Feral Dog problem

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  1. Keep_Calm_And_Bowhunt

    Keep_Calm_And_Bowhunt Weekend Warrior

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    Has anyone else had a problem with feral dogs? For the last few months we have had a big problem with them, not a whole pack of them, but 2 is enough to do damage. After they viciously attack on of our neighbor's dogs that was in an invisible fence, we haven't seen much of them. I was almost attacked by them, but luckily I had a shotgun with me and I scared them off.
    I am just wanting some other opinions on what I should do, because the picture that I have attached is of a mineral lick that I put out, and obviously I am not going to have many deer visit it with them doing this. Should I simply call the pound and ask them to put some traps right there?

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    Edit: The local pound will not come out and set traps, they would have to physically catch them themselves.
     
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  2. Hatfield Hunter

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    If this is your land then SHOOT THEM ! f it s private lad get permission then SHOOT THEM ! Here in Wi if tghey are on YOUR and you may SHOOTTHEM I have ! problem solved
     
  3. Keep_Calm_And_Bowhunt

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    That is the main problem now, the time stamp on this particular picture is 2:41am. We thought that they had moved on somewhere else because they had not been showing in daylight. If they did walk around in daylight, we have pretty much the whole street in agreement to shoot on sight.
     
  4. kjstaudt86

    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've had a couple on my cameras and I have been told to shoot them if you get a chance. They will chase deer just like coyotes will and I have heard of some people being attacked by them (rare cases). If they don't have a collar, I'd say they are fair game.
     
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    Shoot them!



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    You are not allowed to shoot dogs in Wi. or in many other states.

    Call your local sheriffs office non-emergency number and ask them your options.
     
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    (1)  Killing a dog.

    (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a person may intentionally kill a dog only if a person is threatened with serious bodily harm by the dog and:

    1. Other restraining actions were tried and failed; or

    2. Immediate action is necessary.

    (b) A person may intentionally kill a dog if a domestic animal that is owned or in the custody of the person is threatened with serious bodily harm by the dog and the dog is on property owned or controlled by the person and:

    1. Other restraining actions were tried and failed; or

    2. Immediate action is necessary.
     
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    frenchbritt123 Grizzled Veteran

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    Only a coward would kill a dog.
     
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    With dogs chasing our cattle or chasing our deer, after a courtesy call to the Game Warden I have trapped and or shot them.


    Problem solved.
     
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    Lol. That's pretty easy to say when you don't have a dog chewing on your leg or tearing up your child or livestock. Not all dogs are sweet, loving, family pets.
     
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    Had a friend who was a game warden years ago. He told me if I ever witnesses a dog harassing wildlife it was not only my right but my duty to take it out. It looks to me that dog taking a dump in that pic is chasing deer. Just sayin.
     
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    Truth hurt a little Fletch. Lol.

    I have been attacked twice, once recently. I have had them in my yard, hunting ground I own, hunting ground I lease and hunting ground I have sole permission on. None of it warrants a death sentence in my opinion. The owner of the dog needs a verbal or physical education which ever they prefer. If no owner exists call the local authority. Killing a dog is lazy and the act of a coward in my opinion. Good luck.
     
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    Are you against coyote shooting too?


    Feral dogs and coyotes are quite close in many aspects.
     
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    FERAL dogs need shot. Call me a coward all day long. Eat ****, bud. Good luck.
     
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    In Ohio you can't shoot them for harassing wildlife or pets...only livestock. Dumbest law ever!
     
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    No, the wolves kill them.
     
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    I'm against killing things that don't need killing. However, sometimes things just need to be killed.

    One of those times is when my family, pets or livestock are being attacked, mauled or killed.

    The act of a coward!?? I think not! Please pull your head out of your _ _ _!!
     
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    I accidentally liked your high and mighty statement. Dogs can go feral and they can be out of control and they should be shot. Call local authorities and waste the taxpayers dollar so you can feel better letting someone else handle it. Sorry I can't disagree with you more. I love dogs and have dogs.


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    A feral dog is pretty far removed from my big fat lab that sleeps on the couch. It doesn't take much to turn a once domesticated dog to revert back to a predatory pack animal.

    And a once domesticated is probably worse as they won't have the natural gear of humans.
     
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    Tough thing to have to deal with, since you can't pound sense into the dog owners you have to deal with the dogs. I love dogs but dogs like the ones pictured are not going to stop running, clearly the owners are unwilling or unable to control their dogs so you need to do what you need to do just make it a humane shot.
     

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