The name is Tim and I have been deer hunting with dogs my whole life. Nowadays some folks look down on the idea of hunting deer with dogs but IMO it is a great way to hunt. I love the sounds of some well trained hounds putting some heat on a buck. There aint much else like it in the world and I wouldnt trade it for anything. I started hunting at the age of six and shot my first deer over dogs at the age of 12. I have been hooked ever since. I now own eight great deer dogs and have owned several other deer dogs in the past. Most if not all of my family and friends deer hunt with dogs and wouldnt have it any other way. It is a southern tradition that has been here for a long time and I feel confident that it will be here for years to come.. I built this site for others to be able to come and discuss deer hunting with dogs, coon hunting with dogs or any kind of hunting just so long as everybody uses their head and dont go bashing somebody elses way of hunting. Whether you like deer hunting with dogs or just like to hang out in a tree stand, thats your choice and this should be a place you can talk about it with others..
Like was said before I am currently hunting eight dogs but currently dont have that many pictures of my current pack. Will put what pictures I do have up on the photos portion of the site for whomever wants to look at them and feel free to post pictures of your dogs or deer as well.
My best dog no dought right now is Rambo, he is a Black&Tan Fox-Walker with a great nose on him. He is a great jump dog and is plenty fast, when he gets a buck up he is gunna run him hard and that buck will be digging dirt when he goes. Roxy is rambo's littermate and also a black&tan fox-walker. She isnt quite the jump dog that rambo is but has a good nose on her as well. She is quick and could run the dark out of the night if it was possible. Hornet is a younger running walker gyp and is mostly a brown and white dog. She has learned alot since I first got her and does a good job working a track and always crosses right where the deer does. All it took was to knock a few deer down in front of her for her to catch on and now she is a great deer dog. Scruffy is a good lemon & white running walker. He is a male dog with some long legs and good speed on him. Runs well with other dogs and can work a trail right good as well. He always crosses with the dogs on a deer and hasnt let me down yet. Jack is a tricolored male running walker. He is a long legged dog and can put one in the wind when he wants to. Good hunt and a right good jump dog as well. He is a good dog and good handling.
Beagles and Puppys:
Hot-Shot is a beagle/walker cross male and is going on six months old now. He is almost ready to start breaking and working with a lil bit and is a blanket back dog. He has the most hunt of any puppy Ive ever tried to break and I am certain that he will make a good dog. His momma and daddy are both darn good jump dogs and are still running deer to this day for a boy over in south mills, nc. Short-Stuff is a full blooded beagle male and has great hunt. With a good nose he can work a track well but is a lil slower than my other hounds due to being a beagle with much shorter legs than the other dogs. He can really bust through the briars and what not though and is overall a good hunting dog. The last dog is a full blooded beagle gyp. She has good hunt but doesnt really know all the ropes yet. She is learning though and Im sure it wont take much to get her going good and hard on a stinking old rutting buck..
Guns/Tracking Equipment/and other things for hunting..
My old hunting truck is a black ford ranger that stays dirty, its only two wheel drive so I have to cramp on her from time to time to get where Im going but that ok, it is just right for a hunting truck and stays muddy all the time during hunting season and sometimes during the off-season when training the dogs.
I track my dogs with a yeasu vr-500 and it does a great job. Have all my dogs johnson collar numbers with their names programmed into the box and most of the time use a yagi 3-element antennae when deer hunting my dogs. The box has good range and is fairly simply to use as well, it doubles as a scanner and radio.
Most folks hunt with the best rifle or shotgun money can by but for me as long as it goes boom when I pull the trigger its all good. I hunt with a good old marlin 30-30 that does it's job well and I have never shot a deer with it that he didnt go right down. Normally shoot the old single barrel 20 gauge for buckshot because it has that old full choked barrel and holds a great pattern with whatever buckshot I put through it.
I hunt with several different dog clubs in my area. Among those hunting clubs are cherry glades hunting club (have been a member now for several years), oak grove hunting club, dry ridge hunting club, southside hunting club and a few other groups around here that I hunt with.. Most of the clubs are way back off the roads and dont cause anybody any troubles as far as dogs getting away from us and what not go.
Last but not least, I love to go coon hunting as well. Dont have any coon dogs right now but my brother has that part of it under control. He is currently hunting four great coon dogs and they know how to get it done with a old ringtail. Bottom line, whatever it is, if it is game I love to hear a dog that can run it and run it right. Deer, coons, opossum, rabbit or whatever the case may be, if you can hunt it with a good dog, count me in.. Enjoy the site and good hunting..
Also if yall wanted, check out my brother's web page on his coon dawgs.. Good stuff on there as well.. jkkcoonhounds.webs.com or there is a link to the site on the links page..
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