Dogs Chasing Deer

wv67

12 pointer
Dec 19, 2017
4,391
Southern wva
It used to be a problem around here years ago , but haven’t seen it in a very long time , we catch a few bear dogs every year but they aren’t running deer , we just tie em up and call the owner , but if we did have dogs running , no one would know
 

FF/EMT516

10 pointer
Nov 22, 2020
1,320
Caneyville, Ky
I’ve fired a couple up over the years with a shotgun on their backside from far enough away that I knew it wouldn’t kill them but I knew they wouldn’t forget it either. I never seen them again.
I had this calf one year that no matter what would get out and be standing in the edge of my yard grazing. I finally thought I’ll fix you. I fired his hind legs up from probably 35 yards or better with a 16ga Stevens I have. I think he got to where he enjoyed it because he’d be out there again the next day. You could count on it every day.
 
Nov 7, 2021
61
Woollum
Are they chasing all year long or just during rifle season?
Some deer hunters turn loose dogs to chase deer and bring them out from their hiding spots. They turn them loose to hunt deer that are on other properties. The dogs chase them off your property and onto theirs.
If I have this problem, I will give them the 10-foot rule and that is about as far as they make it.
Had that problem when deer hunting first came around in my area. There was a fox hunter who hated deer and every year during deer season he would turn loose a bunch of hounds to chase deer's out of the hollows.
It’s year round here. I run
My cameras year round and capture all different kinds of dogs. I live in the woods my nearest neighbor is over a mile away.
 
Nov 7, 2021
61
Woollum
Dog owners should be smart about their dogs and when they're loose. Not during hunting season, especially rifle. Had the biggest deer we've had on our farm in several years chased off by neighbors dogs last year and have pics in sequence to prove it of the deer, followed by the dogs at 2 different camera locations. The latter being near property line. I visited the neighbor, showed them the pics and several other random pics of their dogs at different times and asked them to keep their dogs up until after season. Their response wasn't very polite so the next time I was in the blind and heard the dogs strike up and a group of does were being chased, the .243 wasn't polite to their dogs. Not how I wanted things to go but when you spend alot of time and money working ground, food plots, minerals, fruit trees, time spent hunting and passing deer trying to somewhat manage them as best you can and get blatantly disrespected by the owners then it kinda ties your hands and doesn't leave many options....
Thank you, your situation is similar to mine. I didn’t shoot a deer here last year to grow some older class bucks. I’ve worked all year to improve the habitat and made 10 acres of food plots. Now I get pics of strange dogs chasing deer across them. I have never identified where these dogs come from. My nearest neighbor is a
Mile away. It’s very frustrating
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
12,257
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
Thank you, your situation is similar to mine. I didn’t shoot a deer here last year to grow some older class bucks. I’ve worked all year to improve the habitat and made 10 acres of food plots. Now I get pics of strange dogs chasing deer across them. I have never identified where these dogs come from. My nearest neighbor is a
Mile away. It’s very frustrating

Good morning, my three dogs are currently all cuddled-up within their individual blankets, all toasty warm, patiently awaiting their first potty break of the day. I never permit them out this early, but when I do let them go and if any other dogs are outside, my dogs are going to run them off first and ask questions later. That's all you need, well trained protection dogs.
 

Stone Branch

10 pointer
Jun 27, 2019
1,490
Lewis county, KY
I sent this picture to my area CO and he told me that there is nothing that he is willing to do about it.

I know of a lady that contacted the county dog catcher back when the county had one about dogs running deer. The dog catcher came out to the ladies house and wrote her tickets for not having her dogs within the glass storm door registered.

Tell someone that you are a having a problem with their dogs running deer and they will tell you that's what dogs do. And when someone else takes out their dogs, they point their guns at you and your dogs.

SSS seems to be the only option.

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Luckily for me, my neighbor shot his own dogs for ripping into little kids.

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EasyE

6 pointer
Nov 5, 2020
157
Breckinridge Co
I would and have talked to my neighbors about their pets, and I think everyone deserves a chance to do what is right. So far for me it didn’t do any good to ask them to control their pet. We live in weird times, most people think more or their pets than people… 100% of the time so far I ended up taking care of the problem myself. I also don’t agree with just putting it up during deer season. Your pet does not have rights to be on my property… Be a good neighbor and put your pets up.
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
12,257
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
I sent this picture to my area CO and he told me that there is nothing that he is willing to do about it.

I know of a lady that contacted the county dog catcher back when the county had one about dogs running deer. The dog catcher came out to the ladies house and wrote her tickets for not having her dogs within the glass storm door registered.

Tell someone that you are a having a problem with their dogs running deer and they will tell you that's what dogs do. And when someone else takes out their dogs, they point their guns at you and your dogs.

SSS seems to be the only option.

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Luckily for me, my neighbor shot his own dogs for ripping into little kids.

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^...Stupid, lazy, mean neighbor. If he didn't want them chasing the deer, he could have prevented such via alternative means.

Mine have all been out for a brief run and just finished eating upon return. They immediately harassed some neighbors who were somewhere in which they usually are not, and such was the reason. They only briefly did so, since those neighbors frequently spoiled them with food, until I made them stop. No deer did they spy to chase this morning, nor other critters besides crows. They don't usually mess with the crows.
 

EasyE

6 pointer
Nov 5, 2020
157
Breckinridge Co
On another note, there is nothing worse than sitting in your stand perfect morning prime time for movement is here finally the deer start showing up only to have your irresponsible neighbors dog show up and ruin the deers morning and yours. It’s happened to me many times.
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
12,257
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
On another note, there is nothing worse than sitting in your stand perfect morning prime time for movement is here finally the deer start showing up only to have your irresponsible neighbors dog show up and ruin the deers morning and yours. It’s happened to me many times.

None of your neighbors' cats have ruined your morning? What a shame. There is nothing more special than having your morning ruined by a neighborhood cat. Ha!

Sounds to me like a few of you are simply afraid of dogs. When I was a kid, we didn't put dogs up nor have stupid leash laws.
 


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