Jump to content
UKV - The Place for Precision Rifle Enthusiasts

Recommended Posts

An interesting "Thunderer" in today's "Times" calling for more hunting of deer - now there's a change.

The nub of it is way too many deer causing all manner of issues including a rise in Lyme disease,  Venison being an excellent and carbon neutral red meat, and  cursing Disney for Bambi.  Worth a read.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm afraid I read it on old fashioned paper

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was also talked about on Jeremy vines show on radio 2 today, and just as it came on, my phone rang so I missed it😣

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many thanks for showing us a rare instance of common sense from the media re stalking.

maximus otter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well written and balanced prose

 

Disney has much to answer for “humanising” animals

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was a somewhat surprising article from Lucas, he's normally reporting on economic, business, politics etc.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Load of broccoli.

Deer = ticks. No Deer = No Ticks.  Loads of tick in my local park and no deer. Oh dear (!) there goes that theory.

As for the supermarkets selling our wild venison. Dream on. They don't know where they have been so will only sell deer from farms so forget organic and think about sedated antler removal, cattle cobs (god knows what's in them). Thats why there is a growth in deer farming. No way I am eating that that which promotes growth and vigour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Chanonry said:

Load of broccoli.

Deer = ticks. No Deer = No Ticks.  Loads of tick in my local park and no deer. Oh dear (!) there goes that theory.

As for the supermarkets selling our wild venison. Dream on. They don't know where they have been so will only sell deer from farms so forget organic and think about sedated antler removal, cattle cobs (god knows what's in them). Thats why there is a growth in deer farming. No way I am eating that that which promotes growth and vigour.

He doesn't say that eliminating deer eliminates Lyme disease.  I think there's some logic in controlling deer numbers resulting in a reduction of Lyme.  Also isn't his argument suggesting a reconsideration of the rules around deer culling?  I do agree with you that it's a huge challenge to see wild venison safely made available to the buying public.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

RifleMags_200x100.jpg

Northallerton NSAC shooting.jpg

border_ballistics_UKV_ad.jpg

dolphin button4 (200x100).jpg

CASEPREP_FINAL_YELLOW_hi_res__200_.jpg

rovicom200.jpg

BHTargets200.jpg

Lumensmini.png

CALTON MOOR RANGE (2) (200x135).jpg

bradley1 200.jpg

NVstore200.jpg

Danny Trowsdale 200.png

safeshot 200.jpg

tacfire 200.jpg

blackrifle.png

jr_firearms_200.gif

valkyrie 200.jpg

tab 200.jpg

 

 



×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy