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Hog dogs 1st boar

 
Grant Fulcher
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Took out my dogo and she caught me this nice boar and held it until I got there to finish him off with a quick dagger to the heart. Got to remove another pest for my fellow farmer friend who these hogs are costing a fortune!
 
Rick Larson
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Now that, is a wild beast!
 
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Now that is a very Hemmingway method to hunt hogs ! She is a Pit I see . The others are Catahoula ? Have you used Ridgebacks at all ? We have open season on those buggers here but I have only heard rumors of them locally.
 
Grant Fulcher
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wayne stephen wrote:Now that is a very Hemmingway method to hunt hogs ! She is a Pit I see . The others are Catahoula ? Have you used Ridgebacks at all ? We have open season on those buggers here but I have only heard rumors of them locally.


To find and bay the hog we use black mouth curs, catahoula's or sometimes one of those with a bit of hound thrown in the wood pile. I have used ridgebacks they are a rough hand, but its hard to find any out of true workig lines these days, most are show or pet quality at best, the curs (BMC or Cat's) are out of old cow dog lines who are culled hard. To catch the hog we use pits, american bulldogs, or dogo's (argentenian mastiff) or mixes of them. The one in the pic is a dogo argentenia and a terrific pet around the house with the kids etc but all business in the woods. Here is a pic of her dad last winter at 95 lbs 3 yoa
 
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I take it you might be in Texas ? How good are the dogs with avoiding domestic animals? Around here there are small areas of woods in between farms. Folks talk about coaxing these critters into paddocks .
 
Grant Fulcher
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wayne stephen wrote:I take it you might be in Texas ? How good are the dogs with avoiding domestic animals? Around here there are small areas of woods in between farms. Folks talk about coaxing these critters into paddocks .


The curs are livestock broke and rarely trash on deer etc Electricity is great The younger bay dogs need shock collars while we train them hunting with the older dogs. I wouldnt throw them in a chicken or goat pen without supervision obvously, but a little common sence on the spots your hunting will go a long way, the dogs know what there in the woods for, thats hogs, trash breaking at first is part of any kind of dog hunting though.

It doesnt really matter if the catch dog is trash broke b/c we only let them go when the hunting/strike/bay dogs are bayed up. That said my catch dog (dogo's) are all great with livestock rabbits etc, their my pets unlike my curs who are working dogs.
 
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good to see some game hunters on here!!
 
Billy Nelson
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Holy Toledo ! My hat is off to you Grant, for engaging that mean-looking porker in hand-to-trotter combat.

In your shoes, my flight instinct would definitley push aside my fight instinct, and I wouldn't be back to help the hound in his duke-out until I had the right ordnance ready, preferably a 12-bore slug thrower.

Dog or no dog it takes bawls of steel to opt for a close quarters showdown with a beast like that, and I must say have never read of this gonzo dagger-hunting method anywhere on the net, until now. You's da MAN ha ha ha, and I'll be sure and remember to address you with a "sir", if I ever run into you anywhere.

Yep, and Hemmingway does come to mind fer sure.
 
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So are these just nuisance removal hunts or does it result in a full-blown hawg roast?
I'm ok with either but man do I love a good hawg roast.
Seems like it only fitting that you and the pups get a reward for your hard work.
 
Grant Fulcher
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Keith Odell wrote:So are these just nuisance removal hunts or does it result in a full-blown hawg roast?
I'm ok with either but man do I love a good hawg roast.
Seems like it only fitting that you and the pups get a reward for your hard work.


It just depends on the hunt. The coytes get there fair share but we bring allot of backstrap and ham home as well. When you go almost every week you have options. I did bring a Christmas ham home to smoke this past wknd!
 
Rick Larson
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That type of hunting must be intense!
 
Bob Hanley
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I heard/read somewhere that the older and bigger hogs aren't much good for eating. Is that true?
 
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