Mt. Desert: Getting Rid of Problem Deer Without Bullets

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Mt. Desert: Getting Rid of Problem Deer Without Bullets

Deer hunt isn't dead issue yet

By Tom Minervino
(Created: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:32 PM EST)

MOUNT DESERT "” With the results of the Nov. 7 straw poll on a deer management plan finally released amidst a cloud of controversy, an important question still remains: What is going to be done about the deer?

"A majority of voters said there was a deer problem," said Town Manager Michael MacDonald this week. "And an equally compelling majority opposed a recreational hunt."

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Mt. Desert: Getting Rid of Problem Deer Without Bullets

I know - the state will give each and every Mt. Desert driver an SUV, and let nature take its course.

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Teach them to sign up for state assistance and send them to California on a bus?

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Mt. Desert: Getting Rid of Problem Deer Without Bullets

Deer condoms?

Introduce a bunch of sterile deer?

Massive feeding of deer birth control pills?

Introduce a large amount of bears, coyotes, feral dogs and wolves before fawn drop?

Poison them?

The options are numerous, but don't let anyone arrow one and use the meat.

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Martha Stewart's Everyday Authentic Maine Triple Deer Hoof Lamps? If she thought she could make money selling them she'd be lassoing them in herself :lol: Of course the 4th hoof would go into the making of those cute little hoof hatracks; waste not want not!

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Can't shoot the poor deer, sooooo, they over populate and starve to death, run in front of cars, kill people.. if they don't die when they're hit they drag themselves into the woods and die a slow painful death, or worse are eaten alive by coyotes. Brillant!! Absolutely brillant!! How humane!! That my fellow AMG'ers is the mentality that is ruining this state and there isn't a damn thing that the minority of us can do about it.

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Deer/Cat Manor???

I can see it now, a new reality show based in.......
You guessed it Mt. Desert, Maine. Cameras mounted on trees, on vehicles and in the streets.
A helicopter drops a pride of African Lions in MDM, let the entertainment begin.
Yes folks you've entered deer/cat manor who will emerge victorious?

Oh. So sad!
Folks did you see that? Let's replay that in slo-mo.
There it is that hapless tourist, the one in the
[i]Lighthouses of Maine[/i] t shirt taken down by a rogue lion.
Oooh, that's rough.

[b]Join us next week for another edition of Deer/Cat Manor! :D [/b]
For the Cowardly Lion VS. The Buck in Rut!

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H. Hunt you are not to far off, I might suggest you cast wolves into the leading role. Wolves are all the rage with the progressive, liberal, self-proclaimed conversationalist. They desire and dream of wolf re-introduction to control the dear herds. We people are the problem. I agree it would be a riveting show. :evil: Sad but riveting.

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Actually I don't think the average citizen has a true undrstanding of this situation, therefore I am recommending to my elected officials that there be created a "blue ribbon committee" to evaluate the course of action our government should take. I will be asking for a budget of $1.2 million to take care of the secrtarial needs of this group.

{ I'm getting good at this! And you thought deer meat would make you sick! }

We take action by not taking action.

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An overabundance of deer bring an overabundance of.............TICKS.

The deer tick is a common carrier of Lyme disease which can make one very ill and can occasionally be fatal. The islands of Casco Bay were overrun with deer. The local elites thought it was great to have Bambi feeding in their backyard. That is they did until a bunch of them began to get sick. Soon regulated hunts took place and in some caese professional hunters were employed to remove the menace.

I spent most of my life on a Maine Island (not MDI) and never saw a tick until about 5 years ago. Place is overrun now with ticks and deer. The deer are runty and stunted due to not enough feed to support the numbers. No one can raise a garden without having it behind 6 ft cyclone fence. The poor things are hungry cause they are starving to death.

The bucks only law was the stupidest thing IFW ever did in some areas such as the Maine coast. The deer have multiplied rapidly in many areas, a direct result of trying to manage the deer herd in order to extract the most money from hunting. Of course that is not the issue on MDI where hunting has not been allowed in years.

Solution is a archery hunt or hunting with shotguns only. When enough of em get sick with Lyme disease they will come around to that point of view.

The elitists destroyed the fur industry so that virtually no one traps anymore. Result? Coons and foxes coming right into dooryards and rabies rampant in some areas. A significant rabies outbreak occured in Deer Isle just a few years ago.

Nice going by the Bambi lovers!

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Mt. Desert: Getting Rid of Problem Deer Without Bullets

I remember when Peaks Island had the same problem several years ago. Another result of the beutiful people not having a clue about wildlife, and it's habitat. Rather than having a limited hunt, they went the PC route and hired a sniper. All hunting was done at night, with night scope and silencer, so as not to disturb and remind those good folks of what was going on. To make matters worse, the deer were gathered and dumped at sea, without a scrap of meat going to feed the hungry. What a shame.

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How about "Dingo Manor"? Or, for the indigenous zealots, we could have "Coyote Manor."
:D

For those who don't know, the parody relates to "Meerkat Manor," a wildly popular show on the Discovery Channel.

[img]http://animal.discovery.com/fansites/meerkat/about/gallery/about_175.jpg...
[i][b]~ Meerkats, Chillin' at the Manor in the Kalahari Desert ~[/b][/i]

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Mt. Desert is mosly hardcore liberals. Perhaps they could open a deer abortion clinic...

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