Hunter butchers deer in front of school, offers decent excuse
A Pennsylvania hunter has upset some of his neighbors by hanging a deer from a tree outside his home and butchering the carcass in front of a middle school.
“I got a grandchild just down the street, and I think it would really upset him to see a gutted deer hanging upside down in a front yard,” Gene James told CBS Pittsburgh.
The story mentions that other neighbors also expressed anger, but does not identify them.
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One neighbor, Jodi Good, said, “My dad and my brothers are hunters, so I have no problem with it.”
Perhaps surprisingly, Lucas Smith, the hunter who lives across from Greensburg Salem Middle School, might have been the most upset of all.
Smith, who was processing the deer he bagged last week, told CBS Pittsburgh: “I feel terrible doing it in front of the school [but] this is where I live. I have no other choice.
“I have no other trees in my yard. If I did, I’d be doing it there.”
The report did not include input from faculty or students.
–White-tailed deer image courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service