Deer, what to do about them?

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  1. Rich

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    I wondered the same thing. Makes sense. I read most of Lady Jane Goodall's books and baboons do get the word out to other baboons pretty quickly. Don't know if that falls under evolution or intelligence.

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    Yup, they eat my wife's plants and veggies on a regular basis.

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    Just like people crossing railroad tracks when the train is coming ... one only gets to be wrong once.
     
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    I just searched YouTube for "deer attacks". Watched a dog get killed by a doe. Scary fast.

    I forgot to mention the turkey herd that lives in town and occasionally visits our front lawn. Like watching feathered dinosaurs. We also have a bunch of pheasants and some peacocks that seem to live on the local soccer fields.

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    I'm right on Lake Erie and they [ park rangers] ,bought a dog to scare off the geese, which by the way worked, but I don't know if the dog is still around.

    ALL the geese from across the lake decided to migrate here and not go back. There are geese everywhere. It use to be you'd see them flying north and south in summer and winter, now it's only the ducks that leave.

    People have to stop feeding them for one. They can breed health issues, and leave a terrible mess wherever they decide to park themselves.

    Canadian geese, my ***.

    Deer here aren't as well educated, and don't wait to cross. PA truck drivers have a "no brake policy". If you are on a expressway, you are suppose to aim at the spot they are in and hopefully by the time your car reaches that point they have moved.
    So far I have been lucky. They are most plenty full at dawn and dusk, so people are more aware. PA insurance rates are higher here on account of the deer hits. Even tho, I still feel bad when I see one on the side of a road.
     
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    That's exactly what happened here. We used to see mass migrations, then they stopped and it became obvious that the geese weren't going anywhere anymore. Now we have three major airports with geese problems, never mind our local problems. And I do believe they are protected.

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  9. Herdfan

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    It wasn't 70, but 50+ does a lot of damage to both the vehicle and the deer. The last one I hit was about 15 years ago and I was driving a Ford Excursion (the big one based on the SD chassis) and it crushed the front end. New bumper, grill, R fender and light kit. The deer was still alive so he got shot. I have had to shoot a hit deer more than once and the nice thing about living where I do is that the police don't bat an eye.


    Speaking of guns, I am surprised you are even allowed to own a gun. Or really even use the word.

    But make sure you hit the animal. Swerve to avoid the animal and hit a tree and it's collision damage.
     
  10. Rich

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    Yup, things have certainly changed here during my lifetime. I got my first rifle at eleven. We all had guns. We could just ride our bikes down Rt 36 and be at a gun dealer in just a few minutes. No ID, no age considerations, just like buying a loaf of bread. Man, did that change. Can't even shoot a BB gun without being at risk of getting caught.

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