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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Buck Fever Intro:¬*An investigation of captive deer hunting, breeding industry

I stumbled onto this article and thought it was worth sharing. This industry is what is spoiling the public image of hunters.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 09:53 AM
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To me it's all about the mighty dollar or buck (no pun intended). People see a goldmine in creating a business out of nature and the hunt. The power of money may blind the business owner of seeing the real outcome of their money hunger. Just my opinion.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 03:28 PM
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I've said it many times before and i'll say it again. I'll never understand why anyone would want to pay someone money to kill a game animal. To me, a good reason just doesn't exist...
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959 View Post
I'll never understand why anyone would want to pay someone money to kill a game animal.
Because for many folks, it's not about the hunt, the stalk, the skill, or the camaraderie of the deer camp. It's about the score. And if you can get it done in a day at a game farm (show up, set up, shoot, go home with a pat on your back) then why would they want to spend all season and come up empty like a lot of us? They can probably show up and get a trophy farm deer and still get little Johnnie to soccer practice that night.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 03:49 PM
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For many it's only about ego, those are the ones that will never be satisfied no matter how they kill their game. "Hunters" take the traditional, ethical approach while others just reach for their wallets no matter what the cost is. Sadly some of the ones that pay their way never do any scouting or even take the time to practice shooting. I guess those deer farms ought to just leash the deer to fences and let the customers pick out the ones they want, give them their trophy ribbon then send them back on their way home with their "Trophy"...
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 06:24 PM
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ego says it all, those that hunt fenced animals could never be considered hunters.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 04:28 AM
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Well was going to add to this but you guy's have said it all
Another reason why I think we are losing private land to hunt
a little different but may have been the start of it & It seems now if you ask permission to hunt land they now all want you to lease the land
& for the average working person it is getting out of reach
I was lucky to get a lot of time in this year but there is no way I am paying thousands a year to maybe hunt someones land a few times a year

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 06:51 AM
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I'm not opposed to deer farms because there are alot around here where I live and they are decent operations. I am opposed to the selling of these farm-raised deer to high fenced hunting areas. I don't think these are fair and I don't think it is ethically ok. The reason I am not against deer farms is because if done correctly, they can help strengthen deer herds in an area where they are struggling. Of course, you are always going to have people going after those bucks with freakish antlers, but to me, if they are will to pay thousands of dollars to release them on their million dollar un-fenced ranch for their hunters to hunt, go for it. I know not everyone agrees with me, but that's my 2 cents

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 08:38 AM
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Farm raised deer never should be released to the wild. Deer farms should be required to have double high fences and clear all trees around the fences to guarantee no chance of escape due to wind damage to the fence. Raising deer for meat should be the extent of their business, my 2 cents.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 06:46 PM
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i'm opposed to deer farms and small high fence hunting operations. The danger to wild deer, livestock, and humans from disease infested farm deer is too great. However, politicians refuse to close the deer farms.

Chronic Wasting Disease originated with farm raised deer. CWD is bad stuff; it's probably linked to Creutzfeld-Jakob Syndrome (Disease) (CJD), mad cow disease in humans.

Having had two distant relatives die of CJD, i would not live near a deer farm.

Chronic Wasting Disease: Wisconsin Farm-Raised Deer Farms and CWD there from 2012 report Singeltary et al

Chronic Wasting Disease: CWD found in two free-ranging deer from Macon County Missouri

Yep, big antlers are powerful stuff. i know a guy who murdered another hunter over a big antlered deer both claimed. The guy is serving a life sentence in WV.

i have several sets of antlers from deer i have killed in over 60 years of hunting. They all score over 170 B&C. Got them the hard way-fair chase. Yep, some of the things have been cluttering up my homes for the past 50 years. i just gave my son two sets that score in the 190s.
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