10-29-2010, 09:28 AM
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B&C 180 Class
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
You also have to realize that bird, coon and deer hunting has been done for a LONG, LONG, LONG time. Hunting w/dogs has been done forever! Back in the old days, they used dogs b/c it helped them get a gauranteed MEAL for that day. Now days, most people don't go hunting for their daily meals, everyday.
Generally, w/coons you use traps and/or a dog to tree the coon because they are EXTREMELY active at night. As far as birds, they are small, and harder to see. Thus, the reason dogs point. In both situations, you have to have skill to make a shot on a SMALL animal. IN the case of deer hunting, I do disagree with hunting w/dogs, and in MISSOURI it is illegal, and VERY much so. Very hefty fines if caught doing it. Deer are larger, they come out during the day alot more than coons, and they are easier to see than birds (most of the time). I do not have a problem w/hunting w/dogs for coons or birds - but deer yes.
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