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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2019, 07:12:19 AM »
That's too bad. Them critters can cause some damage.
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2019, 11:17:28 AM »
Did you try and resusitate him?
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2019, 11:51:06 AM »
I stopped and backed up,  did not see the deer.  I was not happy but at least the damage was mostly if not completely to the door.  It must have sprung something since I can hear air like it is not shut.Had he been laying there, I am not sure resuscitation is what I had in mind!!  They were all three pretty small.  Might make jerky out of em in a few years.  In my younger days, I had a 1972 2 door galaxy 500, you remember those, about 30 feet long.  I got slowed to about 70 before I hit this deer.  His head got my hood, shoulder got my grill, body got my fender legs got my door, and hair got all tufted in between my tire and rim.  

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« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2019, 04:55:37 PM »
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2019, 05:09:03 PM »
Too many deer, not enough hunters here.

There was a "village" hunt in Castine, Maine 2 years ago. The swells in the town wanted only bow hunting to rid the marauding deer ( McMansion plantings BTW ). Can't have those gun toting rednecks in their town.
Now these bow hunter gibones IN TOWN put on their $$$ camo gear, face paint, and carbon bows. No kills. Fun to watch them 'stauking' (sp) on paved sidewalks and streets.
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2019, 08:07:55 PM »
   I loved it on Chasing Tail when they would set up a "Stand" on somebody's back deck or they would shoot a deer and it would run 100 yards next door and die on the cover of the swimming pool of some animal lovers yard and one guy would distract the owner in front while the others sneaked it and got the deer before anybody realized it was there. I don't know if they had security cameras and what the owner thought if they looked at the tapes later. I think they had to stop hunting at the golf course at 8:00 am as that is when they opened to the public. I saw one episode where the "hunter" tracked his deer down then hired a taxi to take it back to "Deer Camp". I don't know if those places have opened crossbow hunting in those areas yet.
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« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2019, 09:00:04 PM »
Never saw the show, but as a hunter I think that sort of behavior - distracting the owner and sneaking in - does not do any good for hunting in general.  I know I would be completely ripped and would pursue all legal options if someone pulled a stunt like that on me.  
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« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2019, 09:20:48 PM »
What a life!!
At least 30 deer tonight. I just stood there and watched them eat the food I put down. Two nice looking bucks was there with horns. They seem to be hungry tonight. They came within 20-25 feet of me. The headlamp didn't seem to bother them . Had many just turn their backs side to me and walk away.
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« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2019, 09:23:21 PM »
They were probably looking for their cousin from Kansas who said he was on the way last they knew... :D
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2019, 09:55:01 PM »
Southside,

  I am sure they were just trying to keep the guy from being traumatized. I am sure he would not have been happy if he had found the dead deer there and had to pay somebody to haul it off even though the hunter had not done anything wrong or illegal up to that point. As I remember the episode this was right after Superstorm Sandy had hit the area and the guy in front was an arborist who presented himself as interested in removing uprooted and broken trees and actually got a contract to do the work while the hunter got the deer out the back way.

  Yes, the proper way to have handled it would have been to go to the guy and apologize and ask to remove the deer. They had previously asked permission to hunt and been denied violently while the neighbor begged them to come thin them off his place because of the damage they were doing to his place.

   I have my property posted but if a wounded deer came over and died on my place I would be fine for and would expect the hunter to come get him and if he came to me I'd even take my ATV and Sampson, my 13 lb rat Terrier, up there and help him look for him and bring him out but that's just me.
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« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2019, 10:04:17 PM »
I would, and have, allow someone to come and get a deer, no problem at all - even carried out one of a pair of hounds last week when they got lifted by the cow fence and found shelter under a planter, the owner saw on his tracker they had shut down in the field and came and found me, but the key is you ask me first - this is my castle, like you I have served and earned the right to call it mine and nobody will persuade me otherwise.  I am not going to enter into the back yard of another without permission unless there is some sort of imminent and real harm I am trying to stop and I demand the same respect from others.    
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2019, 07:30:22 AM »
New here and thought I'd add to this thread. 

I've been feeding deer on my property for few years now. I'm in somewhat in a remote area with few neighbours and I like it that way. I give deer a variety of pulse like Faba beans, soy beans, peas, lentils and grains but no corn. All depend what I have on hand. 

Been looking at the deer and how the act around the feed. What I have noticed is that deer will come and eat only for a short while and then go off and finish the night in my hay field.

I spread the feed and always careful not to pile the feed. Feeding the deer help them during winter months but I try to make sure they aren't dependent on my feed. Just a little help to keep them healthy.

Anyway, just my 2 cents... ;D

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« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2019, 07:02:28 AM »
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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2019, 08:53:44 AM »
Don't be an "armchair biologist ," get the facts, gather intelligence on your property and implement a plan. Supplemental feeding is definitely a good thing, but not a substitute for good habitat management.  IMHO  :P ;D

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« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2019, 12:56:43 PM »
You are right about the way they eat. 
When times was better,I would go out in the day light hours and feed too. Still was not a hugh amount with the amount of deer coming. During daylight hours 2-3-4-5-6 at a time would come and eat. Stay 10-15 minutes and wander off. About 20 minutes later repeat. And so on all day. People would come over and visit and be bummed out,no deer. I would tell them to keep watching,they will come out. And they would.
Seem like at night is when they come all at once.  
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« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2019, 05:05:33 PM »
The rangers at camp always tell the boys not to feed the chip monks.  i think in the summer is not a bad deal, the critters will not loose all their wild instincts that fast.  In town with all the roads and buildings, we are devistating habitat and nature way worse than feeding a few deer. We feed the squirrels some, and have not seen the numbers dropping off.  maybe we just compensate for the fact that we have cleared square miles of natural habitat to build houses and roads.  Only seems fair!


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Re: Feeding of the deer
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2019, 05:36:26 PM »
Oh my, I remember the times when if we had not eaten squirrel, we would not have eaten.  They were the only thing between us and hungry.  Squirrel, rabbits, and bullfrogs.  We carried the possums and coons to the sharecropper because that family needed to eat too.

There were no deer nor turkeys back then which was in the 50's.
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« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2019, 06:04:34 PM »
Doc - tell me you didn't use metal to fasten that beautiful feeder to that one day sawmill log in your picture!!  :o
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« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2019, 06:12:10 PM »
That's why they are called Yard Trees. ;D
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« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2019, 06:23:38 PM »
Oh my, I remember the times when if we had not eaten squirrel, we would not have eaten.  They were the only thing between us and hungry.  Squirrel, rabbits, and bullfrogs.  We carried the possums and coons to the sharecropper because that family needed to eat too.

There were no deer and turkeys back then which was in the 50's.
A local friend who bow hunts on our place loves "Maine squirrel pie". It needs besides a .22, at least 6-12 gray squirrels. Not much meat in 1.
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