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Old Nov 1st 2009, 10:57 AM   #1
  Jul 2009
  Kimbolton, Oh
Being new to deer handling and the farming industry the wife and I have a question. We currently have 4 fawns and 2 of which a doe and a buck that have ripped out the big baubled (sp) state tag. I heard the only other tag that is allowed (in Ohio) is the metal tag that has to be put in by your local vet. Now by the time this happens i would have $250.00 in these 2 tags.

My question is are there any other tag manufacturers that are smaller and flexible that does the same thing as the big white tags and still obeys to the regulations of the Dept of Ag.

Thank you and may all of you have great success during this breeding season.

Jeff & Tina Enochs

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Old Nov 1st 2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009

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I am so frustrated...I look out to see blood running down their faces all the time!

It is more dramatic on the white one's


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Old Nov 1st 2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
We were forced to start tagging all our animals by the State in 1990. We needed our animals to be identified from wild ones. We now are only allowed to use State issued tags that we have to pay a Vet to put in and we pay for the tags. The money just keeps going out.

Then all animals tagged had to go into a State inventory list. One died and guess what we have to have a vet to write out a certificate to prove it is dead to remove it from our inventory. The money just keeps going out.

Well then we had to pay the state for this SERVICE so they could pay for the program. The animal tax started at $3.00 per head fawn to adult. Eight years later we now pay $32. a head tax. The money just keeps going out.

The adgenda is clear to me. If we can't get rid of them with regulations in Montana we will tax them out of business. This is the Montana way of doing business with an industry they don't want.

People when will we stop letting them make us prove our animals are as healthy as cattle and let us be alternative livestock? My guess is never as long as we keep on taking what they dish out. We are playing right into the hands of people that are not our friends. In my case we are under the Fish and Game. I know livestock people will help us.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 06:47 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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We have metal TB tags on our deer that are put on by the vet. Since we are TB certified, we only test every third year so our younger deer do not have the metal tags. All of our deer have microchips which are recognized as a unique ID. These are easy to insert in fawns. We also put a small plastic tag on the fawns so we know we've chipped them, but those can be removed and replaced when they get older.
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Old Nov 2nd 2009, 04:12 AM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Magnolia, Ohio
We have been using RFID tags for our official ID since they first were available. They are about the size of a quarter but thicker. We tag our fawns at 1-2 days old and lose very few tags. We make sure that they are deep in the ear. They are approved by the state (Ohio) and we put them in ourselves. Microchips are not approved for Ohio.
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Old Nov 2nd 2009, 12:52 PM   #6
  Jul 2009
  Kimbolton, Oh
Thanks everyone for your input. Being new just wanted to pick others minds to see my options. Talked to the Dept. of Ag and Dr. Shane everything is worked out. Just another learning process and still all fun.

Tina my wife and I get the most enjoyment from just watching our kids play and act simple at times. We have two things we are looking forward to next year, our buck fawn with his 1st rack and learning the breeding aspect next year. To many choices out there for a new farmer to breed with.

Again thanks for all of your statements and opinions.

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