After 40 years in ca, and working in sparks for over 15 years, I left. I will say we are in trouble guys. You see, all of us that adore to see our dog happier than us chasing birds, are bad people in their eyes. We could lose the right to hunt with dogs all together. Think of all the cripples we would lose! In ca, the bears are out of control. My brother is a warden there, and said that the biologists went to the board and said we need more bears taken(tags) so, the treehuggers found out, and filed suit with the state! THey then dropped the whole thing. Bears are adapting to follow the lions around and eat thier kill. It is NO challenge for a lion to kill a deer, so they just kill another. and another. So we still sell as many tags as we can in the general zones, for revenue... Jan 1st it all ends for hounds in ca. And for those who dont agree with hound hunting... Ask yourself how do you control an animal that is mostly nocturnal?? AND, weighs in at 300lbs+??? AND will eat anoything, garbage, carrion.. We release the dogs when the bear is in a bad spot, to get him closer to a road, or better spot to drag him or bone him out.. On a secondary note, Nevada has a great deer program, and it would go to crap if you took hounds out of the picture... Aout of control lions was the start of all of this in ca... I know i was all over with this post, but i am freeking pissed over it!!!!