Some years ago, I was sitting in a tree stand in Sampson County, North Carolina. Less than an hour after ascending into the stand, a beautiful doe stepped into my field of vision. I raised my 30/30 and set my sights just behind her right shoulder. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, I saw something moving along the outer perimeter of my field of vision. I glanced to my right and saw a young fawn grazing just 25 yards away from its mother – the doe I had nearly shot. I had to draw my weapon down for...
I've enjoyed your columns very much, but am frankly disgusted by your purposeful killing of an obvious mother deer. Deers don't just nurse their fawns, they teach them to survive. Where to hide, when to run, what is dangerous, what to eat, etc. As most mammals grow, they naturally leave their mothers or the mother no longer is as affectionate, readied by nature for the next conception.This was cruel. Were you starving and needed the meat? I suppose it proved your manhood to yourself. You probably sentenced the fawn to death, also, by your actions.
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