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by DirtAddict
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

I agree that a lot more bears are harvested with hounds than what is reported. I also think that when bears aren't run with hounds, there's going to be a lot more problems with human/bear interactions. Here's the rub though...even though Senator Lieu stated that it was an inhumane and ineffective pr...
by DirtAddict
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

I really was motivated by what a few of you said on here...that is, stop being nice. I felt it was time to make some noise. Here's the letter I just sent to Senator Simitian, who represents my district. Senator Simitian, I thought you should read this article titled "California Lawmakers Refuse...
by DirtAddict
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

Hey, looks like Ted Lieu made national news for his absurdity...unfortunately no mention of SB1221 in the article, but it mentions a bunch of other crazy stuff he's done. Here's a quote from the article... Lieu’s office recently sent out a statement boasting of the 17 bills he authored that have bee...
by DirtAddict
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

I am just going to state the obvious, these amendments are more ridiculous and make less sense than the bill itself. It makes sense, if you see it for what it is. The ultimate purpose is to effectively shut down ALL hunting with dogs, through the addition of more and more regulatory hurdles. The bi...
by DirtAddict
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

Well if it wasn't already, it should be clear as day to everybody now. This is not just about bear and bobcat. This is about ALL hunting with dogs. They just used this bill as a backdoor to regulating ALL hunting with hounds out of existence. How much are these hound tags going to cost? Can F&G ...
by DirtAddict
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

What's up with this hound tag program that is mentioned in the amendment. It defines a hound as any dog used to pursue mammals. Looks like they are going to try to make up the loss in revenue by charging every hound hunter in the State a "fee" to run their dogs. Last I checked...coon, rabb...
by DirtAddict
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

It made it through appropriations. :evil:
by DirtAddict
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

A video of the hearing can be found here: http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=636 It's a 5 hour long video, but you can find the 1221 topic covered about 1 hour and 2 minutes into it. In case that link doesn't work for you, you can find the recording from this web pa...
by DirtAddict
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

HSUS Lobby day for SB1221 on June 12th...also this makes it look like the hearing will also be that day, any news? http://action.humanesociety.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=39181.0&pgwrap=n I'll give them this...it was a professionally done bit of propaganda...a clear call to action, landing pag...
by DirtAddict
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Bobcat/Lynx Hunting
Topic: Contributing factors to a dog breaking down.
Replies: 12
Views: 1703

Re: Contributing factors to a dog breaking down.

All good points. As mentioned there are a few variables to consider. Here's my two cents on what to think about. Anatomy and Physiology – Anatomically speaking, some dogs are just built better than others. Physical conformation and the resulting bio-mechanics affect how much stress they put their bo...
by DirtAddict
Tue May 22, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

MidnightRun I appreciate you efforts and positive attitude. Some things to consider as we move forward. Railroaded in the Committee for Natural Resources... Railroaded in the Appropriations Committee... Railroaded on the Senate floor... Now off to the Assembly. I can only assume party line politics ...
by DirtAddict
Mon May 21, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

Today is truly a sad day for California hunters. After being railroaded through the Natural Resources Committee and Appropriations Committee, the California Legislature passed SB1221, banning the hunting of hounds on bear and bobcat. What's worse, the law gives CA DFG the authority to shoot hounds t...
by DirtAddict
Mon May 07, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

railroaded again. The deck was stacked against us. Kehoe and Lieu are both on the Appropriations Committee. Kehoe was on the Natural Resources Committee, and voted for SB1221, and Lieu co-authored the bill (along with Steinberg who is also on the Appropriations Committee). It was amazing to hear Keh...
by DirtAddict
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA
Replies: 870
Views: 106199

Re: BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT IN CA

Please call and thank Senator La Malfa for his support.

I just called and expressed my thanks. I believe it was appreciated. Also, this fight is not over and we will need his help, as well as the help of many others, moving forward.
by DirtAddict
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Make a few calls for the CA hounders today!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1792

Re: Make a few calls for the CA hounders today!!

I heard the hearing online. I too called and wrote letters prior. The anti-hunting establishment is making this an ethical argument. Why isn't anyone calling them out on the hypocrisy of this bill. They say it is unsporting and cruel to the animal and the hounds. However, the State of CA already use...

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