The Great West Virginia Deer Cull

The second Thursday in November has just passed. In most of the country, thoughts will be about the big feast that comes exactly seven days later, but not in my part of the world. This coming week does include American … Continue reading

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Deer in the gray thicket

Got some nice footage of some deer on the trail camera this week. One is a bit goofy: The other is a beautiful scene as trio of deer come through the thicket after a rainy night: There is a major … Continue reading

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Hitler’s deer friends

Hitler feeding some roe deer, 1936. Good thing these deer met the animal-loving Hitler and not Goering, who probably would have shot them! I am aware that Western roe deer are found throughout Europe, but I most strongly associate them … Continue reading

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Tracking a roe deer with a Drahthaar

The dog’s name is Tanne (German for fir tree): Source. This is illegal in West Virginia. Dogs cannot be used to hunt deer in any way, but the laws are not well-enforced. The reason why it’s illegal is that deer … Continue reading

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The tawny deer of summer

White-tailed deer turn red-fox tawny in summer. Canis lupus hominis

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