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HEY BOLO, I LIKED YOUR POST ABOUT 'SHOW ME THE MONEY' EVERYONE THAT FEELS DOG HUNTING SHOULD BE OUTLAWED SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THERE OWN GRANDFATHERS USE TO HUNT WITH DOGS (IT'S A TRADITION) ONE THAT SHOULD BE KEPT ALIVE AND WELL. IF YOUR OWN GRANDFATHERS DID NOT LIKE UPHOLDING TRADITIONS YOU WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE A HUNTER TODAY. THINK ABOUT THAT!!! IT'S ONE MORE THING THAT WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED BACK ONCE IT IS LOST. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR BECAUSE IT MAY COME TRUE, THAT'S A SAYING YOUR GRANDPARENTS USED ALOT. I WILL KILL A DEER BOTH STILL HUNTING AND WHILE RUNNING DOGS. HOW MANY OF YOU OUT THERE THAT OPPOSE DOG RUNNING CAN TELL ME THAT YOU WOULD NOT SHOOT A DEER IN FRONT OF SOME GOOD WALKER HOUNDS BECAUSE IT IS NOT THE 'PROPER WAY TO HARVEST A DEER' IF YOU SHOOT, WELCOME THE THE DOG HUNTING WORLD. TRUST ME IT'S A GOOD FEELING, AND THE NEXT TIME YOUR ON YOUR STAND AND HAVE THE PRIVILEDGE TO HEAR SOME HOUNDS IN THE WOODS DON'T LOOK IN THERE DIRECTION KEEP YOUR EYES ON YOUR FEEDER, YOU DON'T DESERVE TO SEE EVEN A FLAG OF A DEER IN FRONT OF SOME HOUNDS. I ONCE HEARD FORM A VERY WISE HUNTER 'THE BEST THING TO PUT IN A FOOD PLOT IS -ALOT- OF VERY GOOD WALKER HOUNDS.'
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   lungshot
It's not that I wouldn't shoot a deer in front of dogs. It's just that all year long, I scout and find natural deer trails, I work my butt off to keep survey trails and pipelines maintained and cut, and as the season draws near, I do my best to keep those areas quiet and stay out of them to let the deer settle and go about their NATURAL everyday routines. And after all of this, I have WALKER HOUNDS and yahoos running through my PRIVATE PROPERTY, and scaring all the deer away. Yes, if a big buck came my way in front of dogs I would shoot it, but why should I have that method of hunting forced on me? If I wanted to dog hunt, I'd get my own dogs. It's very rude. Kind of like if you were trying to fish and some punk comes flying down the bayou and starts circling your boat. Same thing. Can you honestly tell me that it wouldn't tick you off, especially if you were on your own property? They are imposing on me. How can you not understand that? Still hunters in no way, impose on dog hunters. On the other hand, dog hunters completely dictate when, where, and how I have to hunt. We have property that we can't even hunt once the dog season opens because of all the racket that goes on on all sides of that piece of property. The main problem I have with dog hunting, is the simple fact that you cannot teach a dog to recognize property lines. When you can do that, call me and then I might change my mind. Otherwise, leave me alone to hunt however I choose, but don't ruin my still hunt by letting your dogs ravage through my property. I also saw dogs on the Attackapas this year. In my opinion, it's just a big messy problem that does nothing but cause problems. And don't think for a minute that the landowners don't know this. They are sick of it. That's why they are all starting to restrict dog hunting on their land........nothing but conflict.
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thats all i got to say about that
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   papou
I'm not taking side on the dog vs. still hunt issue, but I can say that I prefer still hunting to dog hunting. I used to hunt with dogs years ago, as everyone else did. (I'm one of those grandfathers)Now, if one has the land available to run dogs, then let them do it. Yes, it is aggravating to a still hunter to have a pack of dogs run thru while you are on stand..especially, if it's a doe, or a buck moving too fast to shoot. On the other hand, I've been on stand and wished a pack of dogs WOULD
run thru with a buck. Dogs running THRU don't usually bother a deer that is not being chased, if it is only on occasion. Steady dog hunting just may make the deer change their patterns, but don't reduce the numbers...but still the same result..hard to shot a deer you can't see. But, it is just as aggravating to have a still hunter trespass on my private property, or some yahoo cutting atv 'wheelies' in one of my food plots just for the 'fun' of it. There are so many things that aggravate a land owner, that if one doted on them, he could not enjoy the fact that, at least, he his privileged to get to hunt. So many people don't have that privilege. Now, if you have a small plot of land next to yours that is not large enough to let a pack of dogs run, and you know they have to get on other people's property, that is a different matter. For anyone to turn a pack of hounds loose under those circumstances, he should not expect anything but animosity, and be grateful if he gets his dogs back. If you have the land, turn 'em loose. If you don't,still hunt, or stay home.
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   Hip Boot
We do not dog hunt but feel it should be the right of the club to hunt as they please. We have dog hunting clubs on each side of us and they do a great job of keeping their dogs on their lease. I was not brought up hunting with dogs but feel that those that were should be allowed to. This is a sport and we do it for fun, pretty soon there's going to be so much regulation that we are going to loose the interest of the young in the sport. When we loose that we have lost the sport. Every one needs to take care of their own lease/club and quit bickering. To each their own.
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   bayouboy
Ernie..All I have read so far is everyones opinions. I don't feel anyone is bickering. It's being kept clean and no one is throwing any punches....
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