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#3188218 - 03/09/13 03:41 PM UK Gamekeepers ready to battle 50% Deer cull
Mud Dauber
16 Point

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

#3188253 - 03/09/13 04:33 PM Re: UK Gamekeepers ready to battle 50% Deer cull [Re: Poser]
Diehard Hunter
12 Point

Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6980
Loc: East Tennessee

I am not surprised a bit. In a system where the wildlife belongs to the landowner, of course the landowner wants more of them because that means more income. Never mind any kind of ecological damage that may be resulting. As far as the "gamekeepers" are concerned, those are their livelihood because they are paid to manage them for the owner of the property. Those people are not worried at all about the health of the herd or the ecosystem, they are worried about the number of dollars that can be generated by selling hunts to the wealthy. The more deer they have, the more hunts they can sell, and the easier the hunts are.
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold

#3188884 - 03/10/13 02:18 PM Re: UK Gamekeepers ready to battle 50% Deer cull [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65979
Loc: Nashville, TN

There is far more to this story than just big landowners in Scotland. Deer hunting is a far larger past-time and business in England than American hunters understand. They have four different species of deer in England that range free and are hunted by the public, just like deer hunting here in the U.S. Exactly who wants these deer culled and why is the big story. Is this proposed culling for the health of the deer population or to appease Environmentalists? Are the deer really destroying the habitat?
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

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