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by Nolte
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Beware the novice
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: Beware the novice

We typically give them a minute and the check the eyelid with the barrel for any movement. If it's still looking lively then we'll put one in the neck to save the skull. If the hunter botches the shot and it comes out wild, then it will get a little western. If by some weird occurrence it runs off, ...
by Nolte
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Training bear and cougar hounds! HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Training bear and cougar hounds! HELP

Mule Man, I totally get wanting to hear the race but now hunting in wolf country I wish I had a few silent good dogs. Keep tabs on them and then just head in when its up or heated up. Have seen a few totally silent dogs that were bang up cold trailers and all around great dogs. They'd really have a ...
by Nolte
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Kennels and Dog Boxes
Topic: Box safety in crashes
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

Re: Box safety in crashes

Well, can't say I've ever really thought of it but there really ain't a lot of protection in any wood or plastic box. Or if it's even strapped down. Seen a few lower speed rollovers and the dogs came out ok. Best best is probably a welded steel open cage type but the dog will still get slammed. I do...
by Nolte
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Running Dogs
Topic: Kinda slow
Replies: 63
Views: 9289

Re: Kinda slow

I think Perk has put a lot of good wisdom out there in his replies. Easiest way to get good broke dogs is start them on the right critters in good company. The hard part is if there isn't any good company so it's just repetition on tracks they can handle and to expect screw ups from time to time. An...
by Nolte
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Breeding emphasis
Replies: 41
Views: 4631

Re: Breeding emphasis

Well the more I thought I knew the less I really knew.

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by Nolte
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Breeding emphasis
Replies: 41
Views: 4631

Re: RE: Re: Breeding emphasis

Lawdawgharris, you're right about a cross nicking but to complicate matters I've heard of guys making a second cross after the first was so successful and the 2nd cross was a flop.Go figure ! I've also seen culls bred and a top dog come out of it .. I've seen this as well. First litter 4 out of 6 r...
by Nolte
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Breeding emphasis
Replies: 41
Views: 4631

Re: Breeding emphasis

We all like to think we're smarter than we are or have all the answers. Best you can do is work whatever strategy gets workable dogs for your area that have a personality you like or at least can handle. Have had some hard driving round heads that are stubborn SOBs that you cuss out all the time exc...
by Nolte
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Turning a Track Around
Replies: 17
Views: 3096

Re: Turning a Track Around

I think one of the reasons that dogs go backwards in bad tracks is that there simply is no scent except in certain spots. So they pick and find a spot, then cast a long way out to find the next and so on. And that bread crumb tail leads to a more consistent trail but that doesnt neccesarily mean the...
by Nolte
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: How many dogs
Replies: 22
Views: 4721

Re: How many dogs

Scrub, I cant speak for david but I'm used to hunting where he did. Cats here are mostly snow hunting and some days you better not leave a track to go find a better one cause you probably won't. So you usually got to work whatever track you find. In snow you can jump a cat without a dog if you want ...
by Nolte
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Health & Medical Issues
Topic: Neutering males without a vet
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Neutering males without a vet

I was going to say a wedding ring but then noticed you were talking dogs. [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

Should be some guys who have done it without a vet from out west. Seems more common out that

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by Nolte
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Turning a Track Around
Replies: 17
Views: 3096

Re: Turning a Track Around

Usually the good cold trailers figure it out on their own and are right most of the time. Now if you put two stubborn ones down it seems that one will take it right and the other wrong, so you just gotta check them to see which one is right. I have also seen some old crafty bear broke trailers that ...
by Nolte
Sat May 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 1725

Re: Nose

Personally, I dont develop many winding type dogs as I dont hunt that way much but over the years I've had a few by chance. Those dogs were not my best cold trailers but more average. it seemed like those dogs were always looking for the shortcut and found it by body scent not necessarily track scen...
by Nolte
Sat May 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 1725

Re: Nose

You got a lot of stuff going into your enchilada here but I'll try to give small take. Regardless of conditions or nose, some dogs just know where to look for game period. I'm sure it's a learned behavior but they just sense where to look next and keep at it until it pans out. Most dogs tend to give...
by Nolte
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Alfa collar malfunction
Replies: 13
Views: 4285

Re: RE: Re: Alfa collar malfunction

, no different than how it’s cheaper today to produce a gallon of milk than it was 30 yrs ago but yet the price increase is over ten fold, throw out all the BS one can scrounge up about a greedy public or price of living increases or whatever, at the end of the day it all goes back to a root and th...
by Nolte
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 5331

Re: RE: Re: Dogs Loading Up

Nolte, a theory question: do you think labs are more athletic than a speed and drive foxhound?. Well I dont know about all labs but the ones I've had out of more upland type lines were more springy than most hounds I've had if that makes sense. They just could really jump and could load in a truck ...

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