13 November 2007

The Antler Eye Kansas Buck

Posted by Darrell under: Noteworthy Pictures .

A friend of mine (and a great taxidermist to boot) just sent me this crazy picture. The tory is that this buck was taken in Kansas this past week. It apparently was gouged in the eye during a fight and ripped the antler off its opponent. The antler remained firmly stuck in this massive buck’s eye socket! I don’t know if the story is true or not, but the picture is amazing.

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114 Comments so far...

Mike Bell Says:

17 November 2007 at 10:57 am.

Ouch that had to hurt

luke ford Says:

18 April 2008 at 8:37 am.

wow i bet that tickled

Ronald Says:

3 September 2008 at 12:15 am.

Sick bastards killing animals, respect mother nature and get a life..

Darrell Says:

3 September 2008 at 12:35 pm.

Ronald,

I’ve noticed that every time someone comes on this blog and starts yelling about sickos that kill animals they amazingly do so anonymously. No email address or website. At least we hunters are not ashamed of who we are.

The people I hunt with have more respect for mother nature and spend more time outdoors than you probably can imagine. They don’t hide out in their closets or spend their time trolling anti-hunting websites and blogs and leaving hateful and ANONYMOUS commments. They definitely have lives!

Darrell

Bill Windsor Says:

11 September 2008 at 6:08 pm.

I could not agree more with Darrell! All of my friends that I hunt with have a hugh respect for Mother Nature. We are not blood thirsty, ravage beasts on the loose with guns looking to kill everything that comes into our sight. If we did not hunt, the population of animals would suffer far worse. Thats the reason the DNR sets bag limits. I think it’s a shame he was raised to knit and play with Barbie Dolls….. I’m will to bet I know who he is voting for!!

Zoe Says:

22 September 2008 at 11:30 am.

There you are, have my website if it means my comment might actually mean something. The way I see it is, how can you be respecting nature by killing it? It isn’t for a reason either, isn’t it apparently classed as “sport”..ridiculous. Anyway, not telling people what to do because even if I did it wouldn’t have an impact I just can’t understand how anyone can justify killing a defenceless animal?

steve Says:

26 September 2008 at 9:31 pm.

IF IT’S BROWN, IT’S DOWN!

What do you mean they’re defenseless….
they do have antlers!

They have legs….. just not fast enough for me. lol!

Isabella Says:

29 September 2008 at 6:04 am.

Lol… you guys are funny!

CD Says:

12 October 2008 at 5:57 pm.

One of the latest studies done by the DNR shows that if deer hunting was stopped the average American family would pay an additional $500+ a year on fruits and veggies within 3 years. This doesn’t even take into account the increased value of crops with ethanol fuels growing. Not to mention the billions of dollars in damaged crops they ravage each year. Then if you want to have fun look at what animal causes the most deaths in N. America. Guess what……..YEP DEER. Also youth that hunt are 2 times as likely to not commit a crime. Hunting helps keep our Cost of Living down.Not to mention that instead of spending our money publicly funding bogus media campaigns, we fund the wildlife management that takes care of our beloved Mother Nature. So until you want to contribute… SHUT UP.

brad Says:

14 October 2008 at 5:31 pm.

Ronald how u figger were sick your probley 32 and live at home with your mother

andy and drew Says:

23 October 2008 at 9:03 pm.

f all you tree huggers… i hunt and love every minute of being in the field… if you don’t like hunting then go back to your suburbs and and turn on the health and food network… oh wait prolly not the food networks because they cook dead animals! haha get a life to whoever is a anti-hunter better not catch ya in the woods protesting cuz i’ll shoot your ass…

Darrell Says:

27 October 2008 at 7:51 am.

I too hunt (and according to my wife “way too much”), but regardless, no one needs to shoot anyone else. Have all of you lost your freaking minds?

Patrick Says:

28 October 2008 at 7:46 pm.

Wow, I am amazed at every time there is an issue of Hunting there is some anti hunter and some just as prideful pro-hunter acting just as Ignorant as one another. I am a born and raised Georgia boy, grew up hunting and will prob. Do it every chance I get for the rest of my life. I do not talk down to an anti hunter because they dont have the same beliefs I do, nor do I take them talking down on me. Intolerance without familiarizing yourself is ignorance all the way around.

jordan Says:

2 November 2008 at 10:55 pm.

hey guys just tos let that guy know deer arent defensless okay maybe shotgun hunting isnt sucth a sport as much for fun but we eat what we kill im 14 and growing up hunting
as for bowhunting thats a sport i mean talk about defensless the deer smell you from a mile away. if there was no hunting the deer would be out of control they wuld be way overpopulated and all the desseses would spread and then you can tlk about defensless. well just thought i would state my oppinion

Lind Victoria Says:

3 November 2008 at 9:34 am.

Looks very painful. It must have felt much pain and such things.
It must have been a bid DEER accident, lol! But I`m glad It don`t feel any pain now. Because It`s dead.

Cat Says:

4 November 2008 at 5:07 am.

RONALD,
If You don’t like seeing photos of harvested Deer & other game,don’t come to the sites that have the photos published !! You might try getting a life of some sort !! Go hug a tree or something !!
Cat

Phil Says:

4 November 2008 at 12:43 pm.

Zoe,

If you have ever had meat to eat them something had to be killed. I prefer to go shoot my own game as buy it from the supermarket as I know exactly where it came from that way. We are part of the food chain even though most people take us out of nature (last I checked everything we eat was living at one point… we can’t really live on rocks) No animal is totally defenseless. Deer have a supreme sense of smell, great hearing and excellent reflexes so to say they are defenseless is not quite accurate.

The sweet loins off the doe I shot the other night was more tender than any cut of beef or anything else you will ever have. Another thing…the more hunters you have the more preservation of nature that is wanted. Hunters buy ground to hunt for sure, but it’s better than having it cleared out for a subdivision, cattle pasture or whatever else. It stays wild that way for wildlife and no hunter can kill all the game especially deer. MO where I am from has 1-1.5 million deer. What would happen the next year if none were harvested??? 300,000 are killed every year and that number would just go up exponentially. I know my farm is inhabitated by lots and lots of wildlife and I will continue to improve it by adding more native wildflowers and trees that certain species need to survive.

bob Says:

4 November 2008 at 5:16 pm.

nice buck with extra points

Zoe Says:

8 November 2008 at 8:10 am.

Phil,

Actually I do not eat meat so that is irrevelant. AND yea they may have smell etc but you have a gun, what use is a good sense of smell when somebody is aiming a gun at you.

Say what you want, I’ll never agree with what you do.

jordan Says:

8 November 2008 at 10:11 am.

have u ever heard of bowhunting
u cant shoot them 200 yards with a bow Zoe

Justin Says:

12 November 2008 at 8:22 pm.

It is the money WE as hunters spend every year for our permits and liscenses that pays for the land set aside for these animals. Without hunter contributions the forests wouldnt exist any longer. Hunters contribute more money and time for conservation and restoration of wild spaces than any other group, even animal rights groups.
By hunting we thin the herds thereby decreasing the occourances of automobile accidents every year. Not to mention the millions of dollars of additional crop damage that would occur if the animals were allowed to reproduce unchecked.
This rant was not meant to convince an anti-hunter to change their views, simply to state facts.
We are proud of our heritage and traditions that our families and forefathers poineered this country using and we still use them today with PRIDE.
As hunters we spend more hours per capita appreciating nature and all of its creatures. I personally may spend 75-100 hours in the woods and only end up taking one animal. Sounds like im soending more time appreciating and less time as a “blood thirsty” hunter.
And lets not even touch upon the supremely healthy nature of the foods we gather from the forest as compared to those foodstuffs we purchase at the supermarkets, with their antibiotics and steroids, now that sounds healthy.

Dave Says:

17 November 2008 at 7:21 am.

Are those score-able points? I think it should count.

If you don’t like hunting, blame your ancestors, they started it.

Tom Says:

20 November 2008 at 9:00 pm.

I have been hunting since I was a kid, and will tell you one thing: There’s nowhere I’d rather be than in the field, either hunting, scouting, or keeping up the land (I’m the guy who picks up my shells and any other garbage I find in the field) I love nature. I have the utmost respect for wildlife, and deer in particular. I find them to be gorgeous. They just so happen to taste extremely good, and have very attractive antlers that look nice on my wall. So, keep the tradition alive, I sure as hell know I’m taking my kids hunting as soon as they can pull a 40 lb. bow. Haha!

~Tom, Nebraska

Dalton Says:

21 November 2008 at 3:23 pm.

Go hug a tree to tofu farting hippy!! first of all there not defenseless. second of all they are smarter than us most of the time. They can smell you a mile away, there faster than any human. Didnt you hear about the girl down in texas that was stabbed by a deer. i hope a deer rams his antler up your ass then will see what you think Ronald!!! Your probably a 30 year old virgin living with his mother!!! get a life!!

Will Says:

25 November 2008 at 6:17 pm.

hey zoe, how would you feal if tomorrow night your mom hits a deer and it comes through the windsheild and kills her? Then would it be ok for us to start killing them…. just wondering

Phil Says:

3 December 2008 at 3:50 pm.

Zoe,

You don’t have to agree, but just understand that most people have taken themselves out of nature and buy whatever at the grocery store so they have lost the sense they used to have and understanding of where stuff comes from. That’s great you don’t eat meat and I have no problem with that. I understand why you do what you do. It’s not for me though and that’s fine why would I have to agree with it???

People that grow up in the country like myself have a different understanding and totally different view. That’s all I did since I was little was hunt and fish and spend time outdoors. Personally I cannot stand traffic or all the hustle and bustle of city life and if more kids got out and experienced stuff outside the x-box there would not be so many overweight kids in america. I am sure if I took myself out of nature I would view things a bit different, such as harvesting an animal. The closest house to me was over a mile away so I was able to walk out the back door and immediately into mother nature. When I do harvest an animal I give thanks to the man upstairs for letting me do so.

Hunters spend a lot of money for the wildlife sancturaries that are available to the public. That’s what part of the tags and license sales go to and that comes from hunters. BTW my 140 acre farm gets a lot of work done for non-target species such as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, songbirds etc. I have a 3-4 acre native wildflower patch going back in to where it was before it was farmed and that will not benefit me in any way as it will not draw any “game” species that I hunt. It is the right thing to do though in my book to have a place for all wildlife.

Kevin Says:

8 December 2008 at 9:08 am.

I’m surprised more Bucks aren’t running around with one eye. This type of injury has to be more common especially during rutting. I wonder if a one (Buck) could successfully live, reproduce year after year with only one eye?

Joey Says:

8 December 2008 at 7:45 pm.

Guys there are pictures out there of this deer from trail cams of this growth defect in velvet. I have also seen this deer on the Outdoor network.

Trevor Brock Says:

11 December 2008 at 8:30 am.

hahahahaha ya’ll were typin in some funny stuff in the begining…and zoe im for hunting and i love the outdoors and i throw in my part of recycling but if we didnt hunt deer their whole specie would suffer way more with over population…and not only that but there are also places that take in deer for free and they process it and send it to people that dont have food. So there are many good things about hunting!

Trevor Brock Says:

11 December 2008 at 8:31 am.

You guys look up 27 point doe shot in clay cebter kansas! Dude its massive and its a DOE!

Andy Says:

11 December 2008 at 8:38 pm.

*sigh*… I have to ask… What is the point anymore? I have been in hundreds of these stupid arguements, and it’s just pointless. Neither side will give in, and it is just a waste of time and emotions to expect someone to change their position. *sigh*… but I am regrettably compelled to post, if for no other reason than to understand my own thoughts.

I take the side of the hunter. Hunting is a natural part of humanity. Within modern day society, especially America, humanity has become more and more sedintary. We as a society shun the outside world in favor of video games, reality TV shows, and computers. Every material object on this earth can be found just down the street, and yet we as a society are incapable of truly being happy.

Why is that? It is for the simple reason that we are no longer connected to nature. We seperated ourselves from our real mother. Mother nature, and because of that we as a society are suffering. Those that never connect to nature can never understand the true value of life. They can never accept the majestic beauty of a mule deer standing on the horizon at 5:30 in the morning, and that is what hunting gives humanity.

Yes it isn’t the only way to connect to nature, and yes there are those that abuse it. However, hunting is a way to better ourselves, as well as the world around us. A real hunter understands the value of life, and they understand that all is precious. Taking a life is not the goal. There is something more to hunting than just pulling the trigger. It is something more than ourselves, and it is something intangible and can never be understood, but it is there nonetheless.

This feeling, experience or whatever you want to call it is why most of us hunt. I can understand both sides of the argument, and both of them are valid. There are reasons that we as a race should not hunt, and I respect that. However, this is how I feel on the matter.

Oh… and since Derrell believes that people who post anonymously are horrible, evil people… my email is….

brmd_sloop @ yahoo (dot) com

michael Says:

14 December 2008 at 9:31 am.

whats the best gun to hunt with in mexico also would it be could there in dec

Darrell Says:

15 December 2008 at 11:08 am.

Just for record, I don’t expect anyone to actually post their email address in their post (unless you have some kind of burning need to). When I say anonymously, I’m talking about people that post without an email address that I can contact them back at. That email address doesn’t ever get posted.

Michelle Says:

15 January 2009 at 12:30 pm.

First of all, ZOE, I think you need to go back to school and learn how to spell, you have the literacy of a 9 year old.
Second, It’s YOUR choice not to eat meat, and that is the reason you have such an ignorant view of the way things work.
Jesus was not a Vegitarian and neither were any of the great Scholars of the world, or at least I can’t think of any good ones.
This buck, as you can see from the picture, had GANG GREEN in its eye socket. Do you know what that is? That means it would have died from blood poisoning from infection within days. So the hunter that shot this buck probably got lucky, as nature works, it was proably already sick and suffering, how can you live with that?
How painfull do you think it would be to have another buck’s antler stuck in your eye!!!
I don’t even think it was killed by a hunter because it looks like it is sitting upright and stiff in a natural laying postion, not a shot and killed, limp out postion with it’s toungue hanging out.

Cory Jack Says:

29 January 2009 at 10:34 am.

Hey tree huggers
If us hunters were all tree hugers we would a. be hitting them on the road and b. could you imagine how many diseases there would be!
And by the way, were on the top of the food chain for a reason and the reason is not so we can be pusssssies and eat vegies all day long

casey lenz Says:

4 February 2009 at 4:53 pm.

i am 14 years old and i love to hunt
it is one of the best things to do
not for the killing i get to be outdoors outside with nature and with that video game garbage
hunters just get a bad wrapp from movies (open season)
i get up at 4am to go hunting and stay out till 4 pm idc if i see a deer
im not cooped up inside or whatever

Matt Says:

5 April 2009 at 12:17 am.

First off, I would like to say that I have never posted on a blog such as this. Thank you for everybody that stated facts and/or life experiences to reinforce further what they feel is right. And not that I read every word of this but I read almost all of it and only the hunters and meat eaters side has posted any real evidence to why it is better to hunt and eat meat rather than not. I could continue on this subject for a few more pages but I won’t because I know then nobody would read this.
So secondly, as a nutritionist and health consult at a hospital for going on six years there is AT LEAST 6 vitamins and minerals with the majority of them being ESSENTIAL to the body that can only be found in meat. There is no suppliments that can replace these and if there was or is taking suppliments weekly will only kill you faster than if you only eat non-meat products. Vegetarians are only killing themselves slowly and if you want to do that this is just ok with me but don’t go around calling everybody else sick and wrong.

TomTom Says:

12 April 2009 at 11:42 am.

*Vegetarians are only killing themselves slowly and if you want to do that this is just ok with me but don’t go around calling everybody else sick and wrong.*

As a vegetarian killing himself slowly for the past 6 years… all I can say is who wants to live to be 80. Those are the crappy years! Also it does not sound like your are “just ok” with how veggies view life. That seems kind of “wrong” to me.

I think most of the Hunters / Tree huggers, who have posted are missing the true point… The point being how koolz is that picture!

~Peace Out

Hailee Says:

26 October 2009 at 1:40 pm.

Well I’d say I’m a bit late for this argument considering it took place a few months ago but I thought I’d say my own view as a female hunter.

I am only 18 years old and have been out in the field since I was 14. I live in the suburbs of St. Louis and know the city life very well and I enjoy it. But here is nothing more gratifying that getting up at the wee hours of the morning to climb a hill and get to a spot that is perfect. To watch the sun rise and see the beauty of the woods explode. And if you’re lucky you may even see a deer without a shot. It’s the rush and the feeling that I get when I see one, not even shooting distance.

Of course I’m on the hunter’s side for this argument because there are facts laid down, statistics that have been proven that would show the consequences of what would happen if we didn’t go out and take what we do. And, it is not as though there isn’t a limit for a bag. Each person (depending on what kind of tag you have) can only take a certain number of doe, buck or turkey. We are not running through the woods shooting anything that moves you have to patients to be able to do this sport rather than sit on the bleachers and yell that the ref is doing something wrong.

And for the past three seasons I have not seen a single deer out on the field, my first year I had taken a small doe and had never felt more accomplished in my life, of course I was only 14 but still. And even though I haven’t seen anything for a few years that doesn’t stop me from going out and trying a new spot.

~Hailee

zach Says:

12 November 2009 at 12:08 pm.

you guys are all gay….zoe and ronald. Hunting is awesome and venison jerkey is too!

jake Says:

13 November 2009 at 12:05 pm.

haha Darrell, i just got my fist buck. im 16 and went out with my bow and got me a nice ten point. what a rush it was.

Crystal Says:

16 November 2009 at 10:50 am.

I cant agree more I love going outdoors and hunting for deer it is a great rush… I spend so much time trying to find the perfect spot and then buying the right iems for that hunt…. I just started hunting. Alot of people think its crazy that I am a girl and I like to hunt but oh well it is an amazing joy to be outdoors hunting such beautiful animals…

Andrew Says:

20 November 2009 at 1:35 am.

Well all i can say is that some people are unbelievible. I am 18 years old and ive been hunting since i was probably 5. And come here and read something like this is just unreal. I mean seriously we don’t talk bad about people that play video games or sit on their computers all day. I agree with darrell on this 100%. Hunters across the nation spend lots of money each year. But just about all the money goes right back into wildlife organizations. So don’t say that we don’t respect mother nature. I know where I’m from I was brought up to help clean up the fields and to learn new things. I don’t know about yall but me personally, i love every minute of being in the woods. I know that its the most peaceful thing in this world. I love watching the woods around me awaken. Well i thought i would throw my 2 cents on on this topic.

zac Says:

28 November 2009 at 1:56 am.

seriously??? would you rather him have not shot it so it could suffer from having a freakin antler in its eye socket. hunting is a sport, not people running around shooting caged animals, as long as he’s doing it legally, which it looks like he is, then all i have to say is GOOD KILL. Its not like he tortured the thing, if anything he helped it, and btw we dont tell you how to live your hippie life so why dont you do us a favor and get the F out of ours.

Nyaasu Says:

6 December 2009 at 5:56 pm.

To Cat -
he might have found the pic by accident like I did. xD I was online looking for images of bucks I could use as reference for my art. I clicked this one because I wanted to know WTF happened to its eye, I thought the antler was GROWING out of it. xD

But you’re right that he didn’t need to comment on it.
I’m not a hunter, but I’m not against it.
Just saying he might have found the pic by accident like I did. xD

chris Says:

7 December 2009 at 10:31 pm.

actualy, my fam. hunts for food, when a deer is killed, there is no money spent at the grocery store. so that almost 1 dollar bullet just fed a family for a few weeks. ever think of huntin for what it originally was? and still is, to this day. becuase its pretty hard to find a hunter that doesnt clean, and cook their meat. and i bet when they do they save a whole bunch of money on food. outta join peta so you can complain about how they treat cows before they butcher them. try watchin those videos, because i dont know many hunters that dont shoot a deer and have it dead with that shot. butcher knives get dull. ever think of mother nature when you go to walmart to feed your family?

nig Says:

6 January 2010 at 1:35 am.

i tell you somthing that must have hurt like a bugger…i cant tuch my eye yet alone stick something it. ( by the way there is nothing rong with killing animals as long as they get Eaton and number are kept down )

paul Says:

7 February 2010 at 9:03 am.

Does everyone believe this is from another buck? I have seen email and pictures that this actually is an antler that grew from the base of the bucks eye socket.

paul Says:

7 February 2010 at 9:08 am.

The buck pictured here was harvested by Rex Covell of Shawnee, Kansas, during a Miami County archery hunt on October 23. The buck, which actually has three antlers, has a drop-tine-like antler which passes through the head and drops out adjacent the eye!

Covell said he is still on cloud nine.

“I had moved my Tri-Pod deer stand just a couple of days before, and I got in the stand about 4 in the afternoon. I was watching as other animals were around. A squirrel was near and I was watching it when I heard another noise. I looked around and this big buck had just jumped the fence and was coming right toward my stand.

It was all over in a matter of seconds. I didn’t really see the antler growing out by the eye, I just saw he was a big buck with a tremendous rack. I just had seconds to shoot. He was walking in when I let go.”

It was about 6:30 p.m.

Covell said the big buck ran only 30 to 40-yards before dropping dead. He was using a PSE bow, with a Goldtip shaft tipped with an After-Shock point.

He was amazed when he saw the antler sticking out from below the buck’s eye. “I thought at first he had been in a fight and the other buck’s antler had embedded and broke off,” he said. It was a while before he learned it was an abnormal antler growth giving the buck three antlers.

He called his friend Clarence Cooper of Paola to give him a hand. He also got in touch with Jeff Fraka, official Pope & Young scorer of white-tailed deer antlers. He was trying to explain to Fraka about the extra antler and Fraka broke in with:

“I know just what you are talking about. I’ve got a picture of him!”

Naturally Covell couldn’t believe it, but when Fraka e-mailed him a picture he had gotten on his Cuddeback trail camera in 2006, he believed.

“I would think it was the same deer,” Covell said. “The one Fraka had a picture of had a growth of some kind in the same area as the one I took.”

“I have a mineral lick the deer visited for four years before relocating to where Rex took him,” Fraka said. “I really believe the minerals help all deer in developing larger antlers. I can’t explain this abnormal antler from below the eye, though.”

A third antler may be scored, Fraka said, it’s just put in the abnormal (scoring) column.

“I was really wanting to have a whack at him,” Fraka said, “but I never saw the deer where he hung out for four years from my tree stand. I had at least 75 pictures of him in different stages. He green-scored at 192 4/8 inches non-typical.

I’m 90 percent sure this is a deer that was known to me as Boneface. He had disappeared from where I had a few Cuddeback pictures of him last year in velvet in August. He was not quite finished growing in the velvet photos. If this isn’t him we sure have some freak nasty genetics running rampant here in Miami County, Kansas.”

“Rex is very fortunate and a very serious deer hunter,” Fraka added. “I know a lot of people doubt it is true. I guess they are just the negative type.”

“By far it’s my biggest one ever,” Covell said. “I guess he would have weighed between 250 and 300 pounds.”

Of course he is having the head mounted. It will be available for display when the mounting is completed.

grant Says:

11 February 2010 at 1:14 pm.

wow you guys are outta control first off ronald why does another deer jamming an antler into another deer make hunters sick bastards??!
second if any of you dont wanna hunt than dont!!! hunters contribute more to the outdoors and the conservation of wildlife than any anti hunter ever will!
think about it why would a hunter damage the lifestyle he/she loves dearly!
i hunt and i love it! maybe you guys should do a little real research about hunting and true hunters,like thru divsion of wildlife sites and hunting sites, instead of getting all your info from anti hunters that distort the truths!

noah Says:

20 February 2010 at 1:41 pm.

Might be real or might not but I have to say it can happen. In 2005 I got a heavy 14pt that has a 3rd horn growing from his eye. This horn grew off the bone right above his eye. His eyelid was over top of it causing him not to be able to close his eye. The 3rd horn was a split that was 2pts not scorable according to a buckeye big buck club scorer. he said because it was not attatched to the left or right antler.

tower 200 Says:

5 March 2010 at 3:13 pm.

I have deep stretch marks will this help to vanish them?

Ze Says:

21 March 2010 at 8:18 pm.

I’m not a hunter, I personally couldn’t stomach it. I just happened to pass by this looking for images of deer antlers.

I took the time to look through some of the comments and the ones that are anti-hunting just get to me, as well as some of the responses to them (really, gonna shoot them? not helping your argument). Not only do the people just sound ignorant, but it really hurts their cases.

Personally, I don’t mind hunting as long as the hunter does more with the animal than just mount the head on a wall. If the person is like some of the people I’ve seen post here, and skin the deer, using the meat and maybe more of it, then I’m perfectly fine with hunters. I just hate to see when people kill an animal and let it waste after they take their trophy.

But I think if you’re gonna join an argument, you need facts.
The pro-hunters already stated about how it helps keep population down, and even talked about how deer aren’t defenseless.

I live in the Chicago area, with a small woods not even 20 feet behind my house, and there are tons of animals living there: deer, snakes, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, badgers, squirrels, moles, mice, hawks, owls. And not only that, but there’s a small forest preserve down the street from me. I’ve seen deer standing right next to the street eating the grass in someone’s front lawn, small herds, maybe groups of up to 4-6 does and their young.

Anyone who REALLY believes that deer are defenseless need to take a closer look at a deer. Buck’s have those antlers for several reasons, not just fighting for a mate, they kick ass. While does may not have antlers, they still have hooves and a tight spring in their step, and those animals are fast. Even the young fawn’s aren’t COMPLETELY defenseless, their coat helps them blend in.

I think it’s an important thing to note that NO animal, no matter how cute and innocent it looks, is ever completely safe. From some tamed pet to something living in the wild. Given certain circumstances, or just the wrong time of year, animals are all made with their own way to defend themselves. A dog or cat will bite and scratch, birds will peck and claw, deer will ram and kick you. If it has teeth, claws, or something hard like hooves, a beak, or whatever, those are used for offensive or defensive reasons. I love animals, but I personally never wanna hear that an animal that’s not in an unusual situation (such as an abusive home, etc) is defenseless. The first mistake people tend to make is thinking some cute little animal they saw in a movie is defenseless, and then they get hurt.

AND GETTING OFF THAT RANT!

Keeping the deer population low is an important thing, because with deer come DEER TICKS, which will fall on you and your pets, and spread disease.
“When the deer population was reduced by 74% at a 248-acre (100 ha) study site in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for example, the number of nymphal ticks collected at the site decreased by 92%”
What SUCKS about deer ticks is how they spread Lyme Disease, and for those anti-hunting people who failed to do their research, they should know Lyme Disease can affect different parts of your body. It starts of with a rash for most cases, if not treated it can get really bad. You can experience flu-like symptoms and those can escalate: pain, headaches, stiffness. In rare cases there’s neurological problems. And then, if left untreated for a long period of time, people can become paraplegic. If THAT didn’t suck enough, people can become neurotic, develop schizophrenia, have panic attacks and anxiety.

Do YOU want to take a chance with Lyme Disease? I don’t think so.

So HUNTERS, though I couldn’t do it myself, THANK YOU for stopping me from hitting a deer with my car and preventing Lyme Disease.

Ze Says:

21 March 2010 at 8:26 pm.

… damn I can rant sometimes…

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Hunting is awesome.. you anti-hunters should try it sometime. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of seeing a massive buck 20 yards away….aaaahhhh almost fell off the treestand (safety hardness on lol) …The excitement is so overwhelming that pulling the ‘easy’ bow became somewhat hard. Whenever I see a deer (buck or not/big or small), it feels so nice…. Even if I don’t get anything, just sitting 25ft up is so awesome. You can see so much. It’s amazing what you’ll see when you’re super quiet up there… You anti-hunters should try it sometime. lovely view…

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I love hunting its my favorite thing and I’m a 12 year old boy. I shot my fist buck yesterday(12 point) It was amasing

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also I just don’t do it for sport I eat the meat afterword

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Just shot another 10 point sooooo cool. I don,t hunt in tree stands but i think it would be great

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First of all ronald the buck got this way by a fght against his own kind so it is not hunters. second of all this is america so it is a free country. hunters may do what the hell they fucking want u asshole!! i just thought that was very rude to have left a comment to hurt hunters like that. what if it were you who hunted and they left a comment telling you that your horrible people?

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For Charly and Ronald and all the rest of the Bed wetters out there, Just shut the F#% up! If it weren’t for hunting deer population would be so bad that you probably wouldnt be able to get anound town in your fashionable little prius or cube, which ever little sissy car you guys drive. And then there is the disease factor, about 60% of the population would be sick. you would really be pissed when you had take time out from your yoga class because your instructor was in the mental hospital wigging out because they had lime disease. And finally, some of us depend on Hunting to provide for our families, done right there is nothing wrong with hunting, so all of you lazy people that are to useless to do anything that requires more than going to the grocery store or the drive thru window, YOU GET A FUCKING LIFE and leave the rest of us alone.

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22 November 2010 at 12:22 pm.

Tyler………..yer a liar……..and what kind of antlers would they have in April?Jeesh!You mustve killed them on xbox ya douche!Get off yer daddys computer and continue with the cabelas big game hunter……

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22 November 2010 at 12:26 pm.

Ronald, Zoe………have a granola bar and a lifewater and squirt yourselves.

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I guess it some sort of psychological disorder with people who like to kill animals as beautiful as these and enjoy it. You are SICK. I especially like how empty your pro-hunting arguments are, well, not arguments really, just lame excuses. You say that if deer would not be killed by hunters then they would all end up in our cars windscreens. And yet at the same time you say that deer can smell and hear you from miles and run away and hide. You say that it is our nature to kill animals and people did this for thousands of years. Well, this argument does not work anymore because unfortunately there are 7 billions of us now. We cant harvest the wild nature like this anymore. So you are a hunter and as somebody above put it “are free to fo whatever the f…k you want”. What if everybody would want to go hunting? Will there be enough deer for everybody? No way, they would all be gone in a year.
Yes, we do buy meat from supermarkets but at least those animals were bred not taken out of the nature circles of life where everything is interconnected. I would rather have lots of deer around so that I can go camping with my kids and see a deer rather than you pigs kill em all for your perverted pleasure. Just listen to yourselves: “If we would not killed them they would suffer much more”. This is beyond ridiculous.

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