It happened again. I track at various municipal parks around town. I get up at dawn so I am at there around day break (sometimes not until 6:30 though). After I lay my tracks I sit around and let them age, but keep an eye out. This morning I am watching when some lady appears near the 2nd leg of my track. Her lab mix is off leash (of course). I am yelling so she can hear me & I say "Please stop your dog - he's eating my bait!". I figure she can't hear me because she doesn't stop the dog, so I repeat myself, but a little louder. She looks up and says "I hear you, what do you think I am a mind reader - shut the "f" up". Then she turns around & goes the other way. I track my dog - he did real good considering the bait was gone & all the cross tracks. After I was done, I took my dog for a walk & ran into the same gal. I told her I wasn't yelling because of any anger, just wanted her to stop. I told her I didn't want any misunderstandings or hard feelings, & hoped she felt the same. She said "What if my dog was alergic to your bait? If my dog got sick I would sue you". It feels like I am running into people like this at least once a week. I found a farmer near me who has some nice fields. I e-mailed him to try to get permission to track in his fields when they aren't planted, but I haven't got a response & it's been over a month of me trying. I know some of you guys are also in the Los Angeles area. Do you have any ideas on where else I can track?