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    02-17-2012, 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by mildot    
Not quite sure how making Sunday hunting illegal in Texas would fix any of the valid issues you have presented.
It doesn't fix the issues that happen 6 days a week, but it does give those that want to ride, hike, fish, canoe whatever one day where they don't have to wear ugly blaze orange and worry about being shot.

Do something to aleviate the concerns of the non sunday hunting groups, surprisingly many of whom are hunters. You will see Sunday hunting opposition disappear.

I agree 100%. Most people who don't want Sunday hunting feel that way because of the yahoos as you mentioned. But they would gladly having hunting 7 days a week if it meant having responsible hunting and laws that were actually enforced. I know where I grew up in New Jersey (yes NJ has boonies!) there was 7 day a week hunting and big hunting community. Never heard of any issue with dogs, poaching or trespassing. Nobody cared that hunting was 7 days.
I think VA hunters are putting the cart before the horse. Get some better enforcement on how people hunt, then ask for another day of it. It's a shame that some hooligans sprinkled around the state can ruin everything for the whole state. But honestly this sounds like hunters need to be angry at their own.
But really doesn't Virginia have the longest deer hunting season of any state? Even without Sundays, y'all get a pretty long season compared to other states.
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    02-17-2012, 06:15 PM
Green Broke
Not sure but basically you can deer hunt from oct to march somewhere in Va, But that is alot of special seasons, The general dog hunting season that concerns other outdoors people runs from Nov mid january, Run the season another week and you get could have a final long holliday weekend of Lee Jackson ( state holiday in VA on friday, and MLK day on Monday.
    03-07-2012, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by QOS    
As far as personally be affected - yes, as a matter of fact I have. When I was 21 years old my cousin, Darren, went out to target practice in October. He was only 20 years old. He was shot and killed by an idiot that he had just spoke to....I was heart broken and still am 30 years later. He was my best buddy growing up and his death has been something that has just been devastating to my entire family. The man was NEVER charged with anything. Darren was standing beside his 1977 Thunderbird - not a small car - when he was shot.

So, yes, tragedy has struck my family from an idiot hunter or wanna be hunter. So while I am not particularly afraid to ride, no one in my group wants to ride in Ebenezer during hunting season - and I ride with a lot of guys who do hunt.
I just found this thread.
QOS, I am so sorry this happened to you.
    03-09-2012, 11:58 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by QOS    
I grew up hunting beagles! They are terrific little dogs. I trained with them in the area behind our house - it was in the city and is now an upscale neighborhood!

My stepfather was big on hunting with coon dogs and he hunted rabbits with beagles - he'd switch back and forth between the two styles. The type of hunting he did was more for the "chase" than killing the coon or rabbit. Never brought home any game that I know of.

He hunted with clubs but the clubs hunted on private property and was often "brace" trials for the beagles. They were never out of the sight of the judges or owner/handler. He did alot of field trials.

Hahaha a farrier out at the barn was shocked when I asked him if he was a coon hunter. I recognized the coon hunting emblem on the back of his truck!!!
Beagles, a subject near and dear to me.

I've bread, raised, trained, hunted, and field trialed beagles for 25 years. That said, I've got one dog left, now 12 years old.

Horses are my passion now, but I put a lot of time and effort into the dogs, and placed one second at the National runoff back in 99.

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