Birth control for Deer!?

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  1. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

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    Read the rest here.

    I heard this news on the radio today and checked it out later on the internet.

    Crazy isn't it?
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Its BS to say the least. We have alot of parks and private property here where I live that dont allow hunting. We also have a ton of guys with no where to hunt. The town I live in had a vote to allow bow hunters in the parks to cut the heards down from over 110 deer per acre. But they could not agree and the idea of birth contol got brought up that was 6 years ago and I have yet to hear anything more about it.

    I dont know why they dont just let people bow hunt there its crazy
     

  3. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

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    Yep! It was my thought as well. <sigh> I guess this is what happens when bureaucrats have way too much free time on their hands
     
  4. dirtball

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    Before they can start "Darting" deer with it, ANYWHERE that the deer could be shot and consumed by a hunter, poacher, or any one else, they are going to have to get the blessing of the FDA that this stuff is SAFE FOR HUMANS TO EAT.
    What happens if the "Don't Eat This Deer" tag falls off?
    But then where else would this happen but the Socialist Republic of Maryland


    Dave
     
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  5. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thought. I really hadn't considered it from that perspective. I wonder if eating such tainted venison by human women would have the same effect.
     
  6. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

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    I just reread the article again. It would cost $1000 per animal and is effective only 80% of the time.

     
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  7. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    $1000 per doe to stop it breeding for one year... And they need to be tagged not safe to eat. How much stupider can you get?? If you need to tranquilize em first, just slit their throat, save a lot of money... Donate meat to homeless shelters. Seeing how gov likes making stuff unnessasiriky complicated, the above would work fine. A downright sensible answer would be allow and encourage bow hunting, then charge a fee (like normal) for the license and maybe even turn a small profit.
    But hey this is the People's Republic of Marylandistan after all..
     
  8. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing with the economy we have-folks continue to spend money we don't have on stuff we don't need.