Dangers of dog hunters

Published 5:27 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019


In response to Ms. Meese column, ‘Lazy man’s hunting and unethical hunters’, she is 100 percent right. I feel her pain and I am sorry she and so many others have to go through this. I am one of the many victims of these abuses.

In response to Mr. Miles column, ‘Majority of hunters are ethical’, Mr. Miles must be living somewhere else. He does not have a clue on what’s going on in other counties.

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The behavior of the men/hunters that hunt with hounds is a very serious issue when you have hunters verbally abusing, threatening, harassing, bullying, intimidating, violating privacy rights of women, men or any family member who owns property or land.

Someone needs to take a step back and see what can be done to stop these abusive issues before us whether it relates to our private property/trespassing on our roads that these hunters hunting with hounds are using and abusing to shoot off roadside at deer that their very own hounds are chasing. These men are playing very dangerous road games using hunting trucks to track hounds that are chasing deer in and out of roads and on homeowners property.

Our home has been shot at from roadside many times but the most devastating was when a group of hunters parked at the roadside shot a deer crossing the road and my daughter driving home was in the crossfire.

We must have stronger road laws/county ordinances so it can be enforced by our officers. We must also overturn the trespassing law and give the private land back when it is supposed to be to the owners who pay taxes on their land. These road and behavior issues I have wrote about is very disturbing. We all need to respect one another to be safe on our roads and our home/property.

There is nothing ethical about this letter. I urge everyone to please call lawmakers, supervisors, delegates, senators or write a letter to the VDGIF Board of Directors or call the attorney general’s office. Leave messages. It’s the only way to let people know what’s going on in your neighborhood or county to come together and let your voice be heard.

Peggy Barton

Green Bay