Deer hunters from Virginia are pursuing an irresponsible dog owner in court for interfering with their hunting club.
A Virginia deer hunters’ club leases land for hunting every year, but their neighbor is turning out to be less than friendly. The neighbor lets his dogs loose on the property, which eliminates the hunters’ chances at finding deer.
The hunting club proceeded to press charges and took the dog owner to court on Feb. 13.
Before going to court, the hunting club pursued other, more amicable approaches to address this problem. This club is comprised of veterans who enjoy hunting as an outlet for stress and recovery. They frequently hunt with their children as a good bonding experience.
“Having a place to hunt when they come back from deployment, it’s key. During deployment, that’s what the guys look forward to,” said a member of the club.
In court, the hunters claim their neighbor is “purposely allowing and/or inability to control dogs, causing me significant loss of income.”