- March 13, 2005
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Martinsburg WV
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 84 BII "Li'l Samson"
shamaal said:I've always had trouble with the feed the animals, shoot the animals thing. If the animals aren't fed, the numbers don't increase to the point where they have to be shot. When I moved to Texas I was amazed that 'hunters' were allowed to bait the deer with corn, then shoot them from trees when they came to feed during the season. I understand in Louisiana they can be hunted with dogs.
Of course we're all familiar with Cheney's canned hunt in 2003 when he and nine other 'hunters' shot 417 out of 500 caged birds.
In Wisconsin, we weren't allowed to shoot near a cowlick and only bowhunters were allowed tree stands. Don't get me wrong, I love venison and tramping around in the woods. Purchase of wetlands for migratory birds is grand. I just don't buy the circular argument that we feed them so we have to kill them.
I don't know about texas, but I would assume it's the same reason they allow in my state and some adjoining states to bait deer. There are so many deer reproducing so fast and so few hunters that the DNR is under fire to thin the state or counties herd down. You take your life in your hands when you drlve these country roads at night. Just look what insurance co.s pay out each year. Just last year a big buck totalled one of my cars. My wifes car has a smashed hood from hitting a deer if broad daylight. A lot of people here commute to DC everyday and must leave while it's still dark. Driving down I 70 thru Maryland can be disasterous. I was at Shenandoah National park a few weeks ago. The browse line was unbelievable. You are not allowed to hunt there. The browse line is when you can look thru the woods and see how far up the deer have to reach to eat. If any one goes to that park you can see what i mean. The browse line was as high as a deer can stand on it's two hind feet. Most people that go there to see the cute deer have know idea how poorly these deer have it. You can see the ribs on most.of the deer. Where hunting is allowed you have not so a distint browse line. These mid atantic states now have a very liberal deer limit. You can leagaly shoot 10 or more deer, if you use all your tags. The vast majority of hunters don't want to shoot that many even if they can. But the herd is still to large. Now that diesease called Wasting away syndrome has hit some east coast herds. Again overpopulation.