Oh Deer!

Discussion in 'tales of the hunt' started by chromebumpers, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    The Township where I live is a little more than 32 square miles. In March, a nighttime aerial drone survey found 5440 deer within the boundaries of this Twnsp. Almost 170 per sq mi with some local areas reaching densities of 381 to 512 deer per sq mi. There’s only 3,783 people living within the township as per the last census. Each year for the past 7 out of 12 years - Deer have (indirectly) killed more people in the Twnsp than by any other means ',mmm . This is scary news!

    To attempt to curb the deer population the Twnsp pays sharp shooters $267/deer, $30 to $60 per deer during recreational shooting and $300 to $1000 each to administer contraceptives, which by their own admission is not very effective.

    I hate like hell to drive around here at nighttime. The corn fields are getting taller every day now and the deer just constantly pop their heads out and leap across the road when they know a car is coming!
     
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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    Am I reading that correctly?
    your stating that,
    your town, pays people who have the skill and equipment available.... to kill DEER??
    is there a limit? restriction on the weapon used, dates, or days you can shoot, shooting hours restrictions ETC. ?
    daily quota?,
    local or county or state, restrictions on who can hunt?
    and are you required to do anything with the deceased deer?
    as in donate to a local food shelter?
    or is there rules that you must process and package the dead deer,
    now a reasonably skilled and properly equipped marksman could rather easily
    make a decent living shooting and processing deer, if the limits and access are reasonable
     
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  3. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    There is a rich liberal district around me in Pennsylvania that doesn't allow any kind of hunting but hate the deer because they destroy plants and gardens so they hire experts to put condoms on the deer my main question is how to you know when you are an expert deer condom installer
     
  4. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    It was in local paper a couple weeks ago. I read it when I used it for masking off my car for painting. Last week another local paper wrote an almost exact story and I just caught sight of that before using it for more painting today. Here is an article about a neighboring Twnsp right next to me. You may have heard about the tourist town of New Hope, PA. well it’s in Solebury Twnsp. We were at our last house yesterday we’re the deer are so bad they block the driveway. The horn doesn’t scare them, I’ve even had to bump one on her rump with my truck to get her to move. They will attack me if I get out among several of them.

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  5. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    I live in one of the areas where the big wigs of the past kept the zoning untouchable, a class 3 Twnsp. That simply eliminates the over-regulations other Twnsp’s have. The lot sizes are much larger, 10 acre min to build on and if you have 20 or more you can hunt and shoot all year round. Thank God there’s only a few of us shooting around here, I just don’t like it sounding like Vietnam.
     
  6. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    By the way, I have exclusive rights to hunt two neighboring tracts this fall, November 29th to December 5.
    That makes a total of 167 undeveloped acres of hunt-able land which is bordered by (on 3 sides) by another 212 acres of open undeveloped land, but that area is strictly forbidden to hunt. It is however, permissible to encroach those lands to retrieve a wounded animal if absolutely necessary.

    My wife and I are going to settlement next month on the tract of land behind us but that’s already figured into the acreage mentioned.
    I’m holding to just 3 to 5 hunters, not including me. Several tree stands are being replaced after Labor Day. There’s 17 acres of woods flanked by 2 feeder corn fields that I’m told will be cleared by early November. That should be the best spots for 2 or 3 hunters who are unfamiliar with the land. There is a campsite on this land (can be used) to the north side typically used by scouts but not this year.
    If anyone is interested let me know. There is plans for Turkey hunting before this which I’m preparing for now.
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    what does an out of state deer hunting license cost?
    what does the local game laws limit you too?
    (weapons? number of deer? dates, etc.)
     
  8. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

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    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

  10. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    Rich what are the gun restrictions for your county and township I know they can restrict to shotgun only all the way to high powered rifles
     
  11. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    I’ve never done this yet so whatever I can tell you comes from a Google search.
     

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