[NAFEX] Deer

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Fri May 4 09:01:20 EDT 2007



What is the legal definition of “running deer”?  I would guess that it is
indicative to hunters using dogs to run deer to exhaustion as part of the
hunting process, not a dog chasing a deer away from crops.


My inlaws would say that a terrified animal’s meat will taste off, so dogs
used in hunting makes no sense.  Evidently the adrenaline sets off hormone
changes that affect tenderness and taste.  Since they have slaughtered and I
have not, I will yield to their experience.  Possibly this is why hunters
prefer to take an animal down instantly (in addition to it being more






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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Deer


On May 4, 2007, at 6:36 AM, Lee Reich wrote:

You're right about dogs. Fortunately for me, my two current dogs are very
enthusiastic about watching for and chasing deer. Let me know how Deerchaser
works for you.


On May 3, 2007, at 11:23 PM, Hélène Dessureault wrote:

What I forgot to mention is that I have two BIG friendly dogs that usually
sleep outdoors on the other side of the house. They chase deers occasionally
when told to do so, particularly when I participate. When an alarm or a
surprise radio goes off, I am sure that they will be set into motion as well
to complete the mission, if necessary. What I cannot seem to impress upon
them is the idea to keep watch and ward the deers off on their own
initiative. It's funny since they chase just about everyting else.


In some areas you need to be cautious about training your dogs to chase
deer; especially if they might chase them onto someone else's property.
Around here, as I understand it, it is illegal for dogs to run deer, and the
dogs can be shot for it by anyone who sees them doing so. Though not
everybody will do so, there are some who will.

Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly

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