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In spite of us being in the suburbs, and not the country, we have seen deer wandering around on occasion ever since we moved here. Lately, however, we've seen the same young one around our house like he's a neighbor. I've seen him in our front yard, our back yard, our driveway... at this point I won't be surprised if I run into him in the bathroom. He is not afraid of me at all, and I can't even shoo him out of the yard if I find him there. The dogs give him pause, but he even seems to understand their limitations. Yesterday he and I had another encounter in front of the house, and after he took calm note of the fact that the dog barking was coming from inside the house, he proceeded to walk over to the fence and hop into our yard to do some grazing.

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19. Re: Rat Lung Grown In Laboratory Jun 26, 2010, 10:44 Pankin
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 20:04 Cutter
 
Aww shit, forget Deliverance. The Deer Hunter...."One shot, one kill."
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 19:54 shul
 
down here in brooklyn the only wild life we see are squirrels, the ugly possums

The possums don't make it over the river, here in manhattan we got rats, big, hairy, rats..

and squirrels

Blue - Westchester, heh? got friends there nice people. how come you never said anything about the river floods there? not on the river bank?
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 18:33 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 15:26:
Most of the kids in my wife's school hunt. Several of the poorer families don't eat if they don't hunt. Some of these kids are fucking badass with a bow and arrow. I'm talking like English Longbowmen level badass.

/small town Oklahoma.

ok seriously....I grew up in South Dakota, but that is just:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE

Maybe, but fuck, I spend like a couple of grand a year on meat. They just go hunting and come back with a couple of deer.

Somehow I think they're getting a better deal.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 17:19 Hoop
 
Don't trust the deer, hes probably in with the squirrels keeping you occupied while they break into the shed.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 15:26 xXBatmanXx
 
Most of the kids in my wife's school hunt. Several of the poorer families don't eat if they don't hunt. Some of these kids are fucking badass with a bow and arrow. I'm talking like English Longbowmen level badass.

/small town Oklahoma.

ok seriously....I grew up in South Dakota, but that is just:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 15:22 xXBatmanXx
 
Apparently he had a screened in porch and had the door open into the house. A deer jumped through the screen, ran into the house, and he finally found it in the kitchen, knocking over everything.

I had a neighbor back in the day who had a buck ram through is first level apartment...mine being the one connected by a common wall to his.

I think I have told this story before, but the dam thing came through the main level window, smashed everything in his kitchen, blood everywhere, tore through the living room, back up through the window via the couch which he had just been sitting on....

The copper found the deer all tore up a few blocks away and had to dispatch him. Scary deal. He was on the couch, got up and went into the kitchen, and when it crashed through, he ran out into the hallway.....
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 15:20 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 12:12:
If you can find someone who hunts in the neighborhood you can kill it and take it to a butcher.

Most of the kids in my wife's school hunt. Several of the poorer families don't eat if they don't hunt. Some of these kids are fucking badass with a bow and arrow. I'm talking like English Longbowmen level badass.

/small town Oklahoma.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 15:19 xXBatmanXx
 
wtf!?

You are in NY right? "Suburbs" I didn't think applied to the heavily populated area...I mean...I grew up in the burbs...but you? Really?

nin, have you seen the deer out your van window?
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 14:34 medusa[nyc]
 
nice, down here in brooklyn the only wild life we see are squirrels, the ugly possums, and occasional the vicious racoons (aside from the occasiona mouse my cat seems to catch). would love to have deer as our visitor any day of the week.

i love the taste of venison but i know i wouldnt be able to pull the trigger and kill a deer even if it was for food.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 13:28 winnetou
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 12:35:
Oh my god. That THE GRIND video is amazing! Somebody spent a lot of time building that awesome map.

A few links later, we can find a pcgamer report about this map. Awesome stuff.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 12:41  Blue 
 
While it may be cute, it's a problem. A tasty problem at that. If you can find someone who hunts in the neighborhood you can kill it and take it to a butcher. That or the city will likely come by and destroy it for free.

True about the wolves, but people do get antsier about wolf and coyote sightings around here than deer sightings, which is understandible.

Westchester, NY is a suburb of New York City, so as far as I know there's no rifle hunting here. Last year they had a pilot program for deer bowhunting, which they are expanding this year, but I'm not sure there are enough serious bowhunters to sufficiently cull the deer population. They do hold a lottery for applicants who pass a proficiency test (which I'm glad to hear they do, since it's a lot easier to wound an animal with an arrow than to kill it), so the implication is the demand for licenses is high, so maybe this will help.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 12:35 ForgedReality
 
Oh my god. That THE GRIND video is amazing! Somebody spent a lot of time building that awesome map. I found the server here: 206.217.139.132:27015

I love this game.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 12:12 Cutter
 
Yeah, you can thank your forefathers and gubment for almost wiping out the wolf for the overpopulation of deer and other vermin. The smartest thing they've been doing in the last 20 years is reintroducing wolves into the wild in the U.S..

While it may be cute, it's a problem. A tasty problem at that. If you can find someone who hunts in the neighborhood you can kill it and take it to a butcher. That or the city will likely come by and destroy it for free.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 11:54 nin
 
I'd nickname him "badass," because I'm not sure I'd be willing to do that.

This guy was prob 300 pounds and a little over 6 feet tall. He wasn't Rambo or anything, but I wouldn't want to piss him off, either...

But yeah, I would certainty be a little hesitant to do that. I'm sure some would ask why he just didn't shoot it, but shooting a gun in the house and the cleanup afterwords spring to mind. But the had to get it out somehow and it was apparently jumping around a bit and knocking shit everywhere...
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 11:44 LittleMe
 
In spite of us being in the suburbs, and not the country, we have seen deer wandering around on occasion ever since we moved here.

The burbs are prime deer habitat. They love it. Technically they thrive in what is called 'edge habitat'. As is becoming very common, they can become very accustomed to people.

The white tailed deer has become a nuisance, not only as a traffic hazard but for the ecology and environment. They eat a lot of the lower vegetation in the forest creating a 'browse line' which many trees and herbaceous plants can't deal with. Current deer populations are excessive with at least ten times the natural populations. My advice - don't feed them and advocate they be culled so that area forests can remain healthy.

Ecology lesson over. Return to work.

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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 11:33  Blue 
 
I believe he had to actually put it in a headlock and escort it out of the house. And I don't think it went willingly...

I'd nickname him "badass," because I'm not sure I'd be willing to do that. The deer I'm talking about is pretty small, but surely outweighs me by a good deal. If i get too close during our "conversations" he will flick his tail towards me in a way that suggests he's perfectly willing to take me on if I cause any trouble.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 10:46 nin
 
at this point I won't be surprised if I run into him in the bathroom.

I had a user who was nicknamed "deerwrassler" by his coworkers:

Apparently he had a screened in porch and had the door open into the house. A deer jumped through the screen, ran into the house, and he finally found it in the kitchen, knocking over everything.

I believe he had to actually put it in a headlock and escort it out of the house. And I don't think it went willingly...

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2010, 10:39 mch
 
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