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Registered: Apr 2009
Originally posted by JiM
Sounds like something I would love to try but I don't know of a source for that amount of meat at a price I can afford.
Do you guys feed the meat raw or is it cooked in any way?
Therein lies the issue Jim. It can get pricey if you try and feed too many like that. I only ever did it with a single dog at a time, usually the one that I was working to death. A pound of bison, a pound of tripe, and one or two other things to round out the dietary profile. Fed once a day, about a half hour after the work. I fed raw. I'd order a case (40#) of bison meat, a case of tripe, and usually had the other items available local. I'd use wild bison or buffalo if I could find it. Local meat sources are fine to, wild meat has a bit more creatine in it. Some folks are scared of the creatine but once you see how it effects the individual animal, it is simple to handle. It isn't a secret that I am no fan of nite hunts but if a guy could get this type of feeding program in place 4-5 weeks ahead of your big hunts when you are busting your dog hard to get them ready, those late rounds you'll blow the doors off of them all things being equal save for the feed.
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