Archive for houndsmen

Coonhound Spends Nine Days Trapped in Cave

Roger Moore's coonhound, Half Pint, was tracking a raccoon when the trail led her inside a cave. She did not emerge, and Moore grew understandably worried. He could hear Half Pint barking, but couldn't reach her. Talk about heartbreaking.

April 04, 2011

Will WA Houndsmen Be Able to Hunt Cougars Again?

In 1996 a Washington state voter initiative resulted in a ban on hunting mountain lions with hounds. The vote was strongly influenced by an "animal rights" misinformation campaign, and now a few lawmakers say it's time to restore hunters' rights. A bill sponsored by state Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would establish a permanent cougar season for hound hunters.

February 16, 2011

Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance Betrays Hunters

It appeared as of last week that this might be the year Virginia finally did away with its draconian ban on Sunday hunting: A bipartisan Sunday hunting bill was introduced to the senate by a northern Virginia Democrat; a pro-hunting governor was in office; and a new study found that allowing hunting on Sundays would bring $296 million and 3,927 jobs to the state.

February 02, 2011