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by Mike Leonard
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: Ol' hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 54

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: 602

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: 1194

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
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Hound Hunting Related Classifieds
Topic: started and finished lion and bear hounds for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Re: started and finished lion and bear hounds for sale

Don't miss out on some of these dogs if you are looking for another nice dog to add to your pack or a good prospect to hunt this coming season. I saw some of these dogs offered in a great video this weekend catching a tough dry ground lion for the study project, this weekend. These hounds hunt and c...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Horse/Mule Disscussion
Topic: Saw length
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

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
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Hound Hunting Related Classifieds
Topic: started and finished lion and bear hounds for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Re: started and finished lion and bear hounds for sale

I will second that Andy, Brian hunts these dogs hard and he is one of the best guys you will ever deal with.

Don't go hunting with him though unless you have the legs and lungs of a mountain goat!!!! LOL!


I know some of these dogs personally and he will tell you straight just how they are.
by Mike Leonard
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Ruger single 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

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: 23
Views: 7746

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: 23
Views: 7746

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: 2092

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: 2611

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: 5062

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: 5143

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: 7102

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: 7102

Re: where to start in the mule game

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

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