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On the way into work this morning I heard something really disturbing. Instead of using guns to kill the deers in the area, they're planning to use bow & arrows. The city has rejected birth control and relocation of the deers. Ugh.. I'm really, really hoping that city council rejects this.<br><br><br><br>
Just needed to vent... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.canoe.com/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2003/06/27/120657.html" target="_blank">http://www.canoe.com/NewsStand/Londo...27/120657.html</a>
 

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So, it just not good enough to kill them anymore. Now, we must use the worst and most painful way possible.<br><br>
For every Deer killed by an arrow, another is hit and not recovered. This means a slow, painful death for the Deer. And why? Is it damage to the environment? No, its peoples gardens being eaten.<br><br>
I can only say that I hope this does NOT get passed. It will solve nothing.
 

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Well.. it looks like the barbaric act of deer killing isn't going to happen.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2003/07/07/128650.html" target="_blank">http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/London...07/128650.html</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I don't live too far from the area and I have skunks, racoons and rabbits in my backyard. If a deer was in my yard, I'd be out there taking pictures.. not complaining that it's eating my plants.<br><br><br><br>
I don't really think it's a problem with the overpopulation of the deer, it's an overpopulation of humans.
 

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"<i>"Now, we must use the worst and most painful way possible."</i><br><br><br><br>
I'd have to say something about that.<br><br>
I can't even remember the number of Deer I've taken with a bow over the years, yet I do remember that I have a 100% kill ratio.<br><br>
The farthest I've ever had to trail a Deer is about 75 yards before it dropped dead and trail is the wrong term, for it was never difficult to find one. You likely don't know that a Deer can cover that ground in a few seconds easily. That's a fast and humane kill.<br><br>
The furthest shot was about 25 yards and the closest less than ten yards. Quite frankly I'm deadly with my bow. I even hunt Goose and duck with it.<br><br>
I guess all drivers should be outlawed too because of the ones that cause accidents.<br><br>
Yes there are some bad hunters out there that take bad shots. It's not the weopon that's used but the person using it that is bad.<br><br>
I really do think there should be a skill testing course that a hunter has to pass before they can take to the woods.<br><br>
If you hunt you have to have self discipline to know when to take and more importantly when not to take a shot.<br><br>
As a hunter I feel it is my obligation to make the quickest kill possible for as little animal suffering as possible. That is formost.<br><br>
I pass up many many shots just to be sure when it counts. There's always another day.<br><br><br><br>
Can you answer this for me Alpaca?<br><br>
My friend Ian killed a Deer with his bow last year. After the arrow passed through the Deer it took one jump as if startled and then went back to graze as if nothing happened. A second later it dropped over dead.<br><br><br><br>
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We had a debate Jeffer. You left it.<br><br>
Re-post your post in the Compost Heap, and I will respond.<br><br>
And thats all I'm saying on the matter here.
 

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ok.. now that's a bit upsetting. I thought the post about killing deer was a joke.. <shudder><br><br><br><br>
I don't know what's more upsetting.. the thought of London considering the deer cull or the "pro hunting" post. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I hadn't read his entire post.. because it didn't think someone could seriously be in favor of the deer cull. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I don't have any opinion on the deer cull there. Frankly I don't know the situation there to give an opinion either way.<br><br>
That wasn't a pro hunting post. It wasn't made to validate hunting.<br><br><br><br>
I was just responding to the post made by Alpaca about bow hunting. I hate wrong information like that. Whether you are for hunting or not it really doesn't matter. I just don't like to see all hunters painted in the same light and I like to see true information being passed on.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry if I offended you.<br><br><br><br>
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Misinformation? Am I to take it that you are the most average bow hunter on the planet, jeffer? You said yourself:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Quite frankly I'm deadly with my bow. I even hunt Goose and duck with it.<br><br>
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And can you tell me that every Bow hunter is a crack shot who can drop a Deer with one Arrow? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br>
Can you show me statistics that prove me wrong?<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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There's always another day.<br><br>
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Yes, and that way is, do not hunt.
 

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I've always wondered about the potential for roof-top horticulture. I mean, if people complain about their plants getting eaten on the ground, why not take their gardens to the sky?
 

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Oddly enough.. a lot of the residents in the area aren't concerned with the deer eating their "greenery". I'm not even sure how this whole thing came about. But for now, council is looking into alternatives.<br><br><br><br>
It's human overpopulation if you ask me. London is great, but it seems that if there's space for a house, they'll build it. I'm just very thankful that where I live, they have a few designated wetland areas so I have loads bunnies, geese, wild birds.. you name it around all the time.
 

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i don't live near a wetland area, but i have loads of bunnies, guinea pigs, cats... WAIT, those are mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> !!<br><br><br><br>
sorry, this thread was making me feel like jumping off a tall building being used for a garden. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">As a hunter I feel it is my obligation to make the quickest kill possible for as little animal suffering as possible</div>
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Wait so you an actual hunter ? thats just depressing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 
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