by Grand Forks Herald
October 28, 2012 at 1:27 am in Grand Forks Herald
The DNR has tightened bag limits, but a decent season should be in the works Continue Reading
Tags: deer, Minnesota, Outdoors, updates 16 Comments »
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The headlines should have read: In Minnesota, it’s the time of year…to kill animals for fun. Let’s just be honest for once and identify hunting for what it is…a sick, twisted, and perverted activity for those with no morals, little conscience, and even less intelligence.
“The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live.” — J.O. Curwood
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I’d rather put one down with lead than with the front end of my vehicle.
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Someday soon people are going to wake up to the fact that the reason there are so many more deer-car collisions in the fall than the rest of the year is because the deer are being hunted and that hunters should be held liable for the death, damage, and destruction they cause.
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You have to choose one of the following:
1. Let animals starve due to the fact there is only so much food available.
2. Thin the herd.
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Exactly…We’ve put their natural preditors in areas away from farming so unless humans thin out the herd there’s a much bleaker death for them in severe winters. I don’t hunt myself, but a lot of my relatives did so I grew up around it. I see the logic in thinning out the herd.
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The “we’re doing them a favor” rationalization does work. Hunters take out the strongest, not weak and sickly.
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Finding a trophy deer isn’t as easy as you think. If you want venison you need to take advantage of the opportunity in front of you or there is a strong chance you will be going without.
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I understand your point, but it still does work because there’s a limited amout of resources available so if the population isn’t controlled more will starve to death. Granted natural selection is the best herd control, but with fewer preditors there’s not a lot of choices left.
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As for the animals running on the roads more in the fall……..I really don’t think that’s from hunting, because first the majority of them are still coming out at night. They hear gun shots and often lay low during the day it often seems. The oher reason I don’t think that is because as a trucker I drive all over the Midwest and I’ve noticed for years that there’s an increase of all animals getting hit in the fall….Especially SKUNKS. I don’t know why the critters leave the brush more in the fall, but I’m guessing they’re minds can’t figure where the foliage they were used to went so they go in search for better cover, and not being used to roads the rest of the year they have no idea what that facinating set of lights are heading towards them.
Maybe that’s not the same for deer, but I still think it’s because they kind of lay low during the season in day light hours and move more at night. Ask any hunter and they’ll tell you that they seem to know when hunting season is because they’re hard to find, but when it’s over they see them again….
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Deer are nocturnal and their rut (breeding season) occurs during hunting season which is why they are more active that time of year.
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Deer at the bar, “Hey baby, rut’s going on?”
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“Doe know…Just trying to make a buck.”
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Awesome, Tundra, you always outdo me!
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I like the word play…Apparently not too many are checking this one though because there’s generally some dislikes whenever someone does tounge in cheek
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Yeah, I know. Everyone needs to lighten up a bit. I like to have a little fawn. (sick)
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