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#2626076 - Fri Mar 23 2012 04:52 PM Re: crop damage [Re: wardog]
dce Offline
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Loc: dubois
Last year we had no acorn crop so the deer and bear hammered the corn.My buddy planted 70 acres just past my house and lost close to 30% of it and this is in a part of the state where there's supposedly no deer.

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#2626596 - Sat Mar 24 2012 09:35 AM Re: crop damage [Re: Jay21]
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Loc: Bradford Co. Pa.
Originally Posted By: Jay21
Is there any form of insurance that covers crop damage like that?


Crop damage is covered by crop insurance but with a catch, you have to purchase the ins. for the entire corn crop on that farm and if the deer hit a few fields really hard and the rest of the crop is good they average out your yields and most of the time your avg is above the threshold where they pay out then ur stuck payin the premium and collecting nothing. because of this some farmers don't even bother with the insurance.

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#2626688 - Sat Mar 24 2012 11:55 AM Re: crop damage [Re: wardog]
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i knew there was some kind of stipulation that keeps many farmers from getting the insurance. its a big risk putting out the money. but for some guys its worth it.
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#2626746 - Sat Mar 24 2012 01:22 PM Re: crop damage [Re: wardog]
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Registered: Wed Nov 06 2002
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Loc: erie, pa
the deer arent the enemy, they are just doing what they normally do...EAT.

it does however hurt the farmers bottom line and in some situations the deer on that farm need to be culled.

red tag program is a viable option, it allows for anterless deer to be taken from Feb to Sept.

one well placed shot can eliminate 3 deer at a time. i think the program should be changed to allow the hunter 2 tags instead of one.

farming is a tough job and the government has over regulated it in some cases. remember...no farms, no food.

every time i get permission to hunt a farm, i do EXACTLY as the farmer tells me...its their land and i respect it as if it were my own. i also help out from time to time as my schedule allows...its only right.

raccoons also do a lot of damage, i'm thinking of doing some raccoon hunting this year so i'll reach out now. if any farmer close to erie has a raccoon problem let me know, i'll give it a try.


Edited by bohunr (Sat Mar 24 2012 01:24 PM)
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#2627173 - Sat Mar 24 2012 09:47 PM Re: crop damage [Re: bohunr]
Jericho Offline
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Loc: NW PA
Ive heard crows can tear up a corn field also.

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#2627193 - Sat Mar 24 2012 10:07 PM Re: crop damage [Re: wardog]
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raccoons are very bad , as well as geese. its never ending, but the only thing that can be damage controlled are deer.
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#2628086 - Sun Mar 25 2012 09:42 PM Re: crop damage [Re: Jericho]
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Loc: Bradford Co. Pa.
Originally Posted By: Jericho
Ive heard crows can tear up a corn field also.


They sure can we had one field we planted three times last year cuz the crows would walk down the rows as the corn came up and pull the young plants to eat the seed off the bottom. I have some buddies that claimed they were crow killers but we had more crows when they were done then before they started, I think they were only good at callin them in not killin them. grin

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#2629006 - Mon Mar 26 2012 07:54 PM Re: crop damage [Re: wardog]
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Registered: Wed Dec 19 2007
Posts: 314
Loc: PA
For anyone that is interested in farm subsidies, here is a place to find out who gets what and how much. All public information. Do a little searching on this site.

http://farm.ewg.org/

You may be surprised, then agian maybe not.

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#2629025 - Mon Mar 26 2012 08:05 PM Re: crop damage [Re: jun1or]
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Loc: York, and Tioga
Originally Posted By: jun1or
raccoons are very bad , as well as geese. its never ending, but the only thing that can be damage controlled are deer.


I'm sure some predator hunters would love getting after the coons, and same for the goose hunters.
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#2629195 - Mon Mar 26 2012 10:29 PM Re: crop damage [Re: jun1or]
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Posts: 145
Loc: lancaster/mifflin county
Originally Posted By: jun1or
Originally Posted By: jj103.5
Originally Posted By: Jay21
This "crop damage" shooting goes on almost nightly next to my property. I can tell you the majority are never reported. They gut shoot them in the fields with spotlights and the deer run into the woods to die. I am up to the 80's the number of dead dear I have found on my property in the last decade. WCO here will not even come to look once you tell him the name of the farmer doing the shooting. The farmer is an "Untouchable". The other thing that gets me riled is the fact that this farmer receives more money in subsidies each year than I earn in the same time period.


First of all I am a farmer and years ago had to kill deer for crop damage and believe me this is not what most farmers want to do. I also have a hard time believing that if the farmer is breaking the law as bad as you say that nobody will do anything about it, and if they won't why haven't you called harrisburg? And if you think collecting subsidies is so wonderful why don't you buy a farm(there is plenty for sale) and jump on the gravy train?
exactley. i would love to see some of the folks complaining actually make an attempt at farming for a living. we all know how easy it is.



Open the property to hunters then.This way the meat can be put to good use.

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