Ban Deer Hunting
carrol o conner

Junction City, LA

#1 Nov 25, 2009
We have the prettiest family of deer that come into our backyard to eat all the time,every time we hear gun shots we are so fearful one of them has lost their life.

Bolivar, MO

#2 Nov 27, 2009
get a life
carrol oconner

Junction City, LA

#3 Nov 27, 2009
hell wrote:
get a life

Winchester, KY

#4 Nov 28, 2009
I understand your fear that your beloved deer might have passed on. And, in reality, all deer are gorgeous. However, you must understand that deer reproduce constantly. There is an estimated amount of Four million, just in the united states. With this amount, it's only natural to cull out a few to make it easier for the other ones to live. With a rapidly growing cityscape, the forest and natural landscapes of the world are shrinking. Thus making living conditions extremely hard on so many animals. I do not agree with 'Hell' or 'carrol oconner'for, i believe they could have responded in a much nicer tone. I'm a nature photographer, thus i get very attached to my subjects, sitting out there for hours on end watching a peaceful animal in its natural habitat. However, i understand the (however cliche) circle of life, too. I note that hunting isn't natural. But, if deer populations are culled, it may become a pandemic that can get out of hand, and fast!

Winchester, KY

#5 Nov 28, 2009
So, I totally had a blonde moment. Carrol, apologies! I meant " Hell" for, i believe they could have responded much nicer. sorry!

Schell City, MO

#6 Nov 29, 2009
I moved to N.W. Mo. 20 yrs ago, this give me a chance to connect more with nature and country life. My family moved on a 150+ acre farm with plenty of wild life, deer to this day still come within 50 ft. of my moms home. On my 17 db I hit a deer that ran in front on my car. Since then I've hit 23 deer and totaled 6 cars because of them. My opinion is that they should continue buck season about a week, and extend doe season for two months, to thin out the population in Missouri.
L Brown

Junction City, LA

#7 Nov 29, 2009
Just have a beer and chill,aint nothing better than a fresh backstrap and a cold one.

Waterloo, Canada

#8 Dec 5, 2009
I have lived in country all my life and love all animals and have raised my kids with the same kind of love and respect for all animals. Deer are beautiful. My dad remembers a time when in a part of North Carolina they did outlaw deer hunting. The deer population got very out of control and were dying off due to diseases due tp over population. Like the J_Helton saId he has totaled 6 cars. Deer have even been known to kill people when hit with their car. I truly believe in killing them provided that its not just to kill for its rack. Deer cooked properly is very, very tasty. I and my kids have grown up eating deer and other animals. Deer, rabbits, and squirrels are no different than us eating cows, chickens, ducks, or pigs. Cows are very pretty to along with some chickens and ducks. Some people keep pigs as pets. Some even eat goats and lambs. The biggest is people raise them and we buy them already cleaned. Buffola were once wild and people now raise them and we eat them.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#9 Dec 13, 2009
As an animal lover, I hate to say it, but deer hunting is necessary. They don't have a lot of natural predators in this area and they DO reproduce like bunnies on viagra... Some scientists are already speculating that the population is out of control. And think of how dangerous over-population could be. The less space there is for them, the more likely they get into more populated areas and causes deadly car accidents. AND the deer themselves suffer when they become over-populated. Starvation and disease are the natural way that the environment would think their population. Which is more cruel?

Athens, OH

#10 Sep 21, 2010
Deer actually reproduce more frequently when their numbers have been reduced by hunting. This allows for doe's who were already reproducing to double and doe's who didn't have enough fat on their bodies to reproduce because there is now more food available. So that argument of we need to hunt them to reduce car accidents due to overpopulation actually creates more of a problem. And talking about cruel death think about this bow hunting is by far the cruelest form of hunting. A deer will suffer on average of 17 minutes before they die. They slowly bleed out. And not only that but has anyone thought about the mental status of people who get a rush out of murdering an innocent thing. Who enjoys that kind of excitement? Serial Killers.... I am not saying everyone who hunts is or will be a serial killers but the conclusion i am trying to draw is that of at what point does one person go from enjoying killing an animal to needing to kill...

“Snow days!”

Since: Nov 08

A winter wonderland

#11 Sep 21, 2010
Deer hunting is a necessary evil. In my area, people buy homes because of the nature surrounding them. Then they complain because the deer are eating their tulip bulbs & munching on the expensive shrubbery. But when the county wanted to send in some professional sharpshooters they were crying "Oh no! Not Bambi!" They expect the deer to be relocated. Most deer that are transported die of shock. So unless the herds are culled, those problems are going to be with us. We have squeezed them out of their habitat & they have nowhere else to go. Also, WI is having a bad time with the wasting disease. It's even starting to spread into IL.

And to J Helton- after having hit 23 deer, you might want to think about slowing down a little. That way you'll see them before you hit them.


Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#12 Sep 21, 2010
It should be banned.

Clearwater, FL

#13 Sep 24, 2010
God put some animals on this Earth for us to eat, deer are one of them

San Antonio, TX

#14 Dec 4, 2010
My family's entire meat supply comes from our harvesting of wild game. Of course we still buy chicken from time to time but other than that, our hamburger, roasts, sausage (pan and ring variety), and fish are all harvested from the great outdoors. We do our own processing (no preservatives or chemicals). No, I didn't go to the Ted Nugent school of nutrition...I just feel like those resources should be used for thier intended purpose instead of relying on the grocery store for our entire grocery needs. I have to disagree with the forementioned comment about hunting being unnatural...hunting is about the most natural instinct there is but society today is not as dependant as they were many years ago. Killing for pleasure is not normal...there is a difference. Wished I had more time in my life for gardening,too.
Outlaw Pete

Barking, UK

#15 Aug 19, 2011
"Overpopulation"? What about overpopulation of people?

Capac, MI

#16 Sep 11, 2013
Why is killing and eating a deer any different than eating beef from the supermarket that someone else killed for you?

Corinth, MS

#17 Nov 13, 2013
Well IMO I think humans are over populated and are destroying earth. So maybe we should start thinning out some for the better of planet earth. I think there should be laws so that you can only have 2 kids. Everybody complains about animals but we are the ones screwing up the planet. Things are gonna get real crazy when in 50-100 years the water and food supply is scarce. There's gonna be complete chaos and the rich with get even more richer by charging the crap out of things necessary to live on. Hope I'm not around to see it.

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