February 07, 2007 at 10:47pm
I hunt Maurepas WMA and yes it is a hard hunt but the comment that it is not huntable without dogs is a lie. If that was the case than I guess no one has shot a deer there since it was made public since you can't use dogs? I made 1 hunt there this year and saw 4 deer, all of which were in range, just couldn't get a bead on them, so it is huntable without dogs!! So, lets keep the dogs on private land!! I can't imagen it, public land with deer dogs running around while there are a dozen still hunters in the area, how is this going to work? If I want to hunt a spot and see a boat there I just go to a different spot but if I have a pack of dogs how do I not disturb others while they are hunting? NOT a good idea, many WMA hunters are total idiots they are young and dumb and many are just walking around wanting to shoot their guns, put 10 of those types of guys around a group of dogs running around them and you are asking for disaster!! I'm not a dog hater like many on here, I know that dogs can't read posted signs and it is not possible to control the animals at all times so accidents happen, some dog hunters are idiots and some are very responcible just like all hunters. I do have the common sence to see that this is a muder scene waiting to happen!! If LDWF lets this happen they are not thinking clearly!!