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Posted: 1/8/2002 6:21:26 PM EDT
There's a few articles about this out there but here's the first one I found.... [url]http://www.bowsite.org/bowsite/menu/NEWS/GETNEWS.CFM?ID=227[/url] -------------- PETA Fails in Attempt to Thwart Hunters Assoc. Press (Columbus, OH) If you are familiar with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), then you are aware of the fact they will do almost anything to protect animals. This year's efforts to save Ohio's deer from the annual statewide gun season has backfired. For safety's sake, hunters in Ohio are required by law to display at least 400 square inches of hunter's blaze orange on their person when in the woods. Capitalizing on the fact that hunters do not usually shoot orange, PETA recently bulk purchased blaze orange vests and have been affixing them to live-trapped deer in Youngstown suburbs. According to PETA spokesperson Katie Reese, a total of 405 vests were successfully put into circulation prior to this week, with additional specimens still being caught and vested. Youngtown entrepreneur Guy Lockey, of Guy's Outdoors has spit in the face of PETA by offering rewards for the returned vests this week. Hunters who can successfully bag a vested deer can pay $5 for random and biggest animal awards. As of Tuesday, 308 of the vests had already been recorded as bagged with most of the hunters registering for Mr. Lockey's drawing. It's so easy, you can see them coming a mile away" said one first year hunter after checking in his first spike buck. ODNR officials are worried that the poorly thought out plan by PETA might get somebody shot instead of saving the deer. "Hunters have turned their plan upside down, we're just hoping that nobody gets hurt and are hoping that none of the vested animals get tangled in brush" said an unnamed ODNR official. "PETA has really outdone itself this time." Ohio's statewide gun season is open to shotguns only and is scheduled to close on Saturday. ------------
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:25:29 PM EDT
Next time have them release some in my area. I haven't seen a damn thing all year. Nice to PETA to help out though. Guess they finally saw the light....
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:26:32 PM EDT
"It's so easy, you can see them coming a mile away" Evidently the PETA idiots confused the function of wearing "hunter orange". V-I-S-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y of other hunters makes it safer, not the magical properties of the color. DOH!!
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:27:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tep0583: Next time have them release some in my area. I haven't seen a damn thing all year. Nice to PETA to help out though. Guess they finally saw the light....
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I wouldn't mind a few of those vest wearing deer in this state.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:28:50 PM EDT
Maybe next year in addition to the orange vests, PETA will equip the bucks with strobe lights for greater visibility!
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:38:41 PM EDT
That is really funny, what a bunch of morons too bad they don't open up PETA hunting season
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:45:12 PM EDT
I'm kind of upset that there are still 92 vests unaccounted for. lets go Ohio!
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 6:58:10 PM EDT
For next year I suggest the PETA folks dress up in brown coats with white fur on there backs and antlers tied to their heads. Then go into the woods and act like deer in an atempt to "confuse" the hunters. A few more years like this and will run out of things to shoot at. "Confused", but well fed
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 7:06:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 7:40:13 PM EDT
In a word Hoax This same story made the rounds last year, same details, names, everything. PETA is full of nutcases, no way they could have done this. Hell, think about it, how many guys can't find a deer to shoot, let alone catch ALIVE and release over 400 of them. Didn't happen, ever. Don in Ohio
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