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A Murder of One

Nepenthe Wrote: May 15, 2012 3:05 PM
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.
upnorthlurkin2 Wrote: May 18, 2012 1:41 PM
"Deers"? Ha! I've enjoyed your silly b.s. attack on Mr. Adams.
If Mr Adams was starving he would be past the point of needing the meat. Deer have instincts. At past weaning age the fawn was probably sentanced to having to survive the harsh realities of nature. Do you suppose it's still out in the field just trotting around wondering what to do next? Maybe it's a liberal deer waiting on a kindly GF&P officer to come along and take care of it?
Deer are very overpopulated (not due to gov't regulatory incompetence of course) and suffer from chronic wasting disease in areas and destroy farmer's property in others, while gov't entities ration hunting tags. "This was cruel."
Frank391 Wrote: May 15, 2012 6:24 PM
Don't know much about deer I read The mother teaches the fawn nothing about hiding and running or anything else. Once they have stopped nursing they are pretty much on their own. Since does run in herds the fawn may or may not have stayed depending on whether it was a buck or doe.
shubi_ Wrote: May 15, 2012 4:49 PM
Deer no longer have natural predators in most States, so it was ok in any event. Obviously, Adams is pro-choice on deer.

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...