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Old 11-03-2019, 12:08 AM
 
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Three deer carcasses within a few miles of each other the other day, one on 440 near the CVM exit, one on 40 at the dip near the Fairgrounds exit, another on 440 near the North Hills exit.

What are you seeing in your area?
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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What are you seeing in your area?
Raccoon and Possum down here. The buzzards are happy, but occasionally one become a victim because he was slow getting out of the way
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:17 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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My son almost hit one last night by Green Hope HS. They are ALWAYS over on the road.

Saw a dead one on Green Level West by 540 interchange last weekend.

Remember - do not avoid a deer to hit another car or a tree!
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:25 AM
 
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dad joke:

why did the deer cross the road?

The police representatives have stated that as an investigation of the event is still underway,
they will not be issuing any specific information as to the deer’s intention, medical status or whereabouts.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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Don’t underestimate the effect of reduced habitat availability. Higher density where they can still hide from hunters.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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I hit one the other night with the truck near Hwy 98. He dented my bumper.


But on the bright side, once November 16th hits, and the corn gets put out, we're gonna have a new year's stock of venison!


I already bought my deer corn and have it stashed in the feed shed
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:42 PM
 
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In the last week I saw a dead deer on the side of the road near RTP and then another on the MLK Jr Parkway in Durham.


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Don’t underestimate the effect of reduced habitat availability.

Yeah. All the clearcutting going on around here is not great.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:57 PM
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Drove from New Bern to Charlotte last weekend. We saw 7 carcasses roadside, (potentially several more, but was not certain) including one freshly killed buck with a very noticeable rack.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Don’t underestimate the effect of reduced habitat availability. Higher density where they can still hide from hunters.
Except that deer don't thrive in a strictly wooded environment; they thrive in interspersed woodlots, meadows, farm fields, etc. Low density suburban development is an ideal habitat. The reason you see so many dead deer by the side of the road is that their population has increased dramatically to about 1 million today from 10,000 in 1900.

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Old 11-03-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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The rut is starting, which mean bucks will be on the move to find does. If they smell a doe they will cross the road to get to them and not care about oncoming traffic at all.
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