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#423080 - 09/30/07 11:06 AM living with whitetail deer..
deerchaser007
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Something to think about here for us serious QDM hunters!!
I know QDMA is working on a publication titled Living with whitetail deer,... but do we as serious deer hunters ever stop to think about those who don't hunt and absolutely hate the deer??

My parents live in a subdivision right on city limits here in cannon county. My brother and i have always been big deer hunters ,.. but my father and mother could care less for hunting. We took a few deer there years ago before so many houses went up,.. but after that , shooting a gun is out of the question. Well, the past 5 years or so the deer population has exploded!! Its nothing to see deer by the dozens up in there. And needless to say,.. eating and destroying all the dollars spent on landscaping and gardens. And my father is not happy at all.
Its got to the point were not even deer repellent spray is working!!
I've purchased a crossbow and plan on killing as many as i can take and give away ,.. but i've told them,.. better get use to them ,.. can't kill'em all , plus more will just move back in.
Its only a matter of time before more people like my parents start having a huge voice against the deer. Its been a problem for farmers for years,.. but now its increasing into the city limits and causing problems.
What can we as serious deer hunters do to help besides kill a few?? What can be done period?? How can property owners in these situations protect their investments on their landscaping and gardens if deer repellents want even work??
I even purchased them some stuff that was suppose to be deer tend to avoid plantings,.. they still ate it.
This is something that is way off topic for this forum in the norm,.. but if QDMA is taking the time to do a publication on it,.. it must be a serious problem in many more locations than what we would think. So i thought it might make for a good discussion,. plus i might learn something to help my parents.
THANKS DC007
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#423196 - 09/30/07 01:05 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: deerchaser007]
pass-thru
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Urban archery programs can make a huge difference....as long as hunters are give access. But, people also have to get used to living with deer.

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#426367 - 10/02/07 08:40 AM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: pass-thru]
BigAl
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I hunted near a place where a lady put out truckloads of corn in her yard. she said as long as she put out the corn, the deer stayed away from her other stuff. It was cost effective for her since her husband farmed corn. Not sure how cost effective that would be for the avg joe.
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#426505 - 10/02/07 10:00 AM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: BigAl]
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The best thing we can do is prove that we can control deer populations through hunting. Too often we do not.

Then we need to publicize heavily the fact that we as hunters can and do provide a valuable service to society, especially suburban society.
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#426885 - 10/02/07 01:45 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: BSK]
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Suburban deer hunting is a real future predicament.
Here's a couple of pics taken in Brentwood. 10 yards from the owners front door and 7 yards from the road.



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#426972 - 10/02/07 02:40 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: PMC, certified]
CZ284
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Registered: 10/30/06
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How about trapping some of those suburban Brentwood bucks and send them to our part of the state- we'll fix the problem for you!
BigAl- what do you think?

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#427279 - 10/02/07 06:31 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: CZ284]
BigAl
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Heck, around where I was hunting the folks were complaining about the hunters and the poachers, not the deer.
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#427780 - 10/02/07 10:45 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: BigAl]
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I've known it was a problem for a good while. I have folks that allow me to squirrel hunt their 10 acre properties that also want me to come kill the deer that are eating their decorative plants. I have to explain to them that its not possible to deer hunt their property cause its too small and not time effective. I hate that but what else could a hunter say. You can't spend all season on a small homestead where you might see a deer maybe 1 in 10 days hunting there. Best thing I can tell em is shoot it and I'm come and get it!
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#428941 - 10/03/07 04:51 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: TNTony]
416wbymag
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Still waiting on the problem here in Knoxville.....



TNTony - if you live close enough, tell them to call you when they see them in the yard and youll be happy to come over...
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#429158 - 10/03/07 07:17 PM Re: living with whitetail deer.. [Re: 416wbymag]
trealtree
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Here is a good program. From what I can tell

http://www.swmnv.com/
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