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tesoronut wrote:
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

Checking on this tesoronut.

I would not advocate shooting or otherwise hurting the dogs, they know no better and you may end up in jail for yur troubles. I would however catch the dogs and keep them until the owners come looking for them, or you call them and then ask them for some sort of explanation. A confrontation will only worsen the problem.

You might also check your local laws concerning deer dogs, here in Florida you have to register your deer dog and have that registration number affixed to your dog thus creating a trail back to the owner. This law was created especially for this problem that you are having and can result in some pretty stiff penalties for the deer dog owner if his dogs are ending up on private property.

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I have already said, many times(even in this thread) that I cannot harm an innocent dog. If I WERE capable of doing such, the woods would be full of dead dogs. I repeat........I DON'T harm dogs.

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Yes tesornut I know you wouldnt... My post was directly aimed at the 2 who were advocating the killing of the deer dogs, not at you. That kinna talk erks me to no end. Cant stand that kind of thought process. Makes me wonder what kind of person they actually are.

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10-4. I DID buy a large cage-type live trap last year. My goal was to remove these dogs one at a time, or call the owners to come get them after I had them caught. I never could get one to go into the trap, however. Another waste of money.

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Did you try a big juicy steak? lol

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Cam69 I don't know where you get off trying to "imagine what type of person I am " on a public forum.The mods seem to tolerate your personal bashing but I don't.
Send your mutts in on my property and you'll soon find out! S.S.S.

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If it's private property there must be some sort of law governing domestic animals running rampart. Wheather or not the state chooses to enforce it is another story. Don't sit out the season, don't get mad, get even. If those dogs followed you, they're friendly. All dogs are the same, they love food. Get in that cart of yours and find the dogs. Have some good treats and toys for 'em to chew on. Maybe you can teach them to hang out in a particular spot when they come on your property. Hell, I'd even go as far as to get a female for them to be with. That'll really get them off the hunt. If their not hunting, the owner will get the picture. If the owner gets irritated and makes a mistake, problem solved by the law.

You should send a letter to these hunting clubs too with your concerns. They should understand that sooner or later their actions will carry consequences. This could eventually lead to the ending of dog hunts in your state, and open a door for tighter hunting regulations as a whole. Problems that start in small pockets of the nation unfortunately have a tendacy to spread into larger issues.

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I wonder if a radio collar fell off one of these dogs what a practical joker might do with it ? I don't imagine it would stay on a skunk.

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That wasnt a bash Malt. It was a pure statement of FACT. Anyone that would advocate shooting dogs because the owners are illegally using them to tresspass may as well get ready for some words typed or spoken to them. You may think that it's ok to just kill an innocent dog doing what its TRAINED to do is ok but MOST anyone on this forum is going to dissagree with that in a flat second. Im just the type that will voice/type that opinion without any fear whatsoever. Now again you havnt read all that I said. I dont hunt with dogs except coon and rabbit hunt. I dont agree with using dogs to deer hunt. But it is within the legal bounds in his state. Its just the owners of some of the dogs are illegally tresspassing on his property. Can you explain how an shooting an innocent animal doing what its trained and bred to do is going to solve the problem? In the real world, I would bet that if he shoots someones prize animal, he is going to suffer some serious reprocusions both legal and most likely otherwise as well. I dont know much about deer dogs, but I know most of my trained walkers went for upwards of 5 grand and more. I know that if someone shot one of my coon dogs without even attempting to contact me that there was a problem (coon dogs tend to run a couple of miles at a time) then I know EXACTLY how I would react. You may think your little SSS is acceptable, but I can assure you that if someone shot one of my dogs they would pay dearly in more ways than one. As would be the reaction of ANY true outdoorsman with an ounce of ethics. The mod's tolerated what I said because im sure that they agreed WHOLE HEARTEDLY with what I said as Im sure they will agree with this one as well. I just have the intestinal fortitude to say it where some dont like to conflict against people with lower ethics.

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Alot of coon on my patch let them mutts trail one over here. If they can tip toe around my traps that are lawfully set on my own property they might make it back home...
Fact is Mr coon hunter your dog must be under your control (on a leash) not running free outside of a confined area. Be they chasing a quarry they're trained to chase or not..that is the law!! Like it or not. An should one of those mutts threaten me I have every right to protect myself neener! What makes you think those deer and coon dogs have anymore rights than anyother dog....'cause they're trained to hunt? don't make me Laugh
Yeah you guessed it my son is my attorney...knew all that tuition was being spent for a good reason.

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