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RE: Deer hunts

A lot of hunting seasons coincide with mating seasons.  I never thought it
was quite right to use fake mating calls to lure them in... (for sport now,
not for existence)

Refridgeration concerns might have played a part, but there were/are many
ways of preserving meat that don't require cold.  It would be more difficult
to find food in the winter (for those of us with 4 distinct seasons, anyway)
so perhaps stocking up for the winter was also a timing consideration.  But
as I write that, I'm thinking that hunting seasons are a relatively recent
invention (150 years ago you hunted when you needed to, right?).  Might be
an interesting research topic but I don't have time... gotta quit
procrastinating with the fun stuff like this list, and get back to work!

Enjoy the day -

Maryland zone 6

-----Original Message-----
From: Marge Talt
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: 12/18/2002 3:50 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Deer hunts

Also most interesting, Melody.  It would seem to me, that if the goal
is reduced population, then an extension of the season makes sense. 
I'm not sure why deer hunting has always been a fall activity, unless
it started back before refrigeration and the cold weather was needed
to keep the meat from spoiling.

I can understand the reluctance to permit even controlled hunts in
highly populated areas...all it takes is one kid getting shot to
create havoc.

If controlled hunts are not the answer, I wonder just what is...and
this is a problem that needs a resolution, not only for our own
personal gardens, but for the health of the remaining deer herds and
the continuance of our woodlands, whose survival is going to depend
on reducing the deer depredations.  

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
Editor:  Gardening in Shade

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