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Crankbait,
I have sent you a e-mail thanking you. But I also wanted to post this. You are one of few that would try hunting with quality dog hunters. The ones that also care about conservation as much as any still hunter. Thank's for sharing with us.
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I also wanted to thank you for your comments, and welcome you to the site. It is dog hunters like you and those you hunted with, and also mature still hunters like the ones on the neighboring clubs that you described that make this sport so special, and why it should be kept alive. Not all seasons are perfect, and there is a bad one in every bunch, some more than others, yes, but you can't base bias on something like that.
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   lungshot
They aren't all outlaws, I know. I started hunting with dogs when I was finally able to fit in the smallest pair of hip boots my daddy could find. My earliest memories of deer hunting were with dogs. I'm just in an area that is famous for the stereotypical dog hunting outlaws who don't lease a single acre of land, yet just drop off dogs anywhere. When you catch them, then they use the long list of famous excuses. 'I'm just looking for my dogs man.' or 'Dogs can't read posted signs.' and on and on and on. I would like nothing more than to have good dog hunting neighbors that respected property lines. That would probably keep alot of deer on me. But I just don't see it ever happening.
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I like your views, and that brings up an excellent point:

If we had just a little bit more enforcement on PUBLIC AND PRIVATE lands, then the issue of dog hunting would be eliminated. Make a law that says a man who hunts on anothers lease is TRESSPASSING. You should take his license, fine him, and not allow his gun back in his possession for one year.

Also, a man has NO business on anothers land unless he has written or spoken permission from the landowner. Accidents do happen.
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   waynec
I enjoy all types of hunting from dogs, to still hunting and also stalking them big horn whitetails in the swamps. There is no more excitement than still hunting the homochitto forest not seeing anything and here comes a pack of walkers runing deer usually if its a good buck i may get a shot you just have to make it count thats the tough part. I got a very nice 8 point the dogs ran me i offered the guys as much of the deer meat they wanted. They told me keep the deer they were happy i got him they respected me and i respected them. I also missed a nice one the last week they ran me they got him later a 7 point he had good horns i didn't make the shot they did. By the end of the hunting swason they new me well and i got to know them pretty good. They were from around the springhill and hammond area. So lets all get along its just hunting a sport.
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When I hunted in a club that ran dogs if the dogs crossed the property line we would never go after them.We would either wait till they come back are go to the opposing leases camp and ask if they caught our dogs.But, we got along with them and alot of times they would bring them back to us.Same thing if we wounded a deer are if they wounded one,we would get permission before we crossed the line.I wish the lease on side of us now would run dogs b/c all of the deer would stay on our place and I could actually see something.Our lease is to small to run dogs on.
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