Alta Wisdom: ‘On the side of the deer’
November 10, 2010
To the editor:
I've lived in Craig most of my life — 86 years — so maybe I'm considered a red neck. At any rate, I'm on the side of the deer.
I'm sick and tired of reading these letters in the newspaper from these whiners.
Now, in my opinion, the problem in town is the fault of the people. Folks, think about it. Sure, the deer were not in town years ago. But, no matter where you go in the mountains today, there's another home, cabin or hunting camp. This is the home of our wildlife.
They've been run out so people can move in. There are motorized vehicles everywhere chasing the animals, or shooting them.
Where are the deer supposed to go? They come to town.
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Now these whiners want them destroyed or moved out.
What about the legal hunters and the business they bring into Craig?
I've never had a problem with the wildlife. I've never been attacked, and my two dogs have never been attacked.
But, of course, I don't bother the wildlife nor do I sick my dogs on them.
If you don't like the deer, why do you live in Craig? Or, if it's necessary that you live here, put up a good fence or plant bushes or flowers that deer don't like.
I'll take the deer any day.
In other places, people are exposed to two-legged attackers.
Answer this question: Where are the deer supposed to go?