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(WTKR)   County considers expanding hunting season to address exploding deer population. Dammit PETA, you had to give the deer suicide vests, didn't you?   ( divider line
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2013-03-08 01:37:49 PM  
3 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Stupid nature needs us to regulate things for it.

Hunters are doing the deer a favor, really.

Nature had a great way of regulating itself until humans intervened.

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2013-03-08 02:08:44 PM  
2 votes:
man kills predator population to be safe and to protect their livestock
man kills deer for food
gentle intellectuals ban hunting, to save the pretty deer
deer populations explode
deer begin moving into populated areas for food
deer share their diseases/ticks with livestock
gentle intellectuals argue vigorously to keep deer from being culled
gentle intellectuals get into car wrecks and injuries becase they hit the deer
men are called back in to kill the deer for safety and food
2013-03-08 03:11:52 PM  
1 vote:

Happy Hours: Ow! That was my feelings!: Forest rats be tasty. Also, for those interested in bow hunting, please learn to shoot really well before going hunting. Lost count on the number of deer I've come across with an arrow sticking out of their rump.

Just in case it may violate Fark's TOS (I'm really not sure, most aren't actually dead) I won't post any pictures but just do a GIS for "goose arrow".

You'll see pictures of geese with arrows going through their bodies, necks and heads.

And this is why if I would never even consider shooting an animal with a bow. I'm not against hunting and I'm not against killing animals for food but I am against animal cruelty.

If you can stick and arrow through a goose's head or neck and it can still swim or fly (as the pictures demonstrate) then it's got to be even harder to actually kill a deer with an arrow.

I can guarantee you that those birds were shot with arrows tipped with field (target) points rather than broadheads appropriate to hunting. They weren't shot by hunters, they were shot by jackasses who happened to have a bow.

It's akin to using full metal jacket bullets when hunting with a rifle rather than expanding bullets.

Shoot a goose with something like this and you'll have a very hard time ending up with a bird that's merely wounded. Killing a deer with an arrow is harder, but a good broadhead doesn't just poke a clean hole - they have several very large, razor sharp blades that make very big wound channels that bleed out quickly.
2013-03-08 01:54:12 PM  
1 vote:

Frank N Stein: I need to take up archery. Hunting with a firearm is fun and all, but archery would be a good skill to learn.

Having dabbled in it when I was younger, it's actually kind of difficult. Or maybe I just sucked at it. I know there are bow-hunters out there, but I would never attempt to kill an animal that way.I'd be afraid I would merely wound it and cause it much pain.

But yeah, overpopulation of deer is a big problem. We've killed off most of the predators (wolves) who helped keep the population under control.

A few years ago, a town in Texas tried to expand hunting season but got shut down by crazy people (animal rights activists) so they had started rounding them up and sending them to Mexico -where I suspect they were promptly slaughtered.

Though not a predator of deer, I did see a fox trotting down a sidewalk in town the other day. I even saw a coyote wandering around the streets of Glendale, AZ (which is basically Phoenix). It always makes me wonder where the fark they live and what they're living off of. The fox I saw the other night disappeared into someone's back yard.I wonder if they're missing a cat or a puppy now.. Actually, the fox was pretty small. It could probably kill a small cat or puppy - I think - but more likely feeds on rabbits. I'm too lazy to research it. I just think it's cool to see wild animals roaming around town.

Sadly, I've witnessed development devastate prairie dog habitat near me and I haven't seen a hawk in my neighborhood since. I guess I shouldn't mourn the loss of prairie dogs since they're flea-ridden carriers of the plague, but I do miss the hawks.
2013-03-08 01:54:01 PM  
1 vote:

Frank N Stein: I need to take up archery. Hunting with a firearm is fun and all, but archery would be a good skill to learn.

My youngest brother is an avid bow hunter in NC. His archery tag is good for 6 deer, only two of which may be bucks, and another tag is only $10 more. NC really wants to thin the herd!

/he took 7 does last year
2013-03-08 01:53:40 PM  
1 vote:
We used to have Mountain Lions. I guess they ate too many farm animals.

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2013-03-08 01:45:34 PM  
1 vote:

maxheck: jehovahs witness protection:

Ya know...I wouldn't put it past PETA to booby trap deer and blow up hunters.

Not that I have any fondness for PETA, but I have to ask... Do you check under your bed every night for imagined hippie threats? Like... Girls with dreadlocks and unshaven legs holding knives or something?

Just trying to understand your world.

Meanwhile, here in MD... I live on the edge of a state park and there are a few times a year when I get absurd numbers of deer... They have devastated the local forests in that there is no undergrowth at all left, which cannot be right. It's pretty, but nothing but close-cropped herbage and trees isn't a forest.

I feel that any father that doesn't introduce their child to outdoor activities, including camping (real camping) fishing, and hunting is doing their child a great disservice. Hunting really should be more popular than it is.
2013-03-08 01:36:52 PM  
1 vote:
I need to take up archery. Hunting with a firearm is fun and all, but archery would be a good skill to learn.
2013-03-08 12:29:12 PM  
1 vote:
Ya know...I wouldn't put it past PETA to booby trap deer and blow up hunters.
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