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SHUT IT DOWN!!!

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WL&F should seriously consider shutting down the upcoming deer season in the areas affected by the GREAT FLOOD OF 2016. I have hunted all my life but I think we should sit this one out. Fawns are dropping as we speak and i'm not a biologist but I would think they need dry land for survival. Blue tongue and other diseases I would assume will wipe out a large number of the population also due to overcrowding. I'm sure this probably will go on deaf ears due to economic impact and certain individuals desire to kill, but does anyone else even remotely agree with me?
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Too soon to make that call. The wooded areas in most of the flood affected section have numerous hills and sections of high ground. It's quite possible the deer did better than the humans.
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I concure. A friend of mine who lives in robert recently showed me a picture of a little fawn he rescued from the flood. You my friend are 100 percent right on.
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A little good news. The landowner bordering our hunting lease just North of Greensburg took a tour of his property after the water went down and saw four spotted fawns frolicking in his fields.
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Let me backup on this post and do something I should have done from the get go. I am not trying by any means to undermine or belittle the human devastation which has occurred recently from this historic event. I hope the people viewing this made it through this terrible event with as much fortune as I have. I strongly feel the need to report on this now rather than later when there will be no evidence to support my claims. Huck I went to the lease today. I found a few fawns on the shoulder of the highway and they surely weren't frolicking. I'm sure if a car doesn't get them a coyote will. If this water doesn't drop fast and I mean SUPER fast all fawns may be lost in my area!!! I didn't make it very far today and will do a little more investigating tomorrow. I stayed mainly on the main roads and don't want to push the interior because I fear I may do more damage than good by disturbing the few high spots I know of. I will check in later stay safe out there and my condolences go out to those affected by this terrible event.
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What area was that vineytree?
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#9
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Well the numbers are in and as I figured the flood had a negative impact on the season. Area #9 was way down compared to recent years. Not many yearlings running around either. Maybe next year. Oh wait i forgot about the yearlings.
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