Lion Hunt: An Unexpected Adventure

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  • Stephen's avatar

    Cool, it’s good that you were patient with your hounds and let them do their job and put it together for you lol.

  • Rowdy's avatar

    @Stephen Thank you, I honestly thought it was a herd of deer because there were tracks everywhere! But yes, I’m really glad I didn’t act on my first impression. These dogs have came a long way in a short time this year. They’re starting to hunt hard and they’re starting to become a team! I’m really happy with them.

  • Stephen's avatar

    @Rowdy That’s Awesome! I’m only hunting one hound and she’s still putting it together but she’s starting to figure it out more and more, I’ve been thinking about getting another Pup so she will have a hunting partner?

  • Rowdy's avatar

    Honestly if I were to do this all over again, I would save up my money and buy a solid finished dog and then get a year old pup to run with it. Then I wouldn’t get another pup until that young dog was going strong. Having a bunch of pups like I do right now has been frustrating and expensive.

  • Joe's avatar

    Making dogs one day at a time 🤘🏼

  • Rowdy's avatar

    @Joe yes sir, even if they are simple minded mutts! They’re doing significantly better now than a month ago. Just takes time and gotta keep them on game.

  • Joe's avatar

    @Rowdy yeah man that’s all it is is consistency. I lost a really nice male this fall so I’m running with all 3 year olds and few younger dogs. I’m real good friend with preacher Dennis Baskins I got a nice little year old female from him that’s doing real good.

  • Rowdy's avatar

    @Joe Sorry to hear that! I have a 7 year old snow dog that I bought from a guy in Ely, a 3 year old, a 2 year old and 5 - 1 year old pups lol. Yeah, I know Mr. Baskins! He’s a real nice guy. I haven’t hunted with him though. A guy I know here in NV. asked about my dogs the other day. Some how he heard a rumor that I bought a dog from Mr. Baskins. I’m not sure how that got started, I haven’t bought any from him. Tell him I said hello next time you talk with him, please! I invited him out to hunt but I’m sure he’s over driving half a day to go hunt lol.

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Rowdy I’m in the same situation with young dogs, too many at once. I ran coyotes with hounds for years and could easily train 4-6 at the same time. When I quit doing that and started chasing bobcats I found out that 1 or 2 at a time is about right. Keep them on the ground, sounds like you’re making progress with them.

  • Rowdy's avatar

    @Darrin Thank you! It’s definitely been frustrating and a uphill battle. Like I said before, if I started over again, I’d buy a finished dog and a year old pup because the way I’ve been doing it has just been dumb lol. Trash races galore and they didn’t learn much. Now I put out the good ones and walk the rest in, on the track. It seems to be working. But I definitely have way too many pups! Hopefully I can hunt them enough this winter to get them well started and I’ll sell them as I feel they’re ready to go hunt for someone else.

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Rowdy I m going to move a few sometime soon and regroup. I have my name on a list for a good, started young dog this spring and waiting on a friend to get his best female bred and plan on getting one of those. My goal is to have 4-5 total by next winter. I would rather have 4 really good ones than a bunch of half assed ones.

  • Rowdy's avatar

    @Darrin There ya go. For what I’m doing and as little as I get to hunt, a 2-3 year span between dogs would be about right. So I’m gonna get these dogs going good, sell a couple and I might think about getting another year old pup in 2 years, to start.

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Rowdy F

Nevada

I like to spend tons of money on my hounds, walk them in remote places without trailing anything or catching game. Or at least that’s how it seems works out… ha ha ha

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