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Registered: Sep 2013
Bo x Roxy pups
My 2 pups, Rango and Neo, are 6 months old now. They lead, load and Iíve taken each one at night with Roxy a couple times. Havenít shown them a live Coon yet, probably will next month. Took Neo tonight for the third time. Heís went every step with Roxy the other two times and tonight he was off to himself at over 600 yards deep in Black Branch Swamp. Roxy struck a good track and got treed at close to a thousand yards deep. When I rode up the little county road to get closer, Neo met me on edge of road but went back to the tree when I started walking to Roxy. He was all up on the tree and vines going into it, smelling it over good. When she struck the track he came across the swamp the hundred yards to her and opened a few times. Never had a pup hunt this deep and fast this young. At 3 weeks old he would crawl away from the other pups and was the second one that figured out how to climb out of the kiddy pool I had them in. Then he would crawl around in the building exploring. Once they got 5 weeks old and playing in the yard, he was always by himself, never wanting to play and wrestle with his littermates. I said then that he was a loner, peculiar acting for a little puppy. Totally different attitude than a normal pup. Iím seeing that more and more as he gets older. When I take him to the farm in the daytime and cut them loose, Rango wants to wrestle and play but Neo gets loose from him and runs wild across the fields into the swamp. Iíve had him go over 700 yards and had to run him down in the rhino because he was headed back toward the road. Iíve felt since he was 3 weeks old he would be a wild, go fast and far type hunting dog and after tonight I believe more than ever Iím right. Iíve heard his Great Grandsire, Bodacious, was a big, wide hunting dog that would end up way in yonder and I feel Neo is gonna do the same. Not scared of the dark whatsoever and donít need his mama with him to go. He has no fear and seems to know heís suppose to be looking for something he just doesnít know what just yet. Iím going to get some corn souring and start filling up my tire feeders in different places. Once I flip their switch with a live Coon, I will hunt them separate, one at the time, in the area with a feeder until they treeing their on Coon. Right now they getting use to going at night and getting use to the swamp. Loving what Iím seeing so far.
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