The good thing about hound hunting is the ability to release your prey. 90% of the critters I catch with my dogs will be released. It also allows for select harvest. With the exceptions of raccoons, I don't let any females caught with my dogs get killed. It's a little hard to sex a raccoon at night. :) I get to take my kids to the woods pretty much year around. Let them see lots of cool stuff that 99% of the kids in the world would be jealous of and it's still there next time.