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Postby Oldrook » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:48 pm

Gents,

Have a strong desire to bring my eastern coonhounds out west to try and tree a bobcat and a Lion.. Possible? Put in for an ID houndsman permit this year, we will see if we get drawn.. Sent in a membership to the E Idaho houndmen association as well..

Old, fat, but can get around decent and have pretty good coon dogs.. How tough is the transition gonna be on the hounds?
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Postby Rowdy Fitz » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:19 pm

Are you running bobcats there where you’re at?

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That’s where I would recommend starting. Also you’ll need to exercise your dogs more and get their feet tougher. The steep mountains with snow and rock will wear a dog out while bloodying their feet. I live and hunt in Nevada. If there isn’t any snow, I walk ridges or drive roads looking for tracks. Dragging roads to wipe out tire tracks in the afternoon will show over night tracks the next day.
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Postby Oldrook » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:59 pm

Rowdy,

No cat hunting near me, legally anyways.. I had my hounds get on one up in MI last year and I caught them off it after about an hour crossing a road.

I live in Northern, IN - we have a very few native cats, but real spotty until about 3 hours south of me or 2 1/2 hours north..

Good thought on the feet, might even try some toughening agent like pad kote or something.. I hunt pretty hard on coon, but our country is sure enough soft in comparison to yours..
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Postby Rowdy Fitz » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:19 pm

Okay, that’s a start. They’re willing to run a bobcat. Some dogs just won’t follow a lion or bobcat track or they overrun it. Dry ground hunting is very tough. Just finding a track is really hard most of the time. It’s easier to hunt 24 hours after a snow. It gives you the ability to see a track and age it. A lot of guys will try box a track in if possible.
I use Tuff Foot this time of year. You can get it on Ebay or Double U hunt supply.
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Postby Oldrook » Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:46 pm

Thanks much Rowdy.. I believe my hounds would run a cat of any kind.. Paticularly if I encouraged it.. They handle pretty well and are gamey..
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Postby Rowdy Fitz » Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:50 pm

No problem. Hope it helps.

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