29 thoughts on “Another photo of the poor deer with an arrow though the face

    • I don’t think it can eat properly or enough to survive the cold weather. Plus that arrow will get stuck in long grass, reeds and branches! The good news, if any, is if somebody steps up that can dart the deer, while she is asleep, the arrow can probably be pushed through to the mouth and removed. This happens with quilled dogs all the time. But I repeat, she must be asleep to do this or she will die of shock! A good vet or assistant could sew her up, inside and out, shoot her up with antibiotics, and she will be fine!
      As for the subhuman asshole who did this, I hope he goes ice fishing on thin ice on a swift river and never gets to pass is genes on.

      • The woman in New Jersey who saw and reported this deer called their state game department. They said would tranquilize this deer and remove the arrow, but they must be too busy chasing other hunters around to get to it…

      • Semantics Jim, Semantics.

        BTW, I got into a tet-a-tet via email with a hunter. It’s a rather long email chain but his last retort to me was, rather typical. Here it is:

        “Now, there is some stuff that I really object to here. It seems to be she distinguishes between humans and the nature that surrounds them — that we should wipe out humans for the benefit of “nature.” I don’t view humans as being distinct from nature, I view us (albeit a unique species) as a part of nature, and with a “rightful” place in it. For me, part of that experience is hunting animals and eating their meat, just as we evolved to do and have been doing for a million years. Even if the “natural” role of meat in a human’s diet is debatable, if I am going to eat meat, I think the best way for me to do it is to hunt my own. I have to live face to face with the consequences of letting that arrow or bullet fly, which brings to the forefront of my consciousness the seriousness of taking an animal’s life — especially big game. I learn to only kill what I will eat, the elements of fair chase, the ethics of killing quickly and minimizing suffering, the necessity of wild places and the critical role that conservation plays. All of that is not only a “natural” experience, but one that benefits the animals I am hunting (on the whole) and the ecosystem they live in.”

      • That’s what I said. Actually, this is what I said in response:

        “As for this statement: *the elements of fair chase, the ethics of killing quickly and minimizing suffering, the necessity of wild places and the critical role that conservation plays. All of that is not only a “natural” experience, but one that benefits the animals I am hunting (on the whole) and the ecosystem they live in.* Bullsh*t! Bullsh*t! Bullsh*t! Tell your friend that this statement is so overused by hunters that he and his fellow hunters should record it and sell it on iTunes. I am so sick and tire of listening to the Hunter’s diatribe that they are “conserving” wildlife as well as the ecosystem. Maybe HE believes this, but I guarantee you most of his fellow hunters could give a rat’s ass about conservation and the ecosystem. Incidentally, what are his feelings on the delisting and hunting of wolves? Tell me something, those hunters that are assassinating wolves by the hundreds on a daily basis, that’s right daily, are they eating the meat? Are they killing wolves for survival? What benefit is there to the ecosystem by hunting wolves. Wolves were nearly pushed to the brink of extinction, and will again if some hunters have their way.

        I don’t care what your friend says, not all hunters hunt for the meat. Some hunt because they like to kill. It’s that simple. A good percentage of them are nothing more than a pack of “camo-clad” serial killers thirsting for blood.”

      • I should mention that our email tet-a-tet was via a mutual friend, which is why this hunter refers to me as “she” because were not email one another directly but rather, through our mutual friend, as previously stated.

        🙂

      • Impulse control issues. In the wild, an impulsive animal dies. Humans end up in the system or killing other innocent humans with a vehicle. I expect this was done by someone under 26, which is the age that the brain finishes developing the parts that deal with reason and consequences. Not an excuse. Nothing excuses this!

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  3. Yay! I knew they could do it! Public pressure effecting change!
    Today was the 6th shot in the woods I have heard since deer season started. Amazingly low this year. The die-hards will be out but they are dying off or moving South from here. Some of the shots may be for killing off beef cows before Winter? It’s going to be a bad Winter here so hay costs them money. There are less cows than there have ever been in my memory, in this area. I so hope things are starting to change! But the wolf killing is horrible out west and it needs to be stopped with grinding pressure on the media and the politicians! They allow it, they need to be pressured into stopping it!

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