Question?? has anyone else been attcked by sheep dogs? I have never felt like carrying my concealed weapon untill this past week. I was heading out on the end of a ridge on the 4-wheeler, i came over a hill where there was a large pond and it was loaded with sheep. as i got nearer the mountain maggots, the large sheep dog dog came running to me. followed by four more of his buddies. as they got closer it was obvious that were in attack and kill mode. they were trying to get to my legs and feet while i was cruising along on the wheeler. of course i simply sped up and they couldn't catch me. while speeding away i lost my hat. they all pounced on the hat and i escaped. I got out on the spring i was heading to and there was someone already there. so i turned around and headed to a different area. as i approached the clearing where the "wolves" were i stopped and glassed them from a distance. they were happily chewing my hat to shreds. so i figured the hat was lost . i started across the meadow and they were all laying in the road, as if awaiting my return. they sprang to there feet as they heard me and were literally in my way. i decided that i would run over anything stupid enough to get in front of me. as i got close to them they again tried to get at my legs and feet. i sped by them and was surprised to see one come running at full tilt from behind a tree right at me. he closed on me faster than i can type this and if not for a timely lift of my leg above the wheeler , he would have gotten my leg. instead he slammed into the side of my ride. I gave it all the gas i had and was barely staying ahead of the pack. they chased me for several hundred yards, before finnally giving up. this whole event really pissed me off. i wanted to go back to my camp and get my 9mm, and two clips and go back and feed the bastards some american lead. As i have thought about this psst couple days two things don't sit with me. one-why in heck do the sheepmen have to have dogs that try to kill you? and two-they are living off the public land, why are they allowed to keep animals on public ground that try and kill the public? I have never been a proponent of closing the public lands to sheepmen or cattlemen, but i am rethinking this stand now. What i am sure of is next trip i am carrying my sidearm, and i will shoot to kill if this happens again and its on public land. I am having to keep myself from going back up there for no reason other than to kill those pieces of crap. anyone got a feeling on this issue??