Even in the Peoples Democratic Republic of New York, the state game laws allow hunters to carry a pistol for defense against animals. We do get black bears here. .44 Magnums are popular for that mission.Here in Maine, it is legal to carry a handgun when hunting during firearm, muzzleloader, archery, or night hunting seasons (racoon or coyote only at night).
That can be concealed carry as well. You just can't use the handgun to hunt with, nor to finish off an animal, except where legal to also use a long gun.
It'll probably be fine, but the tykes may start asking questions about why that buck is losing a game of leapfrog.Timely post.
There’s a new childcare place in town that sits on the grounds of a former elementary school.
The other day, the maintenance guy told me they have a bunch of does and a couple bucks that live in the nearby woods and eat the grass on the playground daily. Whistlepigs, too.
The deer are used to people and usually only move a few feet away when the munchkins are on the playground.
Long story short, the school ‘administration’ thinks it’s a great idea to have the deer and groundhogs around for the chaps to appreciate nature.
We’re getting ready to hit rut here. I have serious concerns for the kids’ safety around those bucks, let alone the dangers of deer ticks and fleas.