Can you hunt deer with dogs?

Asked By: John Ebert
Date created: Fri, Apr 2, 2021 3:18 AM
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As many deer hunters know, dog-hunting can be highly effective.

Today, 11 states still allow deer hunting with dogs.

However, two of the states, California and Hawaii, have no whitetail populations, and state game management officials tightly control the use of dogs to hunt axis, blacktail and mule deer.

Answered By: Henry Sawayn
Date created: Sat, Apr 3, 2021 5:21 AM
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Only the most badly wounded deer can be caught and the dogs then invariably bay it, rather than attack.

Since more often than not the deer escapes the standers on a drive, dog hunting often involves long hours of searching for wayward hounds.

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As many deer hunters know, dog-hunting can be highly effective.

Today, 11 states still allow deer hunting with dogs.

However, two of the states, California and Hawaii, have no whitetail populations, and state game management officials tightly control the use of dogs to hunt axis, blacktail and mule deer.

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The Hunting Act states that engaging or participating in the pursuit of a wild mammal with dogs is Hunting, and therefore it is now banned.

However, in some special circumstances, some hunting with dogs is allowed as long as several conditions are fulfilled (and this is known as "exempt Hunting").

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How to Train Dogs to Track Deer

  1. Choose a young dog that comes from either purebred hounds or hound mixes.
  2. Feed your dog a nutritional diet so that it will be in optimal health for hunting.
  3. Expose the dog to a deer's scent.
  4. Drag the hide or scatter the blood across a field away from the dog's sight.
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Start by playing fetch in a narrow hallway with the fake antler to get your dog excited. The hallway eliminates distractions and keeps your dog focused on the shed. Move this process outside eventually, and then start hiding the soft antler in your backyard or a dog park.
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Hunting Dogs: Best Dog Breeds for Every Game Animal

  • Duck Hunting Dogs: Labrador Retriever.
  • Pheasant Hunting Dogs: English Springer Spaniel.
  • Grouse Hunting Dogs: English Setter.
  • Sea Duck Hunting Dogs: Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
  • Quail Hunting Dogs: Pointer.
  • Rabbit Hunting Dogs: Beagle.
  • Turkey Hunting Dogs: Appalachian Turkey Dogs.
  • Hog Hunting Dogs: Dogo Argentino.
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