Deer hunting and management have popped up as a sideshow in the highly charged Wisconsin recall election that’s coming up on June 5. Anti-Scott Walker forces are trying to turn union workers and others who love to hunt deer against the Governor. They are making some outlandish claims and using some questionable language:
Are you a “deer queer?"
“IF YOU HANG AROUND HUNTERS long enough, you are certain to hear the term “deer queers.” They represent a growing subgroup of deer hunters who eat, drink, and sleep trophy bucks.”
If you want to preserve Wisconsin’s wild deer hunt you best go pull the “Stand with Walker” sign from your yard or face the Walker/Kroll future. You and your blaze orange dressed son or daughter will buy a ticket, if you can afford it, from a private deer farm for the right to hunt trophy deer.
I don’t live or hunt in Wisconsin, but I feel more than qualified to call out whoever wrote this. I have hung around deer hunters long enough--all my life and professional career--and I have never once heard the term “deer queer.”
And regardless of your politics, the assertation that the Governor and scientist Dr. James Kroll want to turn the entire state into a private deer farm is just ludicrous.
I doubt this rudimentary page and misleading and juvenile information will sway any votes. I hope not. comment