Thursday, May 20, 2010
This doe's death is going to make a difference
Last night when John was coming back from Trackfest in Michigan, he noticed a dead doe killed by a car just a few miles from our place. This morning he called DEC, and then went to get a doe.
According to the New York Times, in 2006 the New York State Department of Transportation disposed of more than 20,000 deer on state highways (the number comes "just" from highways). The doe that John found had been hit on a local road.
As it turned out the doe was big and heavy as she was very much pregnant. When we opened her, inside there were two fully developed fawns. This was a sad sight.
The only upside of the situation is that the death of this doe is going to make a difference. We took good pictures of her anatomy and will incorporate them in the book Dead On!, which will help educate hunters on how to take clean shots so animals are killed quickly and humanely.
Posted by Jolanta Jeanneney at 12:00 AM