Skip to comments.Snowmobile Traffic Jam, Venison Anybody? (Cool Pictures)
Posted on 01/12/2010 9:39:07 AM PST by OneVike
I don't think I have ever seen so many deer in one area before. The weird thing is they don't seem to be afraid of the guy squatting down.
Wildlife refuge maybe?
Looking at his clothing I almost want to say it could be in Europe because of the logo on his pants.
You don’t need a rifle. A baseball bat should work :)
they are not SEALS, for pete’s sake!
Finland maybe.. damn, that’s a hugh herd of deer.
Deer can lose their fear of people. I got up one morning to find a buck and doe chowing down on my wife's roses. I had to throw rocks to drive them away.
It’s a commercial deer farm (venison producer). No need for rifle or bat. They’ll prepare it for you.
Deer don’t like trudging through deep snow anymore than we do and herding up during winter is common. The less energy expended means a better chance at surviving until spring.
They eat my tulips before the blooms open!
That’s what I was thinking, maybe even Norway, but I just don’t see that many deer congregating in America when a human is that close. We enjoy venison and hunting way too much for them to feel that secure around men.
“a commercial deer farm “
Those are for real? A guy running for town administrator suggested that to get the deer out of our yards and off our streets. How high are the fences?
Park Rapids or Camp Ripley were pretty close by where I grew up, they had some good deer populations, but heck, we had nice stands of woods closeby too so we never ran out of venison.
If you look closely at the bottom of both pictures, you can see that these animals are being fed. Look at the second deer in the second picture...that’s grain.
We just bought a new home outside Chico and we have a bunch of rose bushes.
My wife loves them, but one morning we woke up and they were all gone. She was really bummed.
Then one evening she called me out side and we saw a few young bucks eating the new roses that were budding.
But the moment I stepped out they took off. No need for me to throw stones. Maybe they felt danger from my urge to feed on them.
About a week later a neighbor totaled his SUV by hitting one of the bucks on the road above our home. Bummer, If I knew he would have been dead in a week I would have shot him. But it was out of season anyway.
Yep. For real. That’s where all those nice doe skin gloves and buckskin jackets come from. Fence height would be an expensive community eyesore. Better to learn to live with ‘em in your yards.
Wow, your right.
I totally missed that.
So maybe it is a farm, you think?
I got these pics in an email yesterday. If you look at the second pic, you can see that almost all of them are chowing down. I know of one feeding station in the Valley Park, where large herds come in to feed. This seems like it might be a commercial enterprise.
Yea, that’s what PowderMonkey pointed out. Thank.
I still wish I had a rifle sitting in the woods waiting for their cook to leave.
AHHH, for the days long gone.
Shot your neighbor or the deer?
We live in a semi-rural area where hunting is not allowed, so these deer are never hunted (by humans).
I think my wife would have been fine with me shooting the neighbor, she really liked those bucks, even if they ate her roses....
When is neighbor season, anyway?
Whenever you find out they are liberal...?
Thanks for the ping!
A cousin of mine, who lives near Rushford, Minnesota, sent me this photo a few weeks ago, and said this scene was photographed in that locale. Rushford is in
Fillmore County, on the Iowa border.
So did your friend say it was a deer farm?
Or just some guy setting up a good hunting season for his friends hiding in the woods?
Regarding my msg of a few minutes earlier, about this scene being photographed near Rushford, Minnesota:
Taking a closer look at the trees, I’m inclined to doubt that location. I’m familiar with that part of the state, having lived near Rushford during my boyhood years (1931-40), and remember the woodlands there being almost exclusively deciduous hardwoods, with a scattering of scrubby dwarf junipers in cleared areas, especially on south and west facing slopes.
The pics were taken last year by a friend of mine at Lake Metigoshe, Bottineau, North Dakota. Up in the Turtle Mountains (yes, ND has mountains lol) Wife and I used to camp just down the road at a small park called Strawberry Lake. Imagine my surprise when I saw these!
You don’t think that maybe global warming has dramatically effected the type of trees that can now grow there?
Ok, OK, I’m joking, really, I am....LOL
It looks like someone drove down the road and dropped a series of feed piles...you can see something in the foreground....likely they know it’s feeding time.
Those deer look mighty fat. The ones here in Ohio really get thin as the winter goes on. You can’t get near them because thinning the herds during hunting season teaches them to be skittish.
Hunting is good for the deer and for the hunters’ tummies. Hubby and I don’t hunt and don’t have a taste for venison, but we do love hunters.
A deer left her fawn outside our dining room window last year, and it was delightful watching the little thing from time to time that day.
That’s totally cool.
My wife would have us adopting the thing and before I would know it, we would be feeding it and treating it like our dog....LOL
Neat pictures! I’ve never seen so many deer in one place either. I love deer (not as food).
There are two people standing at the far end of the deer in the second photo and one of them looks like Santa’s helper scouting for next years team. My guess is someone was feeding them from a snowmobile. I took a photo of 12 deer in my neighbors yard a couple of months ago. We live 5 minutes from downtown Eureka Ca...
A friend sent me these pictures about a week ago. He said that they were shot near Boise (where he lives).
He sent them to a list that has about 200 people on it mostly from northern California.
You mean that there still is a Eureka?
I thought that Eureka fell in the ocean last weekend.
It knocked down the chimneys that survived the previous 40 big earthquakes plus a couple of old brick buildings in old town are damaged and condemned..
Sounds about like what hit Pacific St in Santa Cruz in ‘89
It was not that bad. It was 30 miles due west and ten miles deep...
My brother use to live on Pine Mountain, Ga.
Closest neighbors were a half mile one way and a mile the other.
David had a slider from the house to the pool in the back yard.
He would sit with the slider open and eat breakfast and drink his morning coffee and wait til deer came to drink out of his pool and take his 30-30 and ka pow.
Now that’s hunting.
From his breakfast table.
Hey, he could shoot one and wash it up right there in his pool. Decent....LOL
I used to go in to work for a 3am shift. One day on my drive (I was doing about 70 on a secondary road) I came around a curve to see about a dozen deer just strolling down the road. Fortunately they scattered when my tires started screeching. I passed within inches of two of them. I was close enough that I could see how wide-eyed one doe was. She probably saw the same expression on my face.
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