controversey in Miss is about "baiting" deer with corn. Problem is that introducing corn into their foodsupply "f's" with natural reproduction and elimination of the "lesser' males, and makes the entire herd more suseptible to disease.
But the problem is that the herd got so small from underregulation, and when the inbred deliverace yahoos down here got around to game management they had deer the size of large dogs, and they were so few that people had to hunt them with packs of dogs, which to me seems rather inhumane ... not to mention I don't want a pack of dogs running around when I'm bicycling, which happened to me twice. I finally gave up riding up around Oxford when I had to carry pepper spray and a revolver. Additionally, it seemed that if you owned some land, and a pack of dogs came along in pursuit of a deer, you had to leave them alone, even if they killed your dog. For some reason the law frowned upon shooting the pack of dogs that was trespassing on your land. I never followed that logic, except they seemed to favor the hunt.
So, now they have too many deer. And the hunters are dwindling. And the hunters left don't want to hike through the woods trying to stalk deer. They want to sit in deer stands with little pee containers, and eat and drink.
Plus, I heard from a hunter that the last deer sausage he had processed came out to 20bucks a pound by the time he factored in his costs of the license, gear, and processing.
Last edited by bendog; 01-28-2005 at 12:39 PM..