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Location: Southern Virginia
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

That was a good joke. It brought something else to mind. Perhaps I could adopt some of his old dogs and feed them with deer dogs.........Good idea.

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Another Saturday.......................

More dogs today, also. Didn't bother me too bad today, because it's pretty messy and cold out there, and my arthritis is acting up. It's that time of day now when the deer should be moving, but all I can hear behind the house is some dogs "bumping" on a trail. Same old song and dance.............Good thing I wasn't going hunting.......

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Location: Southern Virginia
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GUESS WHAT???

Yes, believe it or not, another Saturday, and dogs back and forth across the property ALL DAY AGAIN. I know how hard this must be to believe, for alot of you, but I'm not joking or kidding. Is this rediculous or what? While trying to cook a couple of steaks on the grill tonight, I had a radio-collar wearing deer dog in the yard enjoying the smell of the cooking steaks. And he was only one of about 20 that were running all over the place today. As of now, I've quit hunting on my farm. It's not worth the anger and frustration that I endure whenever I want to go out and sit in one of my own damned tree stands. I give up. Count your blessings if you live in an area where this practice doesn't occur. You REALLY are fortunate. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.....

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Location: Misouri
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

Can always take them to civil court. If a woman can sue McDonalds for spilling coffe on herself than I think you could sue for this. Talk with a lawyer.

Location: Butte, MT
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

If within the law, and I don't know if it is, I'd still probably just shoot them. So maybe they're bred and trained... tough titty. As I said previously, their owners should know better. Honestly, I'd expect my neighbors to do the same if the shoe were on the other foot. That's your land, bro, those dogs have no business being there without your consent... bottom line. But like I said, I wouldn't advocate breaking the law.

If you know where the dogs are comming from, and it sounds like you do, you could always call the game warden and request that he have a chat with them. Or you could go talk to them yourself. You'd likely win a civil case in this matter, but it would be a lot of hassle. Good luck.

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

It is obvious that the dogs owners do not care about them. Pure bred or pound dogs, these people (I will not call them sportsmen) certainly care less about the dogs than you do. I wonder if you can use these dogs to your benefit. Could you channel the dogs through a particular area by use of electric fencing or other barrier, and put your stand where they would run the deer past you? Fill your freezer and defeat the dog owners.

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

Good points. First, these dogs are usually released strategically to "end up" in my swamp, where most of the deer are bedded down. I own property that is within 100 yds. of a state-maintained side road. The other 100 yd. strip is also posted, and owned by a fragile-health elderly couple(that strip is posted). On the other side of that road, it's posted to these hoodlums, also. So they drop the pack of dogs IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, knowing where they will go. On the other end of the property, it's a problem of my property being geographically located in the line-of-fire of where the deer, and dogs are most likely to come. They will usually follow the creek to the swamp, where the deer attempt to lose the dogs. I don't mind the dogs running the deer onto the property(although it is a nuissance) as bad as watching or hearing them jump the deer on my property. THAT is my biggest complaint. If they leave MY deer alone, I won't be as vocally opposed to their presence. If I could afford to, I'd fence in the entire property. As a matter of fact, I would let any individual, or group, have LIFETIME hunting rights here if they would install the fence, If they are of good morals. I just cannot invest 10,000 on a fence that I should not have to pay for.

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Those Pesky, Pesky Deer Dogs

10-4.

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Location: Virginia
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Tired of all the complaining----get over it...

What are the dogs hurting? So they run on my property! Who cares? They run on & off. These dogs are not vicious. Like a Pitt Bull.. I have been hunting most all my life & I never had to own hunting dogs or join a hunt club---I have the privilege of hunting my own & neighbors property & another farmers land. Most all of the other people I know hunt w/clubs & run dogs & thank God for it...In this area, after the rutt, you'd be lucky to even see a doe (other than at night) too much hunting pressure & too many sub divisions... If I am lucky, the dogs run deer to me or near me & nothing gets me more alert on stand then hearing the hounds running---when they are running around you, you know something could happen @ any moment. Boys around here treat their animals fine---I see a dog @my property, we call the owner & they come & get um. If not, I keep them until he does--that's just how it is done. More likely than not, I know the guy anyway. You see, some of us are still country & will always be. I never heard of someone getting killed by a hunting dog---I cannot count on my fingers in the last few months the amount of people I know of who have hit deer with their cars/trucks & been injured. Go ahead do your man drive in that bacteria ridden beaver poop filled swamp... We are killing more deer & the population keeps growing--what does that tell ya?

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Location: Virginia
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So, you do not like dogs on your property?

Easy solution. MOVE.
Get a realtor.

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