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  • I have listened to both sides of the subject. I love to still hunt and dog hunt as well. Where I dog hunt, (Bertie Co.) there are many places that is virtually impossible to still hunt. There are so many cut-overs, thickets, and swamps that either don't have any places to put up stands or you can even get to.

    As a dog hunter, I try to respect land-owners rights. But it bothers me that some people think they own the deer. Years ago I used to still hunt only. I leased land and was surrounded by a hunting club with dogs. I killed deer still hunting and I also killed deer in front of their dogs. I told them that if their dogs ran a deer across my property that I would shoot it and they need not complain. They didn't and we got along without any problems.

    Some question the ethics of dog hunting. In my opinion, dog hunting is more ethical than hunting over a pile of corn.

    As hunters, we need to find some common ground. The other hunters are not our enemies...the anti-gun - anti-hunters are the bad guys here. Instead of fighting one another, we had better be paying attention to who the bad guys are.

    January 05, 2009 at 5:16pm
    A comment titled: DEER HUNTING WITH DOGS in response to a report titled: Dog Running

    I GET TIRED OF HEARING THAT HUNTING WITH DOGS IS NOT FAIR CASE. IS FILLING THE WOODS UP WITH TRAIL CAMERAS, BAITING DEER, USING COVER SCENTS, AND TREE STANDS 30 FT UP A TREE ANY DIFFERENT?

    I STILL HUNT AND I HUNT WITH DOGS AND ENJOY BOTH.

    I HAVE BEEN DOG HUNTING, RAN A BUCK OFF A PIECE OF PROPERTY AND FIND HIM SLIPPING BACK INTO HIS HONEY HOLE BEFORE DARK.

    REGARDLESS OF WHAT ANYONE THINKS OR SAYS, YOU MAY OWN THE LAND, (AND OTHER HUNTERS SHOULD STAY OFF OF YOUR LAND) BUT NO ONE OWNS THE DEER.

    November 06, 2012 at 12:38pm
    A comment titled: Sporty in response to a report titled: Dog Hunting

    I agree with you, it is ridiculous. But what some are wanting to do with dog hunting is ridiculous as well. I have coon hunted, bear hunted, bird hunted, and rabbit hunted with dogs and not one of those dogs could read a 'No Trespassing' sign.

    I hunt with a club in Bertie Co. We try very hard to control our dogs and keep them on our property. We hunt approx. 5 sq. miles, but there are times our dogs get off our land on onto others. We regret it and try to get the dogs back as quick as possible. We don't drive through people's fields and so on. But there are some people who just want to be hard to get along with. The other day our dogs were trying to get off our land into another block. Our club members was standing on state property, (Right of way). No one had any guns outside their trucks. Unfortunately, two of our dogs ran into his backyard of a man and he came out and started a confrontation. The problem was those two dogs will not let anyone but their owner catch them. At the time he was in another block trying to help one of members who is having chemo treatment and was almost down in the woods. Tell me who the bad guy was in this situation.

    January 15, 2009 at 4:41pm
    A comment titled: Dog Hunting in response to a report titled: Dog Hunting

    Once again I have listened to both sides of the issue. To those of you who want dog hunting outlawed. Fine. But when we do, let's outlaw the bear hunting with dogs that you like to do. Let's outlaw the rabbit hunters who hunt with dogs. Let's outlaw the bird hunters and waterfowl hunters who hunt with dogs. And let's outlaw the coon hunters and squirrel hunters who use dogs. Sounds reasonable to me if the deer hunters are banned from using dogs.Some of us feel that if we can deer hunt with dogs that we might as well outlaw hunting all together. Maybe that would make everone happy!

    Just one word of advise: 'Don't bite off your nose just to spite your face.'

    January 08, 2009 at 6:22pm
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