. it ain't hunting anymore.

Call it what it is .. killing.

Me and my lever action (non-scope) 30-30 will carry on, so at least the elk and deer stand a chance.

Eh, they've been using pretty similar firearm technology for the past 100 years. Plus, with deer overpopulation, there's really nothing wrong with just going out and killing a deer (as long as you eat it)


And even if you don't.
 
2013-12-10 12:23:02 PM

wxboy: Only missing two game wardens, four more hunters, and a cow.


I liked that reference.
 
2013-12-10 12:26:31 PM

dittybopper: Frank N Stein: Clemkadidlefark: I hunted for decades.
With the advent of high powered rifles and bows with all the extra furniture, remote cameras, perfect pitch hand held calls, scent trackers etc etc .. it ain't hunting anymore.

Call it what it is .. killing.

Me and my lever action (non-scope) 30-30 will carry on, so at least the elk and deer stand a chance.

Eh, they've been using pretty similar firearm technology for the past 100 years. Plus, with deer overpopulation, there's really nothing wrong with just going out and killing a deer (as long as you eat it)

And even if you don't.


True, but I'm of the opinion that as long as a human gets some meat, it's not a waste. I understand that it would still be a net benefit even if the shot deer is left to rot in the woods. But venison is too good to go to waste.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if your freezer is full, give the meat to your family, friends, or donate it to the hungry.
 
2013-12-10 12:26:39 PM

dittybopper: trickymoo: Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

You'd be surprised at how well an animal that size can melt into a small patch of vegetation.


Deer are very well-camouflaged and cunning. In the winter deer and moose gather in herds but during the rest of the year they tend to spread out over their territory. Fawns are dappled with spots to make them almost invisible under trees. And usually if someone spots a deer from a car, they are gone before anybody else can see them.

When I was planting trees we sometimes saw as many as a dozen deer and sometimes a black bear in the very early morning. During the day they are likely to be under cover. If you live normal human hours you might have a herd of deer living nearby and never see them as they do most of their moving around at dawn and dusk, in the twilight hours when they are harder to see.

They're most vulnerable during hunting and mating season because the bucks are more aggressive and daring at that time. Wild animals come out of the woods in the fall to fatten themselves up in the farmers fields, gardens and orchards.

My brother and parents see a lot of deer because my brother lives in a very pictoresque spot in the fields with woods behind. There's a substantial number of deer in the woods, a herd of twenty or more, but they get shot at during hunting season and killed by cars or trucks when they roam.

Deer will be quite fearless if they learn that you are not a threat. Deer, elk and other game have been moving into suburbs and ex-urbs as suburbs and ex-urbs move into their territory. This has lead to conflict but many suburban types are not hunters and love to see the deer as long as the deer don't eat their shrubberies.

I'm not a hunter because deer are so beautiful and relatively harmless, but where I come from most men and quite a few women hunt for food or sport. What I know is largely from observation, osmosis or reading.

Even if you are an avid hunter, getting a deer is not easy. The hunters use salt licks, food and water to attract deer to a certain spot and to husband them so they'll be around during hunting season. They also use cameras in likely spots to confirm what sort of game are visiting.

The native Americans were not entirely dopes when it came to husbandry. They learned where the natural salt licks were, and they burned brush to clear lines of sight. Deer thrive in a mixture of cover and open meadows, so the natives created open meadows. They were close to domesticating deer perhaps, since pens and fences were also used to trap deer. You can find stone structures all over the Old World where Africans, Asians and Europeans trapped game by driving them. This meant they knew where to find the animals when they needed leather or meat or bone, etc.

It's likely that sheep, cattle, pigs, horses and other animals domesticated in the Old World were first hunted, then trapped, and finally tamed. When my ancestors arrived in North America they tended to allow cattle and pigs to roam. There was a special village official called the pig reeve who toted up the damage done by the pigs and had their owners compensate the plaintiffs. In Newfoundland outports, they still fence in the houses and let the livestock roam free because there is nowhere for them to go. It's cheaper and easier to keep animals out of your house or garden than to fence them in.
 
2013-12-10 12:28:51 PM
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2013-12-10 12:29:49 PM

brantgoose: Deer are very well-camouflaged and cunning


I think deer are kinda retarded.
 
2013-12-10 12:31:10 PM

dywed88: Maud Dib: I'm always waiting for some jackass to miss and have a round come through my house.
Frikkin' rednecks.

I don't know about where you live, but the hunters that went onto our property were always quite good. Asked permission, stayed away from the house, and gave us part of each kill.



I live in SE Ohio.  Most of the hunters around here are "Akronites" or other city folk.  My land is surrounded by hunting cabins that are only used about a month or two a year.  Most of the local "hillbillies" know how to hunt, it's when you get the asshole city dwellers who want to play with their fancy toys, wear their overpriced camo, or have an excuse to drive their huge truck that sits in the driveway most of the year. During deer season I either have to call the damn game warden on trespassers (hell, I have to do this during morel season) or chase off spotlighters.
 
2013-12-10 12:33:47 PM

Frank N Stein: brantgoose: Deer are very well-camouflaged and cunning

I think deer are kinda retarded.


I saw one clothesline itself on a barbed wire fence one time, it was glorious.  Another time I saw one hit gravel at full speed and fall flat on it's face.
 
2013-12-10 12:35:02 PM

trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods


There are an estimated 800,000,000 deer in the U.S. currently.
 
2013-12-10 12:36:50 PM
I like venison and other game and I think hunting and fishing are the greenest way to get meat and fish to eat, so I am not vehemently anti-hunter, but let's face it, a certain portion of the human race are so dumb or feckless that you wonder if maybe the game isn't smarter and should be given voting rights.

Most people in the country are decent enough and hunting and fishing are natural ways of supplementing their diet at low cost (if you call the amount of equipment and clothing and licence fees low). They are also a very good source of income. The average salmon fisherman from out of state or province can spend $1,200 or more to catch a fish that is worth less than $50 at the going store price (let alone the price the Indians charge along the highway, which is often cheaper than hamburger).

But there's always a minority of a-holes who find ways to spoil everything they do or fail to do, and hunters and poachers are no exceptions.

All the same, if you love to eat, you probably love meat.

So thank God somebody else likes to hunt. When anybody in our family gets a moose or a deer, the meat gets spread around--for free! And you don't have to have a lot of hunters and fishermen to fill your freezers with salmon, trout, venison, etc.

Add berries and wild fruits, jams and jellies, preserves from the garden, and women who bake big when they bake, and you're talking a twenty or twenty five cubic foot freezer full of stuff that are expensive luxuries in the big city.

I don't like to criticize people who are working on the theory that they might stop or worse yet, ask why I'm not working.
 
2013-12-10 12:39:23 PM

trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods


Michigan's numbers in 2012 was 223,000 for firearm season.  About 400,000 total deer were harvested.
 
2013-12-10 12:41:42 PM

George Babbitt: trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods

There are an estimated 800,000,000 deer in the U.S. currently.


Last year during gun season my county had 4,673 deer checked in.  The county north of me (and really, it is less then 10 miles away from where I live) had  the highest in the state at 5,811 (and it was down from 6,358 in 2011)
 
2013-12-10 12:42:35 PM
WTF are you people talking about with deer being hard to spot? Come to NE Ohio, if it were legal I could literally hunt them with an apple and a club. Hell, I was once almost trampled to death by a herd of about 50 of them in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Something spooked em and I was on a path between the river and the hills so they can running my way, one buck jumped over me and I'm 6'3", didn't clear me by much. Heck, they're bold enough that some of the guys in my boyscout troop have em sleep on their porch!
 
2013-12-10 12:46:00 PM
"Gun season"??
 
2013-12-10 12:47:50 PM

Gyrfalcon: "Gun season"??


Typically there are offset seasons for rifles, bow, and black powder with deer hunting. Rifle season for deer is colloquially known as "gun season"
 
2013-12-10 12:51:14 PM

trickymoo: 75,000 Deer, and thats DOWN 13%??

Holy ass crackers, thats an assload pf deer. Where in the hell are all those deer hiding during the regular year?

/ Just impressed with how many deer are out there frolicking through the woods


Upwards of 30 million in the US. And they are fairly rapid at reproducing. And their other predators aren't doing so well.
 
2013-12-10 12:52:21 PM
We get plenty of hunters from Indiana and Michigan; they didn't say they were local.
 
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