Friday, January 1, 2016

Off to Aberdeen Proving Grounds

For Christmas vacation, I went to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland to spend it with my daughter, her hubby Corey and 3 of my grandkids. More about that in the next post. Anyways, APG was opened 6 months after the start of WWI, the war to end all wars. It's main mission is the test of ordinance.
 
I like history and driving around APG you get to see plenty. There's also lots of natural beauty and wildlife. 
Can't be an Army base without old tanks on display.
It was a windy day, but they were out in the river playing with Army boats.
My tour guide Corey.
These white tail deer where everywhere.
The thing about it in Maryland, if you hit and kill one with a car, it's just left there. Now we don't have white tail deer in Alaska, but if you hit and kill any game animal, the driver is responsible for reporting it, field dressing and salvaging the meat. There are even non-profits that the Alaska State Troopers will notify for you. They'll come out and field dress it for you, salvaging the meat and donating it to a needy family.
The above deer was prancing for me. I guess my Sigma 150-600 sport didn't scare it.
This tank had seen better days.
 
Thanks for the tour Corey. APG is an interesting place to visit for sure.

6 comments:

Diane said...

In Maryland, we tax you for hitting the deer. Ha,ha

robin andrea said...

Looks like a nice place for a walk. Interesting about how highway-kill deer is handled differently by state. I should check what the rules are here in California. I see so many left dead on the road, I just assumed that's what is done here and someone from county or state takes care of it.

Powell River Books said...

Salvaging meat from deer killed on the road makes so much sense, and it's good that there are people to call to help with that and get the meat to people who need it. - Margy

Joyful said...

glad you had a visit to Maryland. That is a long way from Alaska. It's nice that in Alaska you handle the road kill. I don't think that is the case in most places. In my province the Wildlife Service confiscates or salvages wild meat and they will donate it to a needy family. However most people don't even know about this.

NC Sue said...

I had to look up "proving grounds" - I'd heard the expression but didn't know what it meant.
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bettyl-NZ said...

Nice shots from your visit. Sounds like a great time.