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    Today was the first day of deer hunting season in Minnesota. I've been working in the woods today cleaning up for winter and more than a half dozen deer including a big buck have been romping around and practically ignoring me. The buck not more than 50 feet away just stared at me and then walked off. I'm not a hunter but I am sure there would be a lot of jealous hunters out there if they saw this. When does deer hunting season start in Indiana?

    Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all)
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    Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota

  • #2
    Are deer getting smaller or am I just getting bigger?

    Saw something on TV late last night about deer attacking people and even diving through windows to take people on in their own homes.

    Maybe somebody took a TV/vcr up in the woods and walked away after putting "Bambi" in and pushing play?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Whosyer-Sparkplug
      Are deer getting smaller or am I just getting bigger?

      Saw something on TV late last night about deer attacking people and even diving through windows to take people on in their own homes.

      Maybe somebody took a TV/vcr up in the woods and walked away after putting "Bambi" in and pushing play?
      It's suburban sprawl cutting down the woods and putting up developments at the new edges (which if I'm not mistaken is where deer generally hang out) and the deer losing their fear of people. They've had big problems with this in New Jersey. Since you can't hunt near homes (good idea), extending the hunting season only drives them towards people as they figure out where they won't get shot, then turn into hooved rats scavenging through garbage. Eliminating hunting doesn't work either as they completely loose their fear of people and become a year round menace with larger populations. Of course, they could stop cutting down the woods and putting homes there, but that won't happen any time soon.
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      • #4
        Be on the lookout for deer running across roads and interstates. I darn near smacked one within the city limits in Cincinnati coming home from the Chicagoland race in Sept.

        Luckily I missed that deer....and it was the first time Tommy daComic was speechless for a few seconds....

        Yesterday I saw a few mangled deer laying on the side of I-74 between Indy and Cincinnati....

        Just be careful!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Whosyer-Sparkplug
          Saw something on TV late last night about deer attacking people and even diving through windows to take people on in their own homes.
          What you probably saw was the Governor of Minnesota nearly getting attacked by a deer at the state capitol near downtown St. Paul. The deer crashed through a window and then got lost in a park nearby.

          Deer are very common. Now we are getting reports of cougars and black bears in the suburbs. Fox and coyote are very common around our house. I scared up a red fox in my driveway earlier this week. We have the Pileated woodpeckers around all the time. A Barred Owl has been entertaining us every night. Bald Eagles now soar over our house. Loons are common on Lake Minnetonka now. We have a woodchuck that plays havoc on our flowers. What we have lost over the years are skunks. Haven't smelled or seen one in years around our house. The pesky raccoons have also been thinned out with the removal of a couple of hollowed out trees.
          Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all)
          Certified BPT Taster Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
          Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota

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          • #6
            Regular gun season for Indiana starts next Saturday. As corn fields get harvested, deer enter the rut, and hunting starts up, the deer really start moving. Deer getting a little frisky feeling is probably why they were playing around your house. Keep your eyes open on the roads!

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            • #7
              Deer???

              Pffffftttt!

              Try this from about 5 years ago up at the Lake:

              Mountain lion leaps through window of Lake Tahoe home

              roach

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Davydd
                Today was the first day of deer hunting season in Minnesota. I've been working in the woods today cleaning up for winter and more than a half dozen deer including a big buck have been romping around and practically ignoring me. The buck not more than 50 feet away just stared at me and then walked off. I'm not a hunter but I am sure there would be a lot of jealous hunters out there if they saw this. When does deer hunting season start in Indiana?
                You call that a BIG buck? Last winter we had two males bigger than that hanging out in our yard most of the winter - have only seen one so far this year, but considering it's mating season I don't imagine the boys are associating much with each other right at the moment. We've also got at least 2 females. Just wish they'd learn to stay out of the road. You'd think that evolution/survival of the fittest (smartest) etc would eventually teach them to watch out for cars.
                I'm from a place called the internet. Nothing disturbs me.

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                • #9
                  Deer will kill you if given the chance.

                  Kill 'em all, I say or at least up the limits on how many can be taken in a given year.
                  It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...

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                  • #10
                    We had a small garden behind the house in town, but the deer kept munching on the stuff so I haven't had one in a couple of years now. It's amazing how many deer are in town these days. We had a female with two fawns all summer wander thru the yard in the evenings.

                    Hey midtown...you having wolf problems down there? Seems like a couple of dogs get hosed each month, and last year a big work horse was attacked and disposed of by these things.
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                    • #11
                      Shutout

                      Our Minnesota Governor Pawlenty got shutout this year in the deer opener. Guess he had better luck at the State Capitol. He said he had buck fever and passed on a fawn and doe. This year the MN DNR wants hunters to take out the doe to thin the herd. For many years you could not shoot them. Habits are hard to change.
                      Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all)
                      Certified BPT Taster Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
                      Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota

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