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    what does everyone think about using dogs for hunting in survival situations? do you thinks its a birden?or is it a good thing?please answer in.thank you!!!


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    When you ask "hunting in a survival situation" exactly what do you mean?
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    And how do you plan to cook them?

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    when you are lost and are in need of food,would it be any good to use dogs to gather your food?

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    Nothing about dogs is a "BIRDEN". They are wonderful people.

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    My bad. I thought we were eating the dogs. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteHunter View Post
    when you are lost and are in need of food,would it be any good to use dogs to gather your food?
    I just gotta ask, Why would a "Great White Hunter" need help getting food...?

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    GWH,first off,don't put yourself in a situation to be/get lost.

    Second,if the dogs are well trained to hunt/gather food,then yea,I suppose so,if they are not,they would probably become food as they will probably scare away whatever you may be hunting.
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    If I'm lost in the woods and with my dog and get hungry.....I'm just following the dog out of there.......smart dog!
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    It depends on the dog. If it is a trained hunting dog then it wouldn't be a burden, it would be an asset. But, if it just some goofy mutt that has nothing to contribute- eat him. Because its a liablity if you have to scrounge for food for the both of you
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    A good hunting dog will save ammo. I had a great one for squirrels until he got old and couldn't see well, he could look up a tree and just grin and after a minute or so the squirrel would fall out. After his eyesight went I saw him grinnin' up a tree for a lot longer than usual and checked on him. That poor blind dog had grinned the bark off a big knot he took for a squirrel, had to put him down and that was a shame. When he was a pup he would outrun a rabbit and be waiting at it's hole to grab it. Shame he was the last of his breed.
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    When my Bandit was younger he was a real good hunter. He just wasn't very good at sharing. When I would take him camping or hunting I never took food for him. Now as much as I love that dog. If it were a matter of eating or starving I have no qualms to killing and eating him. Meat is meat...,
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    Coot - What ARE we to do with you?

    Bandit growling at Klkak - You bring me out in the middle of nowhere with no food. I finally manage to scrounge something up to eat and you want me to share it? I got your share it right here palsy. They're called canines. Step a little closer.

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    A cur dog in my opinion would be the best all around dog for a survival situation. They are top notch tree dogs. They are squirrel dog by day coon dog by night they are protective and will hunt almost everything from squirrels to deer and even wild hogs. Ever see the movie Old Yeller? Disney used a lab for making the movie but the dog in the book was a yellow cur dog.
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    two facts about dogs:
    1) the ARE the better people;
    2) if the ownwer know nothing, how can the dog learn anything useful?

    that said: a smaller hunting dog (Springer Spaniel) does the trick.
    a larger dog (Airedale, Pitbull, Doberman, Lab) keeps the riff-raff out of camp.

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    Another con to this is, (although i wouldnt want to be in this situation) if you where lost somewhere and trying to gather food with a dog. Wouldn't you have to feed the dog aswell, and if the only thing you could find is a small fox, rabbit, ECT. that would split your portion of the meat. Just thinking out-loud.
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    A dog as a companion in a survival situation would be a great asset even if it wasent a hunter.I would gladly split my trapline supply with him/her.One thing I like about my dog,the later I get home the happier he is to see me.I wish the wife was that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stony View Post
    two facts about dogs:
    1) the ARE the better people;
    2) if the ownwer know nothing, how can the dog learn anything useful?

    that said: a smaller hunting dog (Springer Spaniel) does the trick.
    a larger dog (Airedale, Pitbull, Doberman, Lab) keeps the riff-raff out of camp.
    Apparently you have never been down to Louisiana where they use pitbulls to run down deer and boar hogs. I've personally seen pitbulls latched on to 400-500lb hogs waiting for the calvary to show up and shoot. Those boys in La sure know how to train the hunting dogs.
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    I use my dogs in the fall to find deer trails. Any dog in the woods up here during big game season is target practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteHunter View Post
    what does everyone think about using dogs for hunting in survival situations? do you thinks its a birden?or is it a good thing?please answer in.thank you!!!
    There is nothing like a well trained dog for hunting. The other asset is - they make a great foot warmer at night.
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