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Old 06-17-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Been a lot bit busy lately...

Sleep has become a rarity...I sleep more in a recliner at work than I do in my own bed. Go to work between 6 and 7am...come home for dinner if I'm not too busy...back to work from 8 or 9 until bout 10. Repeat. Weekends too. For 90 days.

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Bottle feeding two of these girls...and before anyone asks, the moms can raise them just fine, but we pulled these two girls so that we could bottle raise them and get a couple tame does out in the pen. Only way to tame em is to bottle raise em and get them used to frequent contact.

So that's why my presence has been severely limited...I'll be around a lot more around the end of August (though I'll probably spend my first free night or two wasted at the bar..lol).

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On the plus side...I'm bringing in an extra $300 or so a week currently...so if I'm lucky, I may actually have my Jeep lifted by the end of summer.

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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AWHHHH they are super cute! That would be an awesome job, but I wouldn't want to set them free

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:53 AM   #3
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cool video. those things are pretty cute as babies, and not running out on to the road in front of me.
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Kewl, I wondered what happened to BAMBI !!

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cool video. those things are pretty cute as babies, and not running out on to the road in front of me.
+1

We have way too many around here. They need to be thinned down some.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:11 AM   #6
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I saw a lone baby white tail crossing a busy 4 lane the other day... I worried about that thing for a while. It made it across, but who knows after that.. Great video.
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Raising your own venison! That’s a great idea.
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That is too cool. What do you do with them in the pen? Do you keep them forever or what do you do with them when they grow up?
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We have way too many around here. They need to be thinned down some.
wait.. are you talking about deer or stupid people?
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Raising your own venison! That’s a great idea.
remember, the cage makes it taste better
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remember, the cage makes it taste better
Hahaha... I've never eaten any of our deer, but I've heard captive deer do have a less gamey taste due to them eating more grains in captivity rather than primarily clover and other greenery.

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That is too cool. What do you do with them in the pen? Do you keep them forever or what do you do with them when they grow up?
Bucks are raised up and sold to private game preserves here in Ohio...apparently there are some folks who are willing to pay bigtime bucks to shoot big bucks (har har). Personally I think that's cheating and if I were going to go hunting, I'd rather buy a gun, take a hunting safety course, and then hunt me a wild buck...giving it a chance to outsmart me and making me appreciate the kill that much more. If I fail...I'd just hope for better luck next year. No deer are ever hunted on our property. The only thing we shoot them with are darts (for medicating them).

Does are either sold to other keepers/breeders if we have an abundance of them... otherwise, they're kept and bred each year and they'll most likely spend their entire life on our farm. Especially ones that produce primarily bucks each year, have a good bloodline in them, or are fairly calm.

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AWHHHH they are super cute! That would be an awesome job, but I wouldn't want to set them free
Thanks...these never get set free so I'll see em as long as I'm working on the farm and being bottle raised, they will most likely be very tame for the rest of their life. Biiiiig fines if you set your captive deer free in the wild...also biiiiiig fines (and possibly jailtime) if you take wild deer and sell them as captives. A couple here in Ohio just got nailed pretty bad for that recently. Catching wild deer and then reselling them as captives for thousands of dollars.
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awwwww so cute
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So you are raising them to be tame to make them easier to kill? Don't get me wrong I'm not a tree hugger, but if you're "hunting" something that doesn't fight back you should at least have to work for it.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #14
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So you are raising them to be tame to make them easier to kill? Don't get me wrong I'm not a tree hugger, but if you're "hunting" something that doesn't fight back you should at least have to work for it.
Those are does and they won't be sold...even if they are sold down the road when I no longer work there, they will be sold as pets/breeders and not for hunting. Most people who pay to hunt captive deer, pay to hunt big bucks.

Even if those fawns were bucks, if they're "dog tame" like we're intended to make these with a lot of interaction...we'd end up keeping them around and wouldn't sell them for hunting purposes. We've got too much time, emotions, and money put into them to even consider selling them to a game preserve.

Even the bucks that aren't worked with get so used to people that I personally think it's dumb to hunt them, but the only way to offset the cost of feed is to sell em off and 99% of the buyers are game preserves...most people only breed with a couple bucks a year so bucks aren't in high demand for anything except hunting.

Back in the day, you could make big money selling "shooters"...but now unless you've got some real stunners, you're lucky to break even. My boss raises deer now mainly because he enjoys going out in the evenings and just sitting there watching the deer out in the field...it's peaceful. He won't hunt his own deer...not even the does that aren't worth much money...but that feed isn't cheap ($11-13/bag...and we go through about 80 bags a month) so we still gotta sell some to offset those costs.
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I would love to actually pet a deer. I lived next to a goat farm as a kid. My parents would put me in the cage with the baby goats and make me battle my way out. It got ugly sometimes!
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I would love to actually pet a deer. I lived next to a goat farm as a kid. My parents would put me in the cage with the baby goats and make me battle my way out. It got ugly sometimes!
Hahahaha...yeah, whenever my buddy (boss' grandson) asks how the fawns are doing, I said they're great once I manage to catch em. His response... "Just wait...they'll be bowling you over trying to get their bottle soon enough!"

I used to work for a pet store part-time while working part-time at the farm...one day I came in and went straight to the hand sanitizer behind the register and they're like, "What's your problem???" and I said I was covered in deer slobber and was running late for work so I didn't have time to go wash my hands. They were all kinda like, "HUH? Why did a deer slobber all over you??????" When you're petting tame does though, once they taste the salt on your skin, they'll lick you to death. haha
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once they taste the salt on your skin, they'll lick you to death. haha
Oh really?
I'll keep that in mind...




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