Looks like this is still a topic that is generating alot of discussion. Frankly, I have not been watching the forum for a couple of weeks so I was surprised that there are still threads floating around. Here is the update. The Beagle is making a full recovery. The tip of my finger has very little feeling, my hand is still sore, and the finger is still broken, but thank goodness that it did not get infected (a fang went all the way in and broke the bone, could have caused a bone infection (amputation of the tip)) or that I had had to go through those rabies shots. As of yesterday animal control had not made direct contact with the owner (13 days and counting). They did send him some information but I have no idea what. You know, I would have marked it as an unfortunate accident if "old Frank" would have apoligized, helped get his dog off me and my dog or had not told me that "this is what you and your dog deserve for coming down here" (while watching from 50 ft away). Frank is squatting on the right of way and does not own the land. The animal control people will not visit Frank without a Trooper escort as, "there are other issues in play, and a history of problems." My daughter is O.K., but she has not mentioned hunting since the incident, and I doubt if she will ever be a pit bull fan. That is the tragedy. You watch your kid crying while her dog is dumping blood on her lap and just try to give the "guy a break". I have thought about what I could have done differently that day, but I cannot think of a better overall result for my family and pet, afterall I can always find another place to hunt. The next time I post on this forum It will be to tell you about a great hunting day or to show you some great pictures. Hopefully my daughters or son will be in them.