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Deer Hunting in Outside Louisiana

Dog Hunters Gone Wild

Homochitto National Forest update.

The dog hunters are out and about. As usual showing a lack of respect for the law and property owners.
I saw MDWF, US Forest service & Franklin county police having a discussion with two land owners and dog hunters. I think the dog guys skirted a ticket but caught the attention of everyone.

The dog hunters in Franklin County, Jessie Holland in particular are their own worst enemy.
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Response by Chris Holmes , Louisiana Sportsman Field Reporter
January 06, 2012 at 5:47pm
Only Warning
OK guys, this is an annual issue that always gets heated. Both sides have good points and both are passionate about their preferred hunting method. So I'm not accused of taking up sides, I love still hunting and dog hunting.

However, I just spent 15 minutes of my time deleting and editing comments in this thread. I don't plan to do it again.

Threats, curse words, support for illegal activity, personal attacks, etc. are all NOT tolerated.

If ya'll wan't to continue the discussion in a civil manner without any of the offensive actions, fine. If not, the entire thread will be pulled.

Thanks for your cooperation and participation.
January 03, 2012 at 9:06am
19 Comments
WINGBONE2 Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2012 at 9:32am
Hmmmm......

Do you want some Cheese with that Wine?

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bucksnducks Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2012 at 12:39pm
Ruining hunting

They are destroying the hunting in Claiborne County as well. Yesterday I had to run 2 people of MY land that I bought. This morning, there were 4 different vehicles lined up along a public road with guys in orange with rifles waiting for the dogs to come through. This MUST END NOW.

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fishfearme Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2012 at 2:39pm
dogs

well if your hunting amite county around gloster u will learn that some of the dog hunters are in with the sheriff and judge and if your reading this u know who u are. anything u try to do about them does not do any good the sheriffs department want do anything but try to find something to charge u with. they threaten to burn down peoples camps around their and make other threats and the law looks the other way. next time u can catch their dogs tie them up on your place and wait they will trespass to get their dogs then u got them. god help them if i ever catch up with them again. somebody has to do something about them because the law there want

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11 Pointer Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2012 at 3:22pm
Dog Hunting

It needs to end now. I hunt in Franklin and Amite County and I see it. It messes up everything. To much time and money to have dogs run across your property. The people that run the dogs have no respect for anything

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kaseymarchand Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2012 at 7:34pm
DOG HUNTER

IT IS STILL HUNTERS LIKE YOU THAT GIVE STILL HUNTERS A BAD NAME, NO ONE GOT A TICKET, I WAS THERE, YOU WERE NOT. SO DONT TALK ABOUT SOMETHING YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT. WE DID NOT TURN THE DOGS LOOSE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY!!!!!!!!! WE GOT INTO NO TROUBLE AND WE WILL BE BACK @6:30 SATURDAY MORNING RUNNING DOGS ON THE BACK OF 108 AGAIN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO YOU ARE MORE THAT WELCOMED TO COME THERE AND SPEAK WITH US.

KASEY

PS--HIDE YOUR CORN PILE BEFORE YOU CALL THE GAME WARDON THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted January 04, 2012 at 3:28pm
Caston

Lormanbogg do you hunt the specific still hunting only area or the dog hunting area of Caston Creek?

Btw-here is a pic of one that was killed in Caston 'slippin' this past weekend.

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bojenx Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2012 at 4:56pm
Teach a Dog to read!

Let's face it dog hunters and still hunters are never gonna get along and see things the same way. So, it all comes down to the law. Making it illegal to dog hunt in certain areas, but legal in others is retarded. Dogs can't read property signs!

So why does the law not regulate dog hunting as strict as so many other forms of hunting??? If you want to gator hunt you have to turn in a map of the property and written permission and they assign tags. It's almost the same to be able to nutria hunt and collect the bounty for the tales. SO why don't dog hunters have to turn in property maps and permission, and with modern technology they should have shock collars on the dog so it can't get out of range of that alotted property! I think we will see some of this regulation come in the future... but for now I think we have too many old dog hunters still in powerful places that side with the dog hunters!

That would be hillarious to see the 'lease law' inacted on dog hunters!

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bojenx Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2012 at 4:59pm
mispelled

'leash law' ...oooops

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WilliamMig Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2012 at 9:29pm
Still Hunters vs Dog Hunters

First of all, I both still hunt and hunt with dogs. No matter what your preference is, a hunter must hunt with all do responsibility. A dog hunter must be aware of the area that is being hunted and mitigate any conflicts it may cause. A still hunter knowingly hunting in an area where dog hunters hunt needs to be tolerant as long as the dog hunters are mitigating their sport and respecting others. As a dog hunter, I know things will happen, but what cannot happen is fighting amoungst each other. There is a much bigger fight of keeping the sport of 'hunting' alive. I dog hunt in a predominate dog hunting area. There are still hunters that lease a small parcel of land in an adjoining area, but they understood that dog hunting was the predominate sport in the area. We maintain a very cordial relationship with these folks and we both have very good seasons. Bottom line is that all hunters need to be responsible and respectible to other hunters and realize that there is a bigger fight on the horizon in keeping our hunting rights.

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BLKSHEEP Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2012 at 10:13pm
Here we go again

I respect the rights of dog hunters BUT land/lease owners have the right to not have people or DOGS trespassing on their land,if you're still or stand hunting on public land that the law allows dog hunting on then deal with it or find a new place that's still hunting only.With that being said it is NOT the responsibility of the DOG to know where he's at OR TO READ POSTED SIGNS!! If you can't keep your dogs off privite land you shouldn't drop the tailgate. The law needs to change to include very stiff fines(thousands) for repete offenders.

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fishermaninhouma Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 1:07pm
CurredOut

If you run dogs, you need to run them in a place that is large enough where the dogs wont interfere with private landowners. Some people want to run them on small pieces of land where it is very easy for their dogs to cross onto private property. I have friends that hunt a very big piece of land. They put GPS trackers on all their dogs so they can find them but there is always a few who just send their dogs out and do not retrieve them. I had four running my property at the start of my season. All were underweight and malnourished. That is not any worse than all the people on these forums who shoot every bobcat and coyote on their land.

I, as well as many other people, spend alot of money managing my property. The bottom line is, if you want to run dogs, do it in a place where you dont interfere with property owners rights.

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bullfrog1958 Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 2:07pm
Hunting with dogs

They were there before you and that is there home why cry about it leave them along are you will have trouble

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poon 300wsm Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 2:22pm
advise to still hunters

What do you rather see someone kill deer or someone bloody up a good deer in your area and never find him? If the dog hunting stops then people will just start doing organized man drives and shooting deer on the jump pulling off bad shots and never finding the deer due to all the noise and pushing the wounded deer until its not found so with dogs at least they are able to find the deer .

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CurredOut Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 2:24pm
Agreed

I totally agree with that comment. Sometimes the owners aren't as smart as the dogs. It's the owners that are at fault. In my opinion, it has to be a big piece to run dogs OR have permission from the neighboring property owners/lease holders. It's not right under any circumstances to shoot someones dog if it runs on your property.

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dustmac22 Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 2:46pm
Dog hunters

In my lifetime, I have only had 3 run-ins with poachers/illegal hunters. All 3 were dog hunters. All 3 shot deer off of public roads and all 3 got the game wardens called on them and received tickets. 2 of the 3, trespassed onto my private land to retrieve young bucks that I had passed up multiple times.

I gave the 'sport' a chance on a big hunting club in Bienville parish that predominantly dog hunts. I wanted to go on a pure dog hunt, one time, in my life to see what all the craze was about. These 'law abiding' guys will shoot a buck standing on the double yellow lines of the blacktop in a HEARTbeat. We stopped in the ditch, looking down a public road. The only rule was to keep the windows down and the gun handy INSIDE the truck and to pull it out quick if a deer was coming. Just don't shoot if there is a car coming and just act cool leaning inside your truck, in case the wardens come by.

I also witnessed a member of the club, kill one of his dogs because he wouldn't run a deer. He let the pack out, the puppy came back to the truck and he killed him with 00 buckshot. They lost my respect and I will never go back.

I know not all dog hunters are like that... but it is the bad dog hunters that give dog hunting a bad name.

I'm not a big advocate of hunters against hunters, but it would not hurt my feelings if dog season was ended.

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Posted January 06, 2012 at 3:54pm
ooooooo

oooooo its getting hot in here!!!!!!!

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captmerl Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 5:17pm
anti dog hunter in Miss

For those against dog hunting join

http://www.mscfedh.com/

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Bayou Mosquito Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 7:18pm
deer hunt, dog or not

Dog hunters have as much right to hunt as still hunters. I dont' dog hunt anymore but I still appreciate their right! They are limited to when they can hunt, so dont' be selfish and eliminate their time. I will tell ya if you allow the government to start with them, they will focus on us later. Trust me. I don't bow hunt, but what if bow hunters said those dang rifle hunters and so on etc... Just a thought!

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DownshiftAndFloorIt Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2012 at 7:31pm
Hmm...

There are many well respected dog hunting clubs in this state who practice their sport legally and enjoyably. Banning the sport is not the answer. Those who do it carelessly and illegally should be punished, but the many good need not suffer for the few bad. Just remember, ban dog hunting and the hunting style you prefer may be the next one in the crosshairs...

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