Deer hunting season is upon us. I know everyone does not agree with it. But this season is not only important to our Eastern Shore, but all over Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada. Restaurants, motels, gas stations, corner stores, guiding companies, etc.
A lot of us were raised by hard-working families; the meat from hunting was important and still is. I believe DNR has done a great job regulating what should be hunted.
There are hundreds of deer hit by cars. People get injured, and unfortunately sometimes it’s worse. I was told once a long time ago, ‘If you see a deer crossing the road in front of you, a lot of the times there will be more than one deer.’ So if you see a deer, slow down and be careful.
Another thing about deer on the road I learned early. Do not swerve your car for a deer—or any other animal. Just hit it. Trying to avoid hitting a deer is why most people do get injured or worse.
There are times when hitting deer can’t be avoided. I’m surprised that it has never been taught in driving school, the dangers of wildlife on the road.
I am pleased to see young people becoming more involved in hunting. It gets them out of the house, and respect for wildlife and the outdoors.
Hope everyone can be happy and safe!
And here’s a puzzle for October: Where does this saying come from? “When I go for a walk I take Billy, because Billy knows where to walk.” Email answers to: [email protected]
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