Why's that then ?
With respect, its sort of one of them questions which says more about the person asking, one day you may realise the answer.
What is the answer? I'm asking because I can't see any answer other than you're the sort of person that wants dogs to bait an animal and then release it to be baited again. If it needs digging then dig it and kill it. If it doesn't need removing then leave it alone.
Should I take bunnies out of my lurchers mouth and set them free for him to run them again?
If you're that worried about being able to find game to get another dig or wiping out a local population, then that says more about the person with those worries and their lack of knowledge or fieldcraft. One day you may realise that you are advocating cruelty.
Is catch and release in fishing wrong too?
Born Hunter, I like that analogy.
I call it hunting or digging, not killing.
Some places there is no game to be 'hunted' for whatever reason, some places there is a saturation. Release a few healthy specimens... That goes for all 'game'.
Nothing to do with lack of fieldcraft, a badger sette is really not that difficult to find. More to do with permission/hunting rights.
As Blaise has said, "If you have some experience....."
Edited by GD Waz, 07 June 2013 - 05:18 pm.