10-28-2010, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by guppy11
I have a question to everyone who responded to the hunting deer with dogs thread. If it is inhumane and non sporting to hunt deer with dogs, what about bird dogs? Letting dogs point birds for us? What kind of sport is that? What, let a dog retrieve my duck or tree a coon? Where to we draw the line? Before you answer think wisely and don't be a hypocrite. If these questions start your blood boiling, don't answer until you have calmed down. I would like rational replies.
If hunting with dogs is a legal option in any hunters area, then by all means have at it "if thats your cup of tea."
I, along with many other hunters understand the differences between a man, woman or youth hunting vs. having a dog doing their hunting for them the BIG difference is, without dogs, you have to do your homework and dress properly, scout your area, maintain scent control and do all the other things it takes to harvest deer, those are some of the more important things it takes to hunt without dogs
BUT if someone chooses to hunt with dogs, they can wear a Tuxedo, splash on several ounces of their favorite cologne/perfume, whistle Dixie into a tin can and wait for the dogs to chase the deer in for a shot,
now I know it really isnt that simple but, my wild example points out the major differences for those who hunt deer and those who use dogs to hunt deer. And let me say it again, if it's legal and that's how someone chooses to hunt then I'll defend their choice to do it all day long,
they have just as much right to hunt with dogs as others do who choose not to hunt with dogs.
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