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  • Croatan Forest Hound Hunts

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    Are there any groups/hunt clubs who use hounds on the public lands in the Croatan Forest or other gamelands around New Bern/Jacksonville? A buddy of mine and I are looking to join up and hunt with folks who use hounds. Would not mind helping out with dog food.
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    Re: Croatan Forest Hound Hunts
    OK so you want to be a hound hunter. Well what kind are you going to be. I will tell you what not to be. This morning in Pender county, NC, on shaw hwy, just past the entrance to Holly Shelter about another half mile or so to the handicapped drive and road to the handicapp blind that I was in. I have all my legal papers and truck tag, etc. No companion today. So I got up real early to make sure that I got the spot needed in the blind, only one there til after daylight then a couple hound hunter trucks show up, illegal all the way, then they saw me and then went back out. Ruining my hunt so far, now there were some dogs running way off, and lots of shots. Then I hear dogs getting closer and closer, and then nine beagles run right by my blind, which is illegal to hunt in the handicapp area. They are looking for some scent and I know deer have been visiting this area because of the sign. So these doggers have the whole Holly Shelter to hunt thousands of acreas. But no they have to come and interrupt my hunt. Then the dogs are coming my way but behind me and then a couple shots. Now the dogs are getting really hot, but only the deer they were running has already been shot with buckshot right behind me. So I get out of the blind and walk up the road for a very short distance. Here are the hound huntsmen with a dead deer. Plus nine hounds trying to cross the ditch. So I told them they are ruining my hunt and they are illegal. The grandpa and old guy tells me his has papers and bla bla bla, and a heart condition. He had no paper and not one companion pass for one other person if he did have a disabled permit. Then the other 6 people and a boy plus two vechicles were all illegal. Do not be that kind of a hound hunter. Totally disrespectful plus they were teaching a child the same stuff. Pender County conservation agents love to hassel dove hunters but never ever follow up and patrol handicapp areas.
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