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steve bankston
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Cool Nights

Weather has finally got nice the past five days and been cool dry and low humidity. Roxy and Josey looking pretty good. Enjoying being out at night in this weather listening to them do their job. Sad to see that Minney in the final cast of the UKC world championship got scratched by such a chicken shat rule. Apparently cut her loose after pulling her off a tree and hadnít waited for the judge to tell him it was ok. Judge said no no no and he jumped on her and caught her right back up. No harm no foul but one of the others questioned it and the panel scratched him. One of those times if you donít have a good enough hound to beat them, just sharpen the pencil and beat them with the rules. Sad. The rule should never be a scratchable offense to begin with. If that happens maybe donít give them the strike points on the next track they hit but I donít see how itís such a serious offense that they should be scratched from the world championship and they up by 300 points over second place. Rules are Rules but the judge didnít scratch the man, one of the ones getting beat like a drum made sure of it. When no dog was affected in any way whatsoever and the scores didnít benefit because of what happened and the man caught the dog right quick, should have been warned and went on hunting. If thatís how you have to win then Iím sure Karma has plans for you. Rule or not, low down chicken shat in my opinion. Just a simple honest mistake by the handler and Poof, all the work done by the hound and him preparing for and advancing in the finals all gone in the blink of an eye.

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Beverly got some bad news yesterday and like most bad news, like it or not you still have to deal with it. Been having to much protein in her and she went to a urologist. They did a CT Scan and she has a solid mass on her kidney. Cancer. Itís incapulated and the doctor told us that means itís contained to just the kidney. Didnít see any outside of it. So she has to have the kidney removed. Since first of the year and the ice storm that knocked down power lines and busted all our pipes under the house and some in it, river has flooded and ran us out of here at least 8 times this spring and summer then Hurricane Ida came through, itís been a challenge just to keep marching forward. We have been hit with a lot but this makes the all the other seem minor. The doctor told us itís a 85 percent curable. Sounds good but COVID is 99 percent and look how nuts this country has went over it. Sheís a trooper and has supported me snd these dogs a good many years. Please pray for her. All we can do is pray, itís in Gods hands. Also I saw on Facebook that Steve Burkholder is in ICU in bad shape with Covid and his wife also has it. Please pray for them. You donít realize how little a lot of things matter to you until your hit with a health crisis and just want to get well and live a little longer. This country is getting in bad shape with all thatís going on but I donít even care anymore. I just want Beverly to make it through this surgery and the cancer never show up again.

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Steve

Sure sorry to hear this about Mrs. Beverly. I know that Mrs. Beverly is a godly woman and is a fighter, and I've no doubt that the lord will pull her through this in good shape.
Praying for both of you. Also praying for Steve Burkholder and his wife.

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Prayers up for you folks Steve. Especially Mrs. Beverly. The lord is with her and will carry her through this sickness. Continuing to pray for the Burkholders.

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Beverly Update

Thanks Mr Jack and Mr Ed. She went this morning for a chest X Ray and will do one more test in the morning and the doctor will let us know after that if the surgery will be end of this week or not. Trying to confirm that her other kidney is working great or not. The horrible part of all this is she got a CPap Machine from the VA 6 years ago for her sleep acne. She did a sleep study test back than and she stops breathing in her sleep bad and her oxygen drops to a 88. Itís a Phillips machine. Couple months ago I saw they recalled millions because they causing Cancer. She got her recall notice 3 weeks ago and her serial number is one of the recalled ones. A foam piece inside of it that stops vibrations and cuts down the noise has chemicals in it that she has been breathing snd it causes Kidney Cancer and Kidney failure. She asked the doctor Friday when we were there if her smoking could have caused the cancer and her doctor said No. Smoking causes bladder cancer snd her bladder is clean as a whistle she said. Her protein in her urine started to be elevated one year after using this machine and the VA never called her to follow up on it. Not even any lab report on the blood and urine she did at her annual checkup every year. She had went online to get her report, printed it out snd showed it to the doctor thatís her primary doctor she use to work for. He told her it was cancer until proven otherwise. VA is pathetic and killing off our veterans and no one holds them accountable. She called and told them all this and the girl looked up her most recent file and same ole story, nothing documented about her lab results, like they ainít even going over them. And canít get a replacement machine for possibly a year or longer because they telling her there is a nationwide shortage, like everything else we starting to have trouble finding in stores. Lawyers have already began to call and you better believe thereís fixing to be some accountability. The government and all its agencies is a complete out of control failure and we little people need to hold them accountable. Only problem is finding a lawyer that isnít as corrupt and crooked as they are. All leeches and parasites on society. Will update when we know date of surgery. Please continue to pray for her. Thank You.

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Continuing to pray for Mrs. Beverly.

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Beverly Update

Beverly had her kidney function checked and the kidney they taking out works better than the one they leaving in. Said she would be on dialysis in 3 to 5 years. No choice but to take the one with cancer out and pray for the other one to hold up lot longer than they think. Itís just an awful situation sheís in. Surgery is set for November 18th. Thanks for prayers, thatís all we can do. Iíve been hunting some and both hounds look good but havenít been near as much as I wish I could. Got fluid on my right knee the past few weeks and it swole up huge and had me about crippled. Got injection in it yesterday so hoping that helps in a couple days. If not the doctor said I need an MRI. Been liming the fields and breaking ground preparing to plant rye grass for the Trump Herd. I have the food plots planted and we got rain today so they should come up soon. Deer hitting the feeders hard even though lots of acorns in the woods. Hoping to go on road trip for a week Coon hunting before her surgery but just depends on how sheís feeling and how my knee is doing.

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Take care and good hunting, Prayers for you and Mrs. Beverly.

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Praying

Praying for Ms Bankston and your self . Hopefully the stress donít overcome and yíall keep pushing yourself through.I havenít been on this page in awhile soy she has to go through so much health issues. Keep fighting!!!!

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Josey Wales

Thanks Sleepy. She had her Pre Op the other day so sheís all good fir the surgery to remove the kidney on the 18th.
I been hunting some. My X Rays show I have an Arthritic Cyst on back of my knee. They are caused by injury, gout or arthritis and Iím lucky enough to have all 3. I have been referred to a Orthopedic and have to have an MRI next week. Knee cap pops every move I make, and painful but I keep hobbling along behind these hounds best I can. Josey is really coming along and making a fine hound. Huge mouth that I love, stay put hard tree dog, wrong or right Iíve never had him leave a tree. Split trees about half the time and hold all the pressure in the world. He was deep in Black Branch Swamp the other night and worked a track up and got him running. Coon couldnít make it to the river before he had to climb. Josey ran him like most run a hog or deer. He can fly on a good or hot track and never wollers around on a bad track wasting time. Heís action packed and I love hunting him. Only thing he does thatís a little aggravating is when you knock the coon down he will not let it go. Wants to bring it home with him. I will work him a little with the collar soon so he knows when I say Dead, itís time to let it go. Just didnít want to work him to soon in life but heís had enough coon down to him now, he will get the messsge without any negative coming from it. Slick trees are getting less and less as he puts it all together. I hate to hurt all you Blue guys feelings but Josey pleases me in all departments more than the blue dogs have. Mainly because of his mouth, how he uses it, the quickness of getting treed and never worrying with a track thatís to old that he will never tree or end up on a den. He just donít do that like the blue dogs do. You ainít gonna have time to build a fire and drink coffee when you hunt Josey. If I could pound him like I did Bo the first two years of his life, my God, what a hound I could make. Unless I cross Roxy on Bo, Josey Wales, my first Treeing Walker, will probably be my last hound. I figure in 8 more years or so, I will be done. As much as I love puppies and fooling with them, I havenít give in to the temptation of getting another one because Josey suits me that much. Unless his wheels fall off, Iíve finally reached the point of being totally satisfied in one hound. And color donít matter. Being true blue I knew I never was. Any man that canít compliment another man on his hound doing a great job ainít much of a man at all. Regardless of what breed of hound it is. Jealousy and Greed eats men up. Always has and always will.

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Surgery and another Surgery

Beverly had her surgery very early Thursday morning to remove one of her kidneys. Didnít go as well as they hoped and instead of a five inch cut in her belly to take the kidney out through, they opened her way up to stop a bad bleed that developed. She was in horrific pain that evening, worse than Iíve ever saw anyone in. Had to stay in ICU until this evening and finally they let her get a regular room. Will try to get her up and take her first steps tomorrow and take out the drain line. Liquid diet only just started today. She quit breathing on them Thursday night but they brought her back. Dialed the pain med drip down a little so it wouldnít happen again. Blood pressure dropped last night to 80 over 50 but itís better today. We had got up at 2am surgery morning and itís been rough on her ever since. I went to the Orthopedic Tuesday evening and he drained 65 CCís off my knee. Itís only supposed to have 5 cc on your knee. My whole leg is huge, top to bottom. Torn Meniscus, Arthritic Disease and severe leg and knee strain with Arthritic Cyst on back of knee. Got to have surgery on it December 8th. Some fraying in there to. Heís gonna go in and clean it all up. Iím about useless as I am. Every step knee pops under bottom of the cap or on right and back side and hurts like the bone is coming out. Hoping to have Beverly home by Thanksgiving and on her feet good by the time my surgery comes up. I had hunted Josey two nights last week but the second night I could barley walk. Been icing my knee best I can but canít stay off of it cause Iím taking care of her and going home tending to the dogs and the farm. I figure what the heck, whatever more Iím tearing up in the knee by not staying off of it he will just fix when he goes in. Real good doctor and he asked me what I had been putting on it snd I told him prescription cream and horse liniment. He asked which one worked better and I told him the horse liniment. He smiled and nodded his head and then I told him Ivermectin worked good to because I havenít had COVID yet. That got a big smile and chuckle out of him. He knows itís the truth but they canít say it or they will come after them. Sad times we living in, people are dying and basically being killed if it donít fit the agenda of the evil scheme of things. Praying Beverly gets out of here before she gets COVID or the flu or pneumonia. Prayers were truly appreciated Mr Ed, Sleepy and Mr Jack. God is listening and watching all the time.

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Update

Beverly is home and very slowly recovering. Got her outside yesterday for a few minutes with a Walker on wheels. Still very weak and in pain. The great news is the mass was totally contained, no sign of it anywhere else and itís the least aggressive cancer there is. Great odds that she will never have it again. I have pre op tomorrow and surgery next Wednesday on my knee. I was hunting Josey last night and wearing my knee brace hobbling along. Tripped over a heart pine stump in tall grass and fell hard. The knee smashed into a heart pine root that came off the stump in the direction I fell. Thought about spending the night right there it hurt so bad but after 20 minutes of laying on the cold ground I wollered around and got my feet back under me. Josey looks pretty fair for the little Iím getting to hunt. Getting even louder ad he gets older. Roxy has looked good also the few times Iíve had her out. Hopefully after I recover from the knee surgery I will be back at full throttle in the swamps behind the hounds. Wanting to take a couple trips if we could both get healed up enough to go.

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Death of the Legend: Rocket Raccoon

[url=https://ralphrobertspersonaltrainer.com/how-long-should-you-rest-between-circuits]. Death Of A Legend: The last race of Rocket the Raccoon from Black Branch Swamp was tonight. I have ran this Swamp Warrior since Bo was a 2 year old and heís 8 now. So, 6 good years of some of the longest, hardest races you will ever hear an old coon give a hound, Iíve heard them all. Iíve seen him jump out of at least a half dozen trees that my hounds put him up. As I shined the tree or blew the squaller he would bail out and like a ghost, vanish into the night. Most folks would think their hound was running trash if they got after Rocket, and I have myself a time or two but the more I learned his habits and the way he ran, I always looked forward to Bo or one of the others striking him and putting him on the run. Takes a real good hound in these thick swamps to tree him and Iíve had young dogs lose the trail after he would take to the Beaver Pond or cross the cow pastures and county road a time or two. All these years I didnít shoot Rocket. He became my Legend and I always look forward to the battle in the swamps between him and my hounds. Sometimes he would run for an hour or little more then head across the swamp to the big hollow beech tree den that he called home behind the old abandoned White House on Ginn Road in some of the meanest nastiest swamp Black Branch has to offer. Tonight he met his match when River Outlaw Josey Wales struck his trail. Deep in the swamp down the creek that runs through Cypress Bottom, Josey Wales let out his roaring bawl as he took to the trail of Rocket. It was a good track and he soon had him running. Rocket ran his usual route, straight toward the big Beaver Pond between my neighbors pastures and the Bogue Chitto River. Josey slowed up for just a few minutes as he hit the pond but soon came out the other side shifting gears and rolling across the pasture headed East. I took out in the Rhino to get around to the old house and head Rocket off. Didnít want him to get across the little county road and make it to his home in the hollow beech tree. I got around there and shut off the engine and Josey was less than a hundred yards from the road but making a swing and did a u turn and headed back West, toward the river. Rocket ran an old fence line between two fields, giving himself options. Running the field he was going fast but so was Josey. Traveling the old fence row he had some huge oaks here and there that if Josey got to close, he could climb before he got caught. Josey must have been about to catch him because he took to the Beaver Pond again. Josey is a quick learner and he picked up his trail on the other side faster this time and the race continued North West, up the river. I sat in the Rhino listening to that big lanky Treeing Walker pour it on Rockets ass as they got further and further from me. They were right at three quarters of a mile and getting close to my house when Rocket made his swing back East then southeast as he headed back down Cypress Bottom. Past the Artesian Flow Well from an old home site many many years ago, right on down the creek and back into the Beaver Pond. Josey had closed the gap and was running to catch. Had shortened his bawls and wasnít giving many. When he hit the pond he never quit giving mouth so I knew he was closing in on Rocket. They came out of the pond and turned more to the West and I knew Rocket was trying to make it to the River. If he could do that he would jump in and let the swift current take him way down stream where he could climb out and safely make his getaway. They were over a Thousand yards from me. Up to this moment, Josey had been running Rocket for about 55 minutes or a little more. He had covered just over 5 miles according to the Garmin at an average speed of 4.96mph. Looking at the Garmin screen as they approached the River and Josey was screaming he was so close on Rockets tail, then Silence. Still staring at the screen and I was wondering if Rocket had made the River and jumped in. About that time the greatest sound a coon Hunter longs to hear, the huge dying locate letting his master know the Coon has climbed and to come see. Josey threw 4 of the biggest, loudest, longest most wonderful locates Iíve ever heard on any hound in my life. I just love this hounds mouth and tonight, after a race like that for over an hour and me knowing it was Rocket, was the most amazing set up to coming treed Iíve ever heard. Super Special knowing it was Rocket, the heavy fog in the air low across the fields an coming from this fine young hound that is my first Walker Coonhound. Very special moment to me that I will never forget. I took off across the fields toward the river and my hound. Hobbling along with my knee brace on, thinking about the knee surgery I was supposed to be having Wednesday. It took me quite a while to get there with my leg the way it is but Josey never missed a beat. Steady as a clock he rocked them off at the base of the tree that held the Legend, Rocket the Raccoon. I stopped and took this video when I was half way to him, little less than 700 yards. Sounded awesome echoing up out of that river bottom across the foggy field. I finally made it to him and I could hear the rushing river less than a hundred feet away. Rocket Almost made it but Josey was to fast and Rocket had to climb. He wasnít real high and was looking at me and nervous. I knew with it being Rocket there was a good chance he might jump. I got my laser turned on and when I put it on him, he took out higher in the tree. I popped a few rounds at him and he ran out on a limb. Shot a few more as he came running back toward the trunk of the tree then out on another limb. Finally connected and down he came. Huge Boar Coon with a grey/white old face of a warrior. It was a bitter sweet moment for me. As I said, Bo had treed him several times and Iíve chosen to let him live to run another day. Sometimes he would jump, other times just be nervous and moving around like tonight. I would snap Bo up and go home. Tonight was different. Iíve had a tough year, my health and physical abilities really went downhill this year and now my legs, hips, knees, etc. are wearing out and slowing me way down. Hopefully with a couple surgeries I still got a lot of miles and many a night of coon hunting left in me, but we never know for sure. Rockets got some age on him and getting past his prime. Josey Wales isnít near about to his prime yet but is a super nice young hound and tonight he was just a Beast when he struck Rockets trail and didnít get shook off, no matter how hard Rocket tried. Itís coons and tracks like tonight that young dogs deserve if they tree him and coons like Rocket will help shape and make a Legend out of a hound. Tonight, December 4th, 2021, Rocket the Raccoon of Black Branch Swamp, ran his last race and lost. Tonight, one Legend died but another one was Born. River Outlaw Josey Wales.

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Mr Bojangles X Roxy

Roxy started coming in heat today and Iíve been waiting on her so I can breed her to my BO. Would love to breed her to Bocephus which would be a grand sire X grand daughter cross but itís not worth the hassle. My Bo can hold his on with any when heís firing on all cylinders. This will be an Uncle/Niece Cross. She should breed around December 18-20th and have pups around February 20th. I owe it to Bo to make this cross and raise up a son to follow in his foot steps. Hope it all goes as planned and she has a small litter and raises them all. I had my pre op for knee surgery last week and they wonít do surgery on me until Iím cleared by a Cardiologist. Because of my heart troubles a couple years ago. Got appointment for that on Monday snd hopefully will get cleared and knee surgery will be the 22nd. Beverly continues to slowly improve. I found one way to get her up and moving. I started rearranging stuff in kitchen cabinets and throwing out all the expired canned goods and any pots pans or Tupperware that we had more than two of same kind. Sheís a hoarder and I have OCD, amazing we made it this far. When I went to bagging up stuff in the garbage, that got her butt off the couch quick. She will be back in charge in no time so I can sit on the couch. As you saw in the post above, Josey Wales treed Rocket the Raccoon and I decided to knock him down. 7 years almost to the day of when Bo treed him his first time. I decided if Rocket was like me, he would rather die a warriors death than let cruel Mother Nature have her way. He was old, the adventures were many and the time was right. Iíve had over 400 reactions and a hundred comments on letís talk old Blueticks from that post and the pictures. Many many folks encouraging me to write a book because they loved the story and my style of story telling. It was very humbling and very inspiring and Iíve taken the first steps to put a great book together. Not just another book but one like where the red fern grows. I donít want people to just read my book, I want them to feel it and live it. I want young folks to be inspired to have a hound like Bo or Josey Wales and be able to cross paths with a warrior coon like Rocket. I want them to put the phones down and quit living in a virtual world that doesnít exist and get back to living in the real world. My goal with my book is not about me, itís about inspiring a generation that needs to be inspired to get back to living and get back to enjoying the outdoors. Hopefully with a hound pup that they dream of making into a Legend one day. Leaving a positive, lasting impression and memories that actually make a difference in peopleís lives. If I can do that with a book or possibly a series of books, then I have succeeded and I will die a content man feeling I have fulfilled my purpose on earth. When I was a teenager I was called by the Lord at a Christian seminar in Memphis. I came home still crying and moved because the message and the call of the Lord had such an affect on me. I told my critical mother about it and that I wanted to be a preacher. She said I definitely had the Gift of the Gab but would be better suited to be an Auctioneer. That threw cold water on my heart and soul and because of the lack of support and encouragement, the devil had a good time with me for a good many years. Over a decade ago I took back control and been trying to find my purpose in life because I truly felt the Lord called me to do big things many years ago. I have been encouraged by many many people, most that I donít even know, to write a book. I have finally took it to heart and now I feel at peace where I had been soul searching for so long. I feel what Iím about to do is pleasing to the Lord and what Heís had planned for me all along.

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Bo

I decided not to breed Roxy to Bo this time around. Disappointed the folks that wanted pups but I enjoy hunting her and Josey and Iím just not ready to fool with a pup when I donít get out enough with the ones Iíve got. Maybe next Fall. Bo had to have his little toe on his right paw amputated. He tore the nail plum off snd even though we ran a month of antibiotics through him the infection had already got in the bone. They took his stitches out today. Havenít hunted in over 3 weeks because of my knees. They both have torn meniscus snd need surgery but I postponed it until this spring. Mason and Cayden would have missed out on deer hunting during their Christmas break if I had went on with surgery and I didnít want them to. Me and Mason were hunting on the evening of the 22nd, the day I was supposed to have surgery, and he killed a good buck. Dropped him in his tracks with my Colt AR-15. Getting it mounted for him. Great moment for him getting his first buck and for me to help make it happen for him. Nothing like those kind of memories with kids. I de boned it all for him and we dropped the meat off at the slaughter house the next day. They just picked it back up and had 80 pounds of stuffed smoked sausage. He loves the back strap best of all. Cayden came last week but the weather sucked. Heat index of 80 to 88 every day. Cold blast came in Sunday and we saw a bunch of Doeís and yearlings but no bucks. They had a blast here on the river New Years Eve around the bonfire and shooting their fireworks. December was the warmest on record since they have been kept since 1896. Suits me fine, rather the warm winters than pipe busting cold.

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River Outlaw Josey Wales

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Josey Wales

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Josey Wales

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ROXY




Mason and Cayden petting on Roxy last year for a job well done treeing a big boar Coon at the farm on the edge of Black Branch Swamp. Headed to the Delta soon with her, Josey and the boys for a few days of treeing coon in great woods.

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Masons First Buck



Mason took his first deer with me at my farm last year, a Doe with my AR-15. This year, in the same shooting house I built at the farm, he took this fine Buck for his first buck with my Colt AR again. 120 yard shot, dropped him in his tracks. Nothing like getting kids involved in the outdoors and helping them succeed. When they are successful itís as satisfying as when a young pup puts it all together snd trees his first coon. Memories like this keeps me going.

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Delta Hunting



We enjoyed our trip to the Delta last week for some coon hunting in better woods and better population of coons than I have at home. Me, Cayden and Mason did a lot of walking to trees that Josey and Roxy made. Knocked down several coon for them. Saw some big bucks that made it through the season. We hunted a 12,000 acre place and had it to ourselves. Josey treed here Friday night on a huge cypress with big coon laid up on the first big limb above his head.

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