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#3784918 - 11/25/12 07:31 AM Dogs
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Got up at 4am, on the road by 4:30, in the stand at 5:40. Buck before light, two deer at the feeder just as I'm getting ready to be able to see, then here comes a white flash, the two black ones, another white and a brown.

Only mt 6th hunt this year and the third ruined by wild dogs. Haven't shot any, don't know that its legal to do so, and don't know that I could pull the trigger if it was.

Just sharing my frustration. Still early so maybe I'll get lucky though the dogs are still in the area just out of sight. I'd fire a warning shot but I only have two shells on me as the rest are in the truck.

At least I'm hunting, right?

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#3784920 - 11/25/12 07:33 AM Re: Dogs [Re: KennyLee]
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#3784989 - 11/25/12 08:19 AM Re: Dogs [Re: browland1980]
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#3784994 - 11/25/12 08:20 AM Re: Dogs [Re: browland1980]
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#3784996 - 11/25/12 08:22 AM Re: Dogs [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: browland1980
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#3785004 - 11/25/12 08:27 AM Re: Dogs [Re: ju993rnaut]
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#3785019 - 11/25/12 08:32 AM Re: Dogs [Re: tufffish]
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#3785023 - 11/25/12 08:33 AM Re: Dogs [Re: tufffish]
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If you don't have it in you to shoot them you can always trap them and take them to the shelter, just remember those wild dogs are hunting in a pack and can kill a mature trophy buck or KILL YOU if your not paying attention. I was jumped by a pack of hog dogs down in SE Texas years ago, I was able to shoot 2 of the 6 with my 30-06 and the other 4 ran off. Since that day I have NEVER stepped out of my truck without my 40 cal. Strapped to my waist.....


Edited by Texas Turkey Hunter DFW (11/25/12 08:37 AM)

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#3785028 - 11/25/12 08:37 AM Re: Dogs [Re: Texas Turkey Hunter DFW]
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Well, problem is one had a collar, so I'm not sure how wild they are. Just one of the issues you deal with hunting in a relatively populated area. One did look like a pit. No issue popping him.

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#3785075 - 11/25/12 08:59 AM Re: Dogs [Re: KennyLee]
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Just for thought, many years ago in my old home town in New York the game warden and the cops found 4 deer over 3 weeks that had been mauled and killed, they had no idea what was doing this until a home owner set up a deer feeder and a game camera in his back yard (yes it is legal) they found a 5th deer about 100 yards from the feeder and when they checked the game camera they had pics of 5 dogs all had collars and after showing the pictures around the neiborhood they came to realize all 5 of the dogs were pets that belonged to people in the area! Apparantly when these dogs were together in a pack they reverted to their instincts and would chase and kill deer. Trap them or shoot them it is only going to get worse!

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#3785132 - 11/25/12 09:24 AM Re: Dogs [Re: Texas Turkey Hunter DFW]
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same with cats

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#3785167 - 11/25/12 09:40 AM Re: Dogs [Re: Emil]
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#3785216 - 11/25/12 10:06 AM Re: Dogs [Re: KennyLee]
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Well, problem is one had a collar, so I'm not sure how wild they are. Just one of the issues you deal with hunting in a relatively populated area. One did look like a pit. No issue popping him.


Would make a nice shoulder mount. smile
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#3785233 - 11/25/12 10:18 AM Re: Dogs [Re: RedSnake]
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I have had the same problem on a property I hunt near a small town. Not only were they messing with the wild life but started on the cattle also. I was reluctant to shoot at first but I would throw down on coyotes or other predators in a second so I started to throw down on the wild dogs too. They are gone now and no problems since.
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#3785297 - 11/25/12 10:51 AM Re: Dogs [Re: landsurveyor]
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Check to make sure their not the land owners and if not drop them.
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#3785468 - 11/25/12 12:30 PM Re: Dogs [Re: notamtchance]
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#3785472 - 11/25/12 12:32 PM Re: Dogs [Re: back-road-n-it]
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I had that problem. Let's just say that I have less of a problem now than I did.

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#3785476 - 11/25/12 12:37 PM Re: Dogs [Re: 603Country]
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What dogs.....
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#3785595 - 11/25/12 01:49 PM Re: Dogs [Re: notamtchance]
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Originally Posted By: notamtchance
Check to make sure their not the land owners and if not drop them.


I'm the landowner, so that's not an issue.

Asked neighbor about them and he's not too happy I let them walk. Said they had been after his cattle. Just happens that I'm missing a cow and a calf as well.

I may have screwed up.

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#3785741 - 11/25/12 03:27 PM Re: Dogs [Re: KennyLee]
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I am probably one of the biggest dog lovers on this forum. My take on what you described is this. As a dog owner, I have a responsibility to make sure I have my dogs under control at all times. Those dog's "owners" (if they even have one) have failed to keep their dogs in check. They, in my opinion, don't care enough for their pets to keep them in line. If I were in your shoes, I would not hesitate to shoot any dog that is chasing deer or putting me in danger on my place. It sounds harsh, but if they loved their dogs they would ensure their safety.
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#3785789 - 11/25/12 03:48 PM Re: Dogs [Re: Savage388]
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those dogs can be worse than coyotes, sit on a gut pile and kill em

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#3785908 - 11/25/12 04:51 PM Re: Dogs [Re: blancobuster]
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#3786007 - 11/25/12 05:31 PM Re: Dogs [Re: Sabot]
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Shoot em on the spot.

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#3786080 - 11/25/12 05:55 PM Re: Dogs [Re: Sabot]
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Look at it like this-if it was a feral hog, would you have reservations about shooting it? Feral dogs are just as destructive and prolific breeders, only not as tasty wink

Most of these dogs are dumped in the country and not strayed pets or working dogs. That was a big problem in my area when
this recession started. Funny that someone else doesn't have the heart nor guts to do what's right with their obligation, but are perfectly willing to make their problem someone elses.

They piss on feed pen posts and chase game. I had a pack of mutts come out of the brush on Labor Day come barking/growling at me and I took out the alpha male. The deer are notably more prevalent at that stand now than last year.

If I see mongrels, I shoot them.
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#3786096 - 11/25/12 06:00 PM Re: Dogs [Re: Core-Lokt]
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The dogs have to go...
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#3786240 - 11/25/12 06:48 PM Re: Dogs [Re: swmays]
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Wild dogs are worse than a pack of wolves. They do kill just for food,but also for fun. They will kill a whole group of animals and leave them lay in a killing frizzy. And they won't hesitate at attacking you to. Take them out.
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#3786496 - 11/25/12 08:01 PM Re: Dogs [Re: notamtchance]
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Not sure where you're at but if you need some help getting rid of your problem I don't mind helping out. With the deer in "Lock Down" I need to check out this new scope I just mounted.


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#3786650 - 11/25/12 08:40 PM Re: Dogs [Re: notamtchance]
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Originally Posted By: notamtchance
Wild dogs are worse than a pack of wolves. They do kill just for food,but also for fun. They will kill a whole group of animals and leave them lay in a killing frizzy. And they won't hesitate at attacking you to. Take them out.


Seen this happen to a herd of goats. Neighbors dogs came over, ran the goats to death, then started taking them down one at a time before we could get the guns out.
Agree with an earlier post also, check with the landowner first.

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#3786953 - 11/25/12 09:55 PM Re: Dogs [Re: ddmm]
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had the feral dog pack prob before....... SSS

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#3812106 - 12/03/12 04:57 PM Re: Dogs [Re: swmays]
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Well now depends on where your hunting. Many dogs chasing game are not wild. On many hunts especially in SE Okla where the locals have dogs their gonna do what they have been raised to do. Hunt! I've had many instances where dogs push game right by my stand. Country dogs will chase just about anything for sport. Cattle, deer, hogs, coyotes, etc. Those dogs are doing what they were raised to do. Same true with coyotes/hogs, but I'll shoot a coyote/hogs in a heartbeat.
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#3812241 - 12/03/12 05:42 PM Re: Dogs [Re: Texmel]
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We were driving through our pasture one day when three dogs went running through. I was lining one up for 100 grains of .24 caliber joy when my dad says 'Wait, those could be somebody's dogs, and we don't know anything about them'. Well, I hold off and they split. We catch up to the herd of sheep only to find three ewes and 8 lambs with all sorts of cuts and bites. GRRRR!

From now on, it it's on my place without reason, it dies. Sorry for Fido but we've had some serious sh!t with dogs over the years. If you want to ensure his safety, keep him at home.

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#3816792 - 12/04/12 09:30 PM Re: Dogs [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I got ran off into a slough up to my shirt pockets by a pack of wild dogs just south of the Arkadelphia, Arkansas dump in the 70's with nothing but a dead limb for protection. You sure can do a lot of thinking before they decide to give it up. Sure was grateful for the slough.

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#3817233 - 12/05/12 12:24 AM Re: Dogs [Re: gollygee]
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All dogs have instincts especially if they're use to running free. They don't have to be feral dogs to chase and pack hunt. Even domestic dogs can be dangerous. When one animal goes in for the kill or attack the others will automatically be triggered to attack as well. And it doesn't have to be pit bulls. The rest of those dogs are just as dangerous. Shoot them and shoot them all. If they were someone's animals and they're continuously running loose, then their owners are not being responsible. My daughter was almost attacked by a pack of shephard type dogs and they all got a dirt bath.

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#3818290 - 12/05/12 11:45 AM Re: Dogs [Re: Camo Momma]
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We had a dog growing up that got smoked for chasing deer. He had a collar on with all his information and the guy that shot him dropped him off at our house and said he was sorry for shooting him but he was chasing deer. He got what was coming to him. When they are packed up like that, at that moment they arent pets, they are down right dangerous wild animals. Drop'em!!!!
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#3819679 - 12/05/12 07:00 PM Re: Dogs [Re: swmays]
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Same thing as shooting a cayote. Take em' out.

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#3820560 - 12/06/12 12:34 AM Re: Dogs [Re: KennyLee]
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Shoot em! I know how you feel but the dogs terrorizing my place aren't wild they are owned by my idiot neighbors they are the most pathetic excuse for people I have ever met! They are a mother and son the son is in his late 50's and she is 78, he is 6'11 has 3 teeth, smells like a dirty litter box, and is literally insane the mom is the most hate filled vile witch I have ever met, they are always drunk in fact every time they drive through my property to get home they stop in a creek crossing and park there for long periods of time drinking and letting their dogs run around. They have do many dogs I can't count every time I see them they have at least 4 dogs in the vehicle and a bunch more following them around, every time I see him he rambles on and on about being in the mafia, CIA, FBI, dea, navy seal, and how he didn't even use a gun in Vietnam he says he just strangled them ( he's not even old enough to have been in that war I think) he always says he's gonna kill anyone who shoots his dogs and he refuses to keep them on his 150 acres. This year I think he has stopped feeding them because they are dominating my two best feeders I haven't had a single pic of a deer or pig at my 2 best feeders in at least 2 months just starving dogs, unfortunately those feeder are too close to his house to shoot the dogs without a chance of him finding out and every time I turn him in for something it causes a bigger problem. Last season I shot one of his dogs eating a carcass of a hog I had shot a few days before, a couple of days later he was sitting on the side of the road in millitary dress waiting for me so he could tell me that someone shot his "red bone". I never even though he would notice because they have so many dogs but he still whines about it a year later. After deer season I'm planning to go on a dog shooting spree out there and wipe the pack out I see it as doing them a favor since they're starving to death anyway.
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