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Re: Let’s talk.

Postby SASS » Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:01 pm

Has anyone started running the wolves with hounds yet?
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Postby Beebout-it » Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:32 pm

Not that I’m aware of but believe that’s not legal but I’d have to look into it. I have a buddy who runs coyotes with sight hounds that are pretty large and he thinks he could get it done.
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Postby SASS » Thu Apr 25, 2024 12:23 pm

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I know they had a lot of success with it in Wisconsin or Minn before they banned wolf hunting in general. They just used their coyote bred running walkers in good size packs and they learned that once the wolves figured out they were the ones being hunted they would break up and run.

This blew me away originally because I just figured the wolves would just turn and fight and kill all the dogs but that was not the case at all. They were posting pics of huge wolves caught, one was a black wolf I remember and they say he weighed like 140lb.
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Postby Beebout-it » Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:09 am

I’ve read about that some, stuff I saw said they were only turn out 1 or 2 dogs on a single track. Sounds very exciting and I would love to give it a go.
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Postby SASS » Sat Apr 27, 2024 8:14 pm

It seems to put a healthy respect in the wolves towards hounds. But who knows.
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Postby Beebout-it » Sun May 05, 2024 1:12 am

Caught a small bear this afternoon, left the house at 520am and got home at 8pm. Caught the bear around 130 and just kept hunting, was a short race maybe half a mile. Found a mostly eaten bobcat on the way to the tree and a magpie that had been killed, plucked then placed on top of the feathers and eaten very neatly on my way back to the truck. Had a buddy of my son with me that had never seen a bear and would like to harvest one along. I asked him when we got to the tree if he was going to take the bear and he says your son would never let me live down killing that little thing if it’s alright I’ll wait and see if we can’t catch something more respectable! I was very impressed that a 16 year old who has been actively trying to kill a bear on his own didn’t just pull out the gun and go to it. We leave the tree on a very steep face and I told him I was going to hurry down with the dogs in case the bear jumps, about half way down I hear him say I can’t understand how you can go down this mountain so much faster than me… he’s a star athlete and I’m fat and old kinda made my day!
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Postby lawdawgharris » Sun May 05, 2024 3:45 am

Sounds like a pretty neat hunt.


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Postby Beebout-it » Sun May 05, 2024 9:19 pm

Got lucky and cut a fresh track in a patch of snow during a rain storm, the kid from yesterday was along and noticed the track in the only patch of snow on his side. Dogs had it bayed on the ground in 200 yards but the little bear really put some good runs on. I think it crossed back and for 7or 8 times before they got it treed. Once again the kid decided after lots of thought and going back and forth to pass again!! https://youtube.com/shorts/If0cE45CIEs? ... ZaoRklyzAg
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Postby lawdawgharris » Mon May 06, 2024 1:31 am

Lol good for him. Sounds like he might make a hand himself.


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Postby Beebout-it » Thu May 09, 2024 12:23 am

Definitely, called me the next night to tell me he got permission for us to go run bears on a 10k acre ranch that backs up to national forest…I might keep him around haha
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Postby lawdawgharris » Thu May 09, 2024 12:24 am

Lol for sure


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Postby Beebout-it » Sun May 12, 2024 5:14 pm

Left work early Thursdays and took Friday off, hit the mountains with camper in tow Thursday night about 6pm. Kids buddy showed up Friday morning and we rolled out, only made it a mile or so and all 9 dogs are whining and stretching their necks as far as they can so I tuned them out and in short order had a small sow treed 188 yards from my camper door. Had a failed race Friday evening and another Saturday. Wake up today to the dogs barking in the truck , look out and 2 hound rigs are rolling by… man I’m pissed and cussing up a storm. Collar up and throw dogs on the rig and roll up about 20 minutes behind them . Get maybe a half mile from camp and the box exploded , jump out to turn dogs down and dude is already 700 yards out because I free rig them, he never opened just bailed off the truck on the go. Get to the tree and find a great boar with 3and a half legs. He was missing his left front leg and foot front the elbow.
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Postby lawdawgharris » Sun May 12, 2024 6:49 pm

Good video. Sounds like a pretty easy time for the hounds.


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