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Old 09-21-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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What dogs do you use while hunting? Do you have different dogs you use for different game?
Beagles, Plott Hounds, Walkers and Fox Hounds etc.

What tracking devices do you use?



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Old 09-23-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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The only scent hounds that I have ever hunted over were beagles and bassets and have never trained one. I have heard about as much argument over which breed is best for different types of hunting as I have which is the best truck or tractor. One will say that the Blue Tick is the best for coons and others will say that it is the Red Bone, Black and Tan, Treeing Walker or crosses between any of them. One guy told me that the best dogs to hunt bear or hogs are Plot Hounds and his brother says that Black and Tans crossed with Airedales are the only dogs to use. It would be interesting to hear what others say.



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The only scent hounds that I have ever hunted over were beagles and bassets and have never trained one. I have heard about as much argument over which breed is best for different types of hunting as I have which is the best truck or tractor. One will say that the Blue Tick is the best for coons and others will say that it is the Red Bone, Black and Tan, Treeing Walker or crosses between any of them. One guy told me that the best dogs to hunt bear or hogs are Plot Hounds and his brother says that Black and Tans crossed with Airedales are the only dogs to use. It would be interesting to hear what others say.
My Brother-in-law uses Plott Hounds to bay Hogs, then lets the Pit bulls get the Hog.
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Default Beagles have been the "hound of choice"...

For my family, but I had not hunted with one since my first one! Jethro got
to hunt with me tethered to a leash since my "regular dog sitters" were
testing their new rv! Jethro is a "natrual" to the event & will follow me
wherever I go!

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Default Not to downplay my last,

Beagle! Goober was an oversized one that made for a better guarddog than a
hunting companion! He had the ability to "sound like an air raid siren" if a
stranger stepped on the property! And he served me well by alerting me to my
problem neighbors at the time! He lived nearly 16.5 yrs & it was 2 years ago
on 21 september 2008 when he died after a day of playing with my friends
dogs that old age claimed him! Thankfully it was very sudden & to say that
he "lived life to the fullest" would be an understatement!!! His favourite thing
was going fishing though, & "would go nuts" when the boat was towed out of
the barn! I wish dogs lived much longer, like humans...(But, then I would not
have met Jethro)!!!

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I have too dobermans that accompany me on most of my hunts. (I really dont bird hunt.) They are well trained to the point where they walk really softly and when i signal them to get down they hit the deck. These dogs have helped me out on multiple occations, Specially the time when i stumbled on to a pack of coyotes. 5 Vs Me and i only had my bolt action on me at the time with 4 rounds in the mag... Thank god for Huge muscular Pinchers haha..

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I hunt upland with two GSPs. Outstanding gundogs for upland but don't have the patience like a lab for waterfowl nor do they have the coat for extreme cold water, they need to kep moving to stay warm.
But since I'm in the desert southwest they are great for phez, desert quail, chukkar, sage grouse, and occasional waterfowl

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I hunt upland with two GSPs. Outstanding gundogs for upland but don't have the patience like a lab for waterfowl nor do they have the coat for extreme cold water, they need to kep moving to stay warm.
But since I'm in the desert southwest they are great for phez, desert quail, chukkar, sage grouse, and occasional waterfowl
Its good to see there are a few sophisticated gentlement in this post.....brittany spaniel for me. I can't believe they even let those hound persons on this forum
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