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Old 07-17-20, 05:39 PM
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Be here early get the most corn


Very dry right now. We need rain! This time of the year is very hard on deer so I feed them. They love apple scented corn. The less shy the deer the more corn the deer will get. This deer is always early stomping her foot saying where is my corn human. I have a 300 gallon tank in the back for when I have cattle. The deer drink from there. Iím worried about this particular deer she doesnít look very well. Nature is cruel. She may make it out of this summer well. Time will tell.
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They heard the Van Halen jamming and they knew it is corn time lol.
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You're my kind of caretaker, Hondo.
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The deer on the far left is very pregnant. They have fawns mostly in June and July. Why? I’m not sure. I think early spring would be easier. Some dry hot summer many fawns die. This year the fawns overall are doing well. These deer are halfway tame and come over when they hear music or if I rattle the the corn. Interesting creatures to observe.
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They were watching me cut grass the other night as they ate dropping apples.
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We have a herd of white deer near here that usually occupy Argonne Nat'l Laboratory's grounds or the neighboring forest preserve. Very strange looking creatures after having only seen brown deer all my life.

I lived in rural southern IL for a time, where they are considered the most dangerous animals you could come across. In the populated areas, people regard them as a sight to behold until they eat all of their marigolds or a herd of them runs at your speeding vehicle. I like them, but I think their stupidity rivals that of Florida man.
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I think something is wrong with your dogs, they don't look right.

Most "exotic" mammals one is likely to encounter here in Inland SoCal: coyotes and donkeys.
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We have a mess of deer here in our neighborhood. The neighbor has been feeding them. In order to help with them not eating all our landscapings we used a spray and feed them now too. I am going through about 150# of seed/corn/draw in a week with these beggars, and probably have two dozen local squirrels now. Have to be on top of the spreader type bug killers for all the ticks they bring.
As of right now there are ~9 does, 1 buck, and 3 fawns.
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Yup. I had to build a high fence in the back yard to keep the deer from massacring the plants. In the front I put wire around the plants I don’t want the deer to eat. The lawn they can munch all they grass they please.
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Old 07-19-20, 05:02 PM
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My mom is 70, I'm lucky to still have her.

She chases her local deer around with apples, vegetables, and bread. Somebody yelled at her for giving them so now she takes care to feed them a healthier diet. They love broccoli. She names them.
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
We have a herd of white deer near here that usually occupy Argonne Nat'l Laboratory's grounds or the neighboring forest preserve. Very strange looking creatures after having only seen brown deer all my life..
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Hondo and others,
They keep getting into the War Department's plants and eating them, so I put up a barrier of filament line around the area. Seems that when they feel something against the kin they back off. $7.99 and I have a quiet and better day! Smiles, MH
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You feed them?

You live in TX, you must own guns, so they should be feeding YOU

I just heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me that cutbacks have eliminated a Deer-Vasectomy program on Staten Island, and they are worried about being overrun. What's the deer pop. sitchiation in Hondo?
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Most "exotic" mammals one is likely to encounter here in Inland SoCal: coyotes and donkeys.
When I worked at NAS China Lake, the donkey hunt was a local urban legend... and it was true!
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Looks like chronic wasting disease. When I first heard of CWD I thought it was a catch-all for multiple diseases, including from parasites, that should have been called a syndrome or disorder rather than disease. But apparently animal biologists have discovered some unique cellular abnormalities so it is a real disease.

Supposedly a symptom of CWD is loss of fear of humans, loss of alertness, etc., but maybe it's just deer getting comfy with people.

This one doesn't look well but at least its final days will be relatively more comfortable than it might have been.
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Yup but I won’t report chronic wasting disease because once the local government is in your land you can’t get them out. During deer season Hondo has a check point to inspect deer you shoot for diseases.
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You feed them?

You live in TX, you must own guns, so they should be feeding YOU

I just heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me that cutbacks have eliminated a Deer-Vasectomy program on Staten Island, and they are worried about being overrun. What's the deer pop. sitchiation in Hondo?
These deer are too tame. When they start to overpopulate we will cull a few out for venison. Healthy lean meat.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
You feed them?

You live in TX, you must own guns, so they should be feeding YOU

I just heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me that cutbacks have eliminated a Deer-Vasectomy program on Staten Island, and they are worried about being overrun. What's the deer pop. sitchiation in Hondo?
​​​​​​Wild animals have such good health insurance. I don't think I could get a vasectomy fully covered. We have people here jumping out of helicopters to stick IUDs in mountain goats too. I have to pay extra for delivery.
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These deer are too tame. When they start to overpopulate we will cull a few out for venison. Healthy lean meat.
I know that probably sounds weird to vegans and folks who don't hunt, or have never cut up a whole chicken. But I guess being raised in the country gives some folks a different insight.

I despise people who are cruel to animals for amusement. I'm not a fan of trophy hunting although I keep my opinions to myself and don't join my Facebook friends who want to harass and dox trophy hunters. The social justice warriors usually overlook the fact that trophy hunters pay a lot of money for what they do, it's legal and essential to maintaining a sustainable herd. If they want to pose over the corpse with a gun and a grin, well... they paid for it. Not my thing, but whatever. One could argue that humans created the necessity for trophy hunting through overpopulation and poor land management, but ... we're the ones with the opposable thumbs.

I respect wild critters and enjoy seeing deer along the roadside on my night rides. And I'd be perfectly happy to eat one too. I'd rather hunt to keep the sustainable herd healthy than see them suffer from overcrowding, starvation and disease.
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We hunted for the version. Today it’s all business with high fencing and genetically modified whitetail deer with abnormal sized horns that don’t match the body size. 30,000 to shoot a tame deer as you dress up as Rambo. In fact you can just stay in street clothes turn on the radio, sit on the tailgate and the deer will walk up to you. Then take a photo and get a picture in Mighty Hunter I turned to fishing full time in natural places likes the surf at the coast and rivers. Large reservoirs where it takes effort to trick a bass into taking a lure. Deer hunting isn’t the same anymore.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The social justice warriors usually overlook the fact that trophy hunters pay a lot of money for what they do, it's legal and essential to maintaining a sustainable herd. If they want to pose over the corpse with a gun and a grin, well... they paid for it. Not my thing, but whatever. One could argue that humans created the necessity for trophy hunting through overpopulation and poor land management, but ... we're the ones with the opposable thumbs.
I heard an interesting podcast once (sorry can't remember at all what it was) interviewing somebody who got ruthlessly shamed on the internet for publicly 'winning' the opportunity to pay a lot of money to hunt I think a rhino in Africa. The government protects their wildlife zealously, the the high prices they can charge for westerners to hunt and kill an animal selected by the local rangers, goes a long way to support broader conservation efforts.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
We hunted for the version. Today it’s all business with high fencing and genetically modified whitetail deer with abnormal sized horns that don’t match the body size. 30,000 to shoot a tame deer as you dress up as Rambo. In fact you can just stay in street clothes turn on the radio, sit on the tailgate and the deer will walk up to you. Then take a photo and get a picture in Mighty Hunter I turned to fishing full time in natural places likes the surf at the coast and rivers. Large reservoirs where it takes effort to trick a bass into taking a lure. Deer hunting isn’t the same anymore.
F*** that I'd just pop one in my backyard (is that legal?), learn butchering on the job, freeze the meat, and wait until it's almost gone before poppin another one. Or maybe start a venison jerky business.

I 'know' (friend of a friend, don't actually know him) a guy who is an accomplished wildlife photographer, shot many covers for Field&Stream, abandoned rifle hunting because it's too easy, choosing to bow-hunt instead. Apparently that's pretty common among purist hunters.
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Living in suburbia, we've got way too many whitetail per sq. mile. The only predator is the car. Now the deer are infested with Lyme's, so that's a problem. My wife and kid have both had it. Mrs. Altair was one of the early cases in my county and she caught it either in our yard, our school's play field, or on the soccer field sidelines. Her doc kept saying "it's not Lyme, there's no Lyme in our county." Turns out he was full of it. Took months to get a diagnosis and by then it had wrecked her knees and was affecting her in other ways. Just be careful about Lyme.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I heard an interesting podcast once (sorry can't remember at all what it was) interviewing somebody who got ruthlessly shamed on the internet for publicly 'winning' the opportunity to pay a lot of money to hunt I think a rhino in Africa. The government protects their wildlife zealously, the the high prices they can charge for westerners to hunt and kill an animal selected by the local rangers, goes a long way to support broader conservation efforts.

Trophy Hunting Fees Do Little to Help Threatened Species, Report Says

If the wealthy really cared about conservation they could fund it directly.

Missing the Mark:African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits
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They started culling over populated deer in a San Antonio neighborhood and people went berserk. The venison was going to a Food Bank. So instead they trapped them in large nets sent them to a ranch in the country where they got culled anyways. You like bacon mixed with green beans? If everyone has a visit to a slaughterhouse there would be many more vegetarians And I love vegetables but with a serving of cow, pig, and chicken.
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