DNR Asks Landowners For Help Reducing Disease

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by Luv2hunteup, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Quarter Section

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    Filled my other tags last night, 3 deer down, 3 shots, Barnes 62 gr. TSX factory loads. Could have filled several more tags. I'll ask for more tags after 1 March and see what DNR head shed says.

    Nice afternoon/evening in the woods, just a bit odd to be hunting in February. The deer were really hitting the branch tips/buds from the dozen Black Cherry trees I knocked down for firewood a couple weeks ago.
     
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    Didja happen to view the NRC meeting this month?

    The real issue is that only some of the townships in that "wonderful" APR study have the opportunity to harvest more deer. Throwing an additional variable into the mix for only some of the counties in a simple study such as this will surely taint the results.

    Jim Sweeney addressed that very question to the NRC. He is masterful at the way that he addresses them. I do happen to know that at least one commissioner wasn't happy with the fact that the DNR did this.

    Make one wonder if the increased harvest that was touted, really wasn't there.

    Perhaps the obese matron is warming her vocal chords in the choir room.
     
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  3. Luv2hunteup

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    Maybe it’s time to not have a closed deer season in the DMUs where CWD has established itself and deer numbers are over single deer numbers per sq mile. Most hunters won’t take advantage it but some will. Every little bit helps to reduce incidence and density. A closed season on canine predators would also help in those same DMUs.
     
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    Is Sweeney's better half going to sing or something. To me he just comes off as a guy that dont like change. Everyone knows guys that dont like change. There just laughed at behind there back at work
     
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  5. motdean

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    I've wondered the same about keeping the deer season open.

    Sounds like a great idea to me, and I hunt in one of the counties that it has been found.
     
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  6. Joe Archer

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    Killing an adult doe that has fawns out laying in a field somewhere waiting for her to return is not at all ethical.
    Have to close it down between fawning and weaning.
    Other than that ..... have at it!
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    Plenty of tag opportunities in the core zone(s).
    Where landowner management wants , or does not want more kills , extending season beyond what already exists is not going to change much.
     
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    Everybody knows the guys that laugh behind other guys backs too.
     
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    Ethics by degree? Any situation that affords unlimited aggressive antlerless harvest also affords beneficial collateral damage like dead fawns. Dead is dead.

    You and anyone else worried about fawns can hug em after they're dead if you need to.
     
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    Everybody knows the guys who always stick up for the public enemy's 2
     
  11. Luv2hunteup

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    This would be a great time to schedule a necropsy with our State veterinarian. It’s a worth while presentation if you never have attended one. I’ve personally talked to Kelly about it. She said she would gladly perform one for interested parties if her schedule allows. About a year ago Kelly along with some of her staff did a necropsy presentation at the Alpena Field office that was hosted by Emily Sewell. The NEMI Branch of QDMA provided two freshly killed does for that purpose. One was still steaming.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to provide this educational event. Step up to the plate and organize it.
     
  12. Luv2hunteup

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    Do it before hand then. The end results are the same.
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    Not really.
    The fetuses in the picture died when the mother died, or very shortly after. The immediate cessation of uterine blood flow and oxygen delivery to the fetus likely results in rapid death.
    Suffering a slow death from starvation is a different story completely.
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  14. Luv2hunteup

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    Choot em.
     
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    Keep those APR's in the disease zone a little longer, They are coming in handy !