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SIU Issues Warnings After Deer Attacks
Fark.com ^ | Thursday, June 16, 2005 | no byline

Posted on 06/18/2005 7:55:21 AM PDT by Cowman

Seven people have been threatened or attacked by deer on Southern Illinois University's main campus over the past two weeks, prompting the school to post warnings about the animal aggressiveness

A deer also attacked a person Monday, and two of three people injured by a doe June 7 required hospital care, Sigler said.

Campus officials have not seriously considered suggestions of killing the offending deer,

"I don't want to be a statistic, I guess," said [Bill] House, a 20-year-old zoology student from Park Ridge.

Molly Hacker, a 25-year-old plant biology student, said she would continue using the forest paths but be more vigilant, though "I don't feel too threatened." The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been notified about the attacks, Nielsen said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: answervenison; pcnonsense; whenanimalsattack; wildlifemanagement
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If i was in charge of this I'd get out the ol' 30:06 and prepare for a big Bambi Barbeque ... problem solved
1 posted on 06/18/2005 7:55:21 AM PDT by Cowman
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To: Cowman

you sure that this is deer and not "little dicky durbin?"

All joking aside, this is very serious.


2 posted on 06/18/2005 8:01:44 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to Libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?")
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To: Cowman

How unenlightened and non-progressive of you.


3 posted on 06/18/2005 8:02:11 AM PDT by kenth
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To: Cowman

Or maybe these people could just jog/walk somewhere else while the does raise their fawns. The university is invading their habitat, not the other way around.


4 posted on 06/18/2005 8:02:20 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Cowman

Starving fawns...lovely.


5 posted on 06/18/2005 8:03:00 AM PDT by gundog
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To: Cowman

Here:

SIU Issues Warnings After Deer Attacks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1425237/posts

and:

SIU issues warnings after deer attacks (Southern Illinois University)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1424454/posts


6 posted on 06/18/2005 8:03:42 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Cowman; onyx

I had a couple of deer hit me in Kansas while driving my mean SUV>>>>


7 posted on 06/18/2005 8:05:32 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Cowman
The deer are probably protecting a fawn. Overpopulation of deer due to the bleeding heart liberal no gun, no hunt and no traditional culture are to blame.
8 posted on 06/18/2005 8:08:05 AM PDT by mountainlyons (alienated vet)
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To: Trust but Verify

"The university is invading their habitat, not the other way around."

Actually, Thompson Woods (where the deer attacks took place) is right in the middle of the campus. It's a tiny little area with paths going through it to get from one side of the campus to the other. Students use the paths, for the most part, to get to class.


9 posted on 06/18/2005 8:13:42 AM PDT by Chiapet (Cthulhu for President: Why vote for a lesser evil?)
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To: mountainlyons
The deer are probably protecting a fawn. Overpopulation of deer due to the bleeding heart liberal no gun, no hunt and no traditional culture are to blame

I agree. The problem is too many deer for the available land. The herd needs to be thinned by hunting but, according to the great minds of the left, that is less humane than letting the deer starve to death.

10 posted on 06/18/2005 8:14:04 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Cowman
... that is less humane than letting the deer starve to death.

Leftists are really into starvation, aren't they?

11 posted on 06/18/2005 8:16:28 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: mountainlyons

"Overpopulation of deer due to the bleeding heart liberal no gun, no hunt and no traditional culture are to blame."

Not really. Southern Illinois is a mecca for deer hunters. The campus is either in or right next to the Shawnee National Forest, and they really don't have much problem with overpopulation. The problem (if you can really call it a problem) is that the campus is in a fairly pristine area of the state, and deer just kind of wander in and take up residence.


12 posted on 06/18/2005 8:16:43 AM PDT by Chiapet (Cthulhu for President: Why vote for a lesser evil?)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Leftists are really into starvation, aren't they?

I hear it's a beautiful and peacefull way to go /s

13 posted on 06/18/2005 8:19:11 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Squantos; Eaker; B4Ranch; Pete-R-Bilt
When Bambi goes bad

Venison ping.

14 posted on 06/18/2005 8:19:39 AM PDT by glock rocks ( There are not enough liberals in Utah to bother to appease. - Warren Keuffel)
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To: Cowman

"I agree. The problem is too many deer for the available land. The herd needs to be thinned by hunting but, according to the great minds of the left, that is less humane than letting the deer starve to death."

The Southern Illinois area is about as far from leftist as you can get. Sure, the campus has it's share of hippies, but generally speaking, the culture in the area is pro-gun and pro-hunting. It just happens to be that the campus is very accessible to wild populations of deer, so naturally, they move in.

As a one-time resident of the area, I feel like I have to defend it's reputation :)


15 posted on 06/18/2005 8:21:09 AM PDT by Chiapet (Cthulhu for President: Why vote for a lesser evil?)
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To: Chiapet

The article says the deer are losing habitat to construction projects. The deer are just doing what deer and all animal species do: protecting their young.


16 posted on 06/18/2005 8:25:43 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Trust but Verify

"The article says the deer are losing habitat to construction projects. The deer are just doing what deer and all animal species do: protecting their young."

I haven't been on the campus in ages, so I don't know if they're doing any new building there or not. I was just making the point that Thompson woods isn't exactly open, wild woodland.


17 posted on 06/18/2005 8:27:49 AM PDT by Chiapet (Cthulhu for President: Why vote for a lesser evil?)
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To: Cowman
some deer is going to get his arse kicked
18 posted on 06/18/2005 8:28:26 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (The MRS wanted to go to an expensive place to eat so I took her to the gas station.)
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To: Cowman
Round up the offending deer, and send them to GITMO.

(If for no other reason, it will drive Dick Durbin nuts!)

19 posted on 06/18/2005 8:32:03 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: mountainlyons
I've never been attacked by a doe protecting a fawn. I come by them often, and universally, they run a distance from me and the fawn, then stomp and snort.

The deer in my area are under constant hunting pressure, and have a natural respect for people as predators. Those attacking deer are probably never hunted and have lost all fear of predators.
20 posted on 06/18/2005 8:38:14 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Cowman
I have never read such malarkey in my life. Deer attacking people! Next it will be vicious jackrabbits.

I have been a hunter and outdoorsman all my adult life. The people who claim to have been attacked by deer may well benefit from drug counseling and/or psychiatric testing.
21 posted on 06/18/2005 8:40:03 AM PDT by Bushforlife (I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cowman

I had the occasion to travel from Detroit MI to the Houghton Lake area two weeks ago, and noted there were at least 7 deer carcasses along side the road. On the return back to Detroit, using a different route, at least that many more were spotted. Assuming the Michigan DOT picks up the carcasses frequently (none were in a really bad state of decay, the deer population in Michigan must really be huge. It's no wonder they are confronting humans at an increasing rate.


22 posted on 06/18/2005 8:46:31 AM PDT by khenrich (Hillary is changing her colors. She's a chameleon. No, she's a liberal.)
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To: Cowman

Perhaps a bear or pack of wolves could put the affending deer in their place.


23 posted on 06/18/2005 8:50:53 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: ALPAPilot

Oh my, the Mad Deer attack again? It is time for us all the ponder what we did to offend them. We have to consider Bush's role in all this too!


24 posted on 06/18/2005 8:54:33 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: Cowman

Deer meat is quite tasty. Most likely it's loads better than the meat that they serve in the dining halls!


25 posted on 06/18/2005 8:58:34 AM PDT by Beaker
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To: Bushforlife
I have never read such malarkey in my life. Deer attacking people! Next it will be vicious jackrabbits.

I take it you have never tangled with a bull moose. They have been known to total pickup trucks they take a dislike to.

NEVER! EVER! flash your lights at a bull moose!

26 posted on 06/18/2005 8:59:27 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Cowman

"Doe, a deer, an overprotective deer . . . "


27 posted on 06/18/2005 9:23:09 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Don't blame me . . . voting for Pedro.)
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To: Cowman
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28 posted on 06/18/2005 9:26:44 AM PDT by Gordon Pym
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To: Cowman

Mess with any male buck, and you could be in for a world of hurt. Esp. during mating season.


29 posted on 06/18/2005 9:27:46 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: Chiapet

"I haven't been on the campus in ages, so I don't know if they're doing any new building there or not. I was just making the point that Thompson woods isn't exactly open, wild woodland."

This is correct. Even though they have done some building in the area what you said about the close proximity with Shawnee Forest is the key. Thompson woods is like a park in the middle of a town that is in the middle of a forest. You actually see deer hanging around peoples' yards, in the streets, etc. on a fairly regular basis.


30 posted on 06/18/2005 9:30:13 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: Clock King
Mess with any male buck, and you could be in for a world of hurt

I assure you that I will avoid upsetting a male buck or a female one for that matter -- if there was such a thing.

31 posted on 06/18/2005 9:30:57 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Trust but Verify
The university is invading their habitat, not the other way around.

Bull$hit!

either Creationism is true and man has dominion over all creation or

Evolution is true and we have every right to over-run any other species.

If creation is true I have every right to tell the deer where to live and if evoution is true, let the wildlife come drive me out - me and my guns are waiting.

32 posted on 06/18/2005 9:32:21 AM PDT by Bear_Slayer (DOC - 81 MM Mortars, Wpns Co. 2/3 KMCAS 86-89)
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To: Gordon Pym
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33 posted on 06/18/2005 9:33:30 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Trust but Verify

"The university is invading their habitat, not the other way around."

Obviously you've never been to the campus and seen how it is laid out with regard to the city and the surrounding areas. Otherwise, you would have known that your statement, although perhaps true in other contexts, has absolutely zero validity with regard to this specific situation. No biggie, people speak from a place of ignorance all the time when it comes to these types of situations.


34 posted on 06/18/2005 9:38:03 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolf24

I was going by what the article said, wiseguy. Do you find it necessary to insult someone to make a point? Jeez.


35 posted on 06/18/2005 9:53:21 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Cowman
Deer have a rep for being harmless and reclusive. A buck in rut can be real dangerous. I've read of several fatalities over the years caused by hormoned up bucks. Last November, my sis-in-law stopped on the side of the road to make a call when all of the sudden a buck rams into here driver's side door. Made a hell of dent. She had to drive off as he was making another charge.

I even read once where a small boy had his lungs fatally punctured by a pi$$ed of doe. The author of the story said the kids were feeding some deer at Yellowstone decades ago. He said it hoofed the kid so fast that it was almost imperceptible.
36 posted on 06/18/2005 10:03:02 AM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered (Ann Coulter/ Mark Levin tag team in '08)
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To: Bushforlife
I have never read such malarkey in my life. Deer attacking people! Next it will be vicious jackrabbits. I have been a hunter and outdoorsman all my adult life. The people who claim to have been attacked by deer may well benefit from drug counseling and/or psychiatric testing.

You're right. I live out in the country, and if you approach a deer, it takes off.

37 posted on 06/18/2005 10:16:22 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Bushforlife
I was almost attacked by a large buck (during rutting season) who was "protecting" three does. I was sitting motionless (at night) near a deer-path that they decided to use. One of the does came to within about 25 feet when I decided to light a cigarette to warn them off. The does moved-off right to left, but the buck must've been an anti-smoking Nazi. I figured him to be about 400 pounds.

It can happen folks. If you don't believe me, then rent a room on a 360 acre corn farm (with about 40 acres of woods) and try it yourself.

38 posted on 06/18/2005 10:28:54 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Cowman
Elk are overpopulating Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park so the do-gooders want to give the elk birth control and totally ban hunting. The Elk were brought into Colorado in the 30's by hunters and reintroduced at no cost tax payers. Anti-hunters now "own" the Elk and often break the law to stop hunters.
39 posted on 06/18/2005 10:30:42 AM PDT by mountainlyons (alienated vet)
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To: Chiapet

Try to go Elk hunting near Estes Park Colorado.


40 posted on 06/18/2005 10:32:40 AM PDT by mountainlyons (alienated vet)
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To: Bushforlife

It's not common but deer do attack folks. It happened to a friend of mine and there was at least one film that showed a deer going after a hunter by standing on its rear legs and tring to strike with it's fron hooves. The guy didn't have a gun handy. The match went on far longer than you'd think. The guy managed to escape serious injury ... barely.

FWIW, deer with fawns aren't the culprits. Those haul ass when threatened.


41 posted on 06/18/2005 11:02:30 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: mountainlyons
Anti-hunters now "own" the Elk and often break the law to stop hunters.

I managed to infiltrate the meeting where it was decided to start the offensive against the elk hunt and was able to get these pictures. (It is really not that difficult to disguise yourself as a watermelon just stop shaving and bathing for a few weeks and start saying things like "Legalize hemp Duuude."
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42 posted on 06/18/2005 11:21:30 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Cowman
Seven people have been threatened or attacked by deer on Southern Illinois University's main campus over the past two weeks, prompting the school to post warnings about the animal aggressiveness

"There I was, walking down the path, when this deer steps out from behind a tree. A cigarette dangled from the corner of his mouth, and he was twirling a knife in one hoof. 'Your money or your life,' he sneered..."

43 posted on 06/18/2005 11:25:18 AM PDT by Junior (“Even if you are one-in-a-million, there are still 6,000 others just like you.”)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What were the deer doing driving your SUV?


44 posted on 06/18/2005 11:26:10 AM PDT by Junior (“Even if you are one-in-a-million, there are still 6,000 others just like you.”)
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To: Junior
"There I was, walking down the path, when this deer steps out from behind a tree. A cigarette dangled from the corner of his mouth, and he was twirling a knife in one hoof. 'Your money or your life,' he sneered..."

I hate it when food goes bad.

45 posted on 06/18/2005 11:28:59 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Cowman

WARNING TO MY FELLOW FREEPers: Before you shoot make sure it isn't Bambi!!!


46 posted on 06/18/2005 11:30:37 AM PDT by MARK4
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Before you shoot make sure it isn't Bambi!!!

It has to be Bambi. I shot Thumper for breakfast.

47 posted on 06/18/2005 11:32:36 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Cowman
It has to be Bambi. I shot Thumper for breakfast

Drat! Late again. I'll make the call, but I'm getting tired of heading the notification team for Disney...

48 posted on 06/18/2005 12:11:56 PM PDT by MARK4
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To: MARK4
I'm getting tired of heading the notification team for Disney...

LOL!

49 posted on 06/18/2005 12:23:49 PM PDT by Saigon68
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To: MARK4
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Now that's what's for dinner!

50 posted on 06/18/2005 2:08:20 PM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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