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Sunday, December 3, 2006

A different point of view on the Upton deer station


John Harrigan, the outdoor columnist for the Union Leader of Manchester, N.H., had a different take on the recent uproar over a deer hunters' check-in station that was moved because it was near a playground.

Harrigan writes that "state wildlife officials caved in to the super-sensitive set and moved a deer-checking station away from a school so (you guessed it) the poor little fragile kiddies on a nearby school playground wouldn't have to see (gasp!) dead deer."

He offers a story of an 11-year-old boy shooting his first dear, with his father and grandfather proudly looking on, as an antidote.

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