- Nov 7, 2021
I’m fairly new to Kentucky this is my second season hunting here. I am in the South East region. I routinely capture dogs chasing deer on my property mostly on cameras but I have witnessed it. I have witnessed by camera or sight more than 15 different dogs. Yesterday a gigantic black Bull mastiff type dog chased a buck by my stand. I’ve seen this dog chasing deer before. I’ve driven around the area and cannot locate where it lives. Does this happen all over KY or is this unusual? Are these dogs killing the deer or just chasing them. What do you think the impact on the deer’s health is? My opinion is the deer probably become accustomed to the dogs and just return. The health impact must be great. The buck yesterday was one of the biggest in this area. I followed the tracks and the dog chased him for over a mile off my property. He must be rut depleted, now he is exerting all this energy trying to escape this dog. What should I do if anything?