I was just at my local convience store. There is a bill trying to pass here I assume a state law to make it a felony to hunt hogs with dogs. I am so happy to see the state of Ga pass this law. Also they are trying to make this a law too. That you can not use and bait ,for fishing, that has a backbone. That would be like minnows, shiners and the such. I am happy to see this but it will probally make it harder for me to get my turtles live food. Anyways I am gonna look online to find this bill and post it here.
I really dont have a problem with hog hunting with baying dogs..it can be a real thrill for hunting ethusatics. And if you've seen the show Hogzilla you'll have sence of how many domestic hogs have turned freral and need to be dealt with. But the catch dogs such as the American Bull dogs is another story..I havent even put that thought in mind. But I know catch dogs are more likely injured than baying hounds. uummm something to think about. Thanks.
I have seen that show. And some of what they said ,person that killed the hog, was exerated to a point. Granted yes that hog was big but anyways. Even if all hogs were that size I am not comfortable thinking its ok for a dog to bay an animal that can be several 100 lbs big. Then have another one latch on to it until some hunter can catch up and shoot the animal. I don't know about where you live but here I see people use Pits all the time. A breed that I hold near and dear to my heart. I am tired of seeing them bloody and bruised and sometimes DEAD because some stupid guy thinks this is easier or better. I hope and pray that this law does go through.
I hope it goes though Hogs can kill people so im sure they would be able to kill a dog.
The fishing thing is ok with me too. When i fish i use worms and im sure they dont ahve a back bone I think worms work best anyway. Though if it passes in missouri everyone I know is gonna be mad and ill have to laugh at them.
Have you even seen what hogs can do? They are incredibly destructive. They are also not native and throw off the balance of things. If this law if passed prepair yourself to have people killed regularly by wild hogs.
I actully wasnt talking about the size of the hog but the reproductive cycle! We have a tract of land by the Four holes Swamp area in SC and I'm telling you, i wouldnt let my son go near it with out a gun in hand. Run into one of those sow hogs with babies and your a goner!
But I'm sure they have ethical means of hog hunting and some wackos probally do let thier hunting dogs get hurt. Bad apples always ruin it for everyone. No arguement here if the bill passes but hog hunting will go on with or with out dogs ,just as deer hunting does.
***Edited By: Duchess on 3/8/2006 3:16:37 PM*** Reason: sp
Oh for crying out loud--let the farmers use their dogs. The people who against this stuff are never the people who have to deal with the consequences of outlawing the use of the dogs. How about the people sponsoring the bill coming up with a better method for dealing with feral hogs and taking on a few themselves? Won't happen. Wild hogs are dangerous, and farmers should be able to protect themselves and their families.
Ok first off Foosdog you are the one running hollering lets ban the pit bull crap no I.
Second, If any of ya'll read the bill , which after I posted this /I did, it is nmore targeted towards fighting animals and hog-dog rodeos. That is what they are trying to stop.
Third, ya know what ya I would like to see people not use dogs of any breed to hunt hogs. That is more what I am talking about. Since when is a dog's life in danger retrieving a dog? A dogs life is in grave danger baying and catching a hog. That I am against yes. I am tired of seeing magled and dead dogs because someone used them to hunt hogs. Find a better way.
You can hut hogs with out dogs. Everyone in the shop my husband works at goes hog hunting every year (well not my husband he does not hunt) and every year every single one of them brings home a hog. last year my brother in law got a havlina instead of a hog but all the others got a hog. They all got on this year too. If 12 idots can go out once a year and each one of them get a hog with out the use of dogs Im sure the rest of you guys can too.
OK, i just read the bill. What a joke! Everytime a hunter brings in a dog with a scratch on it the tree hugging vet tech can call and report them. NICE. Everytime a retreiver gets hold of a crippled goose and there is a struggle the hunter has broken the law. Everytime a coonhound catches a coon on the ground another broken law. But if you read the last part of the law it is ok . This bill contradicts itself so many times that i am sure it will be beat in court even if passed.
I know of an golden retreiver getting chomped by an alligator retrieveing and a britney spaniel rattle snake bit while flushing birds...so crap happens when hunting or doing anything recreational. Animal abuse is one thing but stopping the use of animals for what they were bred for is out rageous. Who's to draw the line? If this was a abuse issue then it should be handled that way but if its a hunting issue then some more lines need to be filled in. It's too vauge, the bill seems like its including more than just hog dogs. It looks like my coon hounds could be included in this bill and thats going to far in my opinion.
***Edited By: Duchess on 3/8/2006 5:50:30 PM*** Reason: add
wild hogs can be vicious. they can mame and kill a human. a dog would not fair much better against them. why would anyone that truly loved their dog, put them at risk. hunters do not use dogs to bring down deer in the wild. they use guns. a wild hog is alot more dangerous than a deer. no one is saying not to hunt them, just dont put a dog at risk against them.
People(some not all) have gotten so lazy that they cannot hunt without a dog......how dare they go and actually work for a murderous kill.........tracking and finding these wild hogs would be just too much work. And of course what kind of hunt would it be if we did not let the poor hog be completely terrified in its last few moments, because it is a "Good" hunter that likes his animals scared of him before they are murdered......right?
Dogs do NOTHING when hunting boar except help out lazy hunters and scare a poor animal to death before they are murdered. Protection is one thing, going out to hunt down these animals is nothing but murder........
And that goes for EVERY animal that is hunted with the use of dogs......
Society should be above the murder of innocent animals. Protection, again, is one thing........hunting is murder. When you can go out with nothing and kill those animals with your two hands....then you can earn your meat......until then, you are just a murderer......it is NOT a fair fight.....
Unless you are starving there is NO need for hunting(and please don't feed me the crap about over population.....that is our fault too) Just my opinion. You don't have to like it......It IS the way I believe though.