Deer, car collisions on the rise

Deer, car collisions on the rise

There are 15 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Deer, car collisions on the rise. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : Wrecks on North Carolina roads involving deer increased to 19,277 last year, including 11 deadly crashes.

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Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#1 Sep 24, 2008
If a deer is killed, I wonder what they do with the meat that could be harvested? No use to toss a deer in a grave or whatever and waste the meat.

“Life as good as you let it be”

Since: Dec 07

Leicester, NC

#2 Sep 24, 2008
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
If a deer is killed, I wonder what they do with the meat that could be harvested? No use to toss a deer in a grave or whatever and waste the meat.
I would say that you could take the deer with you if you wanted too, but depending on the time of year you would need to get it processed pretty quick so the meat would not spoil.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#3 Sep 24, 2008
Red Sox Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
I would say that you could take the deer with you if you wanted too, but depending on the time of year you would need to get it processed pretty quick so the meat would not spoil.
I ain't for sure but I believe it has to be reported to a Game Warden before you can do that. Have to check into it later. Hope your morning is going well. Guess Yogi has left the county.
wells

Eddyville, KY

#4 Sep 25, 2008
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
<quoted text> I ain't for sure but I believe it has to be reported to a Game Warden before you can do that. Have to check into it later. Hope your morning is going well. Guess Yogi has left the county.
I hit one in the head with my bumper when I lived in Mecklenburg County. The trooper arrived called the Game Warden, I received a transportation number from NCWC and I loaded him in my truck, stopped and got a 12 pack went home hung off a tree in the yard and processed him innediately.

My Yankee neighbors were real impressed and complained to the homeowners association. I did get about 80lbs. of meat out of him.

The Trooper said they like to do this so the meat is not wasted.

Another program in NC is the 'Hunters for the Hungry' program. You can go online and find a processor in your area, drop off the deer and he will process it, give it to social services and they will hand it out to famalies in need. It is a big program down East and in SC.

See link below.

http://www.dixiedeerclassic.org/huntersforhun...
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#5 Sep 25, 2008
wells wrote:
<quoted text>
I hit one in the head with my bumper when I lived in Mecklenburg County. The trooper arrived called the Game Warden, I received a transportation number from NCWC and I loaded him in my truck, stopped and got a 12 pack went home hung off a tree in the yard and processed him innediately.
My Yankee neighbors were real impressed and complained to the homeowners association. I did get about 80lbs. of meat out of him.
The Trooper said they like to do this so the meat is not wasted.
Another program in NC is the 'Hunters for the Hungry' program. You can go online and find a processor in your area, drop off the deer and he will process it, give it to social services and they will hand it out to famalies in need. It is a big program down East and in SC.
See link below.
http://www.dixiedeerclassic.org/huntersforhun...
Thanks. I thought a Warden had to be notified.

Since: Feb 08

Great Falls, MT

#6 Sep 25, 2008
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks. I thought a Warden had to be notified.
Game wardens are supposed to be notified.Up here in the mountains,the deer is processed and given to either MANNA,Elida home for Children or to the shelters.I myself wouldn't eat any of the deer killed recently due to a disease related to the wasting disease that the cattle get.They aren't sure exactly what it is but for the past 2 yrs,deer around here have been unfit for human consumption. And I love deer meat so if I don't eat it you know the situation is bad.

“hi there !”

Since: Feb 08

candler nc

#7 Sep 25, 2008
its a damn shame people have to leave these mountains to hunt. you don'rt see many deer-vehicle collisions in the mountains.if a deer sticks its head out here a poacher has its number and that is why the deer aren't here now.
Roger

Enka, NC

#8 Sep 25, 2008
The article admits that hunting causes deer-car collisions. So hunters are responsible for enormous financial losses, and human injuries and death. Way to go hunters.
omg wth

Waynesville, NC

#9 Sep 25, 2008
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
If a deer is killed, I wonder what they do with the meat that could be harvested? No use to toss a deer in a grave or whatever and waste the meat.
I think there's an extent to which it depends on what type of injury the deer suffered- if it's internal organs ruptured it can be difficult to clean the meat and make sure it's not contaminated with bacteria. But if it has just a clean neck snap, I say it's venison time.

“Life as good as you let it be”

Since: Dec 07

Leicester, NC

#10 Sep 25, 2008
Roger wrote:
The article admits that hunting causes deer-car collisions. So hunters are responsible for enormous financial losses, and human injuries and death. Way to go hunters.
How do you figure that hunters are the blame? Lets look at some other factors that contribute to this. Our wooodlands are vanishing away due to the influx of people wanting to build a house on the side of the mountain. With the woodlands disappearing, where are the deer to go?

Also, please explain HOW we hunters cause at deer/car collision.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#11 Sep 25, 2008
GenuineNative wrote:
<quoted text>Game wardens are supposed to be notified.Up here in the mountains,the deer is processed and given to either MANNA,Elida home for Children or to the shelters.I myself wouldn't eat any of the deer killed recently due to a disease related to the wasting disease that the cattle get.They aren't sure exactly what it is but for the past 2 yrs,deer around here have been unfit for human consumption. And I love deer meat so if I don't eat it you know the situation is bad.
Hear ya. Been quite a few years since I feasted on any.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#12 Sep 25, 2008
omg wth wrote:
<quoted text>I think there's an extent to which it depends on what type of injury the deer suffered- if it's internal organs ruptured it can be difficult to clean the meat and make sure it's not contaminated with bacteria. But if it has just a clean neck snap, I say it's venison time.
Didn't know that. Ain't never cleaned one.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#13 Sep 25, 2008
Red Sox Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you figure that hunters are the blame? Lets look at some other factors that contribute to this. Our wooodlands are vanishing away due to the influx of people wanting to build a house on the side of the mountain. With the woodlands disappearing, where are the deer to go?
Also, please explain HOW we hunters cause at deer/car collision.
Your typical anti-hunter soul.

Since: Feb 08

Great Falls, MT

#14 Sep 26, 2008
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
<quoted text> Hear ya. Been quite a few years since I feasted on any.
I just threw away a deer roast that had been in the freezer since '98.Figured it was frost bitten by now.Ive still got some deer jerky in there that a friend sent me 2 yrs ago.Its pretty good.Yum Yum.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#15 Sep 29, 2008
GenuineNative wrote:
<quoted text>I just threw away a deer roast that had been in the freezer since '98.Figured it was frost bitten by now.Ive still got some deer jerky in there that a friend sent me 2 yrs ago.Its pretty good.Yum Yum.
Since '98. Don't blame ya for tossin it. Like deer jerky meself.

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