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Offline Doe Belly

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New Texas State Law
« on: August 29, 2003, 09:58:53 PM »
"Urban Deer to Become Inmates' Supper?
What a concept... trapping over-plentiful deer in suburban areas, and feeding them to prisoners of the state of Texas. Where do they come up with this stuff? And why not let hunters take the deer home, rather than feeding them to criminals?

According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman, "The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is expected to make rules this week to implement a new state law... The new law, initiated by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, would allow government entities and possibly others to get permits to have the deer trapped and used for human consumption."

Additionally, "Parks and Wildlife deer specialist Bryan Richards... expects few neighborhood groups will want to take advantage of the new trapping alternative... because hiring a trapper and possibly paying for processing could cost up to $150 per animal."

My question is, why not allow hunters to take these deer? Closely monitored hunts have worked well in the past for some urban and suburban areas, and are incredibly cost-effective. Rather than costing money for municipalities or neighborhood groups, suburban hunts manned by qualified archers would eliminate problem deer at very little or no cost - and many hunters would even pay a reasonable fee to take a deer.

And then the meat would be feeding an upstanding hunter's family, rather than filling the guts of convicted criminals.
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Offline Big58cal

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New Texas State Law
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2003, 08:15:29 PM »
At least, Texas should look at something like we have in KY.
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
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