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08-13-2001, 04:55 AM
Great web site about coursing dogs. Check the info on coyotes it's a great story
Would love to get a few of these dogs but my Patterdale terrier could not keep up ;-)
08-13-2001, 11:41 PM
08-14-2001, 09:38 AM
WOW, Nice site and good reading for sure. This using Dogs to hunt, is sounding better all the time! :D
08-17-2001, 11:17 PM
If you want to see how I do it using hounds check out this site! I prefer to use a hound that can use his nose as well as his eyes. Works well for me.
Been wonderin when ya would show up Nitro!! :D This topic is just right for you!!
08-18-2001, 05:14 PM
You got that right Captain! If it involves a hound and a yote you can bet that I'll be around somewhere!
08-20-2001, 09:26 PM
The Hounds Would be a riot!
A Friend Tried using Greyhounds in this area and gave it up.
Too many Woven Wire Fences. The Dogs were running so fast and watching only the Coyote seeing the fence too late
Would turn their head just as they hit the fence and break their necks. that takes the fun out of it.
Now out on the open Plains, that would be fun!!
Nitro: Neat Site, I bookmarked it.
[Edited by J.D. Dannels on 08-20-2001 at 07:37 PM]
how long do the hounds run the coyote before they catch it? the point to sight hounds is to catch the game within easy reach of the hunter.
08-21-2001, 11:02 PM
The races that I have with my hounds vary in length as I would think any race involving hounds would. Some races end in the same section that it was started in a matter of minutes. Others races I have had have gone as far as 10 miles and taken hours to complete. The length and time of each race depends on several things. Which hounds I have on the ground, the coyote itself, and the kind of cover involved in the race. I kill between 100 and 130 coyotes each year and they're not counted unless I'm standing beside them leading my hounds away. I think that would clasify as within easy reach.
Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking site hounds. I'm just stating what suits me and fits my needs. Every hunter is different and what suits me may not even be close to what another hunter would want. Thats what makes the world go round.
i didn't mean to imply anything about likes or dislikes, mine included. for the record i like curs best, the quieter the better. i was thinking a cold nosed cur or a quiet running hound could be a real asset to a lurcherman.
08-23-2001, 08:05 AM
Pops I think you are right about a hound that runs silent being a real asset to a lurcherman. As a matter of a fact I had a hound of this nature at one time. This hound ran a track to catch and was smart enough to know if he shut up he could catch his coyote before the coyote knew he was there. The only time he would say anything was when he had caught the yote! I caught a lot of yotes with this hound,even called him Crunch, but finally sold him because I couldn't keep my hounds together. Everything was fine until the hounds made a loose and then if crunch staightened the track out he was gone and the other hounds didn't know what happened and by the time they figured it out they were out of the race. I also got tired of hunting behind a hound a had to track non-stop just to be able to see any of the race. If your hunting areas were pretty much open you might be able to keep your hounds together enough for this to work.
08-23-2001, 02:07 PM
Have you guys seen " Fox and Coyote Hunter Magizine"??
It's devoted to hunting foxes and yotes with dogs...check out their web site at http://www.Foxandcoyotehunter.com
08-23-2001, 10:36 PM
Yes I have seen this magazine and actually wrote an article for it that will be coming out in next months issue. The article I wrote is about the coyote that I killed that has 4 front feet and is pictured on my site.
After talking with the owner and hearing his up coming plans for the magazine I believe this will be an interesting and enjoyable magazine for anyone who enjoys hound hunting and hunting stories.
what kind of hounds do you run? what kinds have you tried? how many of them? what do you think about each kind? what else have you run dogs on?
08-24-2001, 11:17 PM
When I first got into hound hunting it was with beagles, I have owned as many as 17 at one time. I still enjoy having a couple around,but currently don't have any as someone decided they needed the 2, I had more than I did and stopped along the road and took them last year.
I also have owned and hunted several treehounds, but found that I preferred walker hounds (Hilly Billy Mac breeding). I pleasure hunted as well as competetion hunted these hounds for several years. I have won many hunts with these hounds finishing many into champions, but feel it is more fun to just hunt with friends and actually give credit to whatever hound does a good job whether I own it or not. Having hunted in and judged several of these competions I have seen to many hounds win hunts simply because of handlers. I still have one excellent treehound which I enjoy hunting each winter.
I currently have 10 coyote hounds, 4 of which are just over a year old and this will be their first season. Most of my coyote hounds are July and Crogan. I have had the best luck with hounds of this breeding suiting my needs-I haven't had much trash problems, they seem handle well, and most will fight when a coyote is caught. I usually only run 2 hounds at time, maybe 3 if I have a pup in the race. I expect whatever hound I have on the ground to be able to jump and run coyote by himself and finish the race.
I have also used several of my treehounds for squirrels and had great luck! I have been on a bear hunt with hounds which was very enjoyable. Wish we had bear where I live as I'm sure I'd be treeing some of those.
talk to Bonnie on the bear forum she is a super nice lady, maybe she would be interested in trading hunts. she runs Plotts and Walkers and one Leopard dog. she has offered me lots of advice (and i really appreciate it) on training my leopard pup.
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