Friday, July 25, 2014

Belly deep in peas

Heard on the news yesterday that the Minnesota Deer hunt will be very limited.  IT WAS A HARD WINTER.  Give me a break.  This is the first year I have seen two sets of twin fawns in our area.  Every night we see deer. 

Belly deep in peas

Belly deep in the neighbors pea field.

Graze as you walk along

She can graze and walk along skimming the peas.

Deer what do you want

Even when Chance barked and I hollered “Get out of the peas”  She stood her ground…she was bound and determined to get a belly full.

Deer what do you want

Smart aleck deer anyway.

Seems like we have enough deer in this area.  Yet the idiots powers that be at the Minnesota DNR are limiting the antlerless (doe or fawn) permits in much of the State and in 95% of Minnesota only one deer can be harvested per hunter.  So that means more deer ticks which means more Lyme's and anaplasmosis which brings people into the clinic and hospitals, more road kills which is good news for the Bald Eagles and the auto body shop repair people.

I saw a bumper sticker today it said “Hunt with your kids so you don’t have to hunt for them”  It made sense to me.

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19 comments:

  1. Sounds like the "powers that be" need to get out more!!!

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  2. Also Alpha-Gal Allergy comes from ticks. It's an allergic reaction to "mammal meat" like beef and pork that occurs about 6 hours after eating it. It can be life-threatening. It's a real thing and not fun as I have found out.

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  3. :) that deer hung out there for a long time... I saw that article yesterday and didn't read it but thought "geez have they visited our area".... we have "deer lanes" where it is just automatic to slow down because they are there waiting to cross :)

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  4. That's weird! I think the deer are more numerous here, too. But in Minnesnowda it might be because it really was a hard winter. :-)

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  5. Well, all I know is unless I can keep my dogs out 24/7, like I did on the farm, I will never get anything from my garden here. My tomato plants are as tall as I am...have had flowers all summer and not one tomato. They are in big pots next to my garage door! But the neighbors around here feed them so I won't get any tomatoes and neither will my neighbors. I guess I will have to net them or start gardening indoors. Hydroponics here I come. LOL!

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  6. I've not seen one deer in the city this year. So I would guess they didn't have a good year. I've heard nothing about a change in hunting regulations.

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  7. We see a little bit of evidence of them here, but very little of them. Same with the coyotes, hardly see them, but boy do we hear them. Thankfully we don't have the same incidence of tick/deer borne disease that you do.

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    1. This was Karen from Canada...changed google account and didn't change back, so I became anonymous:)

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  8. Get them to munch on some potato plants and you almost have a complete meat and two veg meal for the taking.

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  9. She looks like a BIG doe! Guess she was chewing when you snapped the picture, with her mouth opened. We saw a set of twins late yesterday. Poppy is getting excited as deer season is getting close.

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  10. Wow..that's a strange decision to cut back to one. .I agree with ya 100%.

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  11. wow, she is a beaut. my brother's a hunter - not me. have a great weekend. cheers!!

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  12. She looks well fed and strong

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  13. What can I say, I love Deer, nice pictures, Francine.

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  14. We say the same out here! Not like there is no deer to be seen or had! It must be pretty nice to be able to see them most days!

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  15. I don't get it either. We need some serious thinning here. I did hear that the Boulder area is authorizing bow hunting for deer to thin their population. Wish we could start doing that too.
    I don't like the idea of hunting - but it is far preferable to the perils of overpopulation in suburbia.

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  16. Uncle (was zoologist) did interesting study on rats in big cities. When extermination programs stepped it up a notch to reduce the rat populations, the female rats that survived gave birth to larger litters That you have seen more twin fawns might have something to do with that? Agree with you about this -- urban areas in Missouri are also overrun with deer and having trouble keeping them under control.I recall a few years ago an enraged strawberry farmer shot a bunch of deer that were eating his crop and he got in serious trouble. Felt sorry for the guy -- We have seen them "leap tall fences in a single bound..." effortlessly.

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  17. I was going to say what Leilani did--about the twins "because" it was a bad winter. Nature always tries to right itself.

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  18. Their data is always wrong. The ash tree disease is all over this area but they think they only have two counties with the plight. Not outs,Duh, maybe you could go out and look around a little. My ash will be dead by fall. The deer seem to keep themselves in large number.

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