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    Cool Deer!

    Yesterday I hit a deer near Jackson Tn. Luckily there was not much damage to the bike. Has anyone else had this happen? I was about 1 hour from my house. I was actually on my ST3 Ducati. I did not have time to react. Luckily, I just stopped the bike for a minute and then I was able to continue riding. BE SAFE!
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    They are just pretty rats.

    Way overpopulated, but the greenies would hate anything more aggresive than what we currently have to control their numbers.

    We need more hunters and longer hunting seasons.

    I suspect that in the next 10 years we will have to impose a bounty on them.

    People have trouble understanding that there are more Whitetail Deer in the US than ever before. Yes, there are more now than when it was just the native Americans.

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    I have killed 3 deer and destroyed two bikes while doing so. Not to mention the injuries to me. Fortunately ATGATT works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    Way overpopulated, but the greenies would hate anything more aggresive than what we currently have to control their numbers.
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    Disagree - I consider myself a "greenie", an environmentalist, a tree hugger and I understand the importance of stewardship of our resources. I think it is the wildlife officials who are responsible for managing the resource for hunters who want high numbers. I would love to see longer doe seasons and professional culling in suburban areas to bring numbers down to numbers that represent a healthy prey/predator balance.

    Native plants, wildflowers, forbs and forage for other critters are being decimated by deer overpopulation, but hunters, want close and easy kills so the deer populations are allowed to grow excessivly high to keep hunters from complaining.

    Still I am sure there are self proclaimed environmentalists who do not understand the natural balance of predator/prey relationships who want to protect bambi, but people who actually get out into open country know there are too many deer and too few predators (hunters)

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    Yes Bob, you are right. I should not have generalized. Putting people in neat little groups is never easy and you always wind up offending someone. That said I hope most get the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    Yes Bob, you are right. I should not have generalized. Putting people in neat little groups is never easy and you always wind up offending someone. That said I hope most get the point.
    No offense taken. Ride safe and anticipate Bambi.

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    Hey all, having destroyed a perfectly good Gold wing by hitting an eight point buck, I would have to agree that they are becoming a major menace. The problem isn't only too many dear, it's too few hunters and other predators. As a society, we no longer encourage youngsters to take up hunting. In fact, the MEA and PETA has done everything in their (considerable) power to demonize hunting. The DNR has attempted to reintroduce predators several times, but they are too few, and can become a nuisance in their own right. Longer seasons, higher bag limits maybe a bounty... Don't know that there is a answer that isn't going to P.O.someone!! Just be careful out there!! Vaya con Dios, Dutch

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    Bring back the wolves.
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    You would think that the recession going so bad the people would start culling them on their own like during the depression. That was a all time low for deer populations, countrywide. Meat is meat and man has to eat.

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    People Eating Tasty Animals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Bring back the wolves.
    We tried! Canada sent a pack of wolves to Yellowstone to help address the imbalances and you wouldn't believe the fuss the local ranchers made. A better balance of predators everywhere in N. America would be a good thing. Around here we have people who insist on feeding the darned deer!!

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    Oh believe me. We have lots of predators here in Western TN, (where the OP & I both live) but they are the kind with two legs.

    Nothing scary around here in the woods, but there are a few zipcodes in the area that would frighten a sasquatch or chupacabra.

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    In Wisconsin, about a half-dozen motorcycle riders each year die in collisions with white-tailed deer. If you ride in Wisconsin, you WILL dodge deer. Wild turkey have become a problem as well.

    In Arizona, collisions with mule deer are not as common, but still occur. Also, watch out for javelina in Arizona. Coyotes, while common, are usually too smart to allow themselves to be hit by a motorcycle.
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    this year the Deer threat is is real bad around here. a local farmer has planted Soybeans on both sides of the gravel road to my house. Deer and Turkey love Soybeans.

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    In our province of Ontario, during the first two weeks of November, we have an average of 65 reported deer hits a day.

    If I ride at night, it is now only for a very short distance. After a month's ride though the U.S. a couple of summers ago. I spotted deer, sometimes in herds, at the side of the road at all hours of the day, not just night time. At least during the day you can see them; who needs a striking surprise in the dark?

    I like to consider myself an environmentalist, but I can not understand people in our area that protest whenever deer culling is brought up by the local government.

    As an aside, in Ontario and most likely all of Canada (and this applies to cages more so than bikes), if there is no contact and tangible proof (blood, deer hair) that you ended up in a ditch while trying to avoid a deer (even with a witness), our insurance companies refuse to pay out for repairs, saying that the driver was probably inattentive, asleep at the wheel or possibly intoxicated. As riders our best option is to maintain course with brakes forcefully applied.

    One of my cousins tried to made the mistake of trying to miss a deer with her car two Christmases ago. It wasn't the deer that killed her but rather the tree that she hit while trying to avoid the deer.

    One of Walt Disney's legacies was making Bambi so adorable to the general population; what a shame.
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