I Think It’s Worth Losing the Deer

A bow hunter who was trying to recover a deer was unable to, because the property he tracked it to wouldn’t let him recover it. Normally, that kind of thing would just piss you off, but you know, I think I’d be ok with losing the deer if I knew it had wandered onto the property of the CEO of the Animal Rights Alliance.

Who do you think is respecting the deer more? The CEO, who will let the animal go to waste, or the hunter, who wants to recover the animal to use it for a purpose nature intended — food.

11 thoughts on “I Think It’s Worth Losing the Deer”

  1. Also, if the hunter found the deer still alive but wounded he would kill it instead of letting it suffer.

  2. What an unbelievably childish outlook on life and nature. What natural predators is she talking about? There are no predators, except humans, in CT that can take down an adult deer – just scavengers like vultures and foxes. That’s why there are too many of them in CT, NY, and NJ. I had one kick the hood of my car on a CT street earlier this year.

    Deer have eaten and trampled our gardens are trees, damaged my car several times, and yesterday morning decided to take a massive dump in the middle of our driveway. I pass dead deer on the way to work every day. The site of road kill usually doesn’t even make its way into my conscious thought any more. If a hunter showed up at my door to retrieve a deer he shot, I would thank him.

  3. I wonder if that could be considered “wasting game” on the part of the CEO. That’s usually a misdemeanor…

  4. “Her actions, meanwhile, may mean the death of another deer. “Since the hunter did not recover the deer, he did not need to tag it and it doesn’t count toward his bag limit,” Dennis Schain told Outposts.

    Heh. Pretty much sums up the consequences of “animal rights” activism — more dead animals in the long haul.

  5. It is too bad though that he didn’t offer to contest for the deer.

    I remember a Buddy Hackett routine about a hunter, a farmer and a duck.

  6. “Lynn and other animal-rights proponents argue that killing the deer is not the answer and that nature should be allowed to take its course to control deer numbers.”

    Deer breed at a rate intended to offset predation. “Nature taking it’s course” in that part of the country, like here in Virginia, means a whole lot of deer starving to death every year because there are no “natural” predators to control the population, and therefore, more deer than there is food for. Humans thinning the herd at the start of mating season keeps the numbers down to a level that can be sustained the rest of the year.

    Sustained ignorance is the worst form of stupidity, because basic ignorance is so easily cured that there is no excuse for it.

  7. “Lynn and other animal-rights proponents argue that killing the deer is not the answer and that nature should be allowed to take its course to control deer numbers.”

    That would mean reintroducing wolves and mountain lions back in NY, NJ, CT, etc. If that happens, I wonder how soon it before these predators realize it’s far easier to take down a human than a deer.

  8. OrangeNeck –
    I like your thinking. Why not start a campaign to reintroduce those species in those states – like they did with the grey wolf in the western states.

    I’m thinking grey wolves, grizzlies, and Western cougers(the BIG ones).

  9. The sad truth is that without hunters most deer and other wildlife would disappear altogether. With increased urbanization the habitat is going away and while some species can adapt most will not. Properly managed hunting programs allow the deer and other species to continue to exist. Countries without some type of managed and sustainable hunting program soon lose virtually all of their wildlife.

  10. The land owner has the right not to allow the taking of the deer. It is not good land and wildlife management. I have known landowners is that when we saw an injured deer from a car crash will go get their rifle to put it out of its misery. What they did with carcass I do not know.
    I have see many skeletons of deer . We had one that fell off the bulkhead and died in the water. It was devoured fast by fish. I never though that I had to remove the carcass other than allow it to dissolve by natural processes.

    The hunter may have been disappointed but that is the breaks in hunting.

    The landowner was a fool but that is her right.

  11. I believe I would have dragged the deer back across the property line. Otherwise, I would have called the local sheriff and filed a theft report.

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