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  • fishon Feb 22, 2013

    Sorry you had to resort to hunting because you suck at every other sport! Can't handle sports that have an opponent because you hate to lose?
    commonsense4

    Not sure where the hate to lose thing came from. When I was younger and still had knees that worked I ran 10k's and played racquetball which is fairly competitive. And last season I didn't get a deer at all even though I hunted often. Guess you would say I lost. I would say that's hunting. Certainly the deer have a better chance than the cow or pig whose meat graces the supermarket cold section.

    When I do harvest a deer (with a rifle now) I clean and process and eat it. How about you?

  • oleguy Feb 21, 2013

    Most of these bow hunters eat what they kill, Good deal for everyone,,All you bambie lovers,, when you hit one with your car you mind will change

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 2013

    Sorry you had to resort to hunting because you suck at every other sport! Can't handle sports that have an opponent because you hate to lose?
    commonsense4

    maybe he hates to starve and doesnt want to buy drug and hormone filled meat at his store, adn dont say anything about organic meat, it don't get no more organic than venison. I odnt understand the hate for hunters, you know how the animals were treated before they hit the shelf at your store? How is that less worse than hunting? You anti-gun hunting nuts run on pure emotion because you are scared to death.

  • commonsense4 Feb 21, 2013

    "You are right, you are not an expert. I have taken numerous deer with an arrow and they have died within 20 seconds. Unlike the buck I hit with a my car that would have suffered a long time with only broken back legs except I killed it with an arrow. Or the doe waiting for the cops to come to put it out of it's misery on Glenwood Avenue while everyone drove by except the people that called it in after they hit it."

    I'm sure you had a perfect shot every time. And if by chance you actually did, although I highly doubt it, I would bet anything that 90% of the time it ends up exactly the opposite of what you said.

    Sorry you had to resort to hunting because you suck at every other sport! Can't handle sports that have an opponent because you hate to lose?

  • fishon Feb 21, 2013

    I am no expert on how to kill animals, I have however, seen a deer shot with an arrow. It is a long, and very painful death.
    caryzoo

    You are right, you are not an expert. I have taken numerous deer with an arrow and they have died within 20 seconds. Unlike the buck I hit with a my car that would have suffered a long time with only broken back legs except I killed it with an arrow. Or the doe waiting for the cops to come to put it out of it's misery on Glenwood Avenue while everyone drove by except the people that called it in after they hit it.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 21, 2013

    "it would be fun to add up how much they spend to "do it for the food" " - Grand Union


    My cousin hunts his own land, so no license, but at most about $40 if needed. Rifle/shotgun about $300-$400, lasts for generations. My shotgun is about 36 years old, so about $8 a year so far. My rifle is older, cheaper, and was given to me. Ammo is a few bucks (pun intended). So pretty cheap. Those that do it for food are pretty economical. These aren't African safaris.


    "how many of those were in Wake Forrest" - Grand Union


    More than your "ocassional" claim.


    "If you have insurance why wouldn't you report it?" - Grand Union


    Let them eat cake, eh? Not everyone drives a BMW with comp/collis insurance. And sometimes damage is less than deduct.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 2013

    actually its you that is living in their backyard....but its nice that you are feeding them :)
    Grand Union

    And it is you who has interloped into our backyard. so shut it already

  • Coach K is still GREAT Feb 21, 2013

    LOL they kill things for fun.....good people don't do things like that. They are no different than the child burning ants with a magnifying glass. We do need hunters to help restore the balance of nature which we have upset but lets not pretend the amateurs are something they are not. Grand Union

    Weakest response of yours ever. You know nothing of the American Sportsmen. You aere typical immigrant who thinks things should be like they are in the country you ran away from. You are just scared of people who own guns hunt and can take care of themselevs. You have been coddled by the Nanny State for so long you cant believe that people dont need government for everything.

    Crumps Br0ther
    February 21, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    That... was... AWESOME!!!

  • Grand Union Feb 21, 2013

    "This is the best news! We have a herd of 10 that live in the woods in our back yard. The have devoured everything we have. Well, except the catcus!"

    actually its you that is living in their backyard....but its nice that you are feeding them :)

  • Grand Union Feb 21, 2013

    "While there are certainly those that kill for sport, EVERY hunter/fisherman I know does it for the food. My cousin doesn't cook with beef, only venison."

    LOl, it would be fun to add up how much they spend to "do it for the food"

    ""In 2009 through 2011, there were 61,046 such collisions reported in North Carolina, including 17 fatalities." - YeaOh

    and how many of those were in Wake Forrest and might be reduced by having Bubba killing bambi in someones backyard?

    "Over SIXTY THOUSAND??!!! Wonder how many weren't reported?"

    If you have insurance why wouldn't you report it?

  • glarg Feb 21, 2013

    About time!

    Irresponsible for WRAL to classify as "lets arrows fly".

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 21, 2013

    "You have been coddled by the Nanny State for so long you cant believe that people dont need government for everything." - Crumps Br0ther


    He counts on Food Lion to hunt cows, pigs, and chickens for him.


    "they kill things for fun" - Grand Union


    While there are certainly those that kill for sport, EVERY hunter/fisherman I know does it for the food. My cousin doesn't cook with beef, only venison.


    "In 2009 through 2011, there were 61,046 such collisions reported in North Carolina, including 17 fatalities." - YeaOh


    Over SIXTY THOUSAND??!!! Wonder how many weren't reported?

  • Hopeful Mom Feb 21, 2013

    For me personally, if they could prove that the meat was going to help feed the hungry...

    Hopeful Mom

    So these hunters cant feed their own families with the deer they bag? Feeding the needy should be considered in this of course but that should be left up to the discretion of the hunter or the city could say "OK come hunt but donate your meat." I think less hunters would turn out then, and they need all they can get to bag as many deer as they can.

    You cant let your emotions drive this process. - Crumps Br0ther

    Of course hunters can use the meat to feed their families, I should have clarified that for the ones who just want to do it for sport, I think, it should be donated to help those in need. Growing up, I was a child in need and I remember deer meat being given to my parents for us. I am very thankful to those people who thought of others and shared what they hunted. As for emotions driving me, that's a work in progress. :)

  • csmith517 Feb 21, 2013

    This is the best news! We have a herd of 10 that live in the woods in our back yard. The have devoured everything we have. Well, except the catcus!

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 2013

    LOL they kill things for fun.....good people don't do things like that. They are no different than the child burning ants with a magnifying glass. We do need hunters to help restore the balance of nature which we have upset but lets not pretend the amateurs are something they are not.
    Grand Union

    Weakest response of yours ever. You know nothing of the American Sportsmen. You aere typical immigrant who thinks things should be like they are in the country you ran away from. You are just scared of people who own guns hunt and can take care of themselevs. You have been coddled by the Nanny State for so long you cant believe that people dont need government for everything.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 2013

    For me personally, if they could prove that the meat was going to help feed the hungry...

    Hopeful Mom

    So these hunters cant feed their own families with the deer they bag? Feeding the needy should be considered in this of course but that should be left up to the discretion of the hunter or the city could say "OK come hunt but donate your meat." I think less hunters would turn out then, and they need all they can get to bag as many deer as they can.

    You cant let your emotions drive this process.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 2013

    Isn't that the way nature has handled "problems" like this before.
    .
    Hopeful Mom

    Valid point, but then the tree huggers would be lamenting that the deer are dying from starvation and disease and that something should be done. You cant win with them. The city's plan is the best and cheapest way to do this.

  • Hopeful Mom Feb 21, 2013

    Would you bleeding hearts feel better if you knew the meat was going to be given to the needy? Isn't that better than letting the meat rot on the bone somewhere in the wild because the animal dies from diseases and starvation caused by over population. C'mon you're supposed to be the smart ones, use some common sense for once. There is a reason we are at the top of the food chain whether you like it or not. - Crumps Br0ther

    For me personally, if they could prove that the meat was going to help feed the hungry (especially children or even to make food for the abused and abandoned dogs in the shelters) and they presented it as helping with 2 issues, providing food as the first main issue and helping with over population as a secondary issue, I am not sure I would have as much of a problem with it. Sometimes it is all in the delivery of the information.

  • Hopeful Mom Feb 21, 2013

    With that said, the herds need to be culled or they will just die off from starvation and disease. Would you rather a hunter shot the deer out in the woods or do you want a sick animal dying in your front yard?

    For once, control your emotions and think logically about this.
    - Crumps Br0ther

    Isn't that the way nature has handled "problems" like this before. If that is what happened to them then we could say it was a natural process (except for the fact we built so much on land that use to have plenty of food for them). Maybe we should start looking at building up and not out.

  • Hopeful Mom Feb 21, 2013

    "I wonder what people would have to say if we said that we needed to trim out the population of people or face problems arising from too many people?"----Hopeful Mom

    The libs already have a lock on that, it is called abortion. For them, the more the better. - Damien Thorne

    I do not believe in abortion, I believe it is MURDER of an innocent child who didn't ask to be there and can't protect itself! (Same thing with the deer, they didn't ask to be here and they can't protect themselves) I don't have a problem with deer hunting season, if you do it not only for sport, but use the meat and hopefully the skin; I do have a problem with just killing them to get rid of them.

  • Grand Union Feb 21, 2013

    "I can tell you dont know many hunters. They arent the street trash felons that have guns when they are not supposed to. Most of them are good people and conservationists, and stewards of the enviroment."

    LOL they kill things for fun.....good people don't do things like that. They are no different than the child burning ants with a magnifying glass.
    We do need hunters to help restore the balance of nature which we have upset but lets not pretend the amateurs are something they are not.

  • Grand Union Feb 21, 2013

    "this is a good thing..read up on the Kaibab Plateau.."

    Wake Forest is on the Kaibab Plateau? who knew.

  • bluedevil18 Feb 20, 2013

    wow you cant hunt anything without the tree huggers loseing their minds... pathetic

  • atheistswillserveinhell Feb 20, 2013

    awesome!!!!!

  • rushbot Feb 20, 2013

    this is a good thing..read up on the Kaibab Plateau..

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    And every hunter is going to abide by these rules, right? Not even close.
    Defiant

    I can tell you dont know many hunters. They arent the street trash felons that have guns when they are not supposed to. Most of them are good people and conservationists, and stewards of the enviroment. They enjoy the outdoors as much as the tree huggers they just do it differently. They understand nature and how the cycle works. And most of all they are sportsmen that abide by the rules, because if they are caught they could lose their license to hunt. Of course there are bad apples in every bunch. So you might want to rinse out the broad brush you are using and get something smaller and less messy.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    I just feel there must be a more humane way to handle this issue.
    caryzoo

    My gawd! That almost made me go out and get a purse. Its cheaper to let your neighbor pump money into the state by buying a license and all the necessary permits than it would be to pay "Wildlife Folks" and buy the dugs and send them into the woods to do this kind of job. Once again let use some common sense. Next thing you know you'll want to ban fish hooks because it hurts the fish.

  • truth9806 Feb 20, 2013

    The long and painful death is a deer hit by a car.

  • Defiant Feb 20, 2013

    And every hunter is going to abide by these rules, right? Not even close.

  • Riddickfield Feb 20, 2013

    Probably won't amount to anything other than a few less cars getting damaged by a deer strike per year. There will be a LOT more deer killed by cars than hunting.

  • caryzoo Feb 20, 2013

    I am no expert on how to kill animals, I have however, seen a deer shot with an arrow. It is a long, and very painful death. I know there must be a better way. Just a suggestion, but how about sending our Wildlife folks out with dart guns to either tranquilize them, then euthanize them or send a euthanizing substance with the dart itself? I love deer, but I also know they are way overpopulated, which leads to death by illness and starvation, neither of which are pleasant. I just feel there must be a more humane way to handle this issue.

  • 321oohaw Feb 20, 2013

    Venison!!!

  • 321oohaw Feb 20, 2013

    where's my bow?

  • corgimom06 Feb 20, 2013

    It's the circle of life people. There are too many deer and if the population is allowed to continue to increase it will impact the enviromnent. The natural predators that would keep the deer population in check are not large enough to do so, hence over-population. If the population is allowed to remain unchecked then there will be disease and starvation. So what is worse? Killing a deer and then utilizing it for food or letting it starve to death in the woods or die from disease?

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    Are you suggesting we should bus these deer to other areas to make these deer as socially and economically diversified as those areas are? joke, lol.
    Damien Thorne


    *golf clap*

    These anti hunters are becoming unhinged! Trap and relocate deer? I do believe that is in the top 5 most stupidest things I have heard! Wow. And you know they typed that with a straight face with lip biting determination and belief in what they were writing!

  • LovemyPirates Feb 20, 2013

    There are death panels already - it's called the Board of Directors of Hospitals and Medical Groups who say, we've reached the limits of the indigent care. And it's families who sit around and talk about end of life decisions. An elder in my family sat us all down and told us what we could and couldn't do should she become incapacitated. She made a huge DNR sign for each of her doors so that in the event none of us were around, anyone would know her wishes.

  • Damien Thorne Feb 20, 2013

    "Just read the entire thread - the suggestion to trap and relocate the deer is the funniest thing I've read in a while. I'd like to suggest a new "common core" for the NC public schools: "Life Knowledge and Common Sense."----2thec

    Are you suggesting we should bus these deer to other areas to make these deer as socially and economically diversified as those areas are? joke, lol.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    Would you bleeding hearts feel better if you knew the meat was going to be given to the needy? Isn't that better than letting the meat rot on the bone somewhere in the wild because the animal dies from diseases and starvation caused by over population. C'mon you're supposed to be the smart ones, use some common sense for once. There is a reason we are at the top of the food chain whether you like it or not.

  • Damien Thorne Feb 20, 2013

    "I LOVE BAMBI! I understand the overpopulation problem, but that's a given for everything! Too many ants, squirrels, children......

    I hate this passed. But someone will get hurt and a lawsuit will be filed. Mark my words!

    Beth"------Strawberry Letter 23

    Beth, while it is sad to see any animal die it is much sadder to realize that it was we that caused this. Animals are animals and will act like them. If you do not cull the herds overpopulation will reduce food supplies and cause diseases to run rampant which will eventually find it's way to our pets and maybe even us.

    With responsible hunting and game taking you can have them still flourishing but less likely to inadvertently cause accidents and fatalities. We also need to make sure they stay afraid of humans, feeding them and befriending them only leads to this.

  • LovemyPirates Feb 20, 2013

    Just read the entire thread - the suggestion to trap and relocate the deer is the funniest thing I've read in a while. I'd like to suggest a new "common core" for the NC public schools: "Life Knowledge and Common Sense."

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    "I wonder what people would have to say if we said that we needed to trim out the population of people or face problems arising from too many people?" Hopefull Mom

    Obama is working on that, haven't you heard of Obamacare...?
    Offshore

    Ive been saying this for awhile. There will be death panels, bet on it. But Im sure the left will find a way to blame the right for those too

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    Wasn't it humans who did the encroaching on undeveloped areas? Poor deer.
    Blueboxinggloves

    Now I see why libs sympathize with terrorists you think we should all still be living in caves! Tell me, what did the cavemen hunt, brocolli?

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    . Drop hair (like from a haircut:)) around where you do not want them to be.

    Damien Thorne

    Knew a guy that did this around his pot plants. Nothing ever bothered them and he got quite a bit of weight out of his hravest

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2013

    How mean to kill these deer!
    ellengraham5660

    When you blast into one doing 70 miles an hour remember to punish yourself for being mean. Deer are basically varmits and their populations need to be controlled.

  • batcave Feb 20, 2013

    repellents are fine for a localized area like a garden, but thats not whats going on here, it would be cost prohibitive. Not to mention collisions with deer can be fatal to the driver.We have people who want to shoot them, so have at it. I like to hunt, sisterchristian and Elvis say -don't be cruel, but I guess I am.

  • Ripcord Feb 20, 2013

    "How mean to kill these deer!" - ellengraham5660

    Would it be more humane to let them overpopulate and starve over the winter months? That is the question.

  • Offshore Feb 20, 2013

    How mean to kill these deer!
    ellengraham5660

    Educate yourself on the population of deer versus the per acre food supply, then figure out how much human expansion has caused this type of action to become necessary. Besides, venison is delicious. Oh, I know, they don't sell venison in food lion so we shouldn't be eating it... right? (no)

  • Offshore Feb 20, 2013

    "I wonder what people would have to say if we said that we needed to trim out the population of people or face problems arising from too many people?" Hopefull Mom

    Obama is working on that, haven't you heard of Obamacare...?

  • Blueboxinggloves Feb 20, 2013

    "Proponents say it’s a practical measure to control the population of white-tail deer encroaching on developed areas"

    Wasn't it humans who did the encroaching on undeveloped areas? Poor deer.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Feb 20, 2013

    I LOVE BAMBI! I understand the overpopulation problem, but that's a given for everything! Too many ants, squirrels, children......

    I hate this passed. But someone will get hurt and a lawsuit will be filed. Mark my words!

    Beth

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