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Great moments in deer hunting history


For some reason, even though I’m in Baltimore, I’m feeling a bit of unease about Ridgefield, Connecticut’s plan to allow deer hunting on the Ridgefield Golf Course.

True, nobody’s playing golf there in the winter — so, thankfully, we don’t have to worry about hunters getting hit with golf balls.

But given the course is a popular place for sledders, snow-shoers and cross-country skiers in the winter, the plan to allow bow-hunting seems a little ill-advised.

The managed deer hunt – designed to reduce the herd — extends only into the wooded areas, and it’s only on weekdays, and only for three weeks, and there will be signs posted at all the course’s entry points warning the public about the hunt, according to the News-Times in Danbury.

“The hunt will take place in the woods, in swampland,” said Tony Steger, the course’s superintendent. “The people who come to the course in winter are out in the middle of the fairways.”

Surely there will be no risk for those enjoying snow sports — given arrows, like golf balls, always go where they are intended.

And, if not, well … FORE!


Comment from Anne’n'Spencer
Time January 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

This is bad. All day since reading this post, I’ve been thinking of the late, lamented Rouse & Company morning drive time show. Steve Rouse was from somewhere in the wilds of upstate New York, and he could be counted on, this time of year, to bring out that classic ballad, “It’s The Second Week of Deer Camp.” I can’t remember any of the lines except, “We never shoot no deer.” The idea of holding a deer hunt on a golf course is actually stupider than that song.

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