Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Think Predators Aren't a Problem, Think Again

While traveling to a fishing hole this weekend, I noticed something bright white just off the trail. As we got closer, I could tell it was sun-bleached bone. It was the rear section of a spine. As we looked it over, there was still some tail hair on it they confirmed it was a whitetail deer. There were slight marks on some of the vertebrae lending to the notion that it was eaten by predators. The spine was rather small leading us to believe it was no older than a year and a half. This area is open to hunting, but only with a bow which makes predator hunting extremely challenging. Given the evidence, we will be attempting predator hunting this coming season with our bows to alleviate some of the pressure on the deer heard.

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