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Location: Somewhere Up There
Joined: 01/06/2007
Posts: 217
To dog hunters....

I disagree strongly that we all have to stick together and that the end of dog hunting will be a foothold to end other hunting. I'd have to say that unethical behavior by a highly visible group of hunters is a far more dangerous thing.

I do agree strongly that we have to police ourselves, and those sub-groups with the highest visibility especially so. Sorry, but I've been in high visibility groups myself on the professional level and that's just how it is. Just digging your heals in and saying we're all in this together won't cut it, but finding ways to police and discipline your own type of hunting will. Until dog hunters figure this out, they are going to be attacked.

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Location: Virginia
Joined: 02/09/2009
Posts: 20
Agree

I agree 100%. I will say however, in my own defense, that my clubs dogs never leave the lease (theyre beagles and cant get that far). But other dog hunters, like those who are getting attacked, will most likely bring about problems.

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Location: Southern Virginia
Joined: 11/02/2007
Posts: 227
To dog hunters....

A good point was brought up about beagles. I think that some of the most fun I ever had deer hunting was with a couple of small, bench-leg beagles. You could put them in a cut-over, and they would jump the deer and run him around in a small area. You didn't have to move. Eventually, they would bring that deer back to you. A friend of mine used to let me have the(rabbit) beagles when they couldn't be "broke" from running deer. I'm sure alot of y'all think I'm totally "anti-dog", from some of my posts. Wrong.....I'm "anti-fool." Anyway, these souped-up fox-hounds that are used around here travel great distances in a short time, possibly causing more problems over a wider area, depending on where they go. Heck, if they don't come by you on the jump. you may never see the deer(or the dogs), anyway. Go SLOW..........use them little beagles, if you're gonna run deer with dogs. It's alot more fun....... Yes

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Location: Virginia
Joined: 02/09/2009
Posts: 20
Right

Beagles dont really run more than 4.5 miles per hour (our GPS told me that) and they cant catch deer so its humane because they wont go all Walker Hound on em. And you can catch em alot easier.

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Location: Southern Virginia
Joined: 11/02/2007
Posts: 227
Re: Right
Weatherby.308 wrote:
Beagles dont really run more than 4.5 miles per hour (our GPS told me that) and they cant catch deer so its humane because they wont go all Walker Hound on em. And you can catch em alot easier.

10-4 on that!! Thumbs up I prefer hunting from a stand, but give me 2 small beagles and maybe one other hunter, and we will kill more deer in a shorter period of time than 20 hunters will using 12 souped-up long- legged dogs!!(I do believe). lol And our trucks won't have to be moved, let alone run up and down the road.....

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Location: Schleicher Co. TX
Joined: 01/23/2008
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To dog hunters....

Build a nice stout high fence and your dog troubles are over.

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Location: Virginia
Joined: 02/09/2009
Posts: 20
Agreed.

I also actually prefer still hunting, but what ever puts em down. Right? Too many does.

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Location: United States/FLORIDA
Joined: 02/21/2009
Posts: 27
To dog hunters....

hello to all, from the sunshine state...i'm a first time visitor to your forum...
yes, i'm a dog hunter, and it looks like, on here, anyway, that all dog hunters are alike.
well, we're are not...looks like, as with everything...one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.
we have beagle/walker hounds...and they are quite good...we have tracking collars and try to take our hounds home, everynight. we don't have any season open after our season, (besides private land,) . ocala national forest is where we hunt, and is open to fox running after our gun season is over.
why, we've even helped some still hunter friends of ours, find "wounded" bucks, with our dogs...they sure did appreciate it !!!
we've also had still hunters steal our bucks, or 'try' to steal them, when we've shot them, and they fell dead close to their tree stand...they get there before we do and take off with the buck...that's not right, either.
somehow, we have to hunt together...after all, hunting is our priveledge, and our heritage...from kings in europe to presidents in our country.
we are members of the central florida dog hunters association, which tries to take care of all the abandoned dogs left in the forest, (which aren't many, and even include labs, and boston terrier looking pets). whether it would be finding new homes for them or taking them to shelters.
we are also addressing such topics as road closures, cleanups, and bills in legislature, such as the HB 451, concerning mandatory spay and neutering for ALL dogs and cats...

thank you for letting me to voice my opinion... Big smile

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Location: Florida
Joined: 08/02/2005
Posts: 85
To dog hunters....

I respect most of the opinions here, except one. Hunter777 is the worst of the worst. We had some words over a barbaric video of pitbulls shredding a young sow in a puddle of water. The dogs were pulled off the screaming pig and turned back onto the exhaused animal over and over again, The pig was so tired and abused that it couldnt keep the head out of the water. If that wasnt enough, the rednecks ran in there hooting and hollering, grabbing the hog by the back legs, dragging it around while the pitbulls were latched onto its face.

They werent even hunting, it was an exercise in brutality. Any non hunter that would have seen that video would probably label us all as knuckle dragging barbarians. If you disagree, post that disgusting video here and let us see what sportsman you think you were. I dont bash dog hunters, I bash sadistic rednecks like you who know nothing about sport other than killing. Being irresponsible about running pack hounds around property lines is one thing, torturing game for no reason is another.

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Location: Virginia
Joined: 02/09/2009
Posts: 20
100%

I agree with you one hundred percent. Pit Bulls arent even hunting dogs. I hate it when ignorant anti's think that just because some idiot has a dog that kills something that that means he himself is a hunter (and he probably isnt, just a stupid redneck) and that labels all us dog hunters as assholes.

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