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Whos hunting Who
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mojo    Posted 12-07-2004 at 05:09:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last nite on my way to town for a new thermostat a deer ran across in front of me and hit an oncoming car in the drivers door. The gal was alright and the yearling deer was woozey for 15 minutes til he could stagger back where he came from. Had the chance to just drive over it with my 4x4 and keep going but couldn't bring myself to kill a helpless animal that way. I petted him til he was mobile to make sure he didn't dash back into another car that might be coming.
After picking up my part I decided to take a different route home in case the little bugger wanted to cross again to get wherever it was he wanted to go in the first place.
Going down a 4 lane at 62 mph a blaser/bronco passed me and was a car length in front when we spotted a deer coming from the left side. The SUV driver never had a chance...nailed the buck with his right front losing his headlights/radiator..the spinning deer and plastic made quite a tornado right in front of me as we were both braking as hard as we could. The driver was alright, just MAD, the second deer he'd hit this season with the same vehicle-just got it out of the shop. The 4pt buck died on impact.
Now I was nervous. Watching carefully the rest of the way home, 100 yards short of my drive were 4 deer in the beanfield eating. I came to a complete stop...then remembered the first deer ran into the car, I was a sitting duck, so I floored it and got into the garage and closed the door as fast as I could!
How did I get to work this morning? I wore my Groucho glasses and mustache, worked like a charm, didn't see a one!8^D


Errin OH    Posted 12-07-2004 at 09:26:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last week was gun season in Ohio. I sat in the woods for 7 days and never even saw a deer. Not in the morning on the way, not during the day sittin there, nor on the way home at night. Sunday night, after gun season closes, I send the oldest to the store for some sugar, she nailed a 6 point in my new taurus. $2,000 in damage and the little sh!t gets up and walks off........

BTW - Can I borrow those glasses and mustache? They apparently know me too well and black powder is in a few weeks.

Its gonna happen    Posted 12-07-2004 at 06:50:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is not much we can do about it except be careful as we drive. The deer are overpopulated in most areas (especially MO). This hunting season has been extremely successful according to most of the hunters and people at the checking stations. Kinda strange in my area though >>>> more bucks have been taken than does. That probably means a busy year for the auto body shops and ambulances until next deer season.

We have so many state parks (no hunting allowed) areas that the deer truly seem to know where they are safe. They hang out just across the boundary lines of the state parks and kinda laugh at us as we track through the woods in hunter orange.

They are especially active after dusk. It is hard to drive at night without seeing them try to cross the roads in front of cars. What baffles me is why they run into cars. Do they mis-time their dash across the road or do they not know what a car is? I can see the stupidity in the yearlings but the older deer should surely know better having survived at least one year. Oh well. Safe driving to all.

- Peanut

mud    Posted 12-07-2004 at 06:02:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
we got a good long season. several actually. deer population seems to grow in spite of that. several cities in the state employ professional hunters who snipe them at night using high tech equipment and sub-sonic .308 loads.

i read that dulles airport now uses 2 different teams to take deer out.

them skirt crazy bucks will run when they get the scent whether you are on the road going slow or not. slowin done helps in most cases i'd guess.

Texas    Posted 12-07-2004 at 06:01:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ive got a Ranch Hand bumper on my truck...and have hit two deer with it. Truck 2, deer 0, and no damage to my truck. Its gotten to where Ive had to slow or stop right in the middle of town to miss a deer.

Pitch    Posted 12-07-2004 at 05:36:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are just to many deer. Seasons need to be lengthened and limits need to be increased. The county I live in is about 15 miles wide and a little better than 40 long, the hiway crews picked up 484 deer carcasses from the roadsides in the year 2002/2003. This only is the deer on the roads not the ones that have crawled of to die.
And before people start crowing SLOW DOWN many of these are on town roads which around here you are nuts if you are going over 40. As a matter of fact about 3 years ago I was stopped (because one ran out in front of me) and her freind bounded out of the brush right into the rear door of my car..I think that the wildlifre agencies are using outdated population models and are under counting by half.

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