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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    I use to think like this until my son was attacked by a roaming beagle when he was 5 or so...he's 22 now and still has the scars around his eye....We, and he at the time, thought the dog wasn't aggressive, went to pet it (it was in our yard) and was attacked.

    I don't always pull the trigger, because I'm compassionate about God's animals, but any dog that shows teeth sleeps deep...
    Again, if the dog is showing aggression he's getting a warning shot. If he stands his ground and I feel like I'm in spot where I cannot retreat he's getting put down. If the dog comes in my yard and attacks my family, he is getting put down and I'm pressing charges on the owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrillVille Cardinal51 View Post
    I almost killed them yesterday. At the property I hunt on, it's never been an issue until this year. They've run around the front of the property near the road barking up a storm before, but I normally hunt the back half so it wasn't a huge deal.

    Anyways, I was walking to my stand yesterday and they came charging at me(there were 4). They circled around me barking and growling and came within about 20 yards or so. Scared the absolute hell out of me. I threw a rock and yelled at them, and they finally left.

    They came onto the property barking at me again today, but not like yesterday.

    I told the land owner(he doesn't actually live there) and he told me not to think twice and start shooting if I see them on the property again. And yesterday, I would have felt completely justified doing it, not really today.

    What's your policy about dogs?
    I would be pretty concerned. I may study some wolfpack mentality.

    They were sizing you up.

    If they confront you again I would be concerned they might attack you.

    Bottom line, I would think about which one is the Alpha Male and Kill Him if you are threatened again.

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    I'd have shot them. Not him, them. Just sayin.

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    You all are brutal. Shooting barking dogs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    You all are brutal. Shooting barking dogs..
    that's not the case here is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    that's not the case here is it?
    To be fair, they were barking and growling, but also 20 yards away. I think he did right by yelling and throwing a rock (anything would suffice) at them. No need to kill them unless one actually comes at you. Dogs are instinctive and in my opinion once he stood his ground, they knew to leave him alone. Not to mention that they were a little more docile during the second encounter. I guess the only qualm I would have with it is if someone that wasn't armed encountered those same dogs and were hurt or even killed, but that's still a big if. My point is, obviously he didn't need to shoot them, because he left unharmed after not shooting them, as well as returned and they were less aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    To be fair, they were barking and growling, but also 20 yards away. I think he did right by yelling and throwing a rock (anything would suffice) at them. No need to kill them unless one actually comes at you. Dogs are instinctive and in my opinion once he stood his ground, they knew to leave him alone. Not to mention that they were a little more docile during the second encounter. I guess the only qualm I would have with it is if someone that wasn't armed encountered those same dogs and were hurt or even killed, but that's still a big if. My point is, obviously he didn't need to shoot them, because he left unharmed after not shooting them, as well as returned and they were less aggressive.
    Keep your dogs in your yard and you don't have to worry about them coming home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Keep your dogs in your yard and you don't have to worry about them coming home.
    I do that. Mine actually spends most of his time in the house, let him out back (fenced in yard) to potty, take him for a walk whenever possible. But yes I agree completely, that dogs should be kept at their home or their own lawn, but that's not the dogs fault that all depends on the owner. No need to kill a dog because it's owner is irresponsible.

    That said, my dog has gotten out by pushing the front screen door open before after he noticed someone walking their Beagle down the street. Max had no intention of hurting the Beagle or the owner, he just wanted to play, but he got a swift hit to the head from a cane as he approached them. I yelled at him and he came straight home, my wife called the man a word I can't say on here. But I wasn't upset with him, just explained the situation to him and that the dog isn't normally out and wasn't going to hurt him as well as I apologized for what my wife called him. He just kept walking. However the next day he left a note apologizing for hitting my dog, saying that he had been attacked years ago.

    I completely get it. Some people are scared of dogs, some people have been bitten by dogs and some people are not scared of dogs at all. However if you are armed, you already have an advantage over the dog, so unless your just scared of dogs I can't see any reason to shoot one unless it's trying to actually attack you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    I do that. Mine actually spends most of his time in the house, let him out back (fenced in yard) to potty, take him for a walk whenever possible. But yes I agree completely, that dogs should be kept at their home or their own lawn, but that's not the dogs fault that all depends on the owner. No need to kill a dog because it's owner is irresponsible.

    That said, my dog has gotten out by pushing the front screen door open before after he noticed someone walking their Beagle down the street. Max had no intention of hurting the Beagle or the owner, he just wanted to play, but he got a swift hit to the head from a cane as he approached them. I yelled at him and he came straight home, my wife called the man a word I can't say on here. But I wasn't upset with him, just explained the situation to him and that the dog isn't normally out and wasn't going to hurt him as well as I apologized for what my wife called him. He just kept walking. However the next day he left a note apologizing for hitting my dog, saying that he had been attacked years ago.

    I completely get it. Some people are scared of dogs, some people have been bitten by dogs and some people are not scared of dogs at all. However if you are armed, you already have an advantage over the dog, so unless your just scared of dogs I can't see any reason to shoot one unless it's trying to actually attack you.
    Same story with all dog owners, it is just that one time.

    Never shot one, and it would be very difficult to do so. Don't want to be in that situation. If owners respect others, I'll never be in that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Same story with all dog owners, it is just that one time.

    Never shot one, and it would be very difficult to do so. Don't want to be in that situation. If owners respect others, I'll never be in that situation.
    I hate to dislike your post, but I feel like I have to. I'll just say it though, rather than hitting the button. My dog didn't get out because of any type of normal circumstance. The front door was left open while groceries were being brought in by the kids. Even though the screen door was shut and has a small plastic latch, the dog was able to push through the door. The dog isn't aggressive, or it would have attacked after being hit with a cane, not to mention that if I "were the same as all dog owners" as you mentioned I wouldn't have apologized to the man that hit my dog. So please, don't place me in that category you created. I was just trying to help you find some perspective, but apparently you missed it completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    I hate to dislike your post, but I feel like I have to. I'll just say it though, rather than hitting the button. My dog didn't get out because of any type of normal circumstance. The front door was left open while groceries were being brought in by the kids. Even though the screen door was shut and has a small plastic latch, the dog was able to push through the door. The dog isn't aggressive, or it would have attacked after being hit with a cane, not to mention that if I "were the same as all dog owners" as you mentioned I wouldn't have apologized to the man that hit my dog. So please, don't place me in that category you created. I was just trying to help you find some perspective, but apparently you missed it completely.
    I'm not doubting you are a responsible dog owner. And I'm not doubting your dog had 'that one instance'. But there is the other side that does not understand these things happen, nor should they have to worry about it. Keep an eye on your pup as I'm assuming you do, and all is good.

    I appreciate you understanding why the guy reacted the way he did. A couple a years ago the UPS guy was driving up my street, neighbors dog runs under the back tire of his truck and got hit. Driver was in tears as he was a dog owner. Neighbors blamed him. I don't understand that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    To be fair, they were barking and growling, but also 20 yards away. I think he did right by yelling and throwing a rock (anything would suffice) at them. No need to kill them unless one actually comes at you. Dogs are instinctive and in my opinion once he stood his ground, they knew to leave him alone. Not to mention that they were a little more docile during the second encounter. I guess the only qualm I would have with it is if someone that wasn't armed encountered those same dogs and were hurt or even killed, but that's still a big if. My point is, obviously he didn't need to shoot them, because he left unharmed after not shooting them, as well as returned and they were less aggressive.
    You keep saying they were 20 yards away like that makes you safe. If 4 dogs started charging you from 20 yards away with the intention of attacking you guess what....you're in serious trouble. You might get one of them before the others get to you, but in that situation my money is on you missing. Like I said 1 warning shot and if that doesn't do the trick immediately, I start dropping them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    I'm not doubting you are a responsible dog owner. And I'm not doubting your dog had 'that one instance'. But there is the other side that does not understand these things happen, nor should they have to worry about it. Keep an eye on your pup as I'm assuming you do, and all is good.

    I appreciate you understanding why the guy reacted the way he did. A couple a years ago the UPS guy was driving up my street, neighbors dog runs under the back tire of his truck and got hit. Driver was in tears as he was a dog owner. Neighbors blamed him. I don't understand that.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    You keep saying they were 20 yards away like that makes you safe. If 4 dogs started charging you from 20 yards away with the intention of attacking you guess what....you're in serious trouble. You might get one of them before the others get to you, but in that situation my money is on you missing. Like I said 1 warning shot and if that doesn't do the trick immediately, I start dropping them.
    My guess is that if one charges and you fire at it and miss, it's going to work the same as that warning shot, the others will retreat as well. Not to mention it's unlikely that 4 dogs just start charging you at the same time for no reason. Like I said, the OP did right by standing his ground, yelling and throwing a rock. A warning shot would have sufficed as well, I'm just saying there was no reason to shoot them from 20 yards away.

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    I'm going out next week, and if I had to guess I'll be seeing the dogs again. I'm thinking about bringing the old sling shot(the thing is an absolute beast) or picking up some pepper spray.

    I'm hesitant on the pepper spray though. I can't imagine it'll lure any deer to the area.

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