Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-12-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
b-Bota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Jackson,Mi
Posts: 159
How many deer have you seen today?

I was looking out the back door and seen 4 deer this morning. We live in a area that has a lot of houses and people. Made me wonder how many deer people see in more rural areas.
__________________

__________________
2005 HR Ambassador, 2006 Vue toad
2008 Bichon Frise
b-Bota is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
wrvond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 225
My yard is 7 acres, mostly wooded. There is a herd of about six does living here. Of course the bucks pass through occasionally, and then there'll be several fawns for a while. But the population seems to stay at about six.
__________________

__________________
2002 Forest River Flagstaff 8528RLS
2014 Coachmen Catalina 253RKS
2016 Summerland Mini 1750 RD
wrvond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
pagosajoe's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1,548
We have several large herds of deer and elk that pass through our property regularly. Up to about 20 deer, and at times well over 50 elk. When they cross the road in front of our home, traffic stops until they decide to move on.
__________________
Joe and Debbie, Emma the Aussie Cattle Dog who adopted us
2012 Discovery 36J, Blue Ox and Air Force One, 2010 GMC Acadia Toad
USAF (Ret) WDM http://wd0m.com
pagosajoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 3,366
I have been taking photos of the deer on my 18 ac for the last 20 years. We have about a 50/50 buck to doe ratio, which should be the natural order. I am a hunter but have never taken one at the house. They are still wild but tolerate our vehicles and our normal activities. They scatter when a strange vehicle comes up the drive way.

This was in August when they were still running buddies. They have split up now, getting ready for the rut.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bucks 1.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	146.9 KB
ID:	49774   Click image for larger version

Name:	081513-2.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	155.7 KB
ID:	49775  

__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
Rural areas depending on location are thick with deer, too many in a lot of cases. A good case for good hunting regulations to thin the herd to correct balance with the remainder of the population. An over abundance of deer makes it hard on the deer. We do a lot to eliminate many of their natural predators so they grow in numbers.

Just heard a story on the radio about the incursion of over populated deer in Urban areas. Began with a guy getting cited for shooting a deer in season, in a Wal Mart parking lot. The citation must have been for discharging a gun in city limits.

The story went on about cities and municipalities opening bow season in town so to speak. Some pros and cons discussed etc. I live in suburbia in a cul d sac with a small lot. We are surrounded by wooded green belt. Wouldn't surprise me one day to see a deer however unlikely. We have coyotes and raccoon's of course, nocturnal hunters and scavengers.

Must be nice to look out your backyard and see so many natural deer. Unless, of course, you have just planted some new trees or garden etc.
__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
Member
 
Phil R's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 66
We stayed home last winter and this is a daily sight. They bed down and
watch me make coffee and when the sun rises they're on their way, return at dusk. We have to use buckets or anything to cover any plant we want to see in the spring.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0908.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	270.9 KB
ID:	49778   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0957.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	341.0 KB
ID:	49779  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0900.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	414.9 KB
ID:	49780  
__________________
1997 Monaco Windsor
Phil R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 17
Not enough!



All I managed to bring back from my weekend hunt was a little mud...

__________________
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,163
Hunterdon County in western NJ is overloaded with deer.

Over my septic:


In the grass:


At my farm:


And a few feathered friends thrown in:
__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
pagosajoe's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1,548
Quote:
Originally Posted by njs42 View Post
{snip} Must be nice to look out your backyard and see so many natural deer. Unless, of course, you have just planted some new trees or garden etc.
Yup - DW chases them off on a frequent basis. When we lived in Alaska, it was the moose...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	deer.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	70.2 KB
ID:	49790   Click image for larger version

Name:	elk1.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	43.7 KB
ID:	49791  

Click image for larger version

Name:	elk.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	102.4 KB
ID:	49792   Click image for larger version

Name:	moose.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	73.5 KB
ID:	49793  

Click image for larger version

Name:	moose1.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	86.0 KB
ID:	49794  
__________________
Joe and Debbie, Emma the Aussie Cattle Dog who adopted us
2012 Discovery 36J, Blue Ox and Air Force One, 2010 GMC Acadia Toad
USAF (Ret) WDM http://wd0m.com
pagosajoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
reubenray's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, AL
Posts: 2,740
While walking early in the morning at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles, La. last week we saw 8 one morning. The DW was able to coax a fawn up to her to pet. On another day we saw 4 and then a head of at least 10 (it was to hard to count). They walked right beside the campers. I only saw a spike buck, but others saw bigger ones.
__________________
Raymond, Dee Dee and Sophie (Yorkie)
2013 Tiffin Allegro (Sold) - 2017 Ventana LE 4037 -
2016 Chevrolet Equinox - V6 - AWD
reubenray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
LeeRevell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Norfleet, Florida
Posts: 188
Last weekend my hunting buddy and I were checking our hunting lease. During that time, we saw a buck alone, three does in a group, and another big doe alone. The most we'd seen during one morning. The big doe is "Myrtle" - we have been after her for a couple years now. She's an older barren doe that needs to be culled, but she's a cagey old lady! Very cautious and flighty.
Our food plots are coming along nicely, and we keep 'corning' them too. If Bambi is happy, we will be happy when the season opens up.
__________________
LeeRevell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
scubastevee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 171
Hi,

Toronto has several major ravines extending north-south into the city. Recently I saw a buck in one of the ravines at the equivalent of our mid-town ... and right beside the main highway into the downtown core. Never imagined they would come this far south into the city.

I do a lot of mountain biking and have been keeping an ongoing log or the wildlife I see each year in the Toronto region. They tend to go in cycles, some years I see many, others only 1 or two. Our provincial government re-introduced mountain lions 5 or 6 years ago and that may be having an affect on the deer population.
__________________
scubastevee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
D Lindy's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,635
Have had any where from 2-3 to about 10 at different times this fall. ALL OF THEM will disappear for the next 2-3 weeks because open season opens this Saturday the 16th. Then I'll end up setting here with 2 doe and 1 buck permits with no deer to fill them with. Some how they seem to just know when the season opens and they take a vacation.
__________________
2012 Journey 40U (Our Incredible Journey)
2008 Dodge Dakota(TOAD) 2005 Honda Shadow in TOAD
AF-1 braking system
D Lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #14
Member
 
jimnkarens's Avatar
 
Florida Cooters Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by b-Bota View Post
I was looking out the back door and seen 4 deer this morning. We live in a area that has a lot of houses and people. Made me wonder how many deer people see in more rural areas.
No deer but we saw 15 alligators in the Florida swamp. We are at Highlands Hammock SP near Sebring FL.
__________________

__________________
Home is where we park it.
jimnkarens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.