I walked out of my House and there was a freaking water tower there
Luinch time yesterday I stepped out onto my front porch and between me and the highway were two does and two fawns almost un-spotted. A yell could have scared them into the road. They were eating apples and i hade a roast beef sandwich. All was good with the world, locally.
Of course, that was off-season and in a park where elk were off-limits. Come deer season, they were certainly more scarce.
I was trying to call in a coyote the other night, and a fawn came bounding right down my lane of fire beneath me. It diddy-bopped all the way to the end of the clearing, and then turned and saw me standing there with my AR. Rather than disappear into the brush, she panicked and came running right back where she came from, and straight into and under my line of fire once again. She was adorable.
She's got a lot to learn from mamma. :yup:
I fear deer more than mini-vans when I'm on the motorcycle.
The house we still have in Missouri was in the middle of the woods and I use to put out corn for the deer. They got so accustomed to me I could go out back and yell "Here Bamni, here Bambi" and they would be there in just a couple minutes. If the wife and I were having our evening Margaritas on the deck and I didn't have the corn out they would walk up to the bottom of the deck and snort and stomp demanding their dinner.
When I lived in upstate NY, my inlaws came to visit. One night my MIL started screaming and startled everyone. A deer was looking in our front living room window and its eyes were glowing from the reflected light. My FIL and I were laughing so hard. In addition to the deer, we sometimes had skunks in the yard as well. I miss living in the country. I love those moments with nature.
I live so far out in the Boonies, we have to go toward town...to hunt! Last time there was a deer in the driveway, he asked...for directions. It's like Mark Twain said - "When the end of the world comes I want to be in Kentucky. Because when anything happens, it takes 20 years longer...to get there. :wink:
I get within 50' of deer on a weekly basis, sometimes closer.......at work actually. One of the night shift guys has put his game camera out over the past week. Four days ago I saw 3 bucks and 3 does out back of our oil storage building under a utility pole light feeding. We've got around 35 acres surrounding the plant. I always wave at them when they look up and see me. I can't help but remember some of those 'when animals attack' shows I've seen, but I figure some of these might even come eat corn out of my hand since they've seen me for the entire year and won't even run now. I've observed a doe raising two fawns this year and playing surrogate mother to a third. Many places the whitetail deer are overpopulated these days. I hear of and sometimes see wrecks on the highway often from deer crossings. Three years ago I went past one standing in the middle of the highway at dusk doing 70mph. All I remember was seeing the head slightly over my side view mirror when I went by. Kia Spectra would have been totaled and not sure what might have happened to me and my passenger.
Don't know the laws where you are, but nuisance animals or those that cause damage to property might sometimes be taken even out of season. Many times this is subject to strict regulation especially if you're in city limits and also subject to discharge of firearms. I'm just saying. Thing is...........some may not be willing to kill an animal even if it presents a problem. On the other hand, some local food banks could use the meat even if you won't.
Is it a harvest crescent or a planting crescent? LOL! Yeah.......I agree with you on letting this one go. Something special and out of the ordinary.Quote:
Shes got a black mark shaped like a crescent just above her shoulder that should be visible from both sides. I think if i see her during season, ill let her go. Always loved the crescent moon.
Well....have fun watching the deer around your place, and figure out what you'll do when they stand between you and getting into your vehicle if they don't run. They are pretty bold around here. As with most wild animals.....we've intruded on their territory or something we've done has run them out of theirs. Nature is always interesting.
Took this around end of June....already antlers. Photo taken with my phone approx 10yds away at dusk. Flash enabled. I'm actually blessed in ways that I can see plenty of nature at my work to break up the long nights.