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Oh, Deer: Archers Should Be Allowed In City

January 16, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I live on Linwood Avenue in Celoron. I have 43 rose bushes in back of my garage and along the sides. Last year the deer ate all of the buds and blossoms....

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Jan-16-13 12:51 AM

not an unreasonable request. i concur.

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Jan-16-13 4:51 AM

Are there many who hunt with bow and arrow? I really don't know. Only a couple of people wouldn't want to stand there and kill deer after dear, just for the sake of killing.

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Jan-16-13 6:45 AM

There are alot of bowhunters out there, the problem is they don't want to deal with anti-hunters who harrassed hunters all the time. They stay away from populations and be way out in the country where it's peace and quiet.

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Jan-16-13 7:56 AM

Deer are like roses, beautiful creatures.

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Jan-16-13 9:49 AM

Yes but even roses die

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Jan-16-13 10:01 AM

Wasn't this issue brought up last year? Why can't we ever solve these kind of things? Just questions for thought.

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Jan-16-13 11:11 AM

carlaw they're not killing "deer after dear" (shoulda been "deer" both times) just for the sake of killing.

they're culling the herd. they're taking nuisance animals that don't belong inside cities & villages, destroying public & private property, costing taxpayers & homeowners time & money, & they're removing them. all the harvested venison goes to local soup kitchens. it's a win win.

& yes jazzie deer are like roses. have you ever eaten a rose?

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Jan-16-13 1:41 PM

How about when a child is back there playing in the woods and an arrow goes through their head. Or someones dog gets shot with an arrow. There is a reason why they are not allowed in the city. Not every hunter is a sharp shooter who does not miss their target.

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Jan-16-13 1:42 PM

careful simlad you're ignorance is showing again..

obviously you've no idea what's involved in archery or archery hunting. do you think celeron would just let anybody climb up a tree? there's much more skill involved in archery than there is gun hunting. skilled, accomplished archers take very careful shot consideration typically limiting ranges to under 50 yards.

is it your assertion that a person or people could be mistaken for deer by a prolific archer at 50 yards?

you're silly.

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Jan-16-13 1:44 PM

c'mon people they'd obviously conduct an archery hunt the same way they conducted the gun hunts in the area: in the dead of the night when almost everybody is in their home sleeping & almost all the deer are out browsing. they will use bait stations to lure & lights to assist in harvest.

it's actually safer than what they did in previous years with firearms.

but i love love love the fear campaign!

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Jan-16-13 3:56 PM

In an interview with Florida’s “The Shark Tank,” Florida Republican Trey Radel addressed Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman’s statement that he might seek impeachment if Obama goes forward with executive action to bring about gun control measures.

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Jan-16-13 4:28 PM

Wait, deer aren't allowed to invade our territory to eat, but we're allowed to invade their territory to inhabit? Never understood this logic.

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Jan-16-13 4:29 PM

And Khulublahblah..what's this have to do with excessive Bambi's and Faline's running amuck?

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Jan-16-13 4:36 PM

In the letter that I was commenting on it made no mention of who would be allowed to hunt and during what time of the day. I think you are the one being silly with your assumptions that the City would have these limitations since the govenment officals in this area are so smart. I was not saying that a person could be mistaken for a deer but I was saying that an errant arrow could kill or injure a person in the city.

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Jan-16-13 7:48 PM

Is Celoron a city? I thought it was a village, but since I don't live there, I may be mistaken. Anyhoo, I do live in Jamestown, which is a city, and which has a major deer problem on the south and west sides of town.

I believe the city council rejected hiring professional hunters to cull the Jamestown deer herd because enough cars hadn't collided with deer to indicate a problem. Well, that might be because there's NOT a lot of cars traveling 50 MPH through the city, especially on the residential streets where the bambis come to snack.

I suggest that members of the Jamestown City Council visit the neighborhoods around Persell School and hear what residents have to say about the deer problem that the Council thinks doesn't exist.

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Jan-16-13 7:52 PM

PS - I feel for the lady from Celoron who has lost her roses every year. I haven't had a tulip bloom in my front yard in 2 years because of deer predation. I think the only thing that saves my rhodedendrons is the flag flapping on the front porch.

I'll get my revenge on the bambis this coming spring, however: I planted alliums (relatives of garlic) among the tulips, which deer hate.

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Jan-17-13 8:39 AM

Thing about bow hunting is.. You don't hit the deer and watch it drop.. No, the arrow is tipped with 3 razor blades because the deer survives the attack, it's only after the deer starts running around like a maniac does the arrow do its job, by tearing apart the inside of the deer.. During this time the deer is running away as fast as it can in any direction it can. Not careing if it runs directly to the road into traffic or through a playground.

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Jan-17-13 1:57 PM

xjtown if you were familiar with the way that the deer harvest was done in the past you wouldn't be unmasking your ignorance. not my fault.

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Jan-17-13 1:59 PM

swine you're obviously not a bowhunter lol. or somebody that's ever seen a hunting show. i've seen deer drop in their tracks from a broadhead. sure, most of them don't. but since the harvest would be conducted at night, oncoming traffic & your fear mongering playground scenarios are thus nullified. sorry.

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Jan-17-13 6:23 PM

History lesson for Jazzie - the whitetail deer populations grew when agriculture transformed this country from mostly mature forest to farmland. Farmland is a whitetails preferred habitat. So, us humans CREATED habitat for them, we did NOT "move into it".

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Jan-17-13 8:38 PM


Have you tried tannerite?

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Jan-18-13 12:42 PM

random you be careful with that knowledge & logic!!

lol jazzie is eating a rose petal right now. she'll get back to us later..

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Jan-18-13 6:08 PM

All Bow Hunters should have to go on a range and prove they can hit something with an arrow before they are given a license.

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Jan-20-13 9:29 AM

My husband and I rent a vacation home near a lake in our area. There are many deer that come near the homes, but the owners had an 8' cyclone fence Installed at that back of their property lines. We and our grandchildren enjoyed watching and feeding the deer without worrying about one of us being injured or worse by the deer. I don't know if that would be a solution in your neighborhood, but seems better than arrows flying in all directions as some may miss their mark.

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Jan-20-13 2:25 PM

You hit one of these 200LB corn fed rats while on your way to WORK you'll start to understand. Maybe Medicaide will start to take bird feeders and deer food as a holistic medical expense. Even better are the "hunting" clubs that only havest the "trophy" deer while letting the rest run around on 86 while I drive to work.

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