It's never been advisable to befriend animals like this. Eventually these deer will have to return to the wild. I'm sure these people have the best intentions but their really not considering whats best for the animal.Very nice. Certainly a different perspective on hunting than we would take, but it at least seemed somewhat respectful to hunting for food. These folks are actually vegetarians, not people who say hunting is bad and then go eat burgers at McD's. They made an excellent point that road kills threaten deer far more than an uncommon friendliness towards humans.
Trust me, I understand that. I don't agree with what they were doing, but, from what I can tell, they didn't seek them out other than placing their home there. The deer came to them.It's never been advisable to befriend animals like this. Eventually these deer will have to return to the wild. I'm sure these people have the best intentions but their really not considering whats best for the animal.
A few months ago I was Coyote hunting in Mojave National Preserve and my buddy and I decided to drive up to Death Valley National Park (there is no hunting in National Parks, California anyway), and we went to Scotty's Castle, which is a tourist attraction along with a bus stop with food and beverages available. I counted close to 25 Coyote around, blocking traffic and generally looking for food. The reason the Coyote is there is that the people have been leaving them food scraps. Then there was this one jerk with his two small children trying to get close to the Coyote so he could feed them by hand, yell sure! I yelled at him to stop and he reluctantly went back to his car. You could spend the next 100 years shooting Coyotes and still not come close to balancing out nature.
I grew up in Western Washington (Tacoma Area), moved to Pasadena area forty years ago, and to the high desert 6 years ago. I say Pasadena area as we were house jumping for about 25 years. Used to hunt Western Washington and then go over to Okanagan Country for the mulies.Trust me, I understand that. I don't agree with what they were doing, but, from what I can tell, they didn't seek them out other than placing their home there. The deer came to them.
Also, to the coyote issue, here in Washington State, they're open for hunting year-round with only minor restriction on not using hounds except for certain months and there are counties that you can even do that year-round. There's also no bag limit. All you need is a small game license, know where it's legal to discharge a firearm/hunt, and off ya go!
No, No No, It's those 'Black Helicopters', there back and their in his blood stream, their making him do it! He made a serious mistake by not wearing a aluminum foil hat and now it's too late as they can read his brain waves.His plan is the gain their trust and when they are least expecting it, slice em with a survival knife.
I read an interesting statistic a little while ago that says we kill more deer annually than lived in the entire country a hundred years ago. Makes sense; we've destroyed most of their predators.They may not be feeding the deer but they are taking away their fear of humans, wich is just as dangerous to the deer. And why do people have to move into the deer habitat anyway. I like the treehuggers who destroy the habitat to be close to it.