Fair Chase! Hah!
December 14, 2006 at 4:05pm
So there is no fair chase in baiting, I agree, but what is fair about chasing with dogs? Personally, I do not hunt over bait, high fences, guides nor anything else that is a given. The only advantages I have over deer is camoflauge, a couple of cover scents that I use, knowledge, and a bow. The dog debate is old. I don't know where the 99% for dog hunting and the 1% against came from, but I would have to ask for a recount on that one. I think it would be closer to the opposite of what was listed.
Try scouting, looking for trails (natural), find bedding areas, figure where the best place to set up is located and wait for the deer of your choice to come within 35 yards and take your shot. In the defense of the others who choose to hunt over hundreds of baits (corn, rice bran, salt blocks, etc)the deer know they can travel at night to eat, so more than likely they won't see a trophy just does an small spikes etc. If you want bigger and better deer, keep the dogs in the yard, corn in the garden, find trails, do your homework and hunt.
However, I committed to make positive coments so this is all I will say. To each his own.
Good luck "Killing" "Harvesting" "Slaughtering" or whatever else you may call it.