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  • Successful Deer Hunt with Northern Wisconsin Long Shot

    11/25/2016 11:35:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin seldom requires shot of more than a hundred yards. That is because most of the hunting is in dense forests or in woodlots where visibility is restricted.  The occasional long shot is available, but they are unusual. This eight point "basket buck" was taken yesterday, on opening day 19 November, 2016. The Namekagon river offers one of the few opportunities for long shots in the area.  Most deer are harvested at a hundred yards or less.  The buck was crossing the river 275 yards upstream when it was shot. In this unusual case, the...
  • A Tale of the Village Gun

    11/23/2016 2:29:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My father did not spend a lot of time talking about the hard times in the Depression.  His father had been an avid hunter and trapper, and had passed those skills down to him.  Sometime in the 1930's he had obtained the Village Gun, my name for the old Springfield 84-C .22 bolt gun.  It had been nearly new, with a Weaver straight tube 2 3/4 power 3/4 inch scope when he purchased it for $7.50. Times were hard in the Depression.  Money was hard to come by. Wages for a boy picking rocks in farmer's fields were 50...
  • Boy gets hit by a Truck...uh no, a Deer

    11/18/2016 6:37:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/18/2016 | C Cocoles
    On the next deer hunt, best think twice as you run through the woods. Just ask this kid (once he wakes up, that is). Running is one outdoor activity that comes with minimal risk. Sure, you might run out of breath from time to time. Or worst case scenario, sprain an ankle. Then again, if your name is Justin DeLuzio, you'll be forever remembered as that unlucky runner that got completely owned by a "beast mode deer" one sunny day. Don't be shy with the volume in this clip. You won't want to miss this gem from the peanut gallery,...
  • Dead deer in Walmart shopping cart surprises Short Pump shoppers

    11/17/2016 9:44:54 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2016 | Brandon Shulleeta
    A customer of the Walmart in Short Pump said she was surprised Tuesday evening when she saw a man drinking what appeared to be liquor inside the store — but that surprise turned to bewilderment when she also spotted a dead deer in a shopping cart. Denise Collier-Bailey said she and her teenage daughter were at the Walmart about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, returning an item to the store, when they spotted the bloody deer carcass in a shopping cart as two men sat nearby at the entrance of the store, casually talking and laughing. Collier-Bailey’s daughter took photos of the...
  • Arby’s Venison Sandwiches Sell Out Quickly

    11/04/2016 12:29:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 4, 2016
    The phrase “get ’em while they’re hot” certainly applied when it came to Arby’s new seasonal offering. Last week, Arby’s announced they would be unveiling a venison sandwich, made from 100 percent deer meat. In addition to the venison steak, the sandwich also came with onions and a berry sauce on a toasted roll. The sandwich was to be available from Friday through Sunday, but as of about noon Friday, a spokesperson reported that all five Minnesota locations carrying the sandwich had sold out. In some case, it sold out in less than a half-hour. The sandwiches were briefly available...
  • A little more than a bird against the window

    10/21/2016 1:00:01 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/21/2016 | S Morstan
    Just our friendly neighborhood vandal choosing to smash through an 8 inch wide window for some after hours repairs. When you’ve got nice clear windows and a flower on the sill, you don’t get too terribly surprised if a bird or a bug bats against the glass. You get a little more surprised when it’s an 80-110 lb deer charging through an 8-inch-wide pane of glass. When this critter gets in the house, he has a really hard time figuring out how to get back out again, shuffling around and even bopping its head against the other window, trying to...
  • Serious skills to spear a whitetail

    10/05/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/5/2016 | K Rainey
    This is one of the most primitive whitetail deer spear hunting experience that you will encounter. Not many hunter will hunt whitetail with a spear because it requires stealthiness. That stealthiness comes in the form of patiences and self-discipline, the rewards far outweighs the grind. In the video Pursuit hunter, Tim Wells, explains his purpose to experience caveman hunting situations. He demonstrates clearly why the spear is not a very popular weapon of choice to hunt with these days. The accuracy is slim and requires a lot of human-created force to take down animals of a decent size. See the...
  • Missouri Hunter Shoots 36-Point Buck of a Lifetime

    10/02/2016 1:33:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/30/16
    Darrell Collison, of Charity, Missouri, may have already shot the biggest buck in the state this year. Just 3 days into the bow-hunting season, Darrell has bagged himself a buck that is making waves in the hunting world. The buck was green scored at 153 typical and non-typical 220 4/8 gross and 208 1/8 net with 29 points, however, the Dallas County game warden later came up with 36 points. The pictures of this buck will send chills down your spine, don’t believe us? Check them out:
  • Angry deer attacks driver after being struck by SUV

    09/30/2016 6:51:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 9/30/2016 | S Morstan
    Deer oh deer, looks like Bambi has a temper. After accidentally hitting a deer with her car, Ellen Sager got a taste of this buck’s own road rage. The deer managed to fling the driver’s side door wide open and attacked Sager with its hooves. Ellen managed to get away with a minor knee injury, but the likely very confused deer died of its impact injuries some time later. See the video here.
  • $2M deer vasectomy plan leaps forward (NYC libtards find another grand way to waste taxpayer money)

    06/09/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Staten Island Live ^ | June 7, 2016 | Anna Sanders
    The city wants to spend big so there's no bang for Staten Island's bucks. Comptroller Scott Stringer is allowing the city to fast-track the contracting process on a $2 million plan to perform vasectomies on the borough's male deer. [Snip] An unrestrained and expanding deer herd can harm parks and private property, spread tick-borne illness and wander into roads more often, increasing the risk for deadly vehicle collisions. [Snip] If the city's plan works ... hundreds of bucks would be tranquilized, captured, given vasectomies and released back onto Staten Island parkland over the course of the three-year study. Mayor Bill...
  • 'Fawn-Napping' [deer kidnapping] Is Becoming an Increasing Problem in Virginia, Experts Say

    06/08/2016 3:50:41 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | June 7, 2016 | Patrick Clarke
    Virginia wildlife rescuers are speaking out against "fawn-napping" after seven people dropped off what they thought were abandoned fawns at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Rescue of Roanoke over the weekend. A spokeswoman for Roanoke Wildlife Rescue said people often think they are rescuing the baby deer, but, more often than not, what they are doing is "fawn-napping."
  • Louisiana deer hunters vs population boom of 'highly destructive' feral hogs

    04/01/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 99 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 1 April 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    Hunters say feral hogs are taking a toll on the whitetail deer population In Louisiana there are estimated 700,000 'highly destructive' wild hogs Feral hogs carry diseases and parasites that can cause abortion in deer They are 'opportunistic' eaters and feed on deer fawn and other piglets Deer hunters are facing unwanted competition as feral hogs in Louisiana threaten whitetail deer population. Wild hogs are known for spreading disease and killing and eating deer fawns. Population boom of feral hogs across the US is threatening the deer population as hunters face unwanted competition with the wild beasts that spread disease...
  • Do Hogs eat Deer?

    03/19/2016 5:56:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 166 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/19/2016 | J Hofer
    Wild hogs are among some of the most destructive invasive species and even feast on whitetail deer.A picture has surface on Facebook of a wild hog holding a dead fawn in the clasps of its mouth. Feral hogs have been causing serious environmental issues across many southern states. According to the Smithsonian in 2011, hogs are doing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage. Are wild hogs a culprit for a decrease in deer harvest numbers in some states? These pictures certainly give the allusion that it’s possible. Read the rest of the wild hogs story here.
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Deer Spotted with Arrow through Head

    02/22/2016 7:23:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/22/2016 | C Cocoles
    A Chapel Hill, NC, native named Brian Attis shared a photo of this doe to his local news station when he spotted the deer meandering through his yard, yet the doe didn't seem phased by the protruding arrow as he was munching on the grass. The rest of the story here.
  • Deer Chasing You, what would you do?

    02/16/2016 8:14:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/16/2016 | C Cocoles
    Think this was filmed overseas but anyways, the video shows a guy using a tree to get away from this 5 point deer.(I think) The guy basically maneuvers around the tree so the deer couldn't get to him. Eventually, the man climbs up the tree until the deer moves on. See it here.
  • Deer Jumps the Fence

    02/10/2016 10:52:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/10/2016 | M Alpert
    Watch what happens when this deer tries to jump a High FenceWe've all heard of, or maybe even seen a deer leap over a fence that seems way too high like it was nothing. Unfortunately, it doesn't always turn out that way. A driver was filming three does running on the side of a country road when she got this clip. In the video, the three does try and make a break for it by going across the road and jumping over a high fence. The first doe to give it a go hits the fence about half way up...
  • Walker signs blaze pink hunting bill, 20 others

    02/04/2016 6:21:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | February 4th 2016 | Andrew LaCombe
    <p>MADISON -- Wisconsin deer hunters will now be able to wear blaze pink instead of blaze orange after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday morning.</p> <p>Walker's office says the governor signed 21 bills. Most of the legislation was passed by the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.</p>
  • Eagle attacks Deer

    02/02/2016 11:45:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    No, this isn't the one that you see on youtube of an eagle attacking a small deer. It's another one out in the open field, not sure exactly where. You'll see the eagle come screaming across to nab the deer and they both tumble with the eagle taking a dominant position. Have a look here.
  • Frozen Deer, is it that cold out?

    02/01/2016 7:11:43 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/1/2016 | C Richoux
    Winter storms hitting most areas of the country, guess being a wild animal can be tough. What's worse-burning alive or freezing to death? Probably go with the latter, as the time it takes for the cold to wrap around your skin, blood vessels, and organs is much longer and more painful that being engulfed in flames. The image of the frozen deer, which was uploaded a while back on reddit, shows a young buck standing in deep snow. It's believed that the buck was propped up by a passerby hoping to cause a fright with the eventual onlookers who would...
  • Woman killed when car hits deer

    01/05/2016 3:29:33 PM PST · by netguide · 12 replies
    Banner Press ^ | January 5, 2016
    Woman killed when car hits deer Tuesday, January 5, 2016 ~ Updated 4:24 PM Hope Thompson, 49, of Sedgewickville, Missouri, was killed Jan. 4 when the car her daughter was driving struck a deer on Highway 72, three miles east of Patton, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deer crashed through the windshield of the 2012 Nissan Sentra driven by Rhiannon Thompson, 16, of Sedgewickville, striking both occupants. Hope Thompson was pronounced dead the scene. Rhiannon Thompson was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau in serious condition.
  • 'Cause All I want for Christmas is: Bambi Fajitas

    12/26/2015 5:47:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Winter's here along with the usual reports of an epidemic of deer-car collisions in the northeast. Few such reports issue from Louisiana, or Dixie in general. An incident a few years back helps explains why so few deer "problems" bedevil us in Dixie. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife put a plastic deer with luminous eyes beside a well-traveled bayou highway, planning to stake the place out that night and maybe nab some night-hunting poachers. When they came back a little later for the actual stakeout, that deer was already ... remember Bonnie and Clyde at the end of the movie?...
  • Hump Day Humor - Deer in the Woods

    12/23/2015 7:03:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/23/2015 | C Cocoles
    Yes, this is your "hump day" humor video that you can enjoy. The above picture is a deer in the woods farting, to see and hear with sound go here.
  • Slow Smoking Bnls Deer "Ham"

    12/13/2015 9:24:06 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 10 replies
    12/13/15 | traderrob
    Slow roasting BRT Deer ham roast with dry rub of Kosher salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, onion powder, cayenne etc etc. What's your experience in proper temp to cook, internal temp when done etc. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.
  • A Deer Taketh Man's Wife

    12/11/2015 10:17:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/11/2015 | C Cocoles
    Here's your Friday humor on deer. With a deer around better keep an eye on your wives because you never know when a deer is going to sneak up and steal them away. Here's what happens when you turn your back on your wife with a deer nearby. See the full video here.
  • Church removes Facebook post of nun with trophy deer after anti-hunting activists take offense

    12/08/2015 1:37:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2015
    A Roman Catholic diocese has taken down the Facebook photo of a nun with a 10-point buck she bagged after the posting drew criticism, some of it vulgar, by anti-hunting and animal rights activists, the diocese said.
  • Police Video Shows Deer Flying in Air

    12/08/2015 9:34:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/8/2015 | M Van Dyke
    A police department in Kentucky posted a video on their Facebook page showing a patrol car colliding with a deer, sending it airborne. Kenton County Police Department stated the reason they shared this video on their Facebook page is to illustrate a good example of handling a collision with a deer. Key Takeaway Anybody can learn how to handle our four legged friend inadvertently crossing your path. Here’s the observation of how Kenton P.D. Officer Pittaluga handled it. He applied his brakes and steered away from the deer in a controlled manner. Even though the collision occurred, Officer Pittaluga maintained...
  • CWD issues turn personal with news of diseased buck

    12/03/2015 2:45:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-15 | Paul A. Smith
    I've been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The 2015 Wisconsin deer season, however, brought an unwelcome first in my world. A buck I shot Nov. 2 in Richland County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. I learned about the test result on Wednesday. The meat from this buck, which I deboned, wrapped and stored frozen, will be thrown in the garbage. The 30 pounds of sausage made from trimmings will be tossed, too. Destroying the venison goes against...
  • Deer Mountain

    11/21/2015 7:35:44 AM PST · by HughHefner
    Moi | Yours Truly
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • On the move now, deer can be a danger to motorists

    11/20/2015 9:37:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 12, 2015 | David Boyce
    One day in the first week of November, Pete Pringle and his brother, Luke, were talking about car accidents involving deer. Pete and Luke work at Pringle Auto Body, 2720 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan. It is a family business started by their grandfather in 1968 and now is run by their mother. It was natural for them to have a conversation on deer accidents this time of year. It’s when a higher percentage of collisions involving deer occur because it’s the breeding season for deer. “We are getting into that season,” Pete Pringle said. Bucks and does will...
  • Injured Deer Walks into Emergency Room After Being Hit by Car

    10/28/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 OCT 2015 | Fox News
    This time of the year, it’s not uncommon to spot deer in Rochester, New York. But hospital workers received a surprise Monday afternoon when one limped into the emergency room, apparently severely injured from a car accident. Officials say the deer managed to walk through the doors of Strong Memorial Hospital and make it about 20 feet down a hallway before being corralled by staff members.
  • Oklahoma girl takes shot at the record books with 16-point buck

    10/22/2015 12:48:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10.22 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma girl may make it into the record books after killing a 16-point buck last weekend. Micalah Millard, who is just 14-years-old, was hunting with her father when she spotted a large buck through cameras set up on her grandfather’s ranch. Hours later, the buck reappeared. “I was surprised that I made the shot and hit him,” Micalah told KJRH. “She has killed deer before, but nothing like this. Nobody I know has ever killed anything like this,” said Malachi, Micalah’s father. Now, she must wait 60 days to wait for an official score, but the buck will likely...
  • Ideal Scopes for Deer Hunting

    10/20/2015 1:50:25 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 52 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/20/2015 | C Cocoles
    There are a multitude of Choices for Rifle Scopes for Hunting White-Tailed Deer When is the last time you saw a deer rifle without a scope on it? I am betting it has been quite a few deer seasons ago. I think it has been 1970 since I saw a deer rifle in the woods using only open sights. I remember this because it was my first deer rifle, a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30. I bought the rifle at J.C. Penney for $66. I killed my first buck with that rifle at a whopping range of 20 yards....
  • What is Spooking this Herd of Deer?

    10/18/2015 10:14:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/18/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video shot of a herd of deer near a fence line getting spooked by something. See the video here.
  • Would you Shoot this Bear in your Backyard?

    10/15/2015 9:19:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 120 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/15/2015 | J Hines
    A family in Colorado video a bear attacking a deer in their backyard. What would you all do? Here's the video clip.
  • Wisconsin Deer Hunter Fends off Wolves with Walther PK .380

    10/02/2015 6:34:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies
    American Hunter ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jon Draper
    On Sept. 23, Matthew Nellessen of Friendship, Wisc., an avid deer hunter and former U.S. Army sergeant who served with the 961st Engineers in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, was scouting a potential hunting area in the Colburn Wildlife Management Area of Adams County when he locked eyes with a wolf only 30 yards away. Acting on instinct he gained from military service, Nellessen immediately pulled his sidearm, a Walther PK .380, and chambered a round. That’s when things went from bad to worse. As he racked the slide, Nellessen noticed two more wolves approaching from the left. “It all...
  • Your chances of hitting a deer are greater than ever

    09/14/2015 9:56:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 81 replies
    AJC ^ | 14 Sept 2015
    The odds drivers will file a claim from hitting a deer, elk or moose are 1 in 169, according to the latest numbers from State Farm.
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer

    07/15/2015 5:55:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Erie Times-News ^ | JOHN GUERRIERO
    ERIE, Pa. -- Deer that have been invading the thoroughbred horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Summit Township will be shot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given the casino a permit for the deer kill as one way to combat the problem of deer entering the track grounds and making it dangerous for jockeys and horses.
  • Hank Williams Jr. Gives Boost to Alabama Deer Hunting Bill

    03/21/2015 12:42:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    al.com ^ | 3/18 | Mike Cason
    A bill to repeal the state law restricting the use of corn or other bait as an aid in deer hunting passed a Senate committee today with an endorsement from country music legend Hank Williams Jr. Williams, an avid hunter known for singing about the outdoors and rural life, said there are times when it's good to have the option to use bait, such as when a hunter takes along a child, a disabled person or an injured veteran and wants to make sure they have a chance to kill a deer. Williams said many other states have no restrictions...
  • White-tailed deer shown to raid nests, eat eggs and baby birds, USGS reports

    03/06/2015 4:21:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 84 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 3-6-15 | Todd Masson
    Seeing fewer quail on your hunting lease? Maybe it's time you stop pointing the finger at coyotes, raccoons and fire ants and place the blame on your murderous herd of white-tailed deer. Believe it or not, researchers have discovered deer will raid the happy homes of ground-nesting birds and enjoy a nice breakfast of eggs or fledglings. Pam Pietz, a wildlife biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in North Dakota, set up miniature video cameras that ran 24 hours a day to document the fate of grassland songbird nests, according to the USGS. She was...
  • Camera records cougar eating a deer in Upper Peninsula

    02/20/2015 4:48:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    WZZM ^ | February 19, 2015 | Christopher Zoladz
    MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says recent video of a cougar is the 28th confirmed sighting in the Upper Peninsula since 2008. The DNR posted a 60 second video Feb. 19 of the cat feeding on a deer carcass in Mackinac County. Two hunters from Remus used a trail camera to capture video of the male cougar repeatedly returning to the deer kill site to eat. The DNR says cougars were originally native to Michigan, but were driven out of the state around 1900. The last known cougar taken in the wild occurred in...
  • New rule allows neighborhood bow hunting in Prince William County

    02/09/2015 3:20:38 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 36 replies
    insidenova.com ^ | 02/08/15 | Jill Palermo
    One River Ridge resident who asked that her name not be printed, questioned whether the county did enough to publicize the proposed changes before they were passed. “The kids play here and people walk here; they walk with their dogs,” she said. “How dangerous is that to have these hunters walk around with bows that are almost like machine guns? And who knows about it?”
  • Candlelight Vigil for (dead) Deer Planned in Town and Country (Missouri)

    01/06/2015 10:37:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 6, 2015
    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOX) – Concerned residents of Town and Country have planned a candlelight vigil for deer that have been killed in the St. Louis suburb. The city hired sharp shooters to kill urban deer, and organizers say after Town and Country spent “thousands of dollars of public monies” to kill deer over the last several years, deer-and-car collisions remain about the same.
  • Deer comes out of woods and licks our hands at Glacier National Park

    12/27/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 78 replies
    We were in Glacier National Park on our way up to Logan Pass and decided to pull over and take some pictures. Up comes a doe from down below. It sees us and for some reason comes over and licks our arms.
  • At the NIH, white-tailed deer get sterilized in luxurious surgery rooms ($1K each)

    12/25/2014 7:29:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/14 | Steve Hendrix
    **SNIP** While its long-term effectiveness is still unclear, surgical sterilization seems to be gaining popularity in this white-tailed-rich region. The procedure, less invasive than dog and cat spaying, is an alternative to controlled hunting, which provokes opposition from animal-welfare activists, and to immunization, which requires yearly doses of a dart-delivered contraceptive vaccine. DeNicola has already spayed a herd in a Baltimore suburb, where a population boom has stabilized. And in Fairfax City, he conducted Virginia’s first ovary-removal program when his team operated on 18 female deer in the police garage. The procedures, which cost about $1,000 per doe, are being...
  • Deer hunter’s 8-point trophy wasn’t a buck

    12/08/2014 7:29:35 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 59 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Updated 12/06/2014 7:11 AM | Michael Pearce
    Hunters from all parts of the country come to Kansas hoping to shoot a buck with a trophy-class set of antlers. Well, for Chuck Rorie, half of the dream came true Wednesday afternoon when he shot what he thought was a nice buck. Instead, the set of eight-point antlers were attached to a doe. “I didn’t think much about it; it just looked like a nice buck when I was watching it and shot it,” said Rorie, of Monroe, N.C. “But when I was skinning it I realized something didn’t look right. It didn’t have the right private parts. “I...
  • Texas Game Warden Frees Two Big Bucks Who Found Themselves in a Very Odd Situation

    12/06/2014 3:57:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    patriotoutdoornews.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | patriotoutdoornews.com
    It’s not unheard of for two bucks to be seen with their antlers locked together after a battle. Tales have even been told of hunters rescuing a live deer locked with a dead one. But what is a little more odd is when two deer get locked not by their antlers, but by something else. In the case of the video below, that “something else” was a nylon rope, and the two deer needed the help of a Texas game warden.
  • Texas game warden makes unusual deer rescue

    12/04/2014 11:23:52 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 10 replies
    Grind TV via Yahoo.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | David Strege
    Two bucks each tangled by the antlers in the same nylon rope were pulling against each other until a game warden came up with a clever solution. A Texas game warden came to the rescue of two bucks that were trapped in an unusual way—both deer had their antlers tangled in the same nylon rope and were pulling against each other around the pole of a clothesline in the backyard of someone’s house. The unidentified Texas game warden in Comal County used a clever strategy to free the animals, which were thrashing about with their survival in jeopardy: The Texas...
  • Be careful out there.

    11/19/2014 7:36:43 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 56 replies
    Yesterday morning I was traveling at 45 mph down a semi rural two-lane highway on my way to a doctor's appointment when suddenly a large buck with a huge rack flashed in front of me. An oncoming SUV hit the deer on the rump tossing it off the highway. I was driving subcompact and had I approached a split-second sooner the buck and I would've undoubtedly stopped there -- permanently. Be careful out there.
  • Dillie the Deer, Love on Tiny Hooves

    11/12/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Dillie the deer was born in captivity on an Ohio farm. Dillie, a triplet, was rejected by her mother, who refused to feed her after birth.