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(NY) Mystery deer found in tree

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Drizzt, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Drizzt

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    Mystery deer found in tree

    By Associated Press, 12/23/2002 10:07

    HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) ''Wild Kingdom'' meets ''CSI'' as baffled wildlife experts and hunters try to figure out how a dead deer ended up in a tree 12 feet off the ground.

    A man hunting in a remote area of Delaware County stumbled upon the strange sight while lost in a snowstorm on opening day of deer season last month.

    ''I thought it was a giant eagle nest or something, but I got closer and I said, 'My God! That's a deer!'' hunter Gerald Inman of West Nyack told the Times Union of Albany in Monday's editions. ''My first thought was a poacher put it up in the tree.''

    Three weeks later, another hunter found the deer shot through its heart with an arrow still in the tree.

    The two hunters and a state wildlife expert returned to the site on Dec. 13 and had to cut down the tree to dislodge the deer from the crotch of the maple tree.

    ''As far as really weird wildlife occurrences go, this one takes the cake by far,'' said Scott VanArsdale, a wildlife technician for 18 years with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

    The carcass was taken to the state wildlife lab near Albany, where pathologist Ward Stone determined the 70-pound buck had been killed with the arrow.

    He said there was no evidence that another animal such as a bear or mountain lion might have dragged the deer up the tree.

    Stone said the hunter who killed the deer probably hauled the buck into the tree with ropes, intending to retrieve it later.

    Hancock is 90 miles southwest of Albany.

    http://www.boston.com/dailynews/357/region/Mystery_deer_found_in_tree_:.shtml
     
  2. PATH

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    I have heard far stranger stories than that!
     
  3. Zorro

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    Posted by Santa

    MISSING! one reindeer answers to the name of "Olive" as in "Olive the other reindeer."

    If found please call Santa at 1-888-Sant.



    :D
     
  4. JohnBT

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    You figure the deer got shot, ran up a 6-foot snow drift, jumped up 6 more feet into the tree and wasn't found until the snow melted?

    The deer fences they sell around here are 8 feet tall.

    John
     
  5. El Tejon

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    Tornado?
     
  6. redneck

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    Counter Attack

    He was actually up there tryin to do in all the folks that was looking to put him in a freezer. Some wiley bowhunter (rambo?) managed to get him in time.
    Maybe its just the tip of the iceburg, he coulda been on recon leading a whole anti hunter task force.
    Hunting is a whole new game now, gonna have to get all the forces together.
    Bow hunters slip in to take out sentries, frontstuffers make the surprise attack on the flank then drop back to cover for a reload as the shotgunners divide and conquer.
     
  7. JohnDog

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    Yeah, right!

    Out here in cougar country we just assume that the deer didn't fly up into the tree and die:p We assume that a big mountain kitty took it up there for a midnight snack!

    Check Six, New Yorkers!

    JohnDog
     
  8. cordex

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    :scrutiny:
    I don't know what they put in the water up there, but 'round here, deer like to stay on or around the ground.
    Redneck,

    Nice plan, but it isn't going to be like a civil-war battle. Think Vietnam, 'cept the enemy has Punji sticks on their head.
     
  9. redneck

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    Right.....

    Option 2
    Send in the PETAphiles to try and hash out the politics an negotiate. Hopefully they will either join ranks with the enemy, thus making them traitors and openinig season on them, or they will be slaughtered on first contact with the cute little critters.
    As the real battle begins send in the slob hunters first. Yeah its a sacrifice, but most of the traps should be sprung within the first two hours and it never hurts as bad when your drunk. Tell them a 300 lb 30pointer was spotted 3 days earlier and they should trample everything in their path. The real shame will be the damage to all those brand new pickups and ATV's.
    The wealth of alcoholic beverages left behind as the horde rushes off can be used to mix up some makeshift napalm suitable for everything from flaming arrows to large scale assualt.
    Small teams go in with smoke poles and bows on recon. Smoke signals and or rebel yells can be used to communicate with the other troops.
    Rifles sweep in from the flanks following signals from recon about where the main mass of enemies are, long range sniper tactics can be used to stampede them towards the waiting mass of shotgunners.
    The geneva convention doesn't state anything specifically about strapping antlers on any captured PETAphiles and sending them back into the thick of it, its basically just releasing enemy troops and should be completely legal. I would be very careful what goes into the Vday barbecue though.
    Lets face it folks. The proverbial ****, just hit the fan.
     
  10. mete

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    No wonder I didn't get a deer here in the catskill mtns of NY, I didn't look up into the trees.
     
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    OK educate me

    We have some 'big kitty's" here, remote, don't hear much about them.

    Seriously, big kitty will carry a deer up a tree? I recall reading some stories ( Ruark) and the things big kittys do--but a deer?

    Why I am recalling the line..." found him naked, singing on the windmill...I had to fly up and get'em down".
     
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