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by Mike Leonard
Thu May 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: where to start in the mule game
Replies: 12
Views: 3136

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: 12
Views: 3136

Re: where to start in the mule game

Great advice Brett! Just be warned A GOOD MULES ain't cheap!
by Mike Leonard
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: where to start in the mule game
Replies: 12
Views: 3136

Re: where to start in the mule game

Warner and poor Kelly have sure been thru the mill with the long ears. It must be understood if there is a definition of an expert mule riding lion hunter right next to it would be Warner's name. But still it has inherit risks, and much of their calamities were not necessarily the fault of the mules...
by Mike Leonard
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: where to start in the mule game
Replies: 12
Views: 3136

Re: where to start in the mule game

https://www.muleranch.com/so-you-want-to-buy-a-mule/ Check this out, and as always be very cautious and don't take anybody's word only make sure it is a proven in person. I good mule is a joy but also remember more professional full time southwest lion hunters have been seriously maimed or killed in...
by Mike Leonard
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: DIY (Do it Yourself)
Topic: ??? Tips For Keeping Dogs In The Desert ???
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

Re: ??? Tips For Keeping Dogs In The Desert ???

Dan, We don't get it quite as hot here as where you are headed but I will give you some suggestions. Covered kennels with plenty of side protection for those sizzling afternoons that stretch on, and on. I use several of those large industrial fans to move air thru my dog barn but this may be impract...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: Looking for best saddle bags to carry hog hunting necessities
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Looking for best saddle bags to carry hog hunting necessities

That's smart, and the Marlin in good old 35 Rem. is a super stopper up close. Too bad these guns are so hard to find these days. Famous Big Game hound hunter Dale Lee of Arizona favored this combination above all others for work on big nasty black bears. The Lee's recount many tales of using the 35 ...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: Looking for best saddle bags to carry hog hunting necessities
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Looking for best saddle bags to carry hog hunting necessities

When you are hunting off a saddle animal, I mean really hunting and not just following some outfitter around on a plug going to a base camp, you are going to put your equip. thru some torture, therefore you buy the best you can afford and take good care of it. Brett I haven't tried the Mountain Ridg...
by Mike Leonard
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Lion Hound Trainer Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2999

Re: Lion Hound Trainer Advice

driftwood blue

No truer words were ever spoken!!!!!!
by Mike Leonard
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Starting a Cur vs Hound
Replies: 10
Views: 2083

Re: Starting a Cur vs Hound

A lot of great advice here already, just one word of caution. It is great to find an older mentor to hunt with and get started , and I am thankful to all the wonderful help I had. but here is the kicker: many times when you fall in with somebody even if they are very successful you have the tendency...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: How cold is too cold?
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: How cold is too cold?

David, Yes, snow undoubtedly insulates scent molecules and can trap and hold them for a tremendous amount of time. I have seen hounds open wildly on a lion track that I knew was nearly a month old in the snow , when it warms and allows it to breath again. And then again at times even a night old tra...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: How cold is too cold?
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: How cold is too cold?

Dog are extremely adaptable and can handle very cold temperatures if they are adapted to it. Some of our sled racing dogs have proven they can even handle extreme endurance events in these temperatures. When it comes to trailing game a few problems do surface when temperatures dip well below freezin...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Bobcat/Lynx Hunting
Topic: Bobcat Dog by Dave Peightal
Replies: 85
Views: 11757

Re: Bobcat Dog by Dave Peightal

I would sure buy one Dave. sorry I missed this before, bobcat hunting has always been a fascination for me. I was lucky early on in my hunting life to get to know a couple of what I would call really good successful bobcat hunters, and now as the years have passed I am still trying to analyze just w...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Cut Vest for Anything Other Than Hogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Cut Vest for Anything Other Than Hogs

That might have worked good in that situation. Usually with blood trailers they make you trail on a leash but in your case that certainly was not an option. My main blood trailer is also our house dog but not much chance of her getting gored as she is pretty slow and low to the ground. LOL! Suzie th...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Cut Vest for Anything Other Than Hogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Cut Vest for Anything Other Than Hogs

Cut vests would make no sense for lion hunting at all. Most dogs that are killed outright by lions die as a result of neck and skull bites, hence the vest serves no purpose. We do get hounds bit and cut up around the ears face, neck and chest a good deal but the vest would only serve to give the lio...
by Mike Leonard
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Restraining Dogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Restraining Dogs

spread the word, EAT MORE PORCUPINE!

actually they are not bad at all, singe the quills off and slow cook the meat makes great burritos or tacos.
Maybe if we can get more people eating them the dogs won't have so many to deal with. LOL!

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