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Ban Hunting with Dogs

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Petition to the Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Executive Director, Gordon Myers and the North Carolina Forest Service Forest Supervisor, Kristen Bail to request the immediate and permanent banning of loose dog deer and bear huntingin the state of North Carolina.

Whereas: The owners of private property posses rights regarding the enjoyment, use, safety and peace of their property that legally surpass the privileges of hunters when the pursuit of the sport deprives private property owners of rights,and

Whereas: Hunters using loose dogs, by their own admission, cannot hunt without their dogs trespassing and doing damage to private property, and are therefore undertaking a sport that they know before hand, will at some point, involve breaking the law, and

Whereas: It is often not possible for private property owners to prosecute for trespassing or sue for damages because dogs are unattended by hunters when damage occurs, despite the hunter being aware of the expectation of damage and trespass when he undertakes loose dog hunting, and

Whereas: There exists specifically within the population of loose dog hunters a large and ungovernable contingent that does not respect private property and believes, wrongly, that they have a right to terrorize and intimidate their way onto private property despite the wishes of the property owner, and

Whereas: Loose dog hunting is responsible for the majority of hunting complaints from property owners regarding trespassing, threats of bodily injury, threats of arson, harassment, animal cruelty, and livestock injury and killing, and

Whereas: North Carolina's population has grown by 1.4 million since 2000, creating an inevitable and growing conflict with hunters and their dogs as North Carolina becomes more populated, and

Whereas: The NC Wildlife Resource Commission can only issue fines if the registered private property is posted every 200 Yards with no trespassing signs andit is very easy for the hunters to deface or remove signs, removing all authority from the NC Wildlife Commission, forcing the property owner to bear the cost to repost their property and allowing the hunters to grant self endowed immunity for trespassing and poaching, and

Whereas: Loosed hunting dogs are often abused, abandoned, have a poor quality of life and are not neutered, resulting in unwanted puppies and a greater cost for the communities' animal control and increased disease and parasite transmission, and

Whereas: Dogs set loose beyond the hunters control cannot be provided food or water by their owner and often become lost, injured and/or inhumanely dehydrated and starved, and

Whereas: The practice of hunting deer with loose dogs is detrimental to the health of the deer population, because dogs cannot be retrieved unless a kill is made, even if quarry is young or it is desirable to be left alive in the population, and

Whereas: Modern loose dog hunting involves turning dogs loose with tracking collars, taking advantage of modern roads, technologies and vehicles, is unsportsmanlike, dishonors the historical hunting tradition, is unneighborly and inhumane, and

Whereas: Loose dog bear hunting is illegal for similar reasons in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming, and

Whereas: The harassment from the dogs and hunters lowers the desirability, functionality, usability for raising livestock or fowl and sale value of private property and tax revenue, and

Whereas: The above mentioned instances represent a significant monetary injury and harassment of the tax payers and property owners of North Carolina and create well documented evidence of widespread and habitual abuse of the privilege extended to loose dog hunters and fair justification for the permanent revocation of the privilege of loose dog hunting in North Carolina.

Therefore: We, the undersigned residents of North Carolina, request that the practice of hunting with loose dogs, having been deemed by us to be unacceptable, anti-social behavior that causes great damage, abuse and harassment and is undertaken by hunters with full knowledge and understanding that laws will be broken, property owners harassed and private property destroyed or livestock injured, be permanently banned in the State of North Carolina.

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  • Randy Shipley
    Randy Shipley United States, Benson
    Jan 02, 2016
    Jan 02, 2016
    Running dogs in front of radios, 4 wheel drive pickup's and guns is the lazy mans cowardly way of hunting---it should be banned---the "good ole boys" need to get their butt's out of the cab and into the forrest!!!!!----At least give the prey a fighting chance!!
  • John Bladoor
    John Bladoor United States, Washington
    Dec 12, 2015
    Dec 12, 2015
    you can't just say every hunt club abuses there dogs because you haven't been there. at my hunt club are dogs a fat and healthy. And also dog hunters aren't fat and lazy because some people have to run the dogs through the woods. All of you that say everyone abuses there dogs are rude mean and offensive to dig hunters. Did you know that Americas first president was a dog hunter? So calling him fat and lazy. Think about that.
  • Mrk Mbwry
    Mrk Mbwry United States, Bedford
    Dec 03, 2015
    Dec 03, 2015
    OH about seeing it first hand I doubt anyone would go out of their way to do so ---but if you happen to be on the blueridge parkway or near Lynchburg or Bedford Va. Just ask locals about the topic or better yeat drive through the wheats vallly area from right now til 2nd of January and again in June -August ,and again in September -October. Even if you are a dog hunting advocate , I am sure you will see what I mean.
  • Mrk Mbwry
    Mrk Mbwry United States, Bedford
    Dec 03, 2015
    Dec 03, 2015
    Hello I live in the Blue ridge moutians of Bedford county Virginia ,just beneath the peaks of otter. I feel your frustration! We have every single problem you are disscuing and worse . Deer hunting with dogs isn't legal here but they can hunt bear and coon with dogs .I have tried to get along with dog hunters because there are so many of them that they show up like the invasion of Normandy ,I am not joking this is real...... 2-3 dozen trucks full of dogs and hunters ,and they do not give a crapp who they trespass on . They have numbers and false witnesses if need be they stickup for each other they post guards at their vehicles they pay off landowners . Unfortunatly the only thing they respect is someone who is willing to die to defend their property , sadly most of us are not independently wealthy we must work a job and they know that ,they your family is potentially unprotected and vulnerable . these people are organized and punctual ,sometimes even your own relatives. These guys will hint these things to those who oppose them, but never come and say it .Now this doesn't mean they act this way at every ecounter. They are not stupid some are even well connected . There are those that act respectful but they are an extreme minority. They have in years past bullied law enforcement and had shootouts with each other. I realize as ridiculous as it sounds to outsiders , I may loose my life and my relatives are not happy about the idea of me pursueing this . But somebody needs to do something , and I am tired . Everyone of us will die one day I didn't want this fight I just want to live in peace but sometimes you don't get to pick your confrontation. Nobody invades their property and parades the countryside like Genghis Khan in their neighborhood why do they bring it to us ? I stumbled across this site trying to find the (Virginia association against using bear dogs on private land. I just left the game department of Virginia . I anybody doubts this come and see it for yourself . If anybody can send me a link to help please do so . markbwr73@gmail.com. People may laugh or doubt but being outnumberd outgunned and isolated is a very real feeling.
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