Roe Overpopulation

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Jagermeister, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I shot a roe buck standing, unsupported at a hundred meters today. He was running from whatever startled him. He is actually a good size buck, but does not have antlers showing. Maybe two years old. That is because when there is too much Roe in one Revier, their antlers do not grow. This one came from a neighboring revier. This is an important reason why hunting is necessary. Overpopulation is unhealthy for the animal kingdom. Roe also eat the tips of pine trees, which damages the forest. Too many Roe means unhealthy trees and dying forests. I have also included some pics of á local hunting butcher's meat locker. My harvest is the one in the front with a hook through it's mouth. The locker had Roe, Red Deer, boar and pheasant.
     

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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Did you shoot him with a canon? :p

    What kind of bird is that?
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I thought roe was fish eggs. Lol
    Good shooting.
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    The bird is a pheasant.

    Yes, that is the entrance wound. I shot the buck with a .308 Win. round. I normally use 180 grain SP from S & B. We can not use lead ammo anymore, so I am buying reloaded ammo from my friend. He uses Barnes 130 grain X bullets. He has perfected his round for speed, accuracy and a flatter trajectory. Finally, a cartridge that can keep up with my skills. :p The round is awesome for large boar. The deer suffered no pain, it died before hitting the ground. The trauma from the bullet striking even broke one it's legs. I call it my perfect sniper round. ;)
     

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  5. FrontierTCB

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    Great shot. I doubt I'd have the confidence (nads) to take that shot. Sounds like there definitely needs to be some thinning of the herd over there.
     
  6. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    What are you gonna do with that deer?
     
  7. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Somehow I don't think that your family will go hungry.
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Really? :confused:
     
  9. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    wait, no more lead? thats lame. i like my lead bullets, and lead shot. cheaper and more efficient. there is a minor anti-lead movement in some parts of the usa. i figure that the shot dead critter doesnt have to worry about getting sick from lead poisoning .
     
  10. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Don't disregard the "minor" anti-lead movement here. It is heading your way.
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    What you guys need to know is I have seen dogs bigger than those little Roe deer they have in Germany, most of them don`t go much over a hundred pounds................
     
  12. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Deer taste better. :p
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Nice shooting Jag. Here we call that a "button " buck. Food on the table is always a good thing.
     
  14. AirCavBob

    AirCavBob New Member

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    Good Blatt Schuss there. Wow, no more lead allowed in Germany? Man how times have changed. One poster asked what you're going to do with that Roe. I'm sure you have to buy it if you want to eat it.
     
  15. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Waidmannsdank. Yes, I paid a hunters fee for the buck. I can keep any trophy, liver, kidneys, heart and lungs for free. I give the heart to my Beagle (except for boar) and leave the lungs for the forest predators. I keep the liver and kidneys for myself. A good meal.
     
  16. LIBERTY2

    LIBERTY2 New Member

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    I don't understand, you mean you can't keep what you kill? Why hunt? FRJ
     
  17. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    Good to hear your ontop of thing via culling.

    Here in Australia the same thing is beginning to happen, more hinds esp need to be shot.

    nice goin

    wl
     
  18. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Yeah, same question, I am confused you get to hunt it then have to pay for
    the meat on top of that? Or are you just referring to the butchering costs.
    I butcher my own deer so no cost except the vacuum seal bags, equipment
    which is already paid for and any seasonings, hog casings, curing salt, etc.
     
  19. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Although there is no lead ban in IL or WI yet. I am a big fan of the
    Barnes bullets, great terminal ballistics.
     
  20. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    That is Germany for you. You pay for the meat after you shoot the animal. Unless you have a hunting lease for the Revier. Then you pay nothing but the annual cost of the lease. The price is minimal since you are the hunter though. You can butcher your own animal or have a butcher do it for you.