Sorry hunters, Snipers might win out

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by QuakrTrakr, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Fox

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    I like the "alternative" method such as posting signs. I hear those deer in that area are very well educated and read very well. :dizzy:
     

  2. johnnybravoo77

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    I hope they donate the meat at least.
     
  3. lccpopo494

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    I'm a sniper...where do I sign up?
     
  4. QuakrTrakr

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    Do snipers gut deer?
     
  5. Wildone

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    Where is the DNR at when this is all going on? I hope meat does get donated with them guys shooting there should be no meat damage.
     
  6. Craig M

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    My next door neighbor is a wildlife speacialist that does deer eratication (which is his primary job function) and traveles all over the counrty. In talking with him, it's fairly standard in his companies contracts that culled deer go to the local food banks.
     
  7. hoythunter

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    They are going to pay money for the Oakland County Sheriff to shoot the deer. They could have a raffle or drawing in which people pay them for the chance to bowhunt ONLY. They would collect money and it would be safer and quieter.
     
  8. Mightymouse

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    I love news articles, always full of great facts, thought process' and quotes. Here are a few that I picked out of this article.

    "In Rochester Hills, authorities have seen the number of reported deer-car crashes rise nearly each year, from 178 in 2003 to 222 last year. No human fatalities have been reported."
    Don't bother to consider the fact that the number of residents (people driving) in the area probably increased by 20,000 in that same amount of time. Lets focus on the fact that the number of crashes increased by 50 over that time period.


    On Monday, city officials agreed to forgo the option of licensing bow hunters to kill deer in their own backyards, a method that some argued was too dangerous for the dense suburb. "It's just didn't fit well for our community," Mayor Bryan Barnett said. "This isn't the U.P. or northern Michigan."
    You are right, it is much more populated in this area than it is in the UP or the Northern Lower. Despite that fact you would rather have people running around firing high powered rifles instead of arrows.......... Sounds like good thinking to me. (not to mention how local yuppie citizens will react to the sounds of gunfire around their homes)


    "She and others have formed Residents for Safe Deer Management, a group opposing any lethal solutions, instead opting for alternatives like affixing signs in high-crash areas."

    HAHAHAH!!! That reminds me of riding with my dad in his pickup when I was like 6yrs old. A deer ran out in front of us and my dad acted mad and told me "That deer didn't cross at the deer crossing sign, he was at least a half mile away from the sign!" It convinced me that the signs were there so the deer knew where to cross......... of course I was 6yrs old........
     
  9. 2englishsetters

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    Well it gets worse or more absurd. Letters and emails to the Mayor of RH from "experts" not only recommend signs but placing underpasses and or overpasses at "key" road crossings to allow the deer to safely cross the roads in Rochester Hills. Got to love the "experts".
     
  10. SPITFIRE

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    What a joke! the people were concerned about safety with people using archery equipment but less worried of a gun because they are labeled "snipers" professions. How about professional archery snipers now that sounds more appealing doesnt it? Cant beleive they would choose a gun in city limits versus archery.
     
  11. SPITFIRE

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    sometimes humans can be the dumbest animals on earth.
     
  12. Trev

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    Where do I sign up for that job?
     
  13. eddiejohn4

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    Sometimes? I think for the most part we take the prize.
     
  14. QuakrTrakr

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    Especially when policies, politics, religion, and misguided morals get in the way of good ole common sense.