That deer has no ambition. Last month's Field & Stream ran a photo taken by a Coast Guardsman of an 8-point whitetail swimming across Lake Erie on his way to Cleveland. You can see the skyline a couple miles in the distance. The Coastie said he offered to get his bow and remove the hazard to navigation, but they wouldn't let him do it. I wish I could post the photo, but couldn't find it online.
I don't know why he'd be so far offshore or what was luring him to Cleveland. Must be a Browns fan.
I'm outraged that Canadian deer can just swim across the border any time they want. Something has to be done to keep us secure from these radical whitetails. I mean, what's next? Canadian geese flying across the border??
I wonder if there's any federal money available for a study, Just a few million, we could do it. I'll interview the deer on The Canadian side, you interviews our desertes , we file an "inconclusive report" and then get more funding.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...