I use to think those guys who said the end of society was near were strange, now I pay attention, too many people, to many dumb laws, to many dumb cops enforceing dumb laws, to many retard Juges, I want to find me a spot up in the mountains and get away from this madness. It is time.
[ This Message was edited by: chechatonga on 2003-02-25 06:14 ]
I want to find me a spot up in the mountains and get away from this madness. It is time.
Ironically, I sometimes think a midwest town might be a haven.
You have a point though, it is odd that if an individual willfully takes the life of another, their is debate about whether or not a crime has really been committed, if the perp had "a bad upbringing" or "society screwed'em" or they were hopped up on something at the moment of the act.
However if you feed deer, well, that is definitely a crime (against whom though? society? The deer?).
So I guess all the farmers that grow Hay or Alfalfa will be locked up next. Hey they better get my grandmother too deer eat in her garden all the time.........and I know a lady who feeds turkeys........wow I see there point, there must be an animal feeding mofia out there this is bad.
Consider yourselves lucky if you don't have CWD in your wild herds. I know Bitmasher does as he lives in Colorado. I don't intend to debate the baiting issue here, however I do agree that it needs to be controlled so as to prevent the transmission of this and other diseases. I have seen bait piles in excess of 2 ton with a steady herd of whitetails grazing around it. The deer are heavily congregated and poorly controlled as the bait piles owner is intent on shooting only a trophy buck...Baiting in Wisconsin got way out of control. I'd like to see it brought back in moderation but enforcement is difficult with minimal man power. For now the fear of heavy fines is really the only deterent.
I have seen water holes that were basicly giant mud puddles and for some reason, minerals I suppose, every deer in a 50 mile radius watered there, I would guess that CWD could be spread this way also. Maybe the DNR could vacinate by a feed type of vacination CWD into oblivion, as smallpox was . Just a rambling thought.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...