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Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Morrison TN
Originally posted by DL NH
Dave Richards, I almost never run my hare hounds in a pack. Never do on snow! I either run solo or a brace 98% of the time. So if there were issues with back tracking or ďjackingĒ a track Iím going to know it quickly.
Bear dogs is probably a different story altogether. Cold trailing a bear to a jump and then being able to put enough pressure on it to make it climb or hold it at bay is likely where the best hounds shine the most. I can imagine that the ehrlichia would effect the hounds ability to sort out a cold track and get the bear jumped.
So itíd also be interesting to know what kind of effect these tick borne diseases are having on the wild canids. Find it hard to believe coyotes, foxes and wolves arenít effected by it as well.
They do have issues with it but it is usually that they aren't hunting hard enough, not enough stamina, getting throwed out of the race.
Let's go huntin
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