**UPDATE 12/07/2018** Since my post yesterday; I drove by earlier today on the way to a funeral & noticed that ALL of the deer carcasses have since been removed from the road & NOW there is a bright electric sign that SPECIFICALLY asks everyone to "BE CAREFUL...HEAVY DEER MIGRATION ROUTE!!" This is a WIN & proof that whether it was me or not that prompted action, we as #Sportsman , need to fight for & be the voice for our #wildlife . Thank you, whoever listened!! 12/06/18 - As a hunter; It's sad to see these majestic beasts (or any), get slaughtered while transitioning through their winter range. This stretch alone of about 100 ft has 6 other dead deer and this was a decent buck that was just barely hit and within that mile, there are numerous others. I saw him on the way to the gym today and a lone doe in the field debating her crossing and panicking as she ran back and forth as Cars and Semi Trucks zipped by. I flipped around seeing her dilemma and hoping to slow traffic in case she crossed....she stayed in the field in frenzy. I only hope she headed deeper into that field after keeping an eye in her for about 1/2 hour.
Although predators need some form of management, when are we going to wake up and face the real dangers of overpopulation of HUMANS and our TRUE effects regarding these animals we love to hunt so much?? Their Historic Winter ranges are being depleted by our encrochement and the spread of roads, housing, and machines (atv/utvs etc) have a much bigger effect than predators in my opinion on their survival year round. We wonder where the glory days went....We should look more closely at ourselves. Although we do a lot of great things to help these animals, I sometimes wonder if it's enough, when maybe we should regulate ourselves better.
Just thinking out loud in defense of one of my favorite animals...The #muledeer!! PLEASE BE CAREFULL!! On another note...by the time I got back from the gym, someone had pulled this buck near the roadside and sawed off his antlers... (Not sure if it was #utahdwr ). #utah #winterrange #deer
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