Mar 17-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: March: Mar 17-05
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Photo by Bill Haller

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 04:48 am:

Since this photo by Bill Haller was taken not far from where our webmaster lives, it has me wondering if perhaps Charlie has taken up a new profession... raising deer! This is quite the herd Bill spotted in Eagle River. It's usually a sure bet if you take a drive by this park, you're going to see a few deer, but I've never driven there to be treated to a whole passel of photogenic ones. Looks like they've organized a picnic of their own... maybe they're waiting for some delicious U.P. Pasties to be delivered for their eating enjoyment! I'm thinking this deer herd is celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but I'm not seeing any green in this photo, unless you count the trees!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 04:57 am:

I guess Little Betsy's group didn't know where to hunt this year.

By Wayne, NC on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 05:43 am:

Happy St. Patrick's day. Itis snowing here mixed with rain. If I remember right, this is the day for the last snow fall of the winter. Have a great day.

By sg/Milford on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 05:48 am:

They don't wear green, they are looking for green. I bet some cabbage would make them happy?! Are they hungry, that's why they are hanging out that way? What a great shot (picture, that is).

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 06:43 am:

THAT is a lot of deer in one area together! WOW!

By sam on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 06:50 am:

See the deer
Do the deer have any doe?
yes, two bucks!

By John Van Dyke, MI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 07:07 am:

Glad to see the park is still in use, so many have been closed for "legal" reasons. Some one may fall and sue the community, or something like that.

By Georgie, MO on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 07:10 am:

Boy,and I thought the five deer I had in my back yard last fall were a lot! I would have loved to have seen this many!!! WOW!

By Roudy Mi on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 07:35 am:

Where's Waldo?

By KM, Mi on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 07:59 am:

We usually pack up the kids this time of year every weekend, and take the drive up to this roadside park. We always stop at the grocery store, and pick up bags of carrots, cabbage, and bread. Once we get there, we usually get the kids out of the car, and stand right next to the car, (car doors open of course, just in case) and hold the carrots out, and the deer will walk right up to you and take the carrots out of your hand. Sometimes they fight each other trying to get the carrot, so thats why we leave the car doors open! Its a great family experience, and the kids just awwwwwww over it!

By Brent, waiting for spring, UPstate, NY on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 08:04 am:

Hey Roudy - I think I found him.

By Brent on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 08:07 am:

Oops, How do I post a small image here?
Oh well, try this link
Waldo da deer

By Sarah, Central WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 08:40 am:

Holy Cow or should I say Holy Deer! Happy St. PAtrick's Day everyone!

By Jack in CT on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 09:01 am:

Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!

By PETE WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 09:15 am:


By Vicki, MI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 09:18 am:

Flat Stanley should be in this picture!

By Sue, Calumet on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 10:35 am:

But they're so far away! Here's a close-up:

By James -Il on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 10:39 am:

Reminds me of when I use to live in Eagle River in the 70's & 80's. We use to put out food for the deer in the winter. At that time we were the only ones that went to work in the morning as everyone else was retired. When we got home it was dark and as we turned to go into our driveway the headlights from the car would shine in the woods and there were all these eyes looking at us waiting for dinner. So I would put out fresh eats and watch them come across the road to feed. In the morning the young ones would be curled up in the leftover hay sleeping. After they got use to us for the season the deer wouldn't even wait for me to get the fresh hay out. They would be standing in the driveway looking at me wondering what was taking so long. I'll see if I can find the pictures of it and put them in my gallery.

By Dan in Ca. on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 11:00 am:

Pretty darn funny Brent! Thanks for the chuckle.

By Norma in Midland on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 11:14 am:

Bthecute1,No the Little Betsy group never knows where to hunt. Either they bury SUV's in beaver dams or on the side of logging trails. They get lost in the woods all the time. :) Have a great day everyone!!

By Carla, Washburn Marina on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 12:12 pm:

Great picture, especially the close up one. I also have taken pictures of this park and the deer, but not that many.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 12:16 pm:

Norma, so what you're saying is they are all brawn and no brains? Or all brawn and no action? Lucky they haven't shot themselves in the foot yet! Good thing they haven't taken the dogs with them. Just kidding :)

By ric in WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 12:48 pm:

I was there two weeks ago on vacation with my girlfriend. She could not believe all the deer...we got some feed from the good old Phoenix Store and spent most of the weekend feeding them...

This was a GREAT vacation....

By ric in WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 12:51 pm:

On a sadder note, I remember about 1992 or 1993 when the deer were running there was a cute small coyote that was running with them, not hassling them or anything else....and then a day later the coyote was found shot...

Sad what some folks may think to do in this world...

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 01:14 pm:

Alex is glaring at Sam with a crooked smile!

By sam on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

whats wrong with shooting the coyote? yeh, i am sure it was just playing with them.

By Uncle Chuck, LB&Commerce Twp. MI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 01:42 pm:

Bethecute1 & Sister Norma, I have'nt been on in a while, First, they do not heard up the deer in hunting season, second, that's not "sport" anyway, and third, I really don't want to shoot one anyway, I'd rather take grammpa to BK and yes Norma, go 4-wheelin to High Rock Bay, as far as shooting ourselves, well again, all bets are off when you're talking about Marty & Ben! Come on U.P. the coffee is always on at deer camp!
Regards, UC

By UC, LB on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 01:46 pm:

P.S. You can't deer hunt with dogs!

By UC, LB, Commerce Twp.,MI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 01:53 pm:

On a serious note, if they're feeding the deer, I think that's great, they have a tough time in the CC in the winter, we need to see more deer in the CC year around, we all need to contribute $$$ for their survival, let us know where to donate, I'm in!

By nephew ben -l.b. on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 02:13 pm:

havent been here for a while, but feeding the deer is a great idea to keep the population growing, but like uncle chuck i would rather see one, sight it in and watch it rather shoot it. that way the only way my jeep gets dirty is from the mud back in the woods. mom, your just jealous that you arent allowed at deer camp! anyways i am off to drink green beer in grand rapids today! happy st patty's day to everybody! slainte'!

By UC, LB, Commerce Twp. MI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 02:22 pm:

By the way, this pic is fantastic! It's now my background on my laptop, Mary you're fooling with us, this can't be the CC. Now show me some black bears-HA!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 02:37 pm:

Great picture!
Let's see.... a family reunion? or...yes, a company picnic! ...or maybe, a highway travel planning meeting! ;)

By Norma in Midland on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 02:43 pm:

Bthecute1, They are definately ALL brawn and absolutely no brains. But they still have a good time together. And, no they don't take the dogs, thank heavens.

UC, LB I know who likes BK better - YOU! Marty is the one that get's SUV's stuck and Ben can't park along a logging road worth beans. (LOL)

By ric in WI? on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:03 pm:

So, why did ya shoot it?

By jno/mn on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:09 pm:

In 1905 there were an estimated 6,000,000 deer in the United States, today there are 100,000,000..Keep feeding them!!!!!

By ric in WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:10 pm:

Being a hunter myself, I understand why some may be upset by a coyote near a herd of deer. However, shooting one scraggly coyote and then joking about it on this board and in other forums just turns the public against those of us who hunt...just an observation...really sorry I even brought it up.

By ric in WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:14 pm:

pretty soon there will be more deer than PEOPLE in the

By Deer Lover on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:21 pm:

And hey ric in WI...won't that make for a better planet? The EVIL will be gone, and PEACE shall prevail! Bring it on!~

Nephew Ben...Slainte' to you! Tip a green one for me!

By ric in WI on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:27 pm:

Yikes deer lover....a bit of angst there?)

I wish you a good St Patty's day! my friend....

and to all of my fellow hunters, be safe, enjoy life, and cherish what you have as it can be gone in an instant....

To those of we Nature lovers, enjoy the deer!

By darrell oinas, michigan on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 05:05 pm:


By rkj st paul on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 05:32 pm:

All that "Government Beef" WOW!!!

By walter p tampa on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 05:39 pm:

ben slainte to you too la fhalte padraig and go n iri an T adh Leat on this holist of all holy days

By walter p tampa on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 05:56 pm:

please no more guilt tranference

By danbury on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 07:04 pm:

Ok, best St. Patrick's day to all. Just made it home from the pub ...
good night.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 07:26 pm:

Love the photo. I wish I had one to share of my lab Grady nuzzling a buck at the Harbor Springs deer park. They met through the chain link fence and licked each other's muzzles. Grady would not make a good hunting dog, unless maybe someone was hunting tennis balls.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 08:44 pm:

Great pic of the herd. We don't have 'em that pretty down here.

By FLEWSTINSONTODAY on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 08:55 pm:

Happy St Pats day.....just enjoyed a cold one with L. Brooks Patterson and about 120 of his "closet (I mean closest) friends" in da Cass Corridor of Detroit. The regulars thought that 120 Oakland county republicans (small r on purpose) in an inner city bar was a hoot. Four buses and limo's for a one night stand.....At least they will be safe once they cross 8 Mile...

By Susan, Fl on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 11:54 pm:

sg Milford and sur5er an others too....let me me the last (probably) to wish you all Happy St Patrick's day....just got in to work from my "weekend" and saw your postings from the other day....glad to be known as an old timer! Older than you know! Have to backtrack now and catch up on the past couple days Cam Notes and What's UP...catch you later....

By sur5er on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 06:39 am:

Hi Susan :) Waving at you from the shores of Lake Michigan. Howdy Hoo :)

By sur5er on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 06:58 am:

Flewstinsontoday: How's that hangover feeling today. :)

By Great 'n granny, MI on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 07:02 am:

Thanks for showing us what deer look like. We had many deer here in Menominee County. My Sweetie had 7 deer and 22 turkeys that came two/three times a day. His closest neighbor is one half mile away. While watching them acting skittish one day in early fall we looked toward the west and saw 3 wolves. Since early December we saw 2 turkeys once in December, now there is no sign of deer or turkeys, but we do see a wolf or four very often. Deer are more fun to watch.

By Tracy~~in NJ on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 01:37 pm:

Well that is more then I seen in NJ. But I gotta say I did encounter a deer on my way home from work on St. Patty's Day. My first deer sighting in New Jersey. A sight missin' from home.

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