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by Mike Leonard
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: How much heat?
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: How much heat?

I agree with Nathan it really does depend a lot on the dog. As a bird hunter as well as a hound guy I have to evaluate each dog before I subject them to series hunting in very warm conditions. Jon Kibler who wrote the book Lion Tales certainly had some good insights. Many times when we are hunting a...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Health & Medical Issues
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: Supplements

Go to WILDERNESS ATHLETE'S site online and check out their K9 products. they are outstanding and better yet this company is run a hound guy who chases bears and lions.

Their products for humans are also great!


Keep em hydrated, if you ever see a dog die from heat stroke, it's not a pretty sight!
by Mike Leonard
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: Ol' hunter
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Ol' hunter

coontail, I can tell you about one fella like that that i broke out hunting with close to 50 years ago.This old boy named Leo was pretty old when i first met him but he was still running dogs for coon and cat. He had been a rancher all of his early life and after he left the ranch he made most of hi...
by Mike Leonard
Tue May 12, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Fox Hunting
Topic: Fox Hunting... good predator call/ tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Re: Fox Hunting... good predator call/ tips?

Although I have been calling predators for nearly 50 years I do not consider myself an expert. I am a hand caller and don't use mechanical calls however I have hunted successfully with them with others, I just like that challenge of a good hand call. That being said on this forum we are lucky to hav...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Ruger single 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Re: Ruger single 7

Having seen many lions taken with the 357 magnum from many angles I think I would have to answer, maybe. It pretty much depends on the weight and style of bullet you are using the the velocity at which it impacts the target. I would say most likely a 158 gr. soft nose or hard-cast bullet would penet...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: Saw length
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Saw length

We like the Fanno #24 it has a 22.5 " curved blade and is self cleaning. You can get them from Outfitters Supply in Colombia Falls, Montana. I would spend the extra money and get the good leather scabbard for it rather than the synthetic one. I guess the synthetic works ok, but good leather han...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Ruger single 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Re: Ruger single 7

I think it would be a great little lion gun, and a carbine in it would be excellent! This 327 Fed. really performs, and I can tell you from long experience with the 32 H&R Magnum with the 85 gr. XTP bullet it will get the job done. This round in factory form is much more potent than the 32 H&...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Trailing in the desert
Replies: 24
Views: 9316

Re: Trailing in the desert

Al,

You gotta love that little tight mouthed female!

I have seen this too, and a few times I have seen a cat just set down among some working hounds and just watch them. They just working with their noses down and go right past him almost running into him. go figure that?????
by Mike Leonard
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Trailing in the desert
Replies: 24
Views: 9316

Re: Trailing in the desert

I agree with Brett, at times them buggers are right there sneaking around you and for the life of it you can't get their track up and going. Sand and that low humidity is certainly a factor as well because the UV rays will just burn that scent out so quickly. but here is the dang deal: that stinking...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Bear Hunting
Topic: Spring Bear Hunting Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: Spring Bear Hunting Question

We don't have a spring bear season anymore in New Mexico but when we did it could make for a long days. If you can get on a spring bear in the rough rocky country very soon after he comes out of the den, his pads are still soft and he will get sore footed and stop or climb pretty quick. But let him ...
by Mike Leonard
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Fox Hunting
Topic: German short hair for fox?
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: German short hair for fox?

Shorthairs are amazing and their parent breed Deutsche Kurzors from the old country are still used on fur as much as feathers. I try to keep my GSP female straight on birds but I do run her with my hounds for conditioning when on horseback and she has got my best lion strike dog opening on blue quai...
by Mike Leonard
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Coon Hunting
Topic: anyone in eastern mt or western nd
Replies: 11
Views: 5546

Re: anyone in eastern mt or western nd

anywhere along Beaver Creek that you can get permission is good. Also south of Beach towards Golva and Ollie netted me a lot of fur back in the day. Stock ponds and slough areas will all have coons moving thru them. The rut is over now and sows will be feeding in a much more limited area closer to g...
by Mike Leonard
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: A Legend Passes
Replies: 39
Views: 6606

Re: A Legend Passes

RIP Del! I first met Del in 1970 when he was living in Victor he had the big blue dogs back then. He left a lot of tracks from those big old boots in those mountains. He was a woodsman and hound man from the ground up, and he also did a lot for the Bluetick breed establishing a very fine line of big...
by Mike Leonard
Thu May 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: where to start in the mule game
Replies: 15
Views: 7732

Re: where to start in the mule game

Nathan,

That is an excellent point! I have seen some mules and donkeys that were cryptic and sneaky dog killers. no messing around absolutely lethal! They waited till the appropriate time and out of the blue BOOM! Dead dog!
by Mike Leonard
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: where to start in the mule game
Replies: 15
Views: 7732

Re: where to start in the mule game

Great advice Brett! Just be warned A GOOD MULES ain't cheap!

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