Sign Petition

Ban Hunting with Dogs

367 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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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  • Timmy Adkins
    Timmy Adkins United States, Weaverville
    Jul 03, 2015
    Jul 03, 2015
    First off. I'm a dog hunter and will always be one. I bear hunt and mosly coon hunt. The sport is in the training and enjoyment of watching my dogs work. Years of training from a pup and watch them become the dog that you hoped for is a unbelievable feeling. The hours and trails that go into this is great. I live in the mountains and climbing up and down is not lazy and I've seen many men lay down and quite because it was to hard too are just to thick. I can great pride in my dogs and never been much of a deer hunter. Sitting in a stand hoping something will walk in front of me ain't much sport. On the ground face to face it has a sporting chance. I hunt over bait are food plotts. I just hunt the mountains and walk and walk. Sometimes we get lucky and get up with it and get to kill it. Most of the time it's all you can do just to keep in hearing disant of the dogs. It's hard work and you have to work your butt off. There is no roads to cut it off are stand in one spot and shoot. You sit in the truck u want get any action. So that being said, I'm a dog hunter from western NC and we being dogging for 100 plus years and it's god giving right as free men in American to keep on running dogs.

    Thanks god bless
  • scottie henson
    scottie henson United States, Fayetteville
    May 03, 2015
    May 03, 2015
    Nothing i hate more than finally get time to go hunting on my private land only to get in the stand and a pack of deer dogs run through my block running all deer out and ruin my hunt. The dogs dont know better doing what they where trained to do but the hunters know there dogs are going to go on other properties. I know many of the hunter personally and they have said thats how it is and they cant be stopped as long as they hunt from side of road across ditch bank with shot guns. They even plan for the dogs to cross peoples land they dont have permission because they know the dogs will eventally run the deer to where they can cut them off at the roads.How can this be right and safe . Ive seen them shot across the highways and with riffles on the ground.I have been dog hunting before as a guess before and i would never do it again after hearing the hunters comments like fu-- him ill run that block if i wont and if its brown its down and dont let anything go by. Not to mention they drive very dangerous to get to the other roads to cut off deer ,going down anybodys drive also seen they drive across farmers feilds. bottom line is 95% of people i have talked to hates dog hunting and all problems ive seen with it i dont understand how it could even be legal and safe.If it was up to me i would of outlawed it 20 years ago
  • James Bruce
    James Bruce United States
    Apr 02, 2015
    Apr 02, 2015
    The main reason I see is that all deer in NC are harvested before they reach there full potential.it is impossible to age a deer as it runs full speed across a dirt road.when are people gonna get tired of shooting 3 and2 year old deer
  • Phillip Chavis
    Phillip Chavis United States, Angier
    Jan 02, 2015
    Jan 02, 2015
    People I know say I just dont like deer hunting with dogs, it not that I dont like it, its not hunting, the deer has no defense when its chase by dogs, it dont think bout checking the wind, it cant hear you, an it cant see you while it running, its not a fair chase,
    A dog hunter is just lazy, they dont wanna do the work it take to pattern deer, they just wanna send a dog to bring it to their lazy ass as they stand in one spot, not to mention it ruins a still hunters hunt

    I guess they are right
    I DO HATE DEER DOG HUNTERS
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