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Maus
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Do any of you eat or prefer game meat?  And if so where do you buy it?
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cowgirlmama04
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I prefer wild game meat over beef, chicken, etc. I know that my meat is not filled with medications and growth hormones or grain fed because I hunt my own. So I can't help you as to were is the best place to buy it.
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O in Virginia
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I am supposed to do well on game according to my swami, but it is hard to find around here.  Even when you buy venison (and I've looked online too) it is raised on a farm and fed grain, I believe.
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Sahara
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 7:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I like buffalo pretty well.
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Maus
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I agree.  The only game meat I found in the store was venison and it looked pretty fatty.
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We have some venison that my hubby hunted (too bad he's an A).  Unfortunately we know the deer around here eat corn since it grows everywhere.  No way to avoid it.  The meat is still very lean though, so hopefully it is not the bulk of their diet.

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O in Virginia
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I would think if they're wild deer, not farm raised, that they'd have a varied wild diet, and not solely corn from people's fields, though the corn sounds like easy pickin's for them.  Like the bears that come to town to feed from people's garbage cans now.    We have encroached so far upon their habitats that there isn't much left for them.  Or else it's just too irresistible.
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Spring
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Years before I knew about blood type dieting I knew that I felt a lot better eating venison than beef. Can't eat either one on SWAMI, but, now, if I had to make a choice between the two I would take the venison without blinking an eye.


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Spring
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 5:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for deer eating up people's yards around here with forests and wide open fields of growth on every hand. They were brought into the South years ago because people wanted to hunt them and now the powers that be strictly limit when they can do that. Even though the place is over run with them. It is okay for them to crash through store fronts, parade around in the middle of roads and streets, eat entire yards of shrubbery, cost insurance companies billions of dollars in auto related claims, not to mention the many lives that are lost because of them flying through the windshields of cars, etc.... But expect to be treated worse than a dog if you kill one a second out of open season. If one of them is caught in their yard, I think people should have every right to kill and eat them if they are not endangering the lives of people by doing so. Any time of the year. Why under the sun should deer have more rights than cows, goats and chickens???? Makes no sense to me whatsoever. Their species certainly isn't endangered by the wildest stretch of the imagination. I loved my pet calves, but we were not raised to put them on some kind of pedestal. Do I sound sort of bitter about deer? Well, I had a friend that was killed by the hoof of a deer that went right through her windshield and into the middle of her face. Can we possibly imagine how her husband felt seeing this happen? Not long ago one went through the windshield of a van load of children here and flew all the way back to the rear window. It was simply a miracle that none of the children were killed or injured. About two miles from my house one went through a store window and was trashing the inside of the store. The police came and shot it with a tranquilizer gun and some character wanted to know if there wasn't a more humane way to deal with the situation!   Yeah, kill it and give it to a family that needed some fresh meat!


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I have hit a deer and an elk (just need a moose for my tribeca).  I wrote off 2 vehicles, but the meat did go an animal shelter for the dogs and cats.  The hunters I know did tell me the meat from animals hit by vehicles is not that great.  

So Spring, there is not enough hunting in your area and no predators to take down the deer?  They don't cull the deer when the population gets too high?  I know families here that live year round off the meat they hunt.  The coyotes and cats get their fair share of deer, there seem to be a lot of very healthy coyotes around this area.  

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Spring
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jeanb, some people look on deer as something right out of a story book. There are a lot of hunters - the season is simply too short to reduce the population. We do have more coyotes and cats that have followed the deer to this part of the country but not nearly enough to sufficiently cull the herd. We were coming through town one night and eleven deer were standing around in one yard! They stroll around our neighborhood as if they owned the place. Especially the bucks. They destroy trees right in yards "marking" their territory by stripping off several feet of bark. We live very close to a large lake and there are thousands of acres of forest for them to inhabit. I just don't "get" why these deer behave the way they do.


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O in Virginia
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I imagine they're just behaving like deer do when their population has outgrown their habitat?  Surely, you don't think the deer on a mission to wreak havoc and go through windows and windshields, etc.?  
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I've seen as many as 40 in my dad's field.  BD has been hit by deer twice and yes they ran into her.

What people forget is if the population gets to large for their area:

They can become down right unfriendly and will attack.  Bucks protecting their territory, does protecting their fawns.

The first bad winter and they will starve to death.

The more deer the more tics, think we all know what that can means for us.


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I respect all animals and believe that we need to protect habitat for them, I am from Alberta and we have lots of land and habitat for the deer, but when all the people in the suburbs and surrounding acreages of bigger centres complain about the deer that eat their garden and trees or that they hit with their car, I only have one thing to say to them..... Give me the permission that I have been asking for to hunt them and you wont have such a big problem with them.

I understand the need for hunting laws so that we don't decimate the populations, but when I have extra hunting opportunities to take more deer, in those high populated areas, and nobody will give me permission to hunt on their land, then don't complain.
Quit watching Bambi so many times and get realistic. Hitting them with your car is much more inhumane then for me to take a well placed shot, and I get to eat it after.

I am considered cold hearted by some of these people because I hunt, but they unknowingly go into a grocery store and buy meat from animals that may have lived in under less then ideal conditions, fed unnatural feeds to cause weight gain, and injected with hormones and medication and think that is ok.

I will take my chances with a deer that might have eaten a little corn, barley, wheat, and alfalfa. May not be ideal, but much healthier then any other meat I can find in a store.
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O in Virginia
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Perhaps you could petition with other hunters in your area to change some of the regulations.  Circumstances change so why shouldn't local authorities accordingly reconsider the policies?
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Spring
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Yes, those bucks can get REALLY mean! They have been known to actually kill people. And the does will lead their little ones right out in the road in front of you when they can see you plain as day. The laws need to be changed about hunting. People around here form hunting clubs and use rented property to hunt.

O in V, maybe you missed where I said that there are thousands of acres of land around here where these deer can stay in their "habitat" around a large, beautiful lake. There is something really weird about them wanting to hang around humans and deliberately stalk out in the streets and highways. One doe had her newborn right beside the road one day and, of course, he/she wandered out in the road. We came along and the little thing was running down the road in front of us, scared out of its wits, and didn't have a clue about what to do. She, of course, just stood there and watched. I felt like wringing her neck! We stopped, of course, and it finally veered off the road exhausted.  


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O in Virginia
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Spring, I did miss that, and I don't at all doubt what you are all saying about the danger of the situation.  I just think that it might not be realistic to expect the deer to change their behavior.  It's not like you can talk to them, right?    So why can't people petition that the hunting laws be changed if they feel that would remedy the situation?
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Spring
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Spring, I did miss that, and I don't at all doubt what you are all saying about the danger of the situation.  I just think that it might not be realistic to expect the deer to change their behavior.  It's not like you can talk to them, right?    So why can't people petition that the hunting laws be changed if they feel that would remedy the situation?


Part of the problem is the way some game wardens get extremely over-zealous in "protecting" their own territory, more or less, and they can have a heavy influence on how laws are passed - or not. Others of them are wonderful stewards who are able to separate people from animals in their minds and are anxious to keep things in balance.


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O in Virginia
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I hear you, Spring.  Communication is key.
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