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Old 9th December 2017, 05:43 PM   #21
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My dad hit a deer once, he was OK but it was the end of his Alfa Romeo Berlina. The car stoppen in a straight line even though the front end was destroyed. He couldn't see anything after the impact because the windshield was covered in blood and battery acid.
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Old 9th December 2017, 05:47 PM   #22
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My dad hit a deer once, he was OK but it was the end of his Alfa Romeo Berlina. The car stoppen in a straight line even though the front end was destroyed. He couldn't see anything after the impact because the windshield was covered in blood and battery acid.
My wife was taking the 2 older boys to Scouts one evening. She struck a pretty hefty glancing blow at one down near the municipal pool. The thing was lying on the ground and a cop came and put it out of his misery.

The 2 young men announced at the Scout meeting "My mom killed Bambi!"
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Old 9th December 2017, 07:21 PM   #23
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There was a three legged dear (presumably an auto accident) which settled down in my backyard as a child. I named him stumpy and would repeatedly and unsuccessfully attempt to “pet” him.
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Old 10th December 2017, 12:16 AM   #24
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We have pheasant shoots in our area.
Once you have worked out how stupid they are it is possible to avoid them. You see loads of flat ones on the roads.
They stick there heads out from the side of the road just before they jump out. You can save the radiator and intercooler only if you keep the brakes in good condition. They go between grille guards or bull bars and do the damage anyway.
There are quite a lot of deer further south. When I lived in the south I hit one that was already down. It came up under the fuel tank causing a leak. Diesel fuel really stinks when it is on the garage floor.
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Old 10th December 2017, 02:51 AM   #25
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Diesel fuel really stinks when it is on the garage floor.
And diesel fuel on wet concrete is some slippery stuff.

Deer in the park where I walk and jog are pretty common. So are large populations of Canadian Geese this time of year. Best not spook them if their flight path takes them overhead. The exhaust droppings are rather nasty.
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with no undeveloped land. Yet seeing deer is more and more common.
Deer can be seen here most every morning, but we live about 2 miles out of town. Deer do wander through town sometimes when food is scarce. I was visiting some relatives a few years ago when everyone except me went shopping. The homeowner told me to shoot any deer I saw in or near his garden. I replied that it is illegal to shoot deer from your house, or discharge a firearm in town. He then handed me a paint ball gun. It does motivate the deer to leave.....but they have short memories.

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There were a couple of young doe that hung around here two winters ago. I never could touch them, but one would take an apple from my hand. That one was last seen on the side of the main road dead later that year, and the other one disappeared about a month later.
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Old 10th December 2017, 04:22 AM   #26
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I tend to think the local game warden should determine how many dear the want to reduce the
population by. Then have a system were they issue that many tags. Then for the e hunters who
do not get a dear can turn their tag in for a partial refund or give it to another hunter.

Some people depend on hunting to feed their family so it would be a benifit to them.
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Old 10th December 2017, 04:40 AM   #27
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We had a deer jump through the pub window from the street a couple years back. They aren't that uncommon around here. We have wild Turkey as well.

The deer that went through the window? Can't remember, but I do think he jumped back out. They may have had to put him down.

Moose are dangerous to hit. They nearly always kill the auto or light truck.

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Old 10th December 2017, 01:19 PM   #28
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I saw a wild rabbit running across the street as I drove up into town to get mcdonalds just now.

There is something majestic and free about seeing a wild rabbit running like a smooth criminal across four lanes of deserted highway without any traffic. Almost like he owns the place.

The area he was in was a really bad neighbourhood too so its almost like he was a pimp, the pimp of rabbits.

I own one pet rabbit and I wouldn't mind having a few more. Like hundreds of rabbits hopping to and fro in my back yard. Digging tunnels under the back fences and creating even more rabbits in underground lairs.

You can call me the rabbit guy. The one who lost all his marbles. Like the cat lady.

I can then sell rabbit poop for $2 a bag and buy a Yacht and retire in Rabbit island.
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Old 10th December 2017, 01:54 PM   #29
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determine how many dear the want to reduce the population by......they issue that many tags......partial refund or give it to another hunter.
Since the popularity of alligator shoes and purses in the 1950's and early 60's, gator became a protected species in Florida. Several times during my teen years of camping out in the everglades, we would be visited by the game wardens checking for gator poaching. They didn't seem to care about the other obvious violations and acts of stupidity like underage drinking, a dozen kids with at least that many guns including fully automatic rifles, with several dead rats and snakes scattered in bits on the ground......just gator.

About 10? years or so ago the gator population grew to the nuisance level in several areas, so controlled hunts were allowed with the tag system you discussed, with tags being given, one per person by lottery since there were more applicants than tags. Of course, this led to a black market in gator tags, so they are now serialized and issued by name.

Deer are rare in the southern everglades, and there is no legal deer season. I have never seen a deer in the southern glades....plenty of wild hogs though. There is a unique deer species in the Florida Keys, called "Key Deer." A full grown male may reach 100 pounds and has no rack, maybe small nubs. They are an "endangered species" and less than 100 survive as of 20+ years ago, the last time I was in the keys. There are deer, and a deer hunting season in north central Florida.

Lately there has been a problem with certain species of snakes, pythons and some constrictors, which have bred from "pet snakes" released into the wild years ago. There is a tag system, and a state sponsored bounty for certain snakes that are disrupting the eco system by killing off some species of protected animals. This changes every year, since it seems that amateur snake hunters rarely kill one.

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We have plenty of rabbits here. Nobody bothers them except for the "attack cat" that hangs out under the vacant house trailer next door. She will occasionally kill one, eat the parts she wants, then bring me the rest as if it was a precious gift. Ducks, chickens, a few geese, and occasionally a turkey or two also visit.
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