i understand you like both but you weining about dogs running why you hugging a tree is just making the water hotter for both me and you.:helpsmilie:I enjoy both types of hunting but in early archery and muzzel loader it frost my balls to have hounds let loose from the night before screw my hunt up.:nono:
all im saying is you can hug your tree and stalk all you want but if a pack of walkers come running a 160 inch whitetail under your stand you would not shoot him because hes being run by hounds. :yes: i throught so.and on top of that im not knockin your hunt but if you shoot a deer standing still at a corn pile how is that giving him a chance.a chance to do what stand still long enough for you to crop in with your leupold.lol this guy has got to be kidding me.personally i hate deer hounds and that is that. so say what you will i will be in my tree or stalking my deer. give them a chance plus its personally gratifying for me to know i was able to play out a situation and win.
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That is 100% correct because that would not be an ethical shot. Now if the hounds were in the pen and that 160 class buck walked then that's a different story.all im saying is you can hug your tree and stalk all you want but if a pack of walkers come running a 160 inch whitetail under your stand you would not shoot him because hes being run by hounds.
"i throught (sp?)" personally i only hunt with a bow, that even includes turkeys. know the reason i dont like the hounds is because of this, since the 1st of this month i have hunted almost twice a week and every fing time i hear the fing hounds on the property i hunt. i can count on both my hands how many times i have seen the hunters walk right on to te property to follow there dogs and shoot deer on the property with out even having the common decensy(sp) to let us know they are there, oh and the property has a 3 foot high fence going around it so its not like they didnt know which property they are hunting.all im saying is you can hug your tree and stalk all you want but if a pack of walkers come running a 160 inch whitetail under your stand you would not shoot him because hes being run by hounds. :yes: i throught so.and on top of that im not knockin your hunt but if you shoot a deer standing still at a corn pile how is that giving him a chance.a chance to do what stand still long enough for you to crop in with your leupold.lol this guy has got to be kidding me.
i AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT.RESPECT YOUR FELLOW HUNTERS.RUN AT NIGHT OR ON SUNDAYS.There in lies the problem....you don't care if your hounds screw up my hunt.
I only get to hunt on Saturdays these days and two of the three that I have hunted this year have been screwed up by hounds. I know your dogs need to be worked, I formly owned rabbit beagles. Turn them out Saturday evening after dark and let them run all night and get them up Sunday. That way you are not messing anyone's hunt up.
I would have to agree as I don't feel that's asking to much, with that said there are others fueling the fire on hound hunting for other reasons like plan old selfishness and wanting to push it out. I do feel that the better houndsman will try to help with this and we all should see a difference this year. I also hope everyone that see's any outlaw hound hunters please turn them in because they give all us hunters a bad name and the good hound hunters suffer because that's what this is all about in the first place.Many folks, including myself, like to hunt during bowseason and dog season. The simple fact is that all bow and blackpowder hunters, including myself, get extremely pissed when all their efforts are ruined by a pack of hounds running illegally before general firearms season. After a few instances of getting their hunt ruined by somebody who is breaking the law, these bow and blackpowder hunters start to not take up for the dog hunters as they once would. Their opinions slowly change from pro-dog to neutral or possibly anti-dog. All this comes from people who do not respect their fellow hunter who likes to hunt before dog season. The simple solution would be to do as previously mentioned and turn out the dogs on Saturday night or go to one of the many pens that are around now. The dog hunters are bringing this all on to themselves by pissing off other hunters while turning out their dogs before gun season. If this were to cease, most of the problems would be solved. It is simple courtesy or lack thereof. It's not rocket science but, if conflicts continue, there will be new laws passed that will change things and many people will be upset. But it will be their own fault as they have brought it on themselves. A little courtesy and respect will go along way... And if you don't think things can change take a look to our brothers to the south. Many states such as La., Miss., Alabama, etc. have very little dog hunting any longer and it is under severe fire in SC right now as well.