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Old 09-12-2007, 07:12 PM
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... only its scarey at the same time! The following article in todays baltimore sun...

Stop Maryland's season of cruelty: fall bow hunting

By E. Joseph Lamp
September 12, 2007



Anticipating autumn's bounty of cooler weather, glorious sunshine and majestic foliage also brings sadness to my heart, knowing the suffering about to be inflicted by Maryland's bow hunters on our deer starting Friday and continuing through January.

In the 2006-2007 season, bow hunters reported killing 21,991 deer in Maryland. But how many deer got away wounded, left to run around in the woods with arrows sticking in them, or to die a slow and agonizing death days or weeks later? Well-documented studies testify that wounding and suffering happen time and again when the bow is the weapon of choice.

Even former Sun outdoor sports columnist Bill Burton has stated that bow hunting does not support clean kills. He wrote in his Maryland Deer Hunting Guide, "By necessity, most bowmen have become adept at tracking cripples - they have no choice. Seldom do their deer drop in their tracks."

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends waiting at least an hour after a deer is shot with an arrow and runs off. If the deer was hit outside the heart or lungs, the hunter should wait four to six hours before attempting to track it.

All the while, the animal suffers. Many are never found.

As veterinarian Steve Nusbaum has written: "The presence of the same neurochemicals in deer as in humans similarly demands that they feel pain as we do." Imagine the pain of walking around in the woods for weeks on end with an arrow sticking out of your side or your head.

Nevertheless, Maryland's hunters - a mere 3 percent to 4 percent of the state's population - hold the purse strings, the votes and the political clout inside the Department of Natural Resources and the state legislature when it comes to killing our deer, including hunting on Sundays. Hunting license fees - not your tax dollars - provide most funding for the DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Division, the agency overseeing hunting and deer management in Maryland.

The bow hunters' voices are heard through lobby-type groups such as the Maryland Sportsmen's Association, which calls itself the "sportsmen's voice in Annapolis," and the Maryland Bowhunters Society. These groups can wield their collective political clout in our legislature through the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus.

Dying and wounded deer, on the other hand, have no money or votes to offer, and thus no political clout to wield. All they get is suffering cloaked as sport and recreation for hunters.

As a nonhunter, I am the lone voice opposing bow hunting on DNR's nine-member Wildlife Advisory Commission. The eight other hunters and farmers serving on the commission always outvote me when I stand up for the deer. Yet few people on the animals' side know the Wildlife Advisory Commission exists.

Let's put this tragic little secret of autumn behind us forever by ending bow hunting in Maryland.

E. Joseph Lamp, a commissioner of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Advisory Commission, is a professor at Anne Arundel Community College. His e-mail is [email protected]."

We all should email this guy and tell him how off base he is....

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Old 09-12-2007, 07:19 PM
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[&:][>:][&o][][:'(][:'(][:'(]

Some people make me ABSOLUTELY SICK!!!!!

We seriously should start a letter here and then one of us can email it to him..........he is messed up..........and poeple like him make people look down on us[&:]
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:19 PM
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here is the link if anyone is interested in making or reading comments:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.bowhunting12sep12,0,3461151.story
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:21 PM
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Hahaha, what a dork. Sounds like a pothead with a job.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:21 PM
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Sent mine..."ignorant idiot" but it was said professionally.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:23 PM
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Rob- I dont even know what to write to him... and the arrogance to put your email w/ it... he must truely be nuts!

Imagine the pain of walking around in the woods for weeks on end with an arrow sticking out of your side or your head

I had to laugh outloud when I read that... how many of you have seen a deer walking around w/ an arrow sticking out of its head?

(besides that one freak pic)
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:30 PM
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ORIGINAL: HuntingEd

...As a nonhunter

That's all we need to know.


As far as wounding and crippling deer, "they" seem to think that we just don't care at all, we just shrug it off. I know that I get upset with myself if I wound or cripple one. GMMAT comes to mind after his wounded deer this past weekend. Hunters have hearts, believe it or not.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:30 PM
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sent mine, was difficult not to blow up on the dirtbag



From: Donald [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:25 PM
To: '[email protected]'
Subject: bow hunting


You are way off base with your column on bow hunting. If the deer population is not managed by hunters than the deer will succumb to starvation, other predators and automobiles, which is just as painful or more painful as being shot by a well aimed bow. To your disappointment bow hunters have a deep respect for the animals we chase, and a majority of hunters will not take a shot that would only wound a deer. The fact is that the deer need to be harvested so that they can maintain a healthy balance in their environment. Another fact is that you anti-hunters will only start with bow hunting and will not end your misguided crusade until you end all hunting, which I and many other hunters will not allow to happen.

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Old 09-12-2007, 07:34 PM
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I just made a couple comments and I see my fellow bowhunters are adding them as well. I'm proud of you and remember, keep it professional, educated and direct.
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That's the kind of guy who is eating a steak and calling himself a vegatarian for the votes!I there were no grocery stores he woud'nt survive!
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