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by Mike Leonard
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Litter mates
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Litter mates

One of the funniest ones we ever had happen was about 20 years ago or so. We were hunting on spotty snow and dirt, and we hit the track of a female lion going off into a canyon, we held the dogs up a minute and looked it over and about 20 yards beyond the female's track there was a real nice tom tra...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: .22 LR for Dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: .22 LR for Dispatch

You bet, and you are good to go with a 22 LR in Montana as there are no caliber limitations or magazine capacity limitations in Big Sky country.
by Mike Leonard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Litter mates
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Litter mates

I think the general rule is subs. generally stay fairly close to the Mother for the first year and half, but I also have observed many other dynamics can shift this. An older established female who has had a home matriarchal range for some time will at times keep pretty close contact with her subs. ...
by Mike Leonard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: .22 LR for Dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: .22 LR for Dispatch

Many people do with a simple 39 Gr. high speed hollow point to the lung/heart region. Many of the most famous lion hunters of the past used nothing but the 22. Read Jay Bruce's great book ( Cougar Killer) and he will explain how after using a Colt 38-40 revolver for some years he switched to a 22 Co...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: BioSensor stimulation in pups
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: BioSensor stimulation in pups

We have employed Bio-Sensor stimulation on all our puppies now for many years, and it is amazing how quickly they develop. Although I am not aware of any specific neurological exercise that works directly on scenting, the combination of the basic 5 naturally causes for pups to be more active and mor...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Any issue running young "lion" dogs on coon
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Any issue running young "lion" dogs on coon

I agree with Pegleg and I use to start all my lion dogs on coon. The best lion hound I have owned to date was also an excellent coon hound and a layup specialist that would find many coon even on nights they were not walking. I think coon hunting really helps young dogs learn to locate and tree by s...
by Mike Leonard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: MULES,HORSES AND HOUNDS
Replies: 24
Views: 749

Re: MULES,HORSES AND HOUNDS

It is best if you can start your pups young with whistle training and using an E-collar for backup. I hunt horseback and just like mounted bird hunters I can control by hounds with whistles and hand signals. It takes time but it sure beats all that yelling and dragging. If you would like to send me ...
by Mike Leonard
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: A love for hunting, but first time coonhound "Dad"
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: A love for hunting, but first time coonhound "Dad"

Welcome to the site, and thank you for your service! http://biggamehoundsmen.com/cat-dog-scent-training-method-by-mike-leonard/ This might help you get this gal started, and you will have some fun doing it. Nothing beat real time in the woods but this will help you get her started on her way. She su...
by Mike Leonard
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Snow vs Bare ground
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Snow vs Bare ground

Bill, I will have to dig thru some old copies I have when I get slowed down from hunting, got a couple more to fill right now. I am not sure if this is the article Brett is talking about. I did re-post an old Full Cry article I wrote years back might have even been in the late 80's. I do recall I ca...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Handgun question
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Handgun question

That's what makes this fun!!
by Mike Leonard
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Handgun question
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Handgun question

I have carried all kinds of side arms while chasing hounds for 40 plus years, and if you are really not planning on shooting the bears with it I guess anything you are comfortable with and shoot well would suffice. I think I would stay away from rim-fires although the 22 Magnum is a favorite of mine...
by Mike Leonard
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Lion Hunting
Topic: Snow vs Bare ground
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Snow vs Bare ground

Brett,


I will dig thru my old stuff, I think it was written in about 1994, I can't recall the Author's name but I think he was some strange dude that chewed tobacco and rode a mule named Benji. LOL!
by Mike Leonard
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: new here
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: new here

Backcountry37, Welcome and good luck. Nicole gave you some great advice and I would also suggest that if you check around the local sporting goods stores and such you can find some cat hunters that are getting the job done in the Jackson area or maybe over in the Rexburg area. Get with them and go a...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Trouble On The Track
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Trouble On The Track

Sounds pretty typical, and that open desert or high desert country with that type of ground cover and soil holds very little scent. It sounds as if you are starting fairly fresh bobcat and or gray fox tracks , which under those conditions are seldom over an hour old. the dogs work them and if they d...
by Mike Leonard
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Trouble On The Track
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Trouble On The Track

What are you trying to trail?

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