David Melson

Keep an eye on those deer

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007, at 7:35 AM
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  • I personally don't hunt and anything on my land might as well be on a refuse, because I allow no hunting.

    However I do agree that the deer population causes trouble when it gets too large, so therfeore it's a good thing that hunters get to enjoy their sport, somebody gets some good meat on their table and the population is being controlled.

    I guess the thing that turns me off about hunting or fishing is when a person kills the animal only for the sport or possibly to have the animal stuffed as a trophy. If you kill it, you should eat it or provide it to someone that needs it to eat.



    -- Posted by HorseGentler on Mon, Aug 13, 2007, at 8:08 AM
  • I totally agree with you HorseGentler, I don't hunt, and when I do buy some land (new to the area) I won't allow any hunting on my land. But I applaud those that do hunt and donate their "kills" to charities that feed the homeless and less fortunate. My wife and I have even tossed around the idea of getting us a deer stand to setup so that we can sit up there and take pictures of the wildlife in the area. But I'm not one of these "don't kill the animals" people. Go out, be careful, and if you don't eat what you kill think about finding a charity that will use the meat. I'm sure there are plenty of them out there.

    -- Posted by Thom on Mon, Aug 13, 2007, at 8:24 AM
  • It may be a lack of water, too much growth, or both, but I've noticed that many deer are running around inside the city limits of our towns more and more. Apparently in Tullahoma, the beasts have decided to have a "zing" about two houses down from mine ... except I live of Hwy 55. Some of them have already been killed in the heavy traffic. Keep an eye out, because they seem to be everywhere this year!

    -- Posted by Brian Mosely on Mon, Aug 13, 2007, at 8:46 AM
  • I saw two deer friday night in front of the hospital. It was strange seeing them inside the city limits.

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Aug 13, 2007, at 10:10 AM
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