February 20, 2012 at 7:00pm
Let me start by saying I emailed the people that started the post and thanked them for being kind enough to help the dog find a owner, old or new.
Once again you 'assumed' I don't still hunt, wrong again. I like it very well in fact. I bow, primitive weapon, still hunt, & dog hunt. I have dog hunted for almost 30 years. In this time I have never seen dogs catch or kill a deer. I have seen them bay crippled or wounded deer. Either way the animal was recovered. Deer that had been hit by vehicles, shot with bows or guns, and deer with diseases.
That being cleared up now, you are bashing something that you really aren't fluent in. I can't make you like dog hunting, and I'm not trying to. Just make sure you cover all the angles...make sure you go after rabbit hunters & their beagels, bird hunters and their pointers, coon hunters and their tree dogs, hog hunters and their catch dogs (the poor little pigs tongues hang out also &cthey even sqeal!), the duck hunters and their retrivers (swimming in all that cold water), and don't forget falconry they use birds to kill all sorts of things. They use their claws to catch their prey, then their beaks to kill it.
You like to still hunt and thats fine. Your methond of take is really bushwacking a deer thats either hungry and only looking for something to eat or that is trying to reproduce. I'm just calling it what it is........You think its 'sporting' to shoot a animal doing the 2 things I mentioned above. I respect that, I do it as well.
My outlook on this 'sporting part'... When I jump a deer with dogs that I feed and take care of every day, rain or shine, all year long is 'sporting'. When I jump that deer, he without a shadow of a doubt, knows he is the quarry. When I kill him with a 'RIFLE', I am proud of all the work, time, effort, and 'SKILL'........I once again want to apoligize. This post shouldn't have ever went where it was taken. I felt the need to take up for something I love! My last comment as well. Peace/Out