People need to be aware that walking in the woods during hunting season can be dangerous. And if you do, wear orange . . . Woman killed in hunting accident in Hebron
A 34-year-old woman was killed in a hunting accident Saturday morning in Hebron on the first day of deer hunting season.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, a heavily wooded area 200-300 yards off Greenwood Mountain Road in the Oxford County town, according to John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The shooting happened around 10 a.m., he said.
MacDonald said officials are still trying to determine exactly what the woman was doing in the area. Wardens say they don’t know whether she was hunting or in the woods for another reason, the Sun Journal reported.
Imagine walking in the woods and seeing dead deer everywhere. And we don’t mean the ones that you’ve shot . . . Disease kills hundreds of deer before hunting season starts
Deer in East Tennessee are being ravaged by a virus weeks before firearm hunting season opens.
The recent outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, which is transmitted by small flies, is concerning hunters in Tennessee because of the damage it is doing to the white-tailed deer population.
“Usually we mow a lot of crops down there at night so the deer come out into the fields when they get used to the tractor. There weren’t any deer, so I just made the dreaded walk one day and just found them dead everywhere,” sportsman and farmer Ben Gamble told USA Today.
“I walked the creek one day and found about a dozen in a 300 yard walk, and that answered all my questions. That was all I needed to see,” he continued.
The disease, which is spread through biting midges and other tiny biting insects, is common for deer to get, says Mime Barnes, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency information and education officer. What isn’t common is the number of deer the virus has killed this year – the highest number since 2007.
Hunters aren’t only conservationists but can be crime scene investigators as well. I may just pack some sterile booties and plastic gloves in my hunting pack this year . . . Hunting for leads to missing persons during hunting season
Deer hunting season is a busy season for Georgia DNR game wardens like Jeff Billips.
“Lots of hunters. Lots of activity.” …
Sometimes they stumble upon the closure families and investigators have been searching for.
“Over the course of my career, we have had several occasions where hunters have made reports of finding remains that were missing persons or victims of crime, that is not uncommon.”
One example is New Year’s Eve, two young boys in Jenkins County found a 23-year-old who was reported missing in Statesboro nine months before.
I feel for this guy. I know the feeling of getting skunked one year then having a herd of 30 deer parked on my front yard the next. Venison is like crack and instead of antlers and bushy tails we see steak and jerky walking around . . . Illegal deer hunter ticketed: ‘I couldn’t help myself,’ he told DEC officers
“On the evening of Oct. 17, ECOs Steve Shaw and Ryan Kelley received a phone call from a concerned citizen in the town of Moreau stating that he had witnessed a man in a vehicle driving up and down a driveway and then heard a single gunshot.
Shortly thereafter, the caller saw lights in a wooded area. All of the activity occurred approximately one hour past legal hunting hours. When the ECOs arrived to investigate the complaint, they located an antlerless deer hanging in a tree near the front door of a nearby residence. A man at the residence was questioned by ECOs about the specifics of the deer taking.
He initially stated that he had shot the deer legally a few hours earlier behind his place of employment, but ultimately admitted to taking the deer on the property involved in the complaint. He stated that, “I didn’t even see a deer last season and the temptation was just too much for me. I couldn’t help myself even though I know what I did was wrong.”
Hunting is like playing the lottery, some people are just luckier than others . . .First-time hunter, 45, bags trophy buck with first shot
While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala dropped a trophy with his first shot — that is, his first shot ever at a deer.
“I’ve wanted to hunt since I was a little boy, and this was my first opportunity,” said Zavala, 45, who moved to Eastern Washington recently from Southern California and bought property in the Nine Mile area.
“It’s the biggest mule deer buck I’ve ever seen come through our (Deer Park) check station in more than 20 years I’ve been around,” said Dana Base, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist based in Colville. “We’ve probably had mule deer bucks with wider racks, but not with that many points. It was an 8 by 7.”
This deer was just pissed off that joggers had blocked his path. And for that he lost his life! I hope they at least turned him into jerky . . . Aggressive Mule Deer Gores Two Men After Interrupting a Marathon
“Officer Wood received a report from a man who was participating in a marathon in the Porcupine Bay area over the weekend. The subject stated a mule deer buck entered the roadway where the people were running. The buck acted in an aggressive manner and began chasing some of the runners.
Two men who were manning a water station tried to chase the buck away but it turned and began attacking them. Both men were gored by the buck (one on the hand and the other on the leg). The buck was shot and a local hunter was allowed to tag and take the deer. Both injured people had to seek medical treatment at the Davenport Hospital.”
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