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I could save a lot of money and time and would kill more deer if I would just still hunt. I like the challenge of trying to get in front of a deer and be close enough to take it with a shotgun. I also like seeing a hound work a track and training young dogs. I have a 17 yer old son that loves it as much as I do. I also have been taking some young guys that don't have dads to take them or thier dads are not physically able to take them. The fast pace and aggressive nature of hound hunting seems to appeal to the teenagers. I guess that is why I like it so much. I will never grow up or act my age.
Viper I do not want you to think that I was calling anyone one out or putting down a type or style of hunting. I was just trying to make a point about perceptions and opinions. I personally feel that a large majority of hunters take shots that are beyond thier capabilities. And I say that about gun and archery. I have been hunting for over 40 years and I don't try shots now that I used to. I will let them go and hope to catch them closer on another day. With that being said, I have not always been like that. I have had a good season so far, I have taken 2 does personaly but I have had 2 different teenagers take bucks while riding with me this season. One of them was thier first deer. That made my season already. I am training 3 puppies this season and I have my hands full with them and trying to get close enough to shoot a deer also. I don't post pictures because of my limited ability with all of the computer technology stuff. I have some on my phone to look at though. I have been looking at this site for a couple of years but I had not registered until I had read all the negative comments about 'all' dog hunters and I just could not sit back and take any more of the criticism without commenting. That is what a forum is supposed to be about. We can have a discussion and then come to the conclusion that we will have to agree to disagree. And have no hard feelings afterward. Good luck , happy hunting and take a friend hunting with you.
Diane I thought a forum was for discussions, not just a bragging board. Mountain man is trying to have an open discussion and the moderators are acting like we are cussing and calling names. I am a little skeptical about a 6 year old doing much reading on this site. They may be looking at the pictures that are posted. Not everyone is going to agree with all the different styles of deer hunting. I don't care for bowhunting but I don't fault anyone for doing it, if it makes you happy and it is legal where you hunt. As for ethical I don't see how taking a 60,70 or 80 yard shot with a bow being very ethical. As some of the people that have been on this site bragging about such shots have also posted about losing wounded deer at much shorter distances.As for tresspassing on someones land when dog hunting. I do not do it! I either sit at the property line and call my hounds out or go see the owner or leasee and ask for permission to retrieve my hounds. If I am denied, I wait until they leave the posted land. And they will eventually leave if they are not detained by someone. I have trained my hounds to come to me calling or whistling for them.
Viper I agree that what that person is doing is disgusting, ignorant and just plain stupid. But please don't just assume that just because he has a dog box on his truck that he is a true deer dog hunter. There are alot of people that rabbit , fox, hog, bird and bear hunt with hounds. There are quite a few guys in our club that have a dog boxes but they don't own or handle hounds. I'm sure this person thinks it is cool to show off his 'trophy'. I do put my deer on top of my box long enough to get it to the skinning pole but that is it. We hunters have a hard enough time with the general non hunting public, without putting something like that on display all over town. Some people just he don't think about the damage they are doing when they are trying to show off. I was not going to reply on this post again but I don't want you to assume that just because he has a dog box he belongs a a respectable club or that he is a dog hunter.
Early riser I can see that you will never understand how a pack of hounds in full cry is a wonderful thing to listen to. So I will not waste my time.
AS for a hound that crosses your land belonging to you, in NC you can buy , sell and transport hounds across state and country lines. Go buy yourself a monster buck in from Illinois or Canada and see what happens when you put him in a pasture. You will get a visit from some state and federal people.( I know someone that tried that) You cannot own a wild deer or turkeys without special permits.
I don't know you but I will assume that you are not from NC but you want to come down south and complain about the traditions and the way we do things around here. If it is so bad, the road that brought your carpet baggin hind parts down here can take you back where you came from.
So with that said, we will have to agree to disagree. Gotta go and won't be back til Sunday. I've gotta load em up so I can drop that tailgate in the AM. Wish me luck!
@jhj31878 I will not lie to you and tell you that I can keep my hounds on our lease completely but I try as hard as I can. I have a pack of hounds that I keep in my kennels at home and they are never out but I have cat prints on my cars and my trash cans get turned over by other peoples pets but I don't get a gun and try to shoot them. As far as your bird dog damaging personal property , you are responsible for it if it is proven that your dog did it. I fail to see how you feel this is the same if a hound is crossing your families land.
I hunt around Castalia with fellowship Hunt club. We lease about 4500 acres to run on. Wideguide I have 4 on the wall and I really dont care if I kill another one larger than them. It will cost me a bunch of money and then I have to find somewhere to hang it. I just want to listen to a good chase and put some meat in the freezer. I know I may not be like most hunters but it dont take a big set of horns for me to have sucessful season. Heck I let more go by than I shoot because I can only eat just so much.
I hunt on the Nash, Franklin, and Warren County lines. I live in Wayne county but there is no dog hunting here so I make that hour ride every week to turn em loose.
What county do you hunt in @1hunter
@fairchase I could not agree with you more. I am a 3rd generation dog man , I hunt with my dad and I have a 17 year old son that loves it more than both of us do. I have taught him how to hunt with hounds and respect the other hunters around us. And as stated at the begininng of this post, it is a small portion that gives most of us a bad name. I will not be be associated with or hunt with people that do not hunt the right way(if I know about it). As for the guys that hunt with the dogs all day and still hunt in the evenings, they are ususally the guys that do not own or handle hounds. Our standers want to make a day of it when they come to the club to hunt. I usually do not get in a tree because I am trying to catch up my hounds or keep them on our lease. I spend alot of time, effort and money to hunt with my hounds each year. I do feel that we all need to stick together as hunters as it is a know fact that HSUS and PETA are coming after us all.
I did not say or imply that you have not been tagging deer. I was just saying that until you harvest it and tag it, it belongs to the state. Deer can come and go as they wish. Fish that are in a pond belong to you as you can conatian them on your land. I was just letting you know that they are not Your deer they belong to all of the citizens on NC.
huntingforfood you may own the land but you do not own the deer until you harvest it leagly and tag it. All the deer belong to the taxpayers of NC, they just reside on your land until they are harvested. If you do not harvest it and tag it legaly, the State can and will take possession of any deer they find to be taken illegally.
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