In response to Wednesday's Advocate-Messenger story "Lincoln County wants to regulate dogs," Lincoln County certainly has gone to the dogs. And I have a bone to pick with the policy makers: Why would hunting dogs be exempt from the dog ordinance?
Hunting dogs are kept in cages, howling and yowling all hours of the day and night. This is certainly a noise nuisance, and the ordinance should apply.
These dogs are taken out and turned loose, very often winding up on everyone else's property, getting "lost" in populated areas while they encounter people and other animals. I would surely hope the rabies vaccination and the licensing would apply to these animals as well.