I saw 4 half starved begals in the 3 miles that I drive to the spot I bow hunt. All of them looked about half dead and all were wearing hunter orange collers.
These dogs were the long legged beagals and they looked like the "crackheads of the canine world". Obviously some deer dogs that were left to die.My experience with rabbit hunters is that they take care of their dogs. They have never, to my knowledge, trespassed on my property. I saw a beagle twice yesterday on the road between Star City and Pine Bluff and he chased my truck. He was likely a rabbit dog but most of the dogs I see (and I see a bunch) now are left over from the deer hunt. Most of them are long legged, skin and bones and are wild as a buck. They will stand and look at you but when you try to get close they take off.
I was squirrel hunting a WMA some years back and came across of starved deer dog. Deer season had been over for 4 weeks! He was in really bad shape. I got the number off his collar and called the owner. He seemed almost annoyed that I called him. He asked me to describe the dog to him, as he had lost three during the season. The owner was about 30 miles away, so I offered to meet him halfway with the dog. He actually got irritated! I don't think he even cared, but he knew he had to get the dog. This is just one more reason some deer dog runners give the rest a bad name.
:biggrin:That's not funny, Shut up man. (spoken with the artificially low voice of a 15 year old) lol