"Can We Fight Zombie Deer?"

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by Ranger Ray, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. G20man

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    Sure..
    If that's really what is being done.
    If what science says is correct.

    We really don't know.
    True story.
     
  2. mbrewer

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    So what's the point of your questioning? Are you suggesting that you know more about nothing than he does?
     

  3. Tracker83

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    I'm curious standsetter, have you changed your hunting strategy to shoot every deer that gives you an opportunity?
     
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  4. G20man

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    The point is I'm not buying his story.
    Going with my gut on this one.
     
  5. G20man

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    Right.
    It's a great plan but I'm not gonna do it.

    Hey can't say I blame him.
     
  6. mbrewer

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    I'll answer that.

    No. If I don't the stewards will.

    See how that works?
     
  7. swampbuck

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    Our DNR as well as other state agencies in cooperation, have accumulated all of the available data, to determine the best course of action based on the current state of scientific knowledge on the topic. It's in the CWD response plan of 2018.

    Could they have missed something, possibly.

    But to dismiss that whole body of knowledge because it doesn't fit an individual or special interest goal is Foolhardy and Reckless. And shows a complete and utter disregard for the future of the resource.

    Yes, you can do what you want within the law, but call it what it is .... a self-serving action.

    Not addressed to anyone in particular.
     
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    Have you ever answered a question directly?

    Or do you just wordsmith every conversation?

    Asking for a friend.
     
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  9. Huntnut

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    G20man,

    "I'm not buying his story"

    Why do you think this is a "story" and what do you think my agenda is?
     
  10. Tracker83

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    I don't totally disagree with you, but the CWD response plan is intended to be implemented at the state-level as a tool for crafting deer regs. Even then, the state has the document in their possession and CWD is here, yet they have implemented only a few relatively minor regulation changes. It seems to me that they either feel like our regs already comply to what's laid out in the plan, or B they don't think that plan is worth implementing. I don't think the CWD response plan was ever intended to be a document that individual hunters printed off and took in to the woods with them to help determine what deer to shoot.
     
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  11. swampbuck

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    I think the current "traditional" regulations, coupled with the bait ban, a targeted increase in antlerless tags. As well as their other actions, culling, game farms, carcass disposal, monitoring etc. Is pretty close

    I think the plan is a living evolving document, meant as a guide of best practices for the containment of disease.

    There is the issue of special interests and certain NRC members wanting to ignore parts of the response plan, the MDNR has stated their opposition to those actions....so what happens there is yet to be seen. I think the legislature is the wild card at this point, I suspect baiting is just their entry point.
     
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  12. mbrewer

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    You and your friend need to move along and or grow up.
     
  13. LabtechLewis

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    I am not going to argue with your approach. After all, we all set out with the goal of killing and I am supportive of anyone who accomplishes his/her goal. However, if you are in a position to target older deer, don't you think you should do so in the interest of increasing the chance you'll eliminate a positive animal? And leave the younger deer for a disadvantaged hunter who might not have the opportunity to kill an older deer? It's a win-win. And furthers the DNR goal of "wanting hunters to be successful", doesn't it? I'm impressed. I think you are the first to stand up and admit to targeting the dirty dispersers. Boss move (even if I am not convinced it is the most effective strategy).
     
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  14. Dish7

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    Weak.
     
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  15. mbrewer

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    Even though the question was framed as an accusation I answered it clear as a bell.
     
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