Researching wolves at the time, Farley Mowat’s “Never Cry Wolf” details the massacre of caribou for their heads. At one point, a massacre is described when a group of deer was herded into a circle by a plane and a group of “hunters” shot at them from said plane. Once the firing was over, Mowat described the scene with “crimson slush” snow and the carcasses of 23 caribou. Of those caribou, only three showed any trace of harvesting: their heads. Every single caribou was wasted, as no person or animal benefited from the caribou’s plentiful meat.
Reduced Poaching Incidents due to Increased Poaching Laws While driving down and old dump road, Curly, as we will call him, spotted some deer just off the road. Slowing down he realized that the few deer that he had seen were all exceptionally fine bucks. Driving off he ponders whether he should go back and take these exceptional deer. Screech!!!! He flipped a 180 and headed back.
I slowly reached to my right to remove my bow from a hook in the tree. The deer was now moving towards me through the long grass, and behind it was another deer. I knew that the rut (the peak mating season) was well under way and this second deer may be a buck. After what seemed like an eternity the second deer came into view. It was a buck, as I had thought, but it was bigger than any deer I had ever seen.
I work on and accomplish the gruesome task at hand. After about twenty minutes of hard work the ground all around me runs red and I know this part of my job has reached a conclusion. Time has come to carry the colossal eighteen point granddaddy of a buck to my old beat up blue F250 truck. This task is nearly impossible and takes a great deal of effort even though the trip is only fifty yards. Once I get the deer home I again feel a great sense of pride.
After about twenty minutes of hard work the ground all around me runs red I know this part of my job has reached a conclusion and time has come to carry the colossal eighteen point granddaddy of a buck to my old beat up blue F250 truck. This task is nearly impossible and takes a great deal of effort even though the trip is only fifty yards. Once I get the deer home once again I feel a great sense of pride and this high should last me until I have to do the gruesome task of butchering my animal in a few days once the meat
Standing 40 yards is probably the biggest buck I have ever seen on public hunting grounds. I jumped out of my truck and pulled up on him. Now my bow has three sights on it. They are set at ten yards, 20 yards, and 30 yards. The deer being at 40 yards I was a little unsure if I could hit him.
“You going to get one today?” I looked at him and said with confidence, “Yes.” By now it was 6 a.m and we were all getting our clothing on they were very frigid because we had left them outside overnight. Me and my dad had finished and my older brother the one I was going hunting with was still changing. He is always the slowest one of us. When he was finally done we when outside with our guns and ammo. I loaded my gun up and we headed out to the tree stand it was still very dark it was like walking with your eyes
Men hunting deer for meat was still a necessity for most families for survival was still prevalent. The big cattle Barons who supplied the troops with meat, had problems now with coyotes, wolves, attacking their cattle, got together an put bounties on these animals to protect their investments. As these farmers’ extensive cotton production and hunting grew, it put a large dent in the deer herd population drastically. By the 1900s, the population had reached an all-time low, the public became concerned, talks about conservation were talked about, and Laws were put in place to protect the herds. Just after WWII, a re... ... middle of paper ... ... will mate their first year, because of more abundant nutrition less stress because of less predators lurking.
The most commonly known hunting is for white-tail deer. It is celebrated as if it were a widespread national holiday all around the world. Let’s start off with the types of gun you can use to hunt. For deer hunting, a .22 caliber rifle is adequate, but isn’t recommended. Some great guns for hunting deer are .458 magnums, .32 Win.
There it is the first spot of blood and you start to think of what you will do if you find this enormous buck. As I track the deer with its own blood trail, I look up and there is the colossal sized beast lying there. You see it the size of a horse, looking to weigh around 250 pounds with a rack that could make a grown man cry. His antlers so big that when I first saw him from a distance it looked like a small tree branch. In amazement, I walk up to him and just look.