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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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ban on deer feeding

ross township in allegheny county wants to pass a law which would make it against the law to feed deer in the township what next rabbits

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shouldnt feed anything
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post #3 of 64 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 08:40 PM
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Re: ban on deer feeding

They think that somehow if people quit feeding deer the township won't be overrun with deer. The fact of the matter is there are to many deer and not enough homeowners willing to let hunters safely hunt their property.

Hunting is the answer and there are plenty of courteous hunters that would be more than willing to help.

These local municipalities should be reaching out to hunters and putting them in touch with landowners instaed of looking for solutions that do not work.

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They think that somehow if people quit feeding deer the township won't be overrun with deer. The fact of the matter is there are to many deer and not enough homeowners willing to let hunters safely hunt their property.

Hunting is the answer and there are plenty of courteous hunters that would be more than willing to help.

These local municipalities should be reaching out to hunters and putting them in touch with landowners instaed of looking for solutions that do not work.
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Re: ban on deer feeding

i agree years ago we hunted in fox chaple alot till they pass a law banning hunting it was about 5years later we were asked to come back and hunt certain areas we said no now they have snipers come in and manage the deer

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i agree years ago we hunted in fox chaple alot till they pass a law banning hunting it was about 5years later we were asked to come back and hunt certain areas we said no now they have snipers come in and manage the deer
Just for reference, a borough can only restrict hunting on land that they own.

If you have permission on private property, the borough cannot stop you from hunting there.

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Re: ban on deer feeding

I have no issues with ordinances against feeding deer.I used to live in a private residential community that had a huge deer problem.It was overrun with deer and the habitat was trashed.Too many deer was a problem but so were people that fed deer.If you feed them it gives them a reason to stay.I never fed the deer and wouldn't have too mnay issues with the deer except for when the winters were very bad or when my neighbors would start feeding them.They'd put out enough corn to get them coming in and they'd still be hungry.Since the habitat was trashed,my landscaping would be the next best thing.We put a ban on feeding,I had a talk with my neighbors and never had a problem again.In fact,Since the habitat was so poor around my house,there was no reason for deer to be there and it would often be a couple months before we'd see deer from the house.

Hunters can be part of the solution but they aren't the only solution in many circumstances.We instituted a bow hunt and dmap'd the crap out of this area.wE'RE KILLING ABOUT 200+ DEER/YEAR and not even putting a dent in the population.There's simply too many houses and no way to effectively hunt those areas.
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Re: ban on deer feeding

If they ban feeding deer than they should do it statewide.
Then the big decision will be what is feeding?
A truckload of corn or an acre or two of turnips....all draws deer.

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post #9 of 64 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: ban on deer feeding

That "decision" was made long ago, because feeding/baiting are about identical, depending on species, time and place.

You may have missed it?

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post #10 of 64 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 07:04 PM
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Ban it all if it isn't meant for harvest.....and I don't mean deer harvest either.

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