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Bambi Movie to Whitetail Hunting Trips to Hand Feeding of Deer

Updated on February 27, 2016

Deer on German postage stamp

Postage stamp from Germany.
Postage stamp from Germany. | Source

Nacho lover


If you are wondering what the Bambi movie and whitetail hunting trips have to do with being a nacho lover...stay tuned.

This story also pertains to one of my two younger brothers.

Let me start at the beginning.

Anyone who enjoys Walt Disney movies has probably seen the cute and poignant Bambi Movie.

Except for one scene in the movie where Bambi's mother is killed by a hunter, it is a darling animated movie filled with all types of wild animals that are portrayed in an endearing manner.

(Original 1942) Bambi Trailer

Bambi's mom dies

Bambi Movie



Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk were just 2 of the special characters in this Walt Disney movie that was first released in 1942 and shows Bambi the fawn growing up to become the "Prince of the Forest."


I still remember crying when Bambi's mother was killed and I doubt that there were many dry eyes in the theater when that was portrayed on the big screen.



Parents of young and impressionable children should be forewarned of this one unsettling scene. A forest fire threatening the lives of the animals is the other scary part for young viewers.



My parents and two younger brothers and I all went to one of the later Disney releases of this movie in 1957 and we were all greatly impacted by this charming story based upon the book by Felix Salten.



The book was not originally intended for children but Walt Disney and his production crew changed that.



The movie Bambi now lives forever in the minds and hearts of its viewers.

Deer photo

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Deer in a field of Texas wildflowers

Deer in a field of Texas wildflowers
Deer in a field of Texas wildflowers | Source

Deer hunting


Although my father was an expert marksman when he was in the military, he had no interest in hunting.


My grandfather also had no desire to hunt but my one brother John, as an adult, became a hunter for a time in his life.

My entire family was very tenderhearted when it came to animals.

I knew from what John said and how he acted that my brother would have been a good hunter.

Trophy deer hunting was of no interest to him and anything that he shot would have been processed for food.



Recreation as well as conservation would have been my brother's prime motives for hunting.

We had grown up hearing stories of my other brother's Godparents who were hunters. If they thought that they had shot and wounded an animal they would have continued tracking that bird or animal until they found it even if it took all day or into the night.



Thus those values were instilled and taken to heart when John was hunting.

Deer photo

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South Texas Deer Hunting


For the most part the two types of deer that are most often hunted and bagged in south Texas and other parts of the state are whitetail deer and mule deer.


White-tailed deer are the most popular and average about 150 pounds although they can get larger.

Whitetail deer (like most deer) are herbivores who feed on roots, nuts, berries and other vegetation.

They breed in the Fall and early Winter giving birth in late Spring to early Summer.


What sets them apart and gives them their name is the white on the underside of their tail and their uniform antlers. Mule deer in comparison have a blackish tint to their hair and exhibit a black patch on the tip of their tail. Mule deer are also a bit heavier in weight on average.



Hunting licenses are mandatory for anyone over the age of 17 in Texas and (as of 2010) cost $25 for state residents and $315 for out of state visitors.

An archery hunting stamp costing $7 is for those who hunt deer with bows and arrows.

Hunting safety courses must also be completed satisfactorily prior to obtaining a deer hunting license.

Once a deer is killed it must be tagged and reported.


Check with the Texas Parks and Wildlife department prior to hunting to find out the exact dates each year when hunting is allowed and any other requirements such as size of deer permitted and bagging limits.


Generally speaking archery season begins the first week in October and goes until the first week in November when gun hunting begins. That lasts until the first week in January for the northern counties of the state of Texas with the lower 30 counties going until mid-January.

Hunting ranches


Farmers often lease their land for deer hunting during the season of the year when it is allowed.


There are also Texas deer hunting ranches where guided hunts are provided along with room and board and any needed deer hunting supplies.


Most often people going this route are often seeking trophy deer hunts and Texas is near the top of the list for trophy sized whitetail deer.


My brother was often invited to join other friends and they would sit up in deer blinds and visit in muted tones waiting for just the right sized deer to come into view.


Obviously John was a good shot. He always came home from those hunting trips with his allowed catch and more than once he shared some of the good processed venison with us.

Cattle grazing in foreground with deer in background

Cattle grazing in foreground with deer in background.
Cattle grazing in foreground with deer in background. | Source

Open cattle grazing outside the fenced yards...

Open cattle grazing outside the fenced yards...
Open cattle grazing outside the fenced yards... | Source

Horses standing near a deer feeder

Neighbor horses occasionally also stopped in for a visit.
Neighbor horses occasionally also stopped in for a visit. | Source

My brother John and Nacho


My brother and sister-in-law once rented a house near Kerrville, Texas.


The subdivision was unique in that it was open cattle grazing land everywhere and the homes were fenced with cattle guards across the driveways to keep the cattle outside the homes and yards.


Driving into this area one could see not only roaming cattle but deer, wild turkeys and even other wild critters who called this area home.


John put up an automatic deer feeder in the back (outside the fence) of the property that they were leasing and loved watching the deer.


Eventually he was able to hand feed some of them and the one he named Nacho had a notch in one ear...thus the easy identification and name.


Once John started doing this...especially when "Nacho" brought her twin fawns up to him, he stopped hunting.


Even knowing that hunting is a humane way of preventing deer from dying of hunger once they become over-populated, John could no longer look into those soft brown deer eyes and pull the trigger.


So now you know the story going from our youth and the Bambi movie to whitetail hunting trips and my brother becoming a Nacho lover. If you enjoyed this hub, please leave a comment below.


Enjoy the picture of John and "Nacho" below.


My brother John hand feeding Nacho the deer.

My brother John hand feeding Nacho the deer.
My brother John hand feeding Nacho the deer. | Source
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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Sounds like you have a hub in the making with your long comment. I don't know if it has been addressed by anyone on HP. Thanks for the votes and share.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Another article I've never seen before! An interesting story. I'm glad your brother decided not to hunt anymore.

      I think sometimes people try to overprotect their children from life's realities and maybe that is why some people grow up to lack compassion for the less fortunate and for animals generally.

      As I've often stated, I grew up on a farm, and the reality of that is that death is a part of farm life that includes animals. Even so, my mother refused to let me attend the funerals of my favorite aunt and uncle. I was 4 and 6 when those funerals were held. I understood what death was by age 4, maybe before, but I wasn't allowed to say good-by to my favorite aunt and uncle.

      I think many children understand better than they are given credit for, and I sometimes think it is the adults who can't deal with reality and so teach and force their children to become equally unable to do so by refusing to let them learn about the realities of life. Sometimes those realities are not fun happy experiences.

      Not allowing children to develop skills for dealing with misfortune is as bad as not telling them the truth about sex, imagining that they will never get pregnant outside of marriage if they are ignorant of the facts. I think holding children back to such an extreme extent is a disservice to them.

      It isn't necessary to expose children to all manner of graphic blood and gore, but letting them learn that eventually life ends for every living thing is something everyone needs to know and learn to deal with because they will have to at some point. Having time to prepare and learning how to deal with these events will serve most children well all of their lives.

      Voted up and interesting. Shared with followers.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi tillsontitan,

      It brings back memories of my brother every time someone makes a comment on this hub. He is now up in heaven with the rest of my family. It was fun watching him feeding the deer when we would visit him in that locale where he used to live. Thanks for the votes.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      We have white tailed deer and our hunting season is similar to yours though not as long. My husband hunted when he was younger and used all of the meat. I just couldn't eat it but I did cook it.

      You have some great photos here. Love the one of your brother feeding the deer. This was interesting and fun to read.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi poetryman6969,

      The wildlife that I enjoy capturing is at the other end of my camera or my eyes and memory. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      I agree with your sentiments regarding hunting. Cute poem you wrote in response as a comment. Thanks for the share and votes.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I am not looking to get this close and personal with the local wildlife but you have some interesting photos here nonetheless.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I do not hunt the animals

      And I would not shoot them

      At least the four legged kind

      But the two legged one no guarantee

      That is

      If they threaten me

      I loved this movie, and yes I cried.

      Voted up, UFABI and shared.

      Blessings to you.

      For the longest time I thought I was following you and I don't know how un-following Oh well it is corrected now. The same thing happened with Vocalcoach.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sunshine625,

      We have lots of deer around here also and one must be extra cautious about driving in the early morning hours and at dusk when the deer become more active in outlying areas of our city. Glad you liked the reference to the movie Bambi.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ahorseback,

      Glad that you appreciated how I approached this subject. Yes, everyone of us who eat meat or seafood are ultimately causing the death of that creature. All we can hope is that it is done humanely and swiftly. I really dislike the idea of killing an animal just to have a trophy on one's wall.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lady Guinevere,

      They have both kinds of hunting in Texas also and the deer are numerous here.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vocalcoach,

      That would be something if you find some of your ancestors or relatives living in Kerrville, Texas! Good luck with that! I would agree that there were few if any dry eyes in the theaters when Bambi was being shown.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      We have quite a few deer in my neighborhood that just run in front of cars, get killed and bang up the cars...poor things. I also have a few that like to eat my hibiscus tree. I was upset the first time. Now I just leave the tree so the deer could have a midnight snack. I love deer. They are beautiful creatures. It saddens me when people hunt them, but I do understand why they do. I do not understand doing it for fun! Thanks for a great tribute hub to the darling deer and Bambi :)

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Sometimes hunting deer can actually be a blessing because during cold winters and/or over populated areas, some would starve due to lack of food. If the hunter is a good one, he or she will always track down a deer that has been shot and then use them appropriately.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Blackspaniel1,

      So glad you liked the photos.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi colorfulone,

      Nice that you get to enjoy the deer and fawns playing in your yard.

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      I am a hunter of deer , an observer of all wildlife , I appreciate the animal world perhaps more than the human world in many ways , I have killed deer too , yet each time I have I find that I am also bothered by it as every hunter that I know is . A decent and kind human being appreciates every living thing and also gives thanks silently or in prayer even for the blessing of it's food on the table .

      I also offer you this , every human being out there in our world is , whether by his own hand or not , a killer of animals . I appreciate the way that you approached this subject , fairly ! I have known many hunters who stop hunting after a time , and in fact today we have less and less younger people getting into outdoor fishing or hunting sports ! It's really too bad too because there are a million values for the taking and for the teaching in the outdoor world . I also , as well as many do , do not appreciate trophy hunting and make that well known . But here I go rambling on ! Great little hub !

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Deer are so numerous here that they have annual deer hunting, by guns and by bow and arrows, here. Everytime that we go out on the roads at night you do have to watch for deer jumping across the roads. Heck some of them just stand in the middle of the road. I live in teh state of West Virginia, the part that borders Maryland and Virginia.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I can't seem to wrap my mind around killing animals. Deer play on our property - they are beautiful.

      I will always remember the movie, "Bambi." Not a dry eye in the theater including mine. My name is "Kerr" and I will be searching "Kerrville" for history, etc. You never know :)

      Thank you for this wonderful hub and the beautiful photos. Voted Up and across and sharing.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hunting for deer makes me sad...I understand all about why it can be allowed but nevertheless I am not a fan.

      This was interesting Peggy with all of your personal references. especially how your brother stopped hunting.

      Voted up+++ and shared

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Peg, you put an interesting twist on this. I use to go deer hunting, but after I shot my first deer, I decided hunting deer wasn't for me. I like eating venison though. The Whitetail Deer come into the yard, and are welcomed guest. They are beautiful creatures that I like watching. The fawns are so cute, and fun to watch playing.

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      I like the photos that you used.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sheila,

      Your husband is obviously a good hunter as was my brother John when he still hunted deer. That was so cute watching my brother hand feed the deer he named "Nacho." That Bambi movie has probably had audiences crying for years! Owning 40 acres must be wonderful. Now I know why you know so much about gardening, etc. Thanks for your votes and the share.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I cried too, when I watched Bambi. When our daughter, Jenna, was little and her daddy went deer hunting, she was told that daddy only hunted the big "mean" deer that had horns. Johnny didn't hunt much until we bought our 40 acres in the country. Jenna was probably 14 at the time. Johnny only takes what we can eat and is very careful about what he shoots. We enjoy watching them and their fawns in the spring. Great hub, I knew I would enjoy it! Voting up, awesome and sharing! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi sweetie,

      The exact opposite is true here in the USA. There are numerous deer that roam freely in many if not most of our states. At night one has to be careful in some areas not to run into them with your motor vehicle. One sees deer crossing signs. If you want to see many wild deer...take a look at my hub titled Pictures of Winter Teeth Chattering Visit ~ Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. There were almost more deer than people and they were hungry!

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Unfortunately deer have been hunted down to extinction in most places. So if it is not a big forest which has been declared national park, then you don't see any deer in wild. Only we see them is in zoo.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sweetie,

      Interesting that deer hunting is banned in India. There must not be that many deer in the country. Deer hunting is definitely a big thing in Texas and other states in the U.S. If done well, it is actually a good thing so that the deer population is kept under control and does not have to starve which is a concern when the deer population gets out of control. As to the Bambi movie...am sure I would still shed a tear if watching it today.

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Peggy Very touching story about Bambi mother in the movie. I am sure I would have cried too. Deer hunting is banned in India and one of our top movie star spend few days in jail for it and the court case is still going on and on. I do not think deer meat is available anywhere in India legally.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello MBL Jerseys,

      You need not say more. It is nice knowing that you enjoyed this hub about the Bambi movie to whitetail hunting trips to nacho lover. Thanks!

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      MBL Jerseys 6 years ago

      MBL Jerseys I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading.

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      MBL Jerseys 6 years ago

      MBL Jerseys I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Happy New Year to you also! Glad to hear that you liked this Bambi movie and story about my brother's whitetail hunting trips up until the time he formed a bond with the deer Nacho. That deer melted his heart! Heading on over to read another one of your great hubs now.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks you very much, Peggy. The bambi story was beautiful. You made my day so beautiful by seeing this hub. I give my vote for you. Happy new year. Have a nice holiday!

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello GusTheRedneck,

      I probably would have felt just like you did after killing a deer. The Bambi Movie would probably still make me tear up if I watched it again. As to hunting trips...photographic ones would be great!

      I did not see deer when I was in Germany although undoubtedly there were many in the Black Forest. But then my friend and I were not on the roads at dusk when they were probably more visable. I like that stamp photo also. Thanks for the comment.

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      Gustave Kilthau 6 years ago from USA

      Hi Peggy - That was a bigtime fun reading ! I am with your family as to not wanting to mess up the lives of gentle animals. Good for you all, and for John, the hunter, in particular.

      One time I was pressed into going on a deer hunt. I am a terrific shot with all sorts of firearms, so that was no problem. My problem was having to shoot a deer. I had promised to bring one back to a friend who really did need the food. Long story short... I zapped a great big one, sat down and cried. My companions thought I was nuts. Maybe so, but the doggoned thing hadn't done me wrong, so why did I even think of shooting it. Ah me.

      Before I forget to mention it, I liked that German postage stamp -"For the children." The last time I was in Germany it was remarkable that there were still plenty of deer, what with all of the hungry folks all around the place.

      Gus :-)~

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Happy to hear that you enjoyed this hub about the Bambi Movie as well as my brother's involvement with whitetail hunting trips for a time until he formed a bond with the deer he named Nacho. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      A very heart-warming love story of John and Nacho. I love Bambi Movies. Your presentation, video and photos are absolutely awesome. Another great hubpage. Thank you.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello sarovai,

      I actually understand the reason for hunting which originated way back when early people needed to do it for food, clothing and shelter. Today it has more to do (when done correctly) to cull the over population of some types of animals who might otherwise starve or do much damage to crops and such.

      To kill an animal just for its horns or other parts is horrendous in my opinion. Thanks for your comment on this Bambi Movie, etc.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Edwin Clark,

      Thanks for leaving a comment on this "From Bambi Movie to Whitetail Hunting Trips to Nacho Lover" hub. Thought that the title might generate some interest and apparently it has. (Smile)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello acaetnna,

      Thanks for reading about how the Bambi movie and whitetail hunting trips and nachoes all became inter-related into this one story.

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      sarovai 6 years ago

      Thank u Peggy W for sharing Bambi's story. I like deer. Hunting ,even I can't imagine. It is very cruel, in my point of view.

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      Edwin Clark 6 years ago from Thailand by way of New York

      Touching story Peggy, just perfect for the holidays, well done.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Brilliant and well done to you.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Hello, hello,

      Glad you liked this story which goes from our early family days of watching the Bambi movie to my brother doing whitetail hunting trips and finally to his falling in love with his "Nacho" deer and family. Thanks for the comment.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      A lovely and timely story. Thank you for sharing, Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Tony,

      Mosquitoes if they are biting me, I have no problem swatting. However, I'm with you on the rest. Thanks for reading about my brother becoming a nacho lover. Put that in the title just for fun! :-) Thanks!

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      I really enjoyed reading about how your brother became a nacho lover! Very interesting indeed.

      I could never hunt - I have trouble swatting a mosquito, LOL!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi again Happyboomernurse,

      Sounds like he could now handle the Bambi movie if he likes those other kind of movies.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Not to my knowledge, and as a teenager and adult, he likes action packed movies with some pretty horrific violent scenes in them.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky Dee,

      Your backyard with the deer and squirrels and birds is a special place indeed! Love the pictures that you have shared. Have you ever gotten close enough to hand feed any of your visiting deer?

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Pamela,

      I do know that responsible hunters actually help humanely thin herds of animals that might otherwise suffer due to lack of food or other things...so hunting is a way of conservation and management. My brother simply no longer wished to hunt after he made friends with Nacho and her fawns. Just one person's reaction to a friendship and trust between former hunter and what would have been prey. Thanks for your comment and vote up.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Happyboomernurse,

      I know what you mean about those scenes in the Bambi movie. This is definitely one that children should not see without their parents and certainly will spur discussions afterwards about the treatment of animals.

      Yes, Nacho the deer certainly ended my brother's whitetail hunting trips!

      Did your son ever see the rest of the movie in later years?

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Peggy, I love the deer whisperer! I need to get some corn for by back yard. The deer are there every morning and often through the day. God bless!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello katrinsui,

      If you like Walt Disney movies, you should put the Bambi movie on your list of things to see. It is a very touching story. Thanks for your comment.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      I cried when Bambi's mother got killed also. However, my husband grew up deer hunting although he can't go any more.

      I know of areas where they are very over populated and that is a problem. You have a lot of good facts in your hub. Rated up!

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Love the story of Nacho and how that lovely deer and her twins softened your brother's heart so much that he could no longer hunt.

      I enjoyed the Bambi movie as a child but when I later took my 6 year old son to see it, he had a traumatic reaction to the two scenes you mentioned and was crying so hard we had to leave the theatre.

      Thanks for sharing this hub and the beautiful photos.

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      i love animated movies but i have not seen it yet. Great hub Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi agusfanani,

      So you also know the Bambi story. Have you seen the Bambi movie? Thanks for reading and commenting on this Bambi, whitetail hunting trips to nacho lover hub. My brother experienced all those feelings and probably more.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      I know what you mean about the Bambi movie making deer look sweet and cuddly. They certainly have their defenses with their hoofs and depending upon the time of year, their horns.

      Except for my brother who did whitetail hunting trips and also did whitewing dove hunting, no other of my family members of which I am aware hunted.

      I am not aware of Lincoln High but then since we did not have children...I would not be tuned into that.

      I think that more damage and therefore danger from deers comes from cars hitting them. At dawn and dusk when they are on the move it is especially important for people to be alert.

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      agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

      We all have sweet memories about bambi in our childhood. It was also about bambi when my grandma told me bedtime stories. A Bambi represented smart animal in our fables, it was even smarter than much bigger animals like elephant and tiger.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I have never hunted although I have nothing against it, it just wasn't part of my family culture. Bambi made the deer seem so small cute and cuddly but when you get up close to one they are big strong critters. Several years ago I was walking my dog on the walk along the expressway by Lincoln High School. The dog kept wanting to look back. Then this doe came loping few yards from us with a fawn. When I did look back a deer had been hit by a car. They are amazingly fast and could be potentially dangerous. (I don't Know if Lincoln High was here when you were or not. It is on the south side of Rapids on 16th st.