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Old 01-06-2009, 10:44 PM   #9
Prairiefreak
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Stoloniferous...we have eliminated almost all the natural predators for deer. The top predator for deer in my area is the automobile. While I'd be okay with having cougars and bobcats and wolves around, most people would not. Something about "they're picking off my pets and toddlers."

If ya kept your toddlers and pets indoors, where they belong...no problem.

Sage, when you eliminate all the predators for deer, there will be a population explosion of deer, and the only remaining controls on their population are cars, starvation, and disease. Deer in my area completely destroy the understory and ground layer of plants in natural areas. They need to be thinned out. I don't have a problem with culling deer, with the meat being donated to food pantries.
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