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America's Worst Hunting Laws

#1 Post by 58Hawken » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:53 pm

Here's a couple of blog posts from MeatEater on opinion of the worst hunting laws in the US. Both too restrictive and not restrictive enough.

https://www.themeateater.com/hunt/big-g ... aws-part-1
https://www.themeateater.com/hunt/big-g ... aws-part-2

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#2 Post by eelj » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:25 pm

I was a little sceptical at first about dogs, until he mentioned just blood tracking. But many state agencies are very wary about using dogs to actually run animals and in Wisc it is legal to hunt bear that way and it's very unpopular with land owners in the northern part of the state who have to deal with packs of dogs chasing a bear through their back yards during the season.
It's a tough job being a regulating agency and keep everybody happy.

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#3 Post by tonguengroover » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 pm

Personally I'd like to see all hunts for big North American game, bears, elk, lions etc be made strictly by bow. If humans want to hunt big game then be the game yourself.
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#4 Post by 58Hawken » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm

eelj wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:25 pm
I was a little sceptical at first about dogs, until he mentioned just blood tracking. But many state agencies are very wary about using dogs to actually run animals and in Wisc it is legal to hunt bear that way and it's very unpopular with land owners in the northern part of the state who have to deal with packs of dogs chasing a bear through their back yards during the season.
When I was on a lion hunt in Wyoming, the guide talked about needing trespass permission to track/run dogs. An option they'd offer to make a donation to the local church in the landowner's name. More often they say, "I saw lion tracks going through your land. Mind if I see what he's up to?" and they're all for it.
It's a tough job being a regulating agency and keep everybody happy.
There's a measure coming up in CO to put reintroduction of wolves to ballot. Tough job the agency has, indeed. Can't think of a dumber way to do it than have heavily populated areas decide it. Of course, they're the first to decry "something must be done" when suburban sprawl takes them into coyote territory.

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#5 Post by tonguengroover » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:06 pm

Thats all I hear all the time about peoples little poodle getting taken by a coyote in these parts, even mid town. Seen them jump on top off a 6 ft wall in one leap. Smart canines they are.
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#6 Post by eelj » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 pm

tonguengroover wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Personally I'd like to see all hunts for big North American game, bears, elk, lions etc be made strictly by bow. If humans want to hunt big game then be the game yourself.
Tell that to typical Native Americans, they'd laugh in your face. I have lived on reservations in northern Mn for years and believe me I know that for a fact.

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#7 Post by Buck13 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:26 pm

58Hawken wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Of course, they're the first to decry "something must be done" when suburban sprawl takes them into coyote territory.
It seems like everywhere is coyote territory. My neighborhood in Seattle was clear-cut 100 years ago and mostly built out before the Great Depression but reports of coyotes wandering the streets in the early AM seem to be on the rise.

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#8 Post by eelj » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:31 am

Buck13 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:26 pm
58Hawken wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Of course, they're the first to decry "something must be done" when suburban sprawl takes them into coyote territory.
It seems like everywhere is coyote territory. My neighborhood in Seattle was clear-cut 100 years ago and mostly built out before the Great Depression but reports of coyotes wandering the streets in the early AM seem to be on the rise.

Keep your cats indoors, kids. They're delicious!
The best way to keep the coyote population in check is with Timber Wolves.

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#9 Post by senorgrand » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:33 am

eelj wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:31 am
Buck13 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:26 pm
58Hawken wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Of course, they're the first to decry "something must be done" when suburban sprawl takes them into coyote territory.
It seems like everywhere is coyote territory. My neighborhood in Seattle was clear-cut 100 years ago and mostly built out before the Great Depression but reports of coyotes wandering the streets in the early AM seem to be on the rise.

Keep your cats indoors, kids. They're delicious!
The best way to keep the coyote population in check is with Timber Wolves.
I like it...I'm assuming this ends with Sabertooths or something?
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#10 Post by Bucolic » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:19 pm

Or coywolves.
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#11 Post by tonguengroover » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:33 pm

eelj wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 pm
tonguengroover wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Personally I'd like to see all hunts for big North American game, bears, elk, lions etc be made strictly by bow. If humans want to hunt big game then be the game yourself.
Tell that to typical Native Americans, they'd laugh in your face. I have lived on reservations in northern Mn for years and believe me I know that for a fact.
I know a few who bow hunt bear and elk. makes it more exciting they say. Bows ain't like what ole Cochise used to use.
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