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What law does your state have in place for dogs chasing deer? Here in Minnesota anybody can shoot any dog if it is chasing big game. How do you feel about that? I guess I do not like the idea of someone peppering my dog if I let him out to do his business and a deer happens to come running by. Especially with young dogs. It's instinct, and it's not something you can break them of instantly.

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from JustTakeMeHunting14 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

You cant shoot a dog here at all unless its attacking a person directly.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

In WV only the Natural Resources Police can shoot a dog for chasing deer. A landowner can shoot a dog if it is killing or in the field worring his livestock but the Sheriff's Dept. handles that.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

my dog shoots back but he doesn't chase deer.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

I know a hunter who broke his bird dog of running rabbits by tying as dead rabbit to the dog's collar for a few days.
I don't think that would work out very well with a dog that chases deer.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Out here a dog running deer is put in the same category as a coyote running deer and we shoot both. Down south they build a "sport" around it. Go figure.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Out here a dog running deer is treated the same as a coyote running deer. We shoot both. In the south they make a "sport" out of it. Go figure.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Michigan has a LOBO law, if it is causing damage or running loose it is fair game. Sorry to say,but if a dog is in my woods uncollared and running free I'm gonna pop a cap in his behind. Feel the same way for a cat. They are far too destructive on the wildlife for my liking.

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from upnorthmn wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

I have nothing agianst dogs as i own 2 myself, I have a large fenced in area for them 70 x 15 thats more than plenty for them to exersize and do their thing. I dont think the native wildlife, especialy around here with the steady growing wolf and coyote populations needs the added stress of loose dogs chaseing them in stressed enviorments i.e. deep snow. put them on a leash or they will be shot. i favor this law. remember i own 2 dogs myself.

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from Hobob wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

The dog can have a deer its chasing, the damage a conversation like this can cause to hunters isn't worth it. Here in PA you can do it, but it won't win you any friends that aren't total screwballs. Out west and down south it is very different but I still wouldn't push it. Ask Michael Vick.

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from Jonas Freeman wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago

Idaho ST 36-1101 Any dog found running at large and which is actively tracking, pursuing, harassing, attacking or killing deer or any other big game animal may be destroyed without criminal or civil liability by the director, or any peace officer, or other persons authorized to enforce the Idaho fish and game laws.

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from Jonas Freeman wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago

Idaho ST 36-1101 Any dog found running at large and which is actively tracking, pursuing, harassing, attacking or killing deer or any other big game animal may be destroyed without criminal or civil liability by the director, or any peace officer, or other persons authorized to enforce the Idaho fish and game laws.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

my dog shoots back but he doesn't chase deer.

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from Jonas Freeman wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago

Idaho ST 36-1101 Any dog found running at large and which is actively tracking, pursuing, harassing, attacking or killing deer or any other big game animal may be destroyed without criminal or civil liability by the director, or any peace officer, or other persons authorized to enforce the Idaho fish and game laws.

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from JustTakeMeHunting14 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

You cant shoot a dog here at all unless its attacking a person directly.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

In WV only the Natural Resources Police can shoot a dog for chasing deer. A landowner can shoot a dog if it is killing or in the field worring his livestock but the Sheriff's Dept. handles that.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

I know a hunter who broke his bird dog of running rabbits by tying as dead rabbit to the dog's collar for a few days.
I don't think that would work out very well with a dog that chases deer.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Out here a dog running deer is put in the same category as a coyote running deer and we shoot both. Down south they build a "sport" around it. Go figure.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Out here a dog running deer is treated the same as a coyote running deer. We shoot both. In the south they make a "sport" out of it. Go figure.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Michigan has a LOBO law, if it is causing damage or running loose it is fair game. Sorry to say,but if a dog is in my woods uncollared and running free I'm gonna pop a cap in his behind. Feel the same way for a cat. They are far too destructive on the wildlife for my liking.

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from upnorthmn wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

I have nothing agianst dogs as i own 2 myself, I have a large fenced in area for them 70 x 15 thats more than plenty for them to exersize and do their thing. I dont think the native wildlife, especialy around here with the steady growing wolf and coyote populations needs the added stress of loose dogs chaseing them in stressed enviorments i.e. deep snow. put them on a leash or they will be shot. i favor this law. remember i own 2 dogs myself.

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from Hobob wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

The dog can have a deer its chasing, the damage a conversation like this can cause to hunters isn't worth it. Here in PA you can do it, but it won't win you any friends that aren't total screwballs. Out west and down south it is very different but I still wouldn't push it. Ask Michael Vick.

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from Jonas Freeman wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago

Idaho ST 36-1101 Any dog found running at large and which is actively tracking, pursuing, harassing, attacking or killing deer or any other big game animal may be destroyed without criminal or civil liability by the director, or any peace officer, or other persons authorized to enforce the Idaho fish and game laws.

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