Skip to comments.More States Aim to Protect Hunting
Posted on 04/28/2014 10:32:36 AM PDT by TheoriaEdited on 04/28/2014 10:38:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
For Don Knight, little compares to the adrenaline rush and camaraderie he feels heading out with friends to hunt rabbits, raccoons and deer in Alabama.
But he said he worries that animal-rights groups around the country are intent on restricting his cherished pastime by pushing measures that, for instance, would forbid the use of dogs to pursue game.
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I don’t have a problem with hunting bear, hogs, and raccoons with dogs as I have done this for many years in E Tennessee and Canada, but I really don’t see a need for dogs and deer hunting...
Deer are creatures of habit and with a little hard work and scouting, a hunter can find the movement patterns of deer and hunt them by still hunting or from stands.
Sure, there are pros and cons for different methods of hunting. I know people who are using dogs on turkeys. To each his own.
Hunting deer with dogs has always been illegal here that I’m aware of. Dogs are fine for the traditional bunnies, birds and racoons etc.
You can hardly go into the woods without stumbling over a deer around here.
**Connecticut's legislature is considering a further expansion of bow-hunting, to allow it on private land on Sundays, a day that's now off-limits for hunting.**
In Alabama, they are all the same size.
You aren’t supposed to hunt deer here with dogs-hogs, birds like quail, etc are okay to hunt with dogs. There are deer all over the place anyway-they stand around in fields eating with cattle-the only time I have been hiking-hunting or not-and didn’t practically run over deer is when it is bitterly cold, cloudy and really windy-then they/shelter hide in the woods.
In South Carolina deer are hunted with dog drives; at the far end of the driven area are hunters with shotguns.
Deer stands are more popular; my coworkers tell me that venison from deer shot from stands tastes better. Deer brought down in a dog drive are sweaty & adrenalin charged which results in that gamy tang.
Anyway, remember the hunter protection laws passed by most states, when PETA fanatics were harrassing them in the field & spooking the deer? Lucky someone didn’t get shot.
To each his own indeed. I don’t care if someone chooses to use dogs or not to hunt this game animal or that. It’s really none of my business.
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