I am a still hunter, but that is my personal choice. I have nothing against most dog hunters.
I was hunting primitive weapon season in Mississippi on public land, 2 weeks after the commotion of dog season. I set up a ground blind at the point of a slough and drew my bow on a nice 8 pont at 30 yards and closing towards me. The buck spun and blew and ran the opposite direction as I was about to shoot. The buck didnt spin due to me, but because of the damned hound that came running down the trail between me and the deer.
It was 2 weeks after the close of dog season and the woods were still full of dogs. Some individuals breed dozens of dogs, accepting the fact that an acceptable "loss" would be half a dozen dogs never recovered during the season. They are all over the roads, hit by cars and wandering the woods aimlessly.
Im sure I am going to get a bunch of negativity now, dog hunters telling me what I "should" think, but the frustration in the woods and the sorrow for the dozens of lost dogs I feel is legitimate. Personally.....in MY opinion and most of the fair chase hunters I know, feel....dog season gives a bad name to the sport. I am just posting my opinion, take it or leave it.... I am not interested in fighting over chat forums or trading insults.