Nassau eyes deer population after increased sightings

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Leslie Caronia stopped, dumbfounded, as she and a friend walked along Oyster Bay Road. Read more

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#46 Jun 30, 2008
rengaw wrote:
I live in a cape cod and have petunia, impatiens, hostas and other ornamentals in my yard. I don't live in a McMansion. The deer come to my yard every night. They rub on my trees and remove the bark which damages the tree. They eat my hostas to the ground, they eat the flowers off my plants. They have even come up on the porch and eaten the flowers from my flowerpots. In the winter time they eat the ewes, canadian hemlocks and anything else that meets their appetite. I have now resorted to buy perennials that repel deer. I have lived on Long Island my entire life and have never seen so many deer. They are destructive.
For those of you who think we're complainers, I can only hope that you don't have the same problem as we do in eastern suffolk. They look cute to you now. Just wait.
Blast a few of the vermin with a shotgun slug or a rifle. Death to the deer!
liner

Hicksville, NY

#47 Jun 30, 2008
I Have His Wallet wrote:
I have no problem with deer. I hate racoons!!! They crap on my woodpile and I have three bungie cords holding my garbage can closed. Hate em!
LOL! I fought them for years before finally giving up. I keep the garbage cans in the garage now. Locked.

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#48 Jun 30, 2008
Bob wrote:
I live in western Indiana, and it is common to see herds of over a hundred deer. When food is available, deer will have twins after the second season. We have a lot of deer strikes by cars every year, even though we allow extensive hunting. Fences would have to be 10 feet tall to keep deer out. They can jump 8 feet from a standstill. Do any of the counties affected allow bow hunting? That is a safe and effective method, when close to homes. This problem, as you see it, will not go away.
Bow hunting is allowed on Shelter Island, during deer season.

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#49 Jun 30, 2008
I Have His Wallet wrote:
I have no problem with deer. I hate racoons!!! They crap on my woodpile and I have three bungie cords holding my garbage can closed. Hate em!
Racoons can be a serious nuisance, especially if they get into your house or attic. I recommend blasting the racooons with a .22 rifle, if you can do so safely.

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#50 Jun 30, 2008
liner wrote:
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LOL! I fought them for years before finally giving up. I keep the garbage cans in the garage now. Locked.
Locked?
Backstrap

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Jun 30, 2008
is my favorite part of a deer
USMC COMBAT VET

Manchester, UK

#52 Jun 30, 2008
Deerslayer wrote:
Looks like we will be culling LI.
13 weeks til early bow upstate !!
Backstrap

Brooklyn, NY

#53 Jun 30, 2008
Wilhelm Canaris Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Racoons can be a serious nuisance, especially if they get into your house or attic. I recommend blasting the racooons with a .22 rifle, if you can do so safely.
My weapon of choice is the ought 6 with 180 grain soft points. You should only need 1 shot/racoon if you place your shot correctly.
Crabbe

Shirley, NY

#54 Jun 30, 2008
Who cares, who goes that kind of Deer watching in this county, plus Suozz will find a way to ticet people for going through a deer crossing sign when there's only 3 Deer in the entire County.
Alan Q

New York, NY

#55 Jun 30, 2008
MCR wrote:
Shoot them and feed them to the homeless - along with a few thousand geese
You can feed deer to geese?!
BOB FROM FINESVILLE

AOL

#56 Jun 30, 2008
I remember twenty years ago there was an occasional nappy haired bonehead sighting in the Franklin Square area and today they have grown in such numbers that they have almost taken over the area. Deer are a lot smarter so they will probably take over Nassau County in a lot less time.
Moishe

New York, NY

#57 Jun 30, 2008
elphaba_ wrote:
Venison it's what's for dinner.
Venison is also kosher if killed according to the law.

Grilled with a red wine sauce using rosemary & challots, served with pomme saute, a green veg and a good '98 Pomerol? Heaven. Absolute heaven.

All kidding aside, if we can legally catch these animals and serve them up, it would feed some folk, make money for the area and get rid of them as pests.

And for you creeps who get all hissy about eating a deer, just remember that you eat other animals. And allowing Disney to dictate what is acceptable is real herd mentality (pardon the pun).
Moishe

New York, NY

#58 Jun 30, 2008
LOL!!! The censored the words "these @nimals!!!"

Why would they do that?! LMFAO!!

It's not like deer are n @9py headed h0' s!

ROFL!!!

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#59 Jun 30, 2008
Backstrap wrote:
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My weapon of choice is the ought 6 with 180 grain soft points. You should only need 1 shot/racoon if you place your shot correctly.
The .22 may be a bit light for a large racoon. However, I have had success using a CCI hollowpoint stinger .22 caliber. I have found that the Ruger 10/22 tends to most of life's nuisances here in rural-land.

“I'm Back - sort of”

Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#60 Jun 30, 2008
Moishe wrote:
<quoted text>
Venison is also kosher if killed according to the law.
Grilled with a red wine sauce using rosemary & challots, served with pomme saute, a green veg and a good '98 Pomerol? Heaven. Absolute heaven.
All kidding aside, if we can legally catch these animals and serve them up, it would feed some folk, make money for the area and get rid of them as pests.
And for you creeps who get all hissy about eating a deer, just remember that you eat other animals. And allowing Disney to dictate what is acceptable is real herd mentality (pardon the pun).
I did not know it could be considered Kosher (if done right). I agree - culling them will only strengthen the herd.

Right now they are living the life because there are no natural predators, including man. When food becomes scarce they will either range further or die off. If we cull the herd and use the meat to feed the homeless we could kill 2 birds with one stone. Venison is also leaner than beef.

Ted Nugent

Owings, MD

#61 Jun 30, 2008
mercator wrote:
The reporter should go back to school and learn that deer ticks are not solely on deer nor are dog ticks solely on dogs. The ability to get rid of the ticks favorite host (field mice) is probably beyond us.
Before one chastises another for their ignorance, one would do well to cure their own first.

The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) has four life stages, and is dependent on the white-tailed deer for successful reproduction. Larval and nymph stages (immature ticks that cannot reproduce) of the deer tick are what feed on birds and small mammals (e.g., field mice). The adult female tick needs a large 3 day blood meal from the deer before she can reproduce and lay her 2000 or more eggs. Deer are the primary host for the adult deer tick and are key to the reproductive success of the tick.

See Stafford K.C. 2004. Tick management handbook: an integrated guide for homeowners, pest control operators, and public health officials for the prevention of tick-associated disease. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Christian

United States

#62 Jun 30, 2008
If you want to see the deer out of your backyard and garden then give a bowhunter permission to hunt on your property come next October.

“I'm Back - sort of”

Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#64 Jun 30, 2008
Christian wrote:
If you want to see the deer out of your backyard and garden then give a bowhunter permission to hunt on your property come next October.
Where would the sport be in that - I have a fenced in yard! LOL
Just Saying

United States

#65 Jun 30, 2008
a duh wrote:
Seriously? It's just a few deer. What if it were bears? People need to chill - they're beautiful animals and they're not doing THAT much harm.
It's not a problem until they run in front of your car and cause an accident, killing them and perhaps you as well. Or until your kids get Lyme disease from deer ticks. Or they take out your crops if you're a farmer, or your garden if you're a homeowner, devouring anything they find edible. Then they're a major nuisance. They may be beautiful, but they're not Bambi!
Unfortunately Omniscient

San Francisco, CA

#66 Jun 30, 2008
I'm building a tree stand in Locust Valley.

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