Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/22

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Subject: [Leica] White tail deer
From: kanner at (Herbert Kanner)
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:49:54 -0700
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Never tasted it. I'll put "eat venison" on my bucket list.

Herbert Kanner
kanner at

Question authority and the authorities will question you.

On Oct 19, 2013, at 10:45 AM, lrzeitlin at wrote:

> Chris' comments are right on target.
> White Tail Deer are incredibly overpopulated in Indiana, and in the last 
> few years, they
> have begun to be seen in the large cities like Fort Wayne. I nearly hit
> one with my car that jumped out into the road in a residential
> neighborhood in the city last week! This was in a city of 250,000 people,
> not a rural area!
> - - - -
> Those beautiful white tailed deer are 150 lb. rats. They consume just 
> about everything that grows and have dramatically changed the 
> landscape.They carry and spread Lyme disease, a crippling ailment which 
> has reached endemic proportions in the Northeast. Their number has 
> multiplied dramatically. We have five sleeping in our back yard. Every 
> time we leave the house we have to chase a few away from our garden. If 
> you look at my LUG gallery site you will see almost as many pictures of 
> deer as you will of flowers.
> In the Hudson Valley there are now more deer than when the land belonged 
> to the Indians. They live on the edge of the woods, feeding in open areas. 
> The main reason for the growth in numbers is that venison is no longer 
> regarded as a necessary food source. Deer are no longer hunted as in the 
> past and restrictive laws keep the hunting season very short. Wolves and 
> bears, their natural predators have been largely eliminated. That and the 
> Disney movie "Bambi" which led a entire generation to think of deer as 
> benign, almost decorative, animals. The greatest predator of deer is now 
> the automobile. Rural highways are punctuated with deer carcasses and 
> smashed cars. Eat more venison. - Eat.
> Larry Z
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