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by mrburneisen
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Legislative Issues
Topic: NC adds right to hunt to constitution
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

NC adds right to hunt to constitution

Congratulations to NC for adding the right to hunt and fish to the state constitution. Bonus points for including traditional methods in the wording. Doesn't get any more traditional than hunting bears with dogs in the same mountains roamed by Daniel Boone. "Sec. 38. Right to hunt, fish, and ha...
by mrburneisen
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Pack size for bear hunting
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: Pack size for bear hunting

Update: I'm still hunting those same dogs and putting them on tracks. There seem to be more bear moving this fall in the areas I'm hunting and we are having a real good time with it. I'm still trying to get that first one treed on our own. I realized I'm the problem and that freecasting them was not...
by mrburneisen
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: American Foxhound confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

leashed dog

Jon Bailey, From reading what you are interested in, and what you have experience with I would get a Labrador Retriever and train him for deer tracking. He will be a fantastic family pet, live to please you, and on the occasion you need him to track a wounded deer, he will take the track and not rip...
by mrburneisen
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Bear Food Plot
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Bear Food Plot

I second the opinion about various nut trees and planning to have what you plant bear fruit from sept-nov. you need to attract them, and keep them coming back. I would recommend getting in touch with your local Cooperative Extension office to recommend specific varieties of trees/plants that will do...
by mrburneisen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Legislative Issues
Topic: What's happening in Ca. without hounds
Replies: 42
Views: 13398

Re: What's happening in Ca. without hounds

Does anyone have depredidation data for 2014-2017? I'd like to see how this is trending.

depredeidation kills jumped from 64 to 143 in 2013 to 2014.
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx ... 007&inline
by mrburneisen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: NC Training Season
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: NC Training Season

Thank you, I hadn't thought about the mountain bike, that would help get all of us in shape. I'll probably give this a try without the leash. I can see an exciting downhill ride in my future if I keep my female walker on the leash while I'm on the bike. I have put them on the ground behind the subar...
by mrburneisen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Trapping
Topic: Trapping on Public Land
Replies: 21
Views: 8475

Re: Trapping on Public Land

Hunters & Trappers need to be all on the same team, and manage our conflicts internally. In Western NC we have Aug.15- the end of March to run dogs on public land, during that time period all other hunting/trapping seasons take place a well. There are a couple weeks of deer rifle season where we...
by mrburneisen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: NC Training Season
Replies: 3
Views: 911

NC Training Season

With NC's training season just around the corner, I'm getting 2 fat dogs ready for the season. I can't turn dogs loose on public land until Aug. 15th. Does anyone have any tips to get dogs back in shape?
by mrburneisen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Coyote Hunting
Topic: New guy "blues"
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: New guy "blues"

I have a dog that will free cast and find a coyote, she weighs about 50 lbs, so you can have her delivered to your front door for $986,612.17. All joking aside, my Grace is a treeing walker coonhound out of coon dogs from the great State of North Carolina. Maybe the solution to your problem is raisi...
by mrburneisen
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Pack size for bear hunting
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: Pack size for bear hunting

You're right there are a lot of bear in my area. I figured if even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile, why can't an old deer hunter dumb across a bear track every now and again assuming I do my part and put enough miles on my boots. It's nice to see another 828 area code on here, I wi...
by mrburneisen
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Pack size for bear hunting
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: Pack size for bear hunting

Thank you, I appreciate the advice. I hunted deer and squirrel for a long time, and when I started getting into this I realized pretty quick I have a lot to learn when it comes to hounds. I took my boys to a youth outdoor festival and met an old man whose family likes to bear hunt. I sat and listene...
by mrburneisen
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Pack size for bear hunting
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: Pack size for bear hunting

If you hunt long and hard enough you’ll see a lot of things most “civilized” people only read about in books. I have stopped counting the box turtles, copper heads and other snakes. We have seen red tail hawks, Bald Eagles, several species of wood peckers, and owls in the daytime. When fishing we ha...
by mrburneisen
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Pack size for bear hunting
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: Pack size for bear hunting

I had thought about posting updates a few times, but there are very few active people on this forum, so I started a field journal instead. Below are a few excerpts from that field journal, to give you an idea of what we've been up to. We hunt the dogs in that game lands every Saturday, and do our be...
by mrburneisen
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Coon Hunting
Topic: Getting started on coon hunting
Replies: 111
Views: 16138

Re: Getting started on coon hunting

k_canterbury, I hope your recovering well and getting your hounds into the woods this season. I got into this whole hound thing for similar reasons to you, to teach my children a love of the outdoors. We had our dogs out for the bear season opener and had a blast. I also began to acquire hounds at a...
by mrburneisen
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Pack size for bear hunting
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: Pack size for bear hunting

Thank you, I have a neighbor a couple doors down who is a coon hunter. It's been too long since I paid him a visit. I know he has done a little trapping over the years to help teach his dogs. I'll ask him if he has a roll cage I can borrow. He has inviting me coon hunting in the past, the only thing...

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