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Location: Southern Virginia
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

Well, opening day of "Dog Season" here in Southern Va, and it's as I had guessed it would be. Couldn't enjoy my own woods for those "radioactive", antenna-laden deer dogs that were all under my feet. Why doesn't the Law allow these Hunt clubs to come break down the door to your residence, and release a thousand cockroaches inside your house? Sometimes I think the cockroaches would be more welcome than 20 dogs worth of nuissance from late November until early January. But, I enjoy the hobby of metal-detecting, also. Guess I'm going back to doing that instead of enjoying my own farm, trying to hunt. I give up....(already)...............

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

Does the law allow you to deal with nuisance animals? I don't believe I would be as patient as you tesoronut.

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Location: central, IL
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

are the other peoples dogs on your private property?

in IL we have laws that, in theory, could get them charged with trespassing if their hunting dogs come through.

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

In most of Virginia, this is permitted. If these guys think you have "easy" deer on your place, you WILL be invaded by deer dogs, that are strategically "encroached" onto your property, and then you are subject to seeing a very familiar deer on the back of someone else's truck, not to mention the "ruckus" that is involved in the process. These guys will thumb their nose at you before they consider your "rights". This practice has gone on here in Va. since before I was born(now 46), only the older guys(who are now deceased) were more considerate of others than these young "punks" are today. This subject is forced to the surface every year in Virginia legislation, but there are too many politics and dog hunting "groups", organizations, and clubs out there. Us "private" citizens don't have a collective voice, so we are the ones that get ignored. All we can do about it, however, is complain, and I'm tired of doing that. I even refuse to call a Game Warden this year, as I've done it so much over the years Brick Wall,) that they don't like me any more, and I don't care too much for them, either.

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Location: central, IL
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

can you shoot the dogs? nuisance animal or something.

I love dogs but i cant stand dog that aren't in direct control of their masters.

my personal philosophy is that you should know where your dog is at all times....if you cant do that, they dont deserve to have dogs.

after losign a few dogs they wont come back as much

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

In Lunenburg county, Va., 3 or 4 years ago, some deer dogs were attacking a couple of goats on private property. The owner of the goats shot the dogs, and was later fined 5000.00, and lost his hunting rights for 3 years. We are 'forced' to deal with it. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!! Isn't this crazy???

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Location: central, IL
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs
tesoronut wrote:
In Lunenburg county, Va., 3 or 4 years ago, some deer dogs were attacking a couple of goats on private property. The owner of the goats shot the dogs, and was later fined 5000.00, and lost his hunting rights for 3 years. We are 'forced' to deal with it. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!! Isn't this crazy???

Wow......

thats pretty messed up.
well if you cant take out the dogs...can you take out the owner? trespassing charges if he's following them through?

or take up bear trapping and see if the dogs go for the bait

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Joined: 11/01/2007
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

Ever hear of the "3 S " rule?
Shoot
Shovel
Shut up

Pull the radio collars and place them in the river. Works on wolves out west Yes

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Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

While I agree that there is a problem, I do NOT agree that killing the dogs is in ANY way an answer! Its not the da{ng} [edit by moderator NO CURSING] dogs fault! My answer would be to track the dogs, Catch them,( on your property) and wait for the owner to show up. If they are coming onto your property, and its posted, then they are breaking the law. Catch the dogs and call the game warden or animal control. Hunting on posted property with or without dogs is illegal and if they ( the game wardens) have a problem upholding the law then simply take them to court along with the tresspassors. Its a simple fix really. Killing the dogs would just be an act of irresponcibility and sheer cruelty. Anyone that would suggest such a thing needs to have his lower body parts electrified for a week! Fact is Jeep and Malt, the dogs ARE in direct control of their masters doing exactly what they are trained to do. Dogs have no knowledge of borders or land rights. They are simply doing what they were trained and bred to do which is run deer. In some states (thankfully very few) this is a time honored and respected way of hunting. While I dont agree with it, I cant say that its wrong or right. But going around advocating killing an innocent dog that is just doing as its trained to do is something that you should both be ashamed of.

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

I cannot shoot a malnourished, pitiful dog, because of an ignorant owner. This may be my "catch 22". I am, however, going to do as was suggested years ago. I am going to keep a log of the days that my hunting and privacy rights are violated during this season. I am also going to list the names that are on the collars on this site. Entry number 1-----. Date of problem-11-17-07 MODERATORS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS LEGALLY ACCEPTABLE TO NAME NAMES. .......Thanks

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Location: Southern Virginia
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dAY 2 GENERAL FIREARMS SEASON

Come home from work, get my shotgun and golf cart, go to the woods and walk the rest of the way to one of my favorite stands, overlooking the swamp. Hear some deer dogs off in the distance, but they seem to be too far to bother my hunt. Right before 500pm, when the woods are starting to get dim with the fading light of day, it's the perfect time for that big buck to start easing his way out of the swamp. I hear the sound of a faily large animal walking my way. The sound is to my left, says my hearing aid. I slowly turn my head, and there are not one, but two deer dogs sniffing around the swamp's edge. I didn't bring my flashlight, in the rush to go hunting, so when I come down out of the tree, and call the dogs over, I cannot read the names on the collars. They follow me back to the golf cart, and almost to my house. Great!, I'll get my light and read the names once I get home. Dogs Gone.......literally. Hunt ruined, once again......................

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