Illegal to eat crop damaging deer

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  1. greenskeeter

    greenskeeter Cyber-Hunter

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  2. UKturkeyhunter

    UKturkeyhunter 6 pointer

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    Same law here in missouri, farmers can shoot deer on a crop damage permit, but have to leave them lay. The idea (I think) is that the carcasses will keep other deer out of the fields. I have seen neighbors shooting crop damaging deer out of the same fields as the dead ones, so this theory probably is not right.

    I absolutely understand the damage deer can do to crops, but it does seem like a waste to HAVE to leave them lay so you are not breaking the law.
     
  3. Scott7m

    Scott7m 12 pointer

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    sounds like nothing but waste to me..........
     
  4. MikeKy

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    I knew a guy in Crofton a few years back that had terrible crop damage from deer every year and I mean terrible. At first he shot to kill the deer on the spot but started gut shooting them so they would leave the field before dying because the additional crop damage from coyotes and buzzards was worse than the damage from the deer. He said people were constantly asking him for venison but the rules said he had to leave the deer laying where they fell. That is a terrible waste. BTW, he let anyone and everyone deer hunt on his land.
     
  5. RutNBuck

    RutNBuck 12 pointer

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    Unless things have changed that info is incorrect
    one farm i hunted the landowner was handed 30 doe permits
    (crop damage tags) as long as they was checked in it was all legal
     
  6. MikeKy

    MikeKy 10 pointer

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    Maybe there are two types of permits. The farm next to mine usually gets crop damage tags that can only be used during deer season and the deer must be checked. The guy in Crofton shot them in the summer in the mid 80's as did a former co-worker on his farm in the early 90's and they both said they weren't allowed to move the carcasses. I think they were supposed to call and report the number of deer shot to the CO.
     
  7. barney

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    Its about the nuisance deer, that are shot without tags. A farmer used to have to leave them lay where they fell, or drag them out of the field, to rot.
     
  8. thunderchicken09

    thunderchicken09 10 pointer

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    Why dont someone come pick them up and give them to poor people or somthin?
     
  9. RutNBuck

    RutNBuck 12 pointer

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    some years back it used to be hard to beat the buzzards to a downed deer
    now the buzzards have to race to beat the mexicans to it..
     
  10. Scott7m

    Scott7m 12 pointer

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    ok?????


    I just think it's total non-sense to shoot an animal and not make every attempt to see that meat isn't wasted.. I know if it were in my garden and I had the proper tag it would go to feed my family, if not, that animal would die without reason and that don't sit well with me.
     
  11. thunderchicken09

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    some years back it used to be hard to beat the buzzards to a downed deer
    now the buzzards have to race to beat the mexicans to it..
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  12. barney

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    It was the law.:rolleyes: Shoot'em, and leave'um lay, summer deer have an "off taste", anyway..............or so I've been told:D
     
  13. Scott7m

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    hmm... Yea.. i bet you wouldn't know a thing about that would you barney lol............

    deer destroy our gardens every year, but i've never killed a deer out of it... last year we didn't get any tomatoes whatsoever, they eat up the beans, kicked holes in all the cantelopes, and the tomatoes, well they topped the plants and turned them into shrubs, and when a tomatoe would form they'd bite it off, chew it up, and spit it out, it looke d like someone spilt relish all over the plants lol...

    we set out 140 tomatoe plants, and with God as my witness, we didn't get one tomatoe! lol
     
  14. turkeytalker

    turkeytalker Banned

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    Thats just plain ignorant! lol
     
  15. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    They were'nt spitin them out, they were gobblin them up so fast, the crumbs were fallin out of the corner of their mouth!
    You would think again, about not shooting them, if you were paying the bills and, feeding your family, with that garden. Don't get me wrong.......I love the deer, but when they cost you thousands, what do you do?
     

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