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by JustinKeller
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Favorite Spring Bear Bait
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Favorite Spring Bear Bait

Lawn clippings, no pesticides or herbicides. Fresh or turned to silage in a bucket. And anything else I can get my hands on.
by JustinKeller
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Bobcat/Lynx Hunting
Topic: Starting a 13 week old Pup
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: Starting a 13 week old Pup

Looks like a bunch of fun right there. If you have the time please keep us updated with the progress. Kids and hounds always makes for a good read. Count me on the list of guys that tries to wait a year before a pup has a full race with the big dogs. Its too much fun letting them be puppies to ask t...
by JustinKeller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Training Not Translating to Field
Replies: 22
Views: 3329

Re: Training Not Translating to Field

If at all possible, get to a young dog when they catch the right game, short of killing yourself. An attaboy in a situation like that will do wonders. I made a commitment to my dogs, if they go I go. Its not always possible but the dogs will try harder for you if can get in there with them. Good luck
by JustinKeller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: The demise of the hound
Replies: 34
Views: 4088

Re: The demise of the hound

Could it be that we put more time into our pups when we are new and so they turn out better? It has been my opinion that a female should be in the top 5% to be bred(or left intact) and a male should be in the top 1 or 2% to be bred(or left intact). as soon as a fault appears remove it from the gene ...
by JustinKeller
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Training Not Translating to Field
Replies: 22
Views: 3329

Re: Training Not Translating to Field

I believe with some dogs there is at least some intimidation factor. First from being alone, then from catching sight of a mad cat 2 or 3 times their size. As the dog ages and matures they become more confident. Keep stomping around the woods. It will cost you more in gas and time this way than buyi...
by JustinKeller
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Trail Cameras
Replies: 22
Views: 4958

Re: Trail Cameras

Seems like if you have the money to buy the best gear you don't have time to hunt. And if you have the time to hunt you don't have the money to buy the gadgets. Gas and dog food will dog food will catch more memories than gadgets. I use a an alpha because I value my dogs. I don't use a wireless trai...
by JustinKeller
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Track size
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: Track size

We go by stride length as the snow is often deep and the consistency of sugar. If its more than 50 inches its a wolf unless its a trottiing lion. 40+ on flat ground in 4 inches of snowis a tom I once turned out on a 46 in stride in. 34 inches of snow and turned up with an 80lb female. I was so sure ...
by JustinKeller
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Treed lion
Replies: 19
Views: 4705

Re: Treed lion

Its been my experience that a lion won't attack until you are within a few feet. Like pulling dogs off an active ground fight. Stay outside his bubble and grab the dogs by the tail, pull him back. Grabbing the collar of a dog nose to nose with a lion puts you a little too close. If he's in the tree ...
by JustinKeller
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Beware of DEAD LIONS
Replies: 6
Views: 4372

Re: Beware of DEAD LIONS

Great story and great info. The "dead" ones are way to dangerous to trust. Tie the dogs up and have the shooter approach first.
by JustinKeller
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Hauling dogs behind a snowmobile
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Hauling dogs behind a snowmobile

I built one a few years ago that worked really well. The skis were mounted 2 inches behind center for positive tongue weight. The tongue is about 4 ft long to reduce weight on the machine. And it has about 14 inches of clearance. I put 4 hounds on it regularly and had 6 on it once, I also loaded it ...
by JustinKeller
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: How's your bear season going ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: How's your bear season going ?

Its been a good season so far. Always good to hear a pup is doing good. I helped two kids get their first big game animal (bear) the right way, and caught a bunch more. My two pups are pulling lead often and close to catching by themselves. Best race this year was a screw up gone right, out feeding ...
by JustinKeller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Lion hunting dads
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

Re: Lion hunting dads

Had my daughter under a bear before she was 2. I was hunting with a friend a few months later and we were able to get both our daughters to a bear tree. Last year my daughter woke up as I was leaving the house and insisted she go with me, the 2 of us and 5 hounds rigged and caught another bear. She ...
by JustinKeller
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Litter mates
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: Litter mates

Funny how a creature famed for being such loners are often caught running the same canyon when the next three canyons often have no Lions at the present time. Along the same notion. Will a tom kill his own offspring? we know a tom will kill kittens and why, but will he kill his own blood offspring. ...
by JustinKeller
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Bobcat/Lynx Hunting
Topic: Lynx
Replies: 30
Views: 6445

Re: Lynx

Sounds like a blast. Thats been on my list for a while. Which dogs made the A team? Did the old dogs take a second to warm up to a new cat or just get with it. I know you don't let them run house cats or lions. Good job
by JustinKeller
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: ATV Dog Box Input
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: ATV Dog Box Input

That looks real nice. The first one I made had a door to the back, the second opens to the front and I close it by sitting on the seat. I can tie them in if needed, but they learn fast to not push and stay put when told. I much prefer the door forward. Will post a pic if I can figure it out. Mine is...

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