Hunting Dogs

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Shihan, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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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?
     
  2. Walley

    Walley New Member

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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.
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My Brother-in-law uses Plott Hounds to bay Hogs, then lets the Pit bulls get the Hog.
     
  4. nwrednk

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    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! :)
     
  5. nwrednk

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    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)!!!:)
     
  6. Biohazurd

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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..
     
  7. markerdown

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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 :D
     
  8. 556plinker

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    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:mad:
     
  9. 556plinker

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    My bird getters!
     

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  10. Walley

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    A question about hounds started the thread. I own two German Shorthairs, two Labs, a Brittany and the latest addition to the pack is a beagle. I guess by owning a hound I have lost my position as a bird dog man and now am among the unwashed.
     
  11. 556plinker

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    I figured that might get some responses. I would love to hunt with hounds if I was in PIG country but coons just dont justify keeping one around here in central missouri. Hunting with anydog beats hunting with no dog.......on second thought scratch that.
     
  12. markerdown

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    Actually German Shorthairs and DKs are excellent trackers and the european DKs are used for just about anything with fur and or feather. Thee most versatile hunting dog :D
     
  13. nwrednk

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    Do'H! I missed something here...

    In the day or 2 that I neglected my computer to spend time hunting down a
    replacement blower motor for my motorhomes furnace & installing it. What
    breed is a "gsp"? Brittney Spaniels are great bird hunters as I also learned
    when I did some hvac work for a customer in Post Falls @ the time, as he
    bred them as a side business for profit. His breeding pair was also talented @
    hunting hares...(this was in the mid to late 1990,s) when hares still existed in
    the area. After a severe winter in the late 90,s & a population explosion of
    coyotes, the hares around here are very rare even though the coyote popu-
    lation has dimminished as well. Development around here is also a major factor
    imho as this place was relatively unchanged from 1960 to 1990, "but" the
    past 20 years...(Holy Schmidt)!:eek:
     
  14. nwrednk

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    Hunting companion?

    I hope to post a pic of Jethro in the camo jumpsuit I made for him last year &
    2 pics of him are available on facebook wearing it with the "tail concealing"
    attachment to hide a "white wagging tail" from would-be careless deer hunt-
    ers! (The admins have my permission to post those 2 pics here) If they have
    the time for it! Yesterday, I made a great find @ wal-mart of a holloween
    bandana for him to replace the camo one (if needed, to warn other hunters)
    as his white legs might attract attention. The bandana is orange with a
    spider-web pattern that has a slew of black spiders with 2 green eyes!:)
    Jethro seems to know that hunting season is coming, as he has perfected
    a "flat-footed" jump over a 30" tall "kiddie-gate" to restrict his access to my
    bedroom when I pack "our hunting clothes" for the upcoming event! :D
     
  15. keymastr5912

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    ah scuse me but you forgot my GWP.
     
  16. jpattersonnh

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    I had a great American Water Spaniel. He died of cancer. I really miss him.
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    He could find or retrieve anything! I have an American foxhound now. There is not much she can't track, run down, and kill herself. Great watch dog.
    http://www.americanfoxhoundclub.com/
    This is what a Foxhound does after a days hunt.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. nwrednk

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    Ahh, Dawgs & fireplaces!

    I have a great one of my late beagle, Goober posing in front of the gas f/p I
    installed in my home in 1997 entitled "I'll have my brandy now Jeeves"! :)
    After hunting season I will try to post that pic here along with a pic of Jethro
    wearing his camo jumpsuit! The Goober pic in front of the fireplace was a
    great marketing tool that sold a lot of gas fireplaces!:D
     
  18. markerdown

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    Awww you just got a fuzzy shorthair :)