Feeding Wildlife...What does your Local Government Say?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

There is some big concerns about the feeding of wildlife.  Anything from Birds to Deer to you name it.   Many say that it is unnatural and if you stop feeding, the wildlife suffers from the lack of 'Needing' to look for food.

Many concerns are about disease.  This one is more of a large game issue.  The big issue on this one is that by feeding large amounts of food to deer and bear, always in the same spot, and animal with a disease will transmit it much more quickly in the close quarters of a feeding area.

SOLUTIONS:

First...birds.  Most birds will migrate south when the weather gets cold or food becomes scarce.  Hummingbirds being the biggest concern.  Be sure to pull your feeders at the right time so the birds will continue their trek south when food is still available. 

Animals...Other than them becoming Pests, let's look at a couple of things.  Bears are not 'Teddy Bears". They can and will do alot of damage all times of the year.  DO NOT encourage a Bear.  Deer...Do transmit several disease among themselves.  So if you are going to feed the, (WHERE LEGAL), spread out the area where you do the feeding.  This will help limit the exposure of any disease.

The othething that feeding does is makes an area able to support more wildlife.  So if you start to feed...DON'T STOP!  The wildlife become dependent on your support and stopping could mean a Death sentence in the colder climates.

The last concern is Hunters.  Many feel that hunting over food that has been supplied is unethical and not sportsman like.  Most State Game Agencies agree.  This is Illegal in a majority of states.

So, when feeding the wildlife...take these concerns to heart.

NOW!  For my friends that hunt or know people who hunt...a little humor!

 My Dad gave me this.  Leave it to him to find a twist to things.  Now you know where I get it from!!!!

 

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Rainmaker
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Allison Stewart
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Cute- too bad deer can't read

November 19, 2009 05:39 PM
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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Yea...Then we could take down all the Deer Crossing signs on the roads and we wouldn't have any accidents with them. ;-)

November 19, 2009 05:43 PM
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Richard Weisser
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Bill...

I agree with everything, and the sign is hysterical. A lot of hunters around here use corn feeders, but do not hunt in the feed areas.

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November 19, 2009 08:17 PM
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William Feela
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Thanks for the Feature Richard.  I love to feed the Deer!  I rotate the feeding areas and continually change containers.

I hunt out in the woods and not in the yard!

November 19, 2009 08:31 PM
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JL Boney, III
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Thankfully we really don't have any dangerous animals to feed around here, but for the most part all I do is put out bird feeder in the Summer.

November 19, 2009 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Agent Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR® Listing Specialist
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Deer can't read? So why start a letter Dear Deer? Or would a deer write a John Doe letter? =)

November 19, 2009 11:16 PM
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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William, I named the deer that come in our back yard, "Jerky", but my wife doesn't think it's funny. Go figure.

November 20, 2009 12:23 AM
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James Bath
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No Deer around us on the West Coast of SW Florida but an occasional Panther!  Herons, Egrets and American Storks though are grossly mistreated with cheap hot dogs and "Wonder-less" Bread.  They sit on the roof awaiting the next un-nutritious gorging.  Only rarely do we ever hear of an "arrest" even though the evidence is clear (40 birds on roof!) and doing the apprehensions would be like "shooting ducks in a barrel".  Wildlife do take a beating from the Do-Good'ers who do harm, not anything near good!

 

Cheers from "our" Paradise!

November 20, 2009 06:39 AM
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company

Baiting for deer is legal in Lower SC and not in upper SC. But as far a deer feeding together and spreading disease I thought they were herd animals.

November 20, 2009 08:24 AM
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William Feela
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JL...You need to get out of town more.

Kyke...funny!

Steve...I lived on a farm and when our city cousins would come around for a visit, we would tell them the next cow to be butchered name was Dinner!

James...many peiople who are doing the feeding have no idea of the harm they are doing giving them the junk food.

November 20, 2009 08:25 AM
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Vern Eaton
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Well, if you ask me that looks to be 'fair' warning to me! LOL  But I know you better than that.  You would give at least a warning shot first!  LOL LOL

November 20, 2009 09:02 AM
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William Feela
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Laura...deer are only heard animals when wintering in harsh climates.  Otherwise, small groups are the norm.  Some ares have so many Deer, the local officials want you to bait in order to get a better chance at getting a Deer and reducing the population.

Vern...A warning shot would be sportsman like I guess.

November 20, 2009 09:21 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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That is hilarious, my husband the hunter will get a big charge out of this blog!

November 20, 2009 10:33 AM
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William Feela
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Sybil...Glad you enjoyed.  That was the whole point.

November 20, 2009 01:56 PM
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Bill, leave it to your Dad and you to come up with this.  I like the warning shot idea!

November 20, 2009 06:55 PM
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