Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hunting With Tahoes

  • Go ahead — eat that deer you just ran over with your SUV.

    But first, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources requires that you now give it a call before converting that woodland creature into steaks or jerky. A DNR spokeswoman says the new policy is intended to help officials keep better track of "roadkill deer."

    Until this year, motorists planning to turn lemons (front-end damage to their vehicle) into lemonade (venison stew) only had to notify the state if they took the deer to a taxidermist.

    [...] Deer-vehicle collisions in Illinois accounted for nearly 25,000 accidents that injured 846 people and killed five in 2007, according to the most recent data from the University of Minnesota's Deer Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse.
That was one of the complaints about the Crown Victorias we heard constantly - you just couldn't get a good hit on deer. Too many times, you'd clip one and they'd run for miles, usually out of your district. The Tahoes however, you get a much better hit, especially with the higher and blunter front end. Very humane.

Trust some cheeseheads and others to ruin a good thing though:
  • Meanwhile, neighboring Iowa and Wisconsin somehow say the number of reported deer carcasses is much higher than the number of reported deer-vehicle accidents.

    In 2008, Iowa had 7,252 crashes that produced almost 8,900 deer deaths, while Wisconsin had 15,821 crashes accounting for almost 32,000 roadkill deer, according to the University of Minnesota Web site.

    Could they be driving over entire herds?
Um, could they be poaching maybe? That's a bit more likely.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was using my Dad's van for a bit while away at college in MI. Hit a deer on the way home one time. Deer split in half. Guts, fur, blood in grill, all over the front end. I get home and my Dad drives it to work at the firehouse the next day. Someone affixes deer antlers to the grill. Priceless:)

10/20/2010 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany Park said...

Well, Duh. If you KNEW Wisconsin at all, you'd know that Cheeseantler deer travel in pairs.

10/20/2010 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois DNR shoud STFU. Hunting in Illinois (unless you own land) is a PITA (no pun intended)

10/20/2010 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 3 years ago I was driving just past sunset along East River Road just north of Higgins when I struck something in the roadway.
Thinking it was a deer strike based upon the sound of the thud and the initial glimpse I caught of a moving object a split second before impact, I pulled over to check.
Sure enough, my left front fender was damaged and there was a blood trail.
I walked back to the area of the strike expecting to find the remains of a deer.
Much to my surprise, still alive but hobbling around was a pig!
It wasn't a regular pig, but one of those pot-belly pigs you saw in Viet Nam that some crazy people actually keep around as pets. In fact I could see that someone even put a collar around the pigs neck giving even more credibility to the fact that it probably was someones farm pet.
There wasn't anything I could do for the pig and cars were flying past me in the near darkness and I was afraid to get hit in the roadway myself, so I walked back to my car, took another quick look at the damage and drove off to my friends house in DesPlaines for a barbeque.
About 4 hours later I left my friends house after the Bar-B-Q and brews and decided to take an alternate route back to avoid a second incident especially after a few beers.
When I turned down my street I saw a marked Rosemont squad car parked across the street and a few houses down from my house. I wasn't sure what he was doing in Chicago, but I continued on down my block.
As I pulled up in front of my house and alighted from my car, the Rosemont squad car pulled out from his parked position put on his emergency equipment and stopped right in front of my car and got out.
I said, "How are you doing Officer, what's up? Can I help you?"
While looking at the damaged fender he said to me in an official tone, " Excuse me sir, are you the owner of this vehicle?"
I replied," Yes sir, I am."
Again, in that same tone he asked, "Were you driving this vehicle around 1930 hours in the vicinity of East River Road and Devon Avenue where you were involved in an accident, where you subsequently drove off from the scene?"
In somewhat a state of shock I said, "Why yes,...but how did you know?"
He replied, "The pig squealed!"

10/20/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was driving my 4x4 just outside Beloit and I hit two small deer. Is that called a two-fer?

10/20/2010 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Oh No!!! Not BAMBI !!! said...

10/20/2010 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much trouble is it to shoot a dear, then prop it up in the road and hit it?

Leave it to those folks in Wisconsin. They come up with all kinds of great ideas, like digging up the grave of a young lady to have sex with her body because her obituary photo looked "hot".

What will they think of next?

10/20/2010 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck it, just let it lay there in the middle of the road.

10/20/2010 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get my meat the way nature intended, under Saran wrap at Jewel!!!

10/20/2010 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the rural people have venison in the freezer year round.They don't consider it poaching,but survival, in places with no jobs or future for their children.

10/20/2010 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you really screen my post pointing out the shortcomings of SHITCAGO vs the much friendlier confines to our north? Pathetic...100% PATHETIC!!! Did I lie? Tell an untruth? Did I make something up, SCC? Please tell me what part of my post was made up??? Please so I can understand the errors of my way...I am truly stumped!

10/20/2010 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The source was completely wrong. That law has been in the books for some time. The striking vehicle owner always get first option. But would be required to report it to DNR. They have been recording strikes for a long time, to keep tally on the herd numbers. It's a great practice, and I do compliment IDNR for the work they have done.

If you're caught without a kill-tag and a deer on hand you'll have some 'splainin to do!

10/21/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...


We lost a few comments in this thread last night. Someone with no sense of humor thinks that because we comment about different subjects in an effort to amuse the readership, it's a personal insult against his parents who allegedly died in a car-versus-deer accident.

He spent some time insulting us even though we have no idea who he is and what tragedies might have befallen his family. Lighten up Francis and maybe blame shortsighted wildlife management policies rather than some people who don't know you.

A few other comments got wiped out in the glitch when e-blogger hung up on us.

10/21/2010 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in cheeseland an illegal deer is pricey...well over $2K minimum fine. Surprisingly, most people nailed for it cough up.

10/21/2010 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in cheeseland an illegal deer is pricey...well over $2K minimum fine. Surprisingly, most people nailed for it cough up.

I was gonna say "there oughta be a law", but it looks like there already is.

It sounds like the penalties for hitting bagging an illegal deer is steeper than digging up a body for the purpose of having sex.

In fact, they had to send that case involving those 3 sick fucks to the Supreme Court for a ruling, just to make sure there was a state law banning necrophelia.

We live in a crazy world.

10/22/2010 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the Bradys hen it comes to deer control.
They're WAY more dangerous than GUNS_

10/23/2010 12:15:00 PM  

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