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elmoughler 09-18-2012 11:57 AM

Unknown Dogs on your property
I went back yesterday to check my camera one last time and to do some other checks in the woods. When I got into the woods and crossed the creek to the other side I had two domestic dogs that I have never seen before running around in my woods. The two houses that sit near my woods dont own dogs so I'm not sure where they are from. I also noticed that my trail camera pictures have dwindled. My question is if you as a hunter were in stand and a dog from an unknown location came by what would you do about it? I don't really want to kill someones dog however on the other aspect I dont want them on my property as well.

snapper1982 09-18-2012 12:13 PM

it isnt what would i do it is what i have i done. use your imagination. same thing that several outfitters i know do.

falcon 09-18-2012 12:30 PM

All my neighbors dogs have collars. Dogs without collars are shot.

HatchieLuvr 09-18-2012 01:28 PM

If folks don't want their dogs shot on MY land, they need to teach their dogs what fencelines and NO TRESPASSING signs mean! :violin:

If I'm in a good mood they might just get peppered across the backside with a load of 6s from my usual present Judge pistol. But usually if I have a rifle handy... :nonono2:

henson59 09-18-2012 01:40 PM

If they don't have collars and I am in stand they may not be long for this earth. But right now before the season starts I would involve animal control and see if they could take care of the issue.

I don't want to shoot somebodies dog but if there is a chance they might push deer from my property and ruin all of my hard work scouting and planting food plots I would not hesitate to show them the business end of my rifle.

nchawkeye 09-18-2012 01:57 PM

Wild dogs can be mighty dangerous....

elmoughler 09-18-2012 01:59 PM

Those answers were what I was thinking. The dogs wouldn't come within 50 yards and neither had collars. If i ever see them again they wont make it home

Stonewall308 09-18-2012 02:47 PM

If a dog doesn't have a collar and won't come to you, it is more than likely that they are wild.

Mojotex 09-18-2012 02:48 PM

I will not indescrimanently shoot dogs crusiing the woods. Dogs will be dogs, and woods cruising is in the blood of some, for sure.

However, feral or what I'd call "semi-feral" dogs packing up around where I hunt have been an issue for decades. If they look rough, they are goners. Have collars ... I let them walk. If they are not collared but appear fat 'n happy, I let them walk. I'll run them off if I can but not shoot 'em.

invmp12 09-18-2012 04:15 PM

Don't matter on the farms I hunt. Dogs get taken care of. No questions. Same as with a coy dog, coyote, makes no difference. I have a zero tolerance for this kinda thing. Period.

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