Some claim deer are smarter than they're given credit for. My wife swears that during hunting season they somehow manage to find there way to places where there is no hunting but maybe it's only the survivors. Of course, these are suburban deer, who I suppose have their own habits. Those that live in the city naturally are a little different and they don't worry about hunting. There is some hunting in the suburbs around here.
This is not a new thing either. There is a photo in L.L.Bean's book published in 1940 of a deer standing in front of a tent somewhere in Maine. He said don't expect to see one that close during hunting season.
They should all be a little more careful on the roads. Deer carcasses are not an unusual sight around here. But it's been a while since I've seen one here where I work, so I wonder if the range of an individual animal or family is larger than you would expect.
Shoot low, sheriff. They're riding Shetlands!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
and return us to our own beloved homes!
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