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bow hunter killed my dog (by bud [MO]) Dec 28, 2018 10:04 PM
bow hunter killed my dog (by Tom [FL]) Dec 28, 2018 11:26 PM
bow hunter killed my dog (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 29, 2018 12:06 AM
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Dec 29, 2018 2:01 AM
bow hunter killed my dog (by Newish gal [OR]) Dec 29, 2018 3:22 AM
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bow hunter killed my dog (by bud [MO]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2018 10:04 PM
WWYD if a deer hunter using a bow killed your dog? Our farm is about 150 acres. My grandson and I were walking on a path we have along a tree line we share with another landowner. Suddenly I heard Beanie(our dog) yelp and cry for probably 10 seconds. It sounded like she had been caught in a bear trap type device. As I started towards her though the heavy brush I saw someone in a tree stand about 150 feet away, full camo and face paint. I could tell it was a bow hunter and told him not to shoot. Then I saw Beanie running hard in our direction for about 50 feet then lost sight of her. I found her taking her last breaths and she died in less than 5 minutes. I didn't know the hunter was in the woods on his land and I doubt he knew we were on our place. He told the sheriff deputy he thought our 40lb dog was a deer and she believed him. --76.0.xx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2018 11:26 PM
I am so sorry about your dog Beanie!!! it sucks to lose a dog! Don't focus on how you lost her but focus on her full life with you.
A 40lb dog is NO deer. THEN give that bowhunter a pair of glasses and he needs to make certain what he's shooting before he makes his final decision or just take his bow and s-l-a-p him with it. or he should not be in the woods!!! Oh yeah and get that deputy barney fife and do her job!!! You can't fix stupid, twice!!!
bow hunter killed my dog (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 12:06 AM
I tried to get the police and animal control to deal with neighbors who tried to kill my cats. Poison, arrows, you name it.
The only way I got the neighbors to stop what to fight fire with fire. Chaining up their automatic gate so it wouldn't open early in the morning so the family couldn't get their car out to take the kids to school and go to work. They thought that was way more important than dealing with their kids trying to kill my cats.
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 2:01 AM
I’m pretty sure he knew what he was shooting at. If he didn’t then he shouldn’t be hunting in the first place. I really doubt it was an accident. I would pursue charges and it would take all I had to keep from whooping his butt.
He shouldn’t shoot till he can clearly see what he’s shooting at. I’m sorry for your dog. You cannot trust anyone now a days. Hopefully one day some hunter will take that idiot out of the tree with his bow and arrow and when deputy Fife comes to investigate they can say they thought he was a squirrel. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Newish gal [OR]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 3:22 AM
So sad that this happened Bud. No advice here. I worry sometimes about my dog, goats and a chicken on the edge of a green space with hikers and coyotes and deer. I take reasonable precautions and hope for the best. Please accept my condolences. --172.58.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 3:44 AM
Sad to hear this. Lots of people just want to kill. I doubt it was an accident.
One thing I keep hearing from these types is "I hunt for the meat". B.S. If you hunt for meat, why not hunt cows. It's a total bs response. They just have this desire to kill and they rationalize it with such language to try and convince others it is ok.
If they killed my dog, well, accidents happen all the time in the woods. --23.121.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 4:53 AM
I would call the game commission. Some states it's legal to shoot a dog that is chasing deer. Let the officials sort it out. --174.201.x.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 4:54 AM
Richard, I hunt for meat. --50.32.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 5:16 AM
Terrible. So sorry to read that. I would call and talk to the chief of police. Perhaps another officer can investigate for more information. Have the guy take a lie detector test. Accidents do happen. Perhaps is not an accident. Hope the guy doesn't sleep for days. --99.203.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 5:23 AM
Why wasn't it on a leash?
Just because I don't see any cars I don't let the kids walk in the road.
Sorry about your dog. --99.103.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 5:54 AM
Accident or not he owes you compensation for damaging your property (not to sound insensitive). Did he offer you anything? Did he show any remorse? If his behavior did not satisfy you then I'd sue him. --216.186.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 6:11 AM
I've been a hunter my whole life. I can tell you right now, this was not an accident. The only possible way (slim chance) it was, is if it was very low light in morning or evening and you have a tall brown greyhound or something like that. That would resemble a small doe. However, with a bow that animal needed to be close enough to identify with the naked eye before shooting.
This hunter is in the wrong and gives a bad name to is all. Call the state game commission, they will pick this up faster than the sheriff.
Unless it was shot on neighboring land while chasing a deer. If that's legal in your state, then sorry. --50.32.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 6:59 AM
I am sorry that you lost your dog. Was the dog on your land or the neighbors? That would be the determining factor in my state. I have my land posted with No Hunting and No Trespassing signs for the purpose of protecting my livestock.
In my state, the neighbor would be liable to replace the value of my dog. Between breeder fees, vaccines, spaying and basic obedience, even my unregistered Lab is a $2000 investment. I would be taking my neighbor to small claims court, because it would be the only justice I could get. --98.146.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 7:11 AM
bow hunter killed my dog (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 7:25 AM
Dear sir, poor Beanie is with you and in no pain at all. I have been able to see dog spirits since I was a child and they stay right with us. As soon as her soul left her body she came right back home with you. She will be in your home and so you want to keep her bed and toys and her dishes. She can actually merge her spirit with another dog that you have or get and you will be seeing her individual behaviors again in that dog. She will look like herself as a spirit. I have actual photos of two dogs as spirits that were sent to me recently so now I can show people what I have been seeing for many years. They look the same but are transparent and their light color parts show up better in photos. I would love to show you these photos so you can believe me. Go to facebook and friend me. My name is Alicia Magee. There are quite a few of them but I am the blonde in the photo with my mother behind me. You will have to message me your email since the photos are in my email and I have permission to share them from the photographer. They were taken with a Nikon Coolpix P80 with the flash off in regular room light and in dawn outdoor light in the morning and evenings if anyone wants to try this. --73.248.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 7:26 AM
Just remember this. There is more than enough meat in he grocery store . People who “hunt” enjoy killing. What they do nowadays is not hunting anyway... feed the dear all year. Then hide in a tree painted like a clown where you have fed them all year. When they come to eat as usual kill them while they are eating. Then take hem somewhere to be gutted and cleaned iSMH .these people enjoy the killing whether they will admit it or not. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 7:30 AM
All hunters are bad I guess. Just like all tenants? And all landlords are greedy slumlords? --174.201.x.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 7:51 AM
bud, so sorry about your dog. Not to berate at you when you just lost your dog but having 150 acres in the woods means you also need to use some caution. I was in my woods early this morning and I had on bright orange (it's actually archery season here but I often wear it even when it's not hunting season). This morning, I did what I needed to do and I got out even though I had no hunters on my property at that time. I'll be out there tomorrow when there are no hunters anywhere to do what I need to do. I don't have a dog but all my kids do and they all have bright orange vests that they wear during hunting season. An inconvenience but I insist. I know where the tree stands are on adjoining properties and the neighbors know where our permanent ones are.
check to see if he has hunting insurance. I've never read the policy to see what it actually covers.
bow hunter killed my dog (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 8:03 AM
That is one careless and scary hunter if he was in a tree stand and shot at ANYTHING without verifying what it was. That person is NOT a hunter in my opinion.
He may have the right to "hunt" on his own land but was the dog on yours or his? If it was on YOUR land then he had no right to shoot it (accident or not).
I also hunt and you need to be AWARE of your surroundings. There are certain people that I will NOT hunt with because I don't trust them. Last thing I need is to get shot because someone thinks that a guy walking in the woods is a deer (or any other animal they are seeking).
That police officer/game warden isn't falling for that. Yes, accidents happen but please - they need to know what they are about to kill - that's not a place for guessing. --69.201.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 8:23 AM
Most. People don’t know how to hunt with a bow and arrow anyway and it should be outlawed. I diont allow hunting on my property but there are currently 2 deer the game warden is trying to catch on my property. One is walking around for the last couple of weeks with an arrow sticking out of his side . The other is walking around with an arrow going through one of his eyes. Of course the so called “ hunters” could care less. I wish the game warden could find these people . They need to be behind bars. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 8:32 AM
The hunters made a bad shot and lost their deer. If the hunter was of any quality, they spent a day or 2 tracking that animal.
I lost one this year due to a bad shot. It's sucks and I felt bad. It's a bad feeling.
Anyone against the idea of hunters or hunting should really check out the YouTube video "Vegan Vs Meat Eater - Steve Rinella. It's a good 3 minute perspective.
If you think the odds are against you as a landlord, try being a hunter.
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 8:42 AM
NE l don’t think the odds are against me as a LL . But I will say it again. If you hunt then you enjoy the thrill of killing. There is no other excuse unless your dead broke and have no where to get food. Besides that the way people “hunt” in today’s world is nothing more than disgusting. You might as well trap the poor deer in a cage then put your clown outfit on, hide in your tree drink a beer then murder the deer. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 8:51 AM
Larry, its illegal to bait deer in Pa as you describe, so that theory doesn't work here. Hunting is SO MUCH MORE than when that trigger is pulled.
For me it's in my blood. For me, it's about tradition, it's about family, it's about nature. It's about seeing all the other animals than just the one that you're after. It's about being out there and being part of the wind and part of the rain and part of the snow and part of the trees.
If I could get all my meat from the woods, the sky, and the water, I would. What I can't get from the woods, I buy from the local farmers. I don't buy it the grocery store. Except for the occasional hotdogs and chicken patties for my kids.
If people don't understand it, they simply don't understand it. Most likely because they didn't grow up in it. If you grew up in it, it would be a different story for you. All in all though, it doesn't diminish what that Hunter did. Unless of course that dog was chasing deer, as I stated before, and that Hunter was legally allowed to put that dog down In the state of Missouri. --174.201.x.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 9:00 AM
N E I am an outdoor person I was a land surveyor most my life and a lot of it was working in the woods. Most my friends hunt and I tell them the same thing. A few of them have stopped hunting because they realize the way they did it was not fair to the animals and there was really no reason to do it. ... others still hunt.
I understand where your coming from and if you don’t bait the deer and actually hunt then I apologize to you . But these ones that bait the deer all year long then kill them when they feel comfortable standing there eating are the ones I think are wrong.
And as far as killing a dog just cause he’s chasing a deer you want to kill maybe legal in some states but as far as I’m concerned anyone who would do that has no morals. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 9:02 AM
How dare you kill a defenseless animal! You should be getting your meat from a slaughterhouse like the rest of us! :) --174.201.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 9:05 AM
Larry, what you're describing it baiting and poaching. Both highly illegal. (Baiting in some states) --174.201.x.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 9:18 AM
Miss Paulo, you must be a hunter too. Surprisingly most women I know would rather be out hunting a new skirt rather than an animal. I guess your not like .” most “ women. :) --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 10:27 AM
I HATE the idea of hunting and yet growing up in the country I understand and accept it.
There are reasons to allow hunting other than food. Right now, our property is overrun with deer that need to be thinned out. We have been leasing the land the last few years through a program I had help setting up with the advice of the game commission, the USDA and our state forester. Those who feel across the board hunting is wrong have probably never dealt with a rural property and the destruction deer can cause. --72.70.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 10:43 AM
I’m so very sorry about your furry friend.
Was the sheriff called or the local conservation agent? That hunter needs to have their eyesight checked and then be required to take additional hunters safety classes for shooting something he could not see clearly.
Was your dog on your land or the neighbors? Do you know this neighbor?
That just doesn’t seem like an accident to me. I’m from a long line of deer hunters. Everyone in the family, most of the people I know here in rural MO, hunts for the table. That hunter was either very careless or it was done on purpose. I hope you receive some financial satisfaction but we all know that the money won’t bring back your dog.
Again, I’m very sorry. --64.251.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 10:43 AM
I am so incredibly sorry for Beanie, you, your poor grandson, and to all those who loved Beanie. I cannot imagine the pain that the hunter intentionally did. Who does that? That hunter should be on some agency’s record for sure just in case you wanted to make at least a civic gesture to protect others from the his own hunting faults in the future.
If you want, you could make that hunter’s life even more miserable, or you could forgive him. The choice is yours, and your grandson will probably watch your actions as the case is close to his heart. I would also give comfort to your grandson as a grandfather could only do especially now as he must be feeling bad like the walking wounded. My condolences, and please take care. --66.192.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 10:49 AM
Nicole, I have lived in the country all my life and we have herds upon herds of deer on our property and have never seen any of this destruction your talking about other than the deer eating .flowers. Which I don’t call destruction.
Can you elaborate on all this destruction your talking about. Believe me, 10,000 deer couldn’t even begin to cause the destruction human beings have done to this earth. Maybe the deer should think about hunting. I know a couple people that “ trophy” hunt and there is nothing more pleasing to me than to dream of these guys coming back with a rack of antlers sticking out their rear ends. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 11:19 AM
Larry of TX, If you hunt then you enjoy the thrill of killing. There is no other excuse unless your dead broke and have no where to get food. Besides that the way people “hunt” in today’s world is nothing more than disgusting. You might as well trap the poor deer in a cage then put your clown outfit on, hide in your tree drink a beer then murder the deer
WOW Larry of TX are you serious and I quote you, "If you hunt then you enjoy the thrill of killing". it's not about being broke its about another method of putting food on the table.
Paulio of PA, How dare you kill a defenseless animal! You should be getting your meat from a slaughterhouse like the rest of us!
How does Larry and Paulio think that animals are processed at the slaughterhouse. I challenge both of you to go to the slaughterhouse in your area and observe the process that is used to process YOUR steak that is setting on your table. OR your turkey that was on your Christmas dinner table. OR the pig that is now a pork roast on your table? Or your chicken that is a drum stick. Watch the process and learn how its done or learn the process of processing and cleaning a turkey or a chicken.
I guarantee that neither of you have the stomach nor a minute to spend in the back room of a slaughterhouse. AND both of you would become vegetarians in a heart beat. Living off the land is a way of life for many people including NE of PA. and your vision and mindset is " If you hunt then you enjoy the thrill of killing". Wow what a warped sense of why many people hunt.
Talk to a cotton farmer in northern Florida or southern Alabama and the damage that a herd of deer can do to their crops and their way of life. Or a corn farmer that has their crops destroyed by a herd of deer. Hunting not with a bow but with a gun in both farmers situations its a way of life.
When anyone takes a bow or a gun into their hands there is a major amount of responsibility to know how to us both a gun and/or a bow.
In the case of Bud of MO it's EXTREMELY lucky that the grandson was not shot by this bow hunter. I heard something or I saw movement, in both those cases you as a hunter better know exactly your target and be clear of what your are shooting at before taking that shot. NO EXCUSE and NO MARGIN for error.
Bud of MO has 150 acres that's his domain his castle and his dog does not need a leash.
Hunting is an excellent sport or a method to gather food for the table. Yep the hunter that shot the dog was not showing the highest regard for the hunting industry. Bud should call the game commission and let them run with the investigation because the Sheriffs Dept failed the process.
bow hunter killed my dog (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 11:41 AM
I only hunt people...
But still, "know your target and what is beyond." Anybody who thinks a dog is a deer is either an idiot or a moron.
Of course some fool shot the only Mexican wolf in northern AZ a couple years ago. He said he thought it was the biggest coyote he ever saw.
These people hike in our woods, and they have guns! Be afraid, be VERY afraid! --47.216.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 11:52 AM
Tom, relax. I was being facetious. I was making a joke at Larry’s expense. My point being that people complain about hunters yet they’ll eat meat from a slaughterhouse, which in my opinion is many times worse. --50.32.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 11:59 AM
Tom Fl. I have seen what goes on in slaughter houses and yes it’s disgusting and I don’t condone it. As far as you think I have a warped sense of why people hunt . Lol , so according to your reason for hunting it’s another way to put food on the table... ok, I can live with that so I’m just curious I’m sure you eat beef so where do you hunt your cows at? If you didn’t like killing something you wouldn’t do it. If your that cheap ou don’t want to buy your food there are plenty places that will give it to you. Your reasoning is ridiculous. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 12:09 PM
Paulio of PA ok I understand your pointed; YOUR point is well taken but also my point about people taking time to see the slaughterhouse from start to finish, most would become vegetarians. AND I totally agree with you about Larry.
Larrys point about herd reduction is with blinders on in reference to Nicole of PA's point about herd thinning. Herd thinning is away of life in all 50 states. WELL not so sure of the left coast of CALI. That my friends in another world unto itself. --99.56.xx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 12:18 PM
NE, I get it. Grew up hunting with my family, back when there were no women's hunting gear and few women out. I remember having stopping to talk with other hunters when I was young with my father. There surprise when I said something with a woman's voice was so funny.. "That's a girl".
Own my own land to hunt on now and would take the first 2 weeks of the season off, just to be out there. Larry, get off your high horse. Plenty of studies of how the deer who browse young trees have kept the forests from renewing. No you don't really see that destruction, but it does exist. We hunters are not out to just kill. There is so much more to it, but you will never understand.
We butcher our own deer, getting every scrap of meat that a professional butcher would let go. Before all the ticks and their diseases, we would donate the hides so they were not wasted. But go to a slaughter house and see where your beef, pork and chicken come from. It ain't pretty. And aren't you a nice person wishing evil on people who are different from you.
Bud, did this dog at all have a coyote look? They are a problem here and hunting them is legal. Many times I have not shot because they looked like a domestic dog. Did your dog wander onto the neighbor's property? If your state has some type of game commission or environmental department, call them. BUT please, in the future, if you are walking your property during hunting season, wear bright orange yourselves, orange vest for the dogs, and try to keep them on a list. You need to protect yourself, you can't rely on others to do what is right. --108.4.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 12:34 PM
You people are so full of it. Why is it every hunter brags about the size of the buck he got instead of how much food he is going to supply. Bottom line is if you didn’t enjoy killing animals you wouldn’t spend so much money effort and time doing it. No one would spend the money, effort or time doing something that hunters do if they didn’t enjoy it so stop lying. --73.166.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 12:48 PM
bud, sorry that you lost your dog. That's hard. I am a non-hunting woman in a hunting family - they were all careful, responsible hunters. Not one of them ever even had a close call with a person or the wrong animal. If they weren't sure, they didn't shoot.
My adult daughter was out kayaking a couple of days ago on a lake in a local state park. She is well aware of hunting seasons, and even on the lake was wearing a hot pink life vest. She heard some young men whooping it up in the woods on the opposite shoreline, where an extended antlerless deer season was allowed after Christmas. Suddenly someone shot into the lake. While it wasn't closer than 50 yards from her kayak, it scared and angered her and she yelled that there were people in boats on the lake (you idiot). True, there were also people out fishing, just not right there.
First of all, no sane hunter would be whooping it up in the woods, scaring away the wildlife. Second of all, no responsible hunter would shoot into the water, which is not part of the hunting area boundaries.
Her yell was met with a few brief exclamations, then dead silence. Hopefully, she sobered them up! Alas, that is now the last time that she will kayak during any kind of hunting season - too many yahoos who don't deserve the title of hunter. --71.175.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 12:52 PM
I know someone who hunts. They grew up rural poor and the father taught the sons how to get a deer. They ate the deer. It becomes an inner need or drive to get that meat for the table even though the supermarket is a block away. It's ingrained since childhood. People who work for themselves and don't always know when the next paycheck is coming will continue hunting. And sometimes there is no explanation for hunting behavior except something left over genetically or spiritually from another time. The dog is OK. She does not know she has passed and feels pretty much normal except that everyone around her is crying and she doesn't know why. --73.248.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 1:08 PM
Larry, I've hunted at least 25 years and put my first buck in the freezer 4 years ago. A whopping 4 point with 3 on one side! Wow, what a trophy!! Filled the freezer with countless doe before that, no trophies there. You've digressed to bias. --174.201.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 2:02 PM
Since this off topic discussion became such a it topic, I figured I would share my afternoon.
I just spent the afternoon squirrel hunting with my 6 year old son.
We plotted our murderous rampage at the house by him being super excited to carry the very first pocket knife he ever had that Santa brought him for Christmas.
We loaded our gear into the truck, some orange clothes and a very old .410 Sears & Roebuck shotgun that was his great grandfathers and will someday be his. It was purchased for $12 many many years ago.
We didn't get our ceremonial hunting Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate today as we always do when he's in the truck with Dad. I forgot cash...
When we got to the woods, Dad had to kick it in 4wd to make it through a mud hole.
My son thought that was the coolest with the mud all over the truck.
Before we get out of the truck, we discuss the 4 rules he has memorized and we repeat before each hunt.
#1. You don't touch anyone's gun.
#2. Be quiet and be still.
#3 when Dad says cover your ears, do it quickly and quietly. (To protect from sound of gunshot)
#4 If anything happens to daddy where he can't walk or talk (I die in the middle of nowhere), you sit with him and someone will find you, don't walk off.
Then we got out and started walking up the mountain. Soon he spotted a really cool mushroom growing on a tree. I took a picture of it and can share it with anyone here who cares to see it. :)
As we walked across the side hill, he spotted deer droppings and a few buck rubs. He's getting good at that and likes telling dad about it.
When we got to the open field, he found some hickory nuts and was super excited to be able to take some home to try in the nutcracker Santa also brought him for Christmas.
The field we were in was pretty high up on the mountain and it looks down on the farm my family bought in the 1930's. 140 acres for $3,300. Imagine the return? Monetarily and in memories.
He saw the old farmhouse and asked about it. I told him his great grandmother lived there when she was little. He though that was super neat.
Then we crossed the field and re-entered the woods and asked if we could sit a while. So we sat down and it wasn't too long until he was sound asleep in the wind and cold. I also have a picture of that. You don't get a nap that good on the couch.
Then I woke him up about 1/2 hour later and we continued on.
Wasn't too long after we started walking that we kicked out a buck and doe. They're always a joy to see in the woods even when they aren't in season. We walked further and talked about the trees and rocks and leaves and the farmhouse. Then we came to the old spring house that to this day supplies the farm with fresh mountain water as it has for decades. Still supplied by a trickle that comes right out from underneath a ledge.
We sat a little after that until it started getting a little too windy. Squirrel hunting isn't very good in the wind. They don't like their tails blowing around.
We went to leave and I asked him which way it was to the truck, he thought for a second and pointed towards the direction of the truck. Pretty good sense of direction for a 6 year old.
We made our way back out and talked more about the trees and wind and deer. Then he saw a big rock ledge and wanted his picture taken on top, so I let him climb up. Got a picture of that too.
We made it back to the field we first crossed heading in and he said of the view, "Dad, I can see the whole world from up here!" That's right buddy, isn't it beautiful?
Then back to the truck.
I love hunting and so will he. We didn't get any squirrels or even see any , but he has memories to last a lifetime now. Nothing like passing on the tradition of "murderous rage". Also, no dogs were hurt in the making of these memories.
So anyone who simply says "Hunting and hunters are bad and just want to kill and blah blah blah", have NO IDEA what they're talking about.
bow hunter killed my dog (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 2:35 PM
I guess that idiot hunter never saw the movie John Wick. If it was intentional, he should lose his right to hunt. If it was not intentional ( because he cant tell the difference between a small dog and a deer), he should lose his right to hunt. Actions have consequences regardless of intent. --71.10.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Arron [NY]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 4:04 PM
Well I'm really good at archery. I have even won some tournaments, but I only shot at targets.
Even with a good archer, its not easy to get a clean kill. Most of the "hunters " I have seen are pretty bad shots.Also if there is the tiniest twig, I can make an arrow really go haywire.
I can also agree that deer can over populate an area. Indians used to hunt them all year, sometimes with snares.There are more deer now in most areas than there were many years ago I have seen herds of deer in fields along the Taconic highway of 30-40 of them, Some years they are stunted and very small,..for lack of food. Many never make it thru winter. Lots of car accidents because of car/deer impacts.
BTW when you hit one now,..it really wrecks your car,(most years) in late winter when you hit one,(most years) it barely hurts your car,as they are a bag of bones.(depends on how good/bad winter is) They can really hurt woodlands eating young treees that can't replenish those forests. --66.30.xx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2018 7:34 PM
So much more humane to let the deer starve in February than have the game commission manage the heard size in December???????
Besides, with less deer on the road - how on earth can I possibly hit another one??????
I started putting headlights on my bullets, just so the deer around will jump in front of it.
What ever your position on hunting, loosing your pet before their time is a bad day. For that, I am sadden. I hope your week gets better --72.23.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2018 2:16 PM
You can't hunt cows for the following reasons:
1. They're not that sporting since they stay still most of the day.
2. They aren't free-range. Most cows are owned by ranchers and ranchers shoot poachers.
3. A 1000-2000 lb cow is very hard to drag through the fields and strap on hoist into the truck.
Some mentioned the damage that animals do to the fields and forest, but no one has mentioned wild hogs. They do massive damage to farms and fields and their herd sizes grow rapidly unless contained. --108.69.xxx.xxx
bow hunter killed my dog (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jan 2, 2019 6:02 PM
bud, you didn't state if there is animosity between you as adjacent owners, or if your dog crossed the line. Either way you should get your state econ officer involved. At the very least a tree stand should not be oriented toward your property line and perhaps you can have it removed.
As for hunters who give hunting a bad name, I have dealt w/ this on my hill and the DEC officers came and ticketed, revoked hunting privileges and took everyone's firearm and atv away.
I came to hunting late in life mainly to get the drunk hunting yahoos from abusing my property. Good points made about all 2 and 4 legged creatures sporting orange. As soon as they learned I was going to be in the woods, 20+ of them disappeared. They didn't want to get shot by a newbie!
I come to hunting with the utmost respect for the significance of taking a life. I don't get trophy hunting and all the promotion it gets in field and stream. That said I made the most of the 8 point buck I got this rifle season (buck only), learned to butcher it myself and have about 100 lbs of grass fed meat that I know where it came from. The rest of my diet is mainly family farmed local ag, if I don't grow it myself. Have not had McDonalds in many, many years. Ok if you do.
Deer browse affects the ability of native plants to regenerate in the NE, as invasive species like barberry take hold, and diseased trees like beech take over what used to be mixed hardwood forests as maple and birch are chewed to the ground. A good test of browse pressure is to fence off a circle and see what survives inside it. So there is a place for regulated, ethical hunting. And as others have noted you have to love wildlife and all the wonders nature provides when you tune in and watch.
BTW the largest buck any of the oldtime yahoos from long Island ever got was 6 point in 30 years. I recognize my good fortune and the role quality deer mgnt. can play in increasing wildlife diversity in the landscape.
Bud, Please do follow up if there is more to the story. --24.194.xx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 11:47 PM
bow hunter killed my dog (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 11:47 PM
Coulda shot you.
Pull his license.
bow hunter killed my dog (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 4:30 AM
I am so sorry this happened. I would contact fish and game and let them investigate. A good reminder for us all to wear orange whether in our own land or public during hunting season. --24.61.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 4:32 AM
Not that it would have helped you, but I should double check our “posted” signs are still up. --24.61.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 12:05 PM
I’m sitting on the living room couch reading this,too cold to go outside ,-even without a gun,-and the wind,ho boy............. Charlie............. --32.214.xxx.xx
bow hunter killed my dog (by cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 12:15 PM
myob,we had three Samoyeds ,they were never on the leashes,and on public property too, no need to! They listened!..........,,,,,, .......... Charlie................. ...... ....... --32.214.xxx.xx
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