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by david
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Cur Dogs
Topic: Suggestions for a hunting/ranch/kids dog
Replies: 37
Views: 3325

Re: Suggestions for a hunting/ranch/kids dog

Cordell, this is a description of a coon hunt with two good hounds and a cur dog. Cast all three and the hounds get in the dark and stay there until a good track is found. The cur will leave with them but will be back shortly... David, you should write fiction novels. But you are entertaining. Al I...
by david
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Split Race
Replies: 39
Views: 2806

Re: Split Race

This is interesting because pup almost went with silent dog on gps but turned back to cold nosed bawl mouth. Makes sense. Right there your pup probably had a monster opportunity to haze a jumped/lined out bobcat with a potential bobcat catching dog. Your cold tracker took that opportunity away from...
by david
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Split Race
Replies: 39
Views: 2806

Re: Split Race

As far as the pup goes it’s just good to hear him trailing and running to the race at 8 months. But I could see how the cold nosed dog cold be teaching him bad habits by going over the same track over and over. Yes. You are right. This is something to be very concerned about for your pup. It is ver...
by david
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Split Race
Replies: 39
Views: 2806

Re: Split Race

Im obviously missing something and probably will continue to. There seems to be alot of favor for silent dogs. Pegleg, how bad do you want to see some good silent dogs? Are you willing to travel? I am not putting a value for or against silent dogs. Nor am I putting a value on cold nosed dogs that m...
by david
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Split Race
Replies: 39
Views: 2806

Re: Split Race

Just a quick thought. If you put a bell on that silent dog, I think your pup might have enough sense to actually pay attention to that bell. Possibly even the cold tracker, but not as likely. Those good cold trackers sometimes loose themselves in their own world. That dog might still be working that...
by david
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Split Race
Replies: 39
Views: 2806

Re: Split Race

That was an awesome story. Write some more of them when you have them!! Your style is so much like mine was. 2 dogs, and one apprentice. I might have done exactly what you did in that situation. And then when I didn’t catch the cat, I would analyze the race for weeks so that I could hopefully do bet...
by david
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Fox Hunting
Topic: Video I happened across
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Video I happened across

Man there is a lot to be learned from that. He says “get in” like me. Lol. He also says “get out”. Key word “get”(Git). Not a sound out of his dogs in the box listening to the race. It sure showed a graphic example of what can happen when a fox (cat) comes into the road and runs the road a tiny bit....
by david
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

I like your rule!
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

Man that’s rough Perk. I didn’t know all that. Or if I did know it I forgot. I think about the second time I saw the dogs miss, I would dig a couple little holes or a shallow trough to put the back wheels in at morning load up time when the dogs are stiff. Or put up a little mound of dirt to back up...
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

All valid points. Where I came from, I can’t remember ever seeing a man with dogs that wouldn’t load. It is just a given. Dogs can easily load themselves, so why wouldn’t someone want them to. “Why do I want my dog to load” is a question that would never even enter my world. “Why do I want to breath...
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

Nolte, a theory question: do you think labs are more athletic than a speed and drive foxhound? I don’t really know the answer to that, they are very different, but I have seen hounds load onto the rigging platform before the tailgate could be lowered. I get the 12” square hole though. That is short....
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

If I have to help a dog load, it takes away from my experience because now I’m thinking I’m hauling an idiot. I gotta have dogs that look like they are smart even if they are not. I once hunted regularly with a young man who had a nice hound that never would load. I knew I could teach her to load bu...
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

Everybody to their own, but in the world of things to ruin my day hunting, helping a dog jump is low on the list, I know better than to get in a theological debate with you Perk because you won’t quit until you have won. If you are picturing me always driving down the road to get a dog to load , yo...
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

And David when that dog is locked in in a tree with a cat up it he IS giving you a command ‘COME SEE COME HELP I GOT HIM!!’ surely that’s not a command that bugs you to follow Where the red fern grows teaches that you are working in tandem with the dogs, they treed that coon, and he had to cut that...
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Big Game Hunting With Dogs
Topic: Dogs Loading Up
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: Dogs Loading Up

I’m glad some guys from the large pack fox hunting world showed up. I was going to try and describe what I have seen in that world, but I’m glad I didn’t try. I don’t know how many pups Perk might have started in the last year, but I am pretty sure That number of pups started is higher than the numb...

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