What are your top ten hound books?

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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby tman308 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:07 am

Agree with previous post and will add,
Lion Tales by John Kibler
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby Dads dogboy » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:05 am

All of the listed are great reads!

Would like to add "Bobcats before Breakfast". Great reading , set in Vermont prior to WWII, Can not lay may hands on our copy for the aurthor, but High Lonesome, in Silver City, NM might have a copy.

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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby jimmyd » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:00 pm

Bobcats Before Breakfast was written by John Kulish with Aino Kulish. Other hound books, Tracking the Big Cats by Carl Hert, Hunting American Lions and Hunting American Bears both by Frack C. Hibben. I aslo have a copy of The American Trail Hound by Fred Streever, has a chapter in it dealing with hunting wolves with hounds,in the 1930's,but was in the east around New York. I aquired most of these books on Ebay over the years. Have all of them you guys have mentioned and a few more. Some are super hard to find. Still looking for a couple of Obe Cory books.
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby Everlast » Thu May 21, 2009 7:35 pm

I'm going to start gathering some of those books myself..........I love reading about hound hunting stories......

I have "Brave" by Steve Matthes and it is autographed.
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby tedsmith » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:45 pm

If you are having trouble finding books, give your local library a try. They more than likely are in a book shareing program. If you are wanting these books for your collection it wont help much, but if you just want to read it they can probably get it for you. Our library is very small, but they found slash ranch hounds, for $2.67 I got to keep it for 30 days, 3 of us read it. the librarian called the longwalkers is on the way. Good luck. Ted Smith
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby Dads dogboy » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:57 pm

Hello folks!

Have been tied up in FL. by my Dad.

Ms. Rose McCurdy @ www.foxhoundspastandpresent.com turned me on to "Abe Books" on the internet. www.abebooks.com I think, go to her site and it is listed!

They have or can find the most obscure books that you can dream up. They have some 1st edition on the American Fox Hounds with articles from George Washington, only problem the price is around $130,00.00. However they have copies of "Brave" for under $50.00 and "Bobcats Before Breakfast" for under $30.00.

A Great Resource for a Book Lover!

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Postby Spanky » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:41 pm

1. Treeing Walker History and Memories by Lester Nance (I'm a walker man of coarse)
2. The Lionhounds by Obe Cory (Idaho author)
3. Beartracker by Obe Corey (Idaho author)
3. Slash Ranch Hounds by Dub Evans
4. Life of the Greatest Guide by Robert McCurdy
5. Meet Mr. Grizzly by Montague Stevens
6. Hunting American Lions by Frank C. Hibben
7. The White pages by Walt Earl (Montana author)
8. Ben Lilly Legend by Frank Dobie
9. The Longwalkers by Jerry Lewis (Montana author)
10. The Trailhounds by Obe Corey (Idaho author)
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby Lynxhunter » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:39 am

Got the "Ben Lilly legend" in the mailbox today, cant wait to start reading it!

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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby bearcat » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm

1. Brave, Steve Mathes
2. Life of the Greatest Guide, Robert McCurdy (Dale Lee narrates most of this)
3. Tigrero , Sasha Seimel
4. Stories of Old Traveler, B.S. Jones
5. The Longwalkers, Jerry Lewis
6. Beartracker, Obe Cory
7. Never Outfoxed, Benjamim Hardaway III
8. Cougar Killer, Jay Bruce
9. Call of the Hounds, Del Cameron
10. American Foxhounds

Have most of the books mentioned and read the others except for Del Hanna's book, General Red, and When the Dogs Bark Treed. Most are good I just picked out some of my favorites.
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby Lynxhunter » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:31 am

Thanks for the tip about them online bookstores!
- Did a check and it saved me almost $130 on "Meet mr Grizzly" and "Cougar killer", compared to my local bookstore.
Found the "Ben Lilly legend" to be good reading. Not as much about his hounds as I thought/hoped, but well worth the time.

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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby Emily » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:51 am

Not sure these are in my top ten, but here are some other hound books I have:
--Zane Grey; The Last of the Plainsmen; Grosset & Dunlap; NY; c. 1908, 2nd edition, 1911; 314 pp.; illus.
--Scott Hart; The Moon is Waning; Derrydale Press; NY; 1939; #333 of limited edition of 950, inscribed by the author to K. McCormick Shields (dedication is to Edward Southard Shields); 134 pp.; ilus. by Edwin Megargee. Charming tale of possum hunting with hounds in the old south (Virginia).
--MacKinlay Kantor; The Voice of Bugle Ann; The Derrydale Press; Lanham, MD; original c.1935, Derrydale edition 2001; 128 pp. Foxhunting story about Bugle Ann, sex, murder, and bloodlines.

There's a series of murder mysteries solved by a female detective, Jo Beth Sidden, and her bloodhounds, set in Georgia. The Author is Virginia Lanier. Titles are:
The House on Bloodhound Lane, A Brace of Bloodhounds, Blind Bloodhound Justice, Ten Little Bloodhounds, A Bloodhound to Die for.
Not about hunting, but these are a breezy read and the author understands her hounds.

There's also a book of memoirs by a policeman with mantrailing bloodhounds called
Manhunters! Hounds of the Big T, by Bill Tollhurst which I really enjoyed.

I love Theodore Roosevelt's hunting stories, some of which include hounds, especially The Wilderness Hunter

Ralph Flowers, The Education of a Bear Hunter is a great read, although light on hound hunting. He does get around to using hounds eventually.

Wilderness Patchwork, about the Patch line of beagles in the Adirondacks, by

Black River Bolly. Clyde Bounds' memoir of his bear hunts with his Plott, Bolly, mostly in Wisconsin.
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby sambarhound » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:04 am

Not many pics of the hounds in this one. It was pouring with rain all day. This was just a few random pics of a weekend up the bush




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nGRtUYP2V0
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby sambarhound » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:05 am

oops sorry. Wrong post.
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby nessplott2 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:34 am

Strike & stay the story of the plott hound by bob plott. Its about how the plott hound evolved.
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Re: What are your top ten hound books?

Postby BEARCLAW » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:48 pm

I would have to say that the three top favorites that I have read are, Meet Mr Grizzly, Life of the Greatest guide and Brave.

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