Deer hunters in our area are involved in an unfriendly dispute over still hunting vs. dog hunting. Dog hunters create few problems on large tracts, because their dogs seldom wander on other people’s property. But on smaller properties, dog hunters often allow their dogs to run on a still hunter’s property to drive the deer away; this prevents still hunters from shooting a deer on their own property.
It is just a matter of time before a tragic altercation occurs between these well-armed groups.
It’s a dispute that can only be resolved by legislation, as it has been in other parts of the state where dog hunting is banned. I urge still hunters to contact their lawmakers and ask them to pass equitable legislation to resolve this problem.
Charles H. Hurst