Va landowner, hunt club at odds over ...

Va landowner, hunt club at odds over hunting dogs

There are 14 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Va landowner, hunt club at odds over hunting dogs. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A state law granting hunters access to private property to retrieve their dogs is at the center of a court dispute in southeastern Virginia .

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Biff

Hampton, VA

#1 Mar 31, 2009
Bass Pro sponsers this man for bass fishing. If you feel he is toxic then boycott Bass Pro and send them emails.
H Potter

Ashburn, VA

#2 Mar 31, 2009
It seems only right that posted property owners should not be taxed if their lands can also be used by others. To compensate localities for property taxes lost, raise the taxes on hunting license fees.
Problem solved

Yorktown, VA

#3 Mar 31, 2009
Take off the radio collar and deposit the dog at the local pound. Toss the collar in a bucket of water and no one is the wiser. Ain't no dog here!
Ad Hoc

Worland, WY

#4 Mar 31, 2009
# 3 Not very bright are you?

Have compassion for the animals not the hunters that are loose with the rules and regs.
Keep the dogs, and call the owners if you have issues with hunters. We are surrounded by ethical hunters who adhere to rules and regs. As a matter of fact, we have kennels for this very issue.
Easy enough, no problems and the hunters thank you.

In addition to this issue, the hunters can not come onto your property with weapons that is a big part of the rules and regs.
Landowner

Yorktown, VA

#5 Mar 31, 2009
If dogs are hunting on my property it follows that their owners are both trespassing and hunting without permission. No hunting or trespassing means just that.
Biff

Hampton, VA

#6 Mar 31, 2009
Boycott Bass Pro Shops...they are sponsers of his bass fishing. Send them emails and tell them he is hurting their business and works against hunters. This is an example of a come here..trying to change the world for his benefit.
Rules Apply Here

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Mar 31, 2009
#5 You better check your rules on this one.
Hunters can come onto your property to retrieve
their dogs, with out weapons. Signs or no signs.

“armed, cute and smart (alec)”

Since: Jul 08

Newport News/Hampton, VA

#8 Mar 31, 2009
(#3) plus it is against the law to remove their tracking collars. I don't agree with hound hunting period and this law does need to be updated. Everyone should have the right to protect their property and not have others trespass.
Appeal THIS

Caret, VA

#9 Mar 31, 2009
I also have had run ins with the hunt club members. And yes they are the good old boys and know how to work the bubba system because their "paws nos the other paws in the town."
Regardless: The VA STATE Code over-rules the county rules and codes.
PLEASE READ VA STATE CODE 29.1-509
DUTY OF CARE AND LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OF LANDOWNERS TO HUNTERS, FISHERMEN, SIGHTSEERS, ETC.
YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS--MORE THAN THEY KNOW!! ITS YOUR PROPERTY.
Also, county code states that ALL dogs must display CITY TAGS and RABIES TAGS at all times. Just because they have a tracking collar or a collar with a name and number does not make them legal. They should be issued summons by animal control. I would call Animal Control every time there was a dog on my property and document the damage it does.($300.00 Bush gets pissed on by dog, bush turns yellow---hunter- you owe me $300.00 for a new bush)(my grandmas rosebush that was generations old--pissed on turned yellow- price on that- not sure yet)
Be Careful

Yorktown, VA

#10 Apr 1, 2009
A word to the wise: don't push your right of entry because landowners will just start shooting dogs. As you know this is policy when livestock are involved.

Before you release your dogs ask for permission.
Rules Apply Here wrote:
#5 You better check your rules on this one.
Hunters can come onto your property to retrieve
their dogs, with out weapons. Signs or no signs.
Reasonable

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#11 Apr 1, 2009
If these dogs are so loved and expensive why do I find them starving and abandoned at least once a year? Once I did the "right thing" and returned a lost begle to the owner and later found out he let the poor dog starve to death.
pam

Ashland, VA

#12 Apr 17, 2009
way to go judge.virginia is not the only state to allow a form of tresspassing.22 other states allowe it for certain things,virginia is not alone in this type of law.
Jess

Bonita, CA

#13 Apr 17, 2009
Reasonable wrote:
If these dogs are so loved and expensive why do I find them starving and abandoned at least once a year? Once I did the "right thing" and returned a lost begle to the owner and later found out he let the poor dog starve to death.
It's so awful. Although I have met some hunters who love, love, love their dogs like family members, there are just as many who treat them like property. I can't tell you have many I've found starved with mange, only to be told "That's how hunting dogs are supposed to look."
kyle

United States

#14 Dec 19, 2012
Problem solved wrote:
Take off the radio collar and deposit the dog at the local pound. Toss the collar in a bucket of water and no one is the wiser. Ain't no dog here!


And you and i friend would have a problem!!!

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