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Old 05/27/09, 12:43 AM
 
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Is there any legal way to shoot a deer in your yard?

Somebody told me that there was some kinda law that allowed you to shoot deer in your yard even if it is not deer season.. Does anyone know of this.
They are eating up my garden..
I could definitely use the meat too.

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Old 05/27/09, 12:48 AM
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I am not an expert. I know that some predators can be shot if they are going after your livestock. As deer are NOT predators, I would look up your state's game laws to be sure it is legal before shooting a deer. Perhaps a call to your local game warden, and a request for a handbook?

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Call your local game warden and ask him. Some states will give special permits for them if they are eating your garden. In the meantime try putting a string of fresh yarn around the garden. The kind you knit with. Works for some as the don't like the dye smell. Good luck. Sam

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Old 05/27/09, 01:55 AM
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not for eating your lawn or bushes, if you had a farm, some states give out land owners permits to shoot the deer if they're eating their corn and hay. 25-50 deer on a farm can eat a lot of cow food.

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Old 05/27/09, 04:29 AM
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Employ the Three S Rule.
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Old 05/27/09, 05:26 AM
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I suppose if it assaults you or makes an aggressive move in your direction.

Common law has it that an enditement fails if the deer was shot on freehold property as opposed to a park or warren.

Might be a good test to see if you hold your property in freehold or if the state owns it. My bet is on the state though.

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Employ the Three S Rule.
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It has worked for hundreds of years.
Before you risk that, you might want to find out the amount of the fine that would have to be paid if you were caught. It varies so much even from county to county in our state. In our area you can get a agricultural permit.
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Coax that king-sized rodent out into your driveway and run the sucker over with the car. :baby04:
Never any questions asked if'n a car did it.

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Coax that king-sized rodent out into your driveway and run the sucker over with the car. :baby04:
Never any questions asked if'n a car did it.
hitting it with a car works sometimes, but doesnt always kill them. they need to hit it with the car and then shoot it to end the suffering. I have even had them hit near our place, and them rascals run off the hiway into my garden where I then had to shoot them.
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Old 05/27/09, 07:01 AM
 
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How close are your neighbors? Can they see your yard? This will determine your course of action.

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Old 05/27/09, 07:50 AM
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How big is your garden? Have you tried a fence? We live across the road from a state game refuge that is full of deer. Even though we see deer in our yard every single day, the deer never bother our garden onaccounta it's fenced.

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A fence or dog?

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Old 05/27/09, 08:01 AM
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Rose's advice is the advice to follow (in my opinion) depending on your state. Most have this as an option.

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Old 05/27/09, 08:36 AM
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You could call the sheriff and they will let you know if you can get a permit.

Or, you could just use a 22, hollow point if you would like it to die in a few days or
Bird shot if you want to try running it off. Either way it more than likely won’t return…

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Or, you could just use a 22, hollow point if you would like it to die in a few days or Bird shot if you want to try running it off. Either way it more than likely won’t return…
Sick~! Please don't even think of doing something like this. Geesh.
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Old 05/27/09, 09:22 AM
 
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Here in my County depradation permits are quite easily obtained. However, once utilized you now have a reasonably large carcass to dispose of. Just something to consider......

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Louisiana is pretty hard-core about hunting. If I remember correctly, it's the only state that has a clause in the state constitution specifically guaranteeing the right to hunt.

I believe that you can get Landowner Anterless Deer Tags for offseason on your private land. I don't recall all the details but a friend of mine did that and hunted the deer that were overgrazing his land. Not sure if that works in all settings. Check out:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/

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Old 05/27/09, 10:02 AM
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Wildlife is pretty much legally considered a common state-controlled resource, even if it is on your property. You have to get the proper permits to legally shoot, capture or otherwise use it.

Your game warden would be the best person to ask as laws vary from state to state.

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Old 05/27/09, 10:15 AM
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I suppose if it assaults you or makes an aggressive move in your direction.

Common law has it that an enditement fails if the deer was shot on freehold property as opposed to a park or warren.

Might be a good test to see if you hold your property in freehold or if the state owns it. My bet is on the state though.
Yea, that might work if you live in England or maybe in Canada. But I doubt it.
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Shoot the darn thing and say it attacked you. It was self defense.

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