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Does anyone use dogs to hunt anymore?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by fowltemptress, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    It seems like everyone just grabs a gun and goes to a blind now, without a willing and eager four legged friend at their side. The people I know now with sporting dogs just teach them to fetch sticks and leave it at that. I know the people are out there, I just don't see them anymore. I'd love stories or pictures (hint hint [​IMG] ).

    My mom used to have lovely springer spaniels she'd train to "hunt 'em up," but she doesn't hunt like she used to and her dogs are strictly pets now. For some reason my mother decided to raise me on a different type of dog, so I never got into the bird dogs like she did. On my second birthday I got a cairn terrier, so I've grown up sending my dogs to go to ground. I've gotten my SO hooked on terriers, and I taught him to train the scottie I bought him, but he prefers the kind of hunting that involves calls and lures to bring in predators . . . not much room for a terrier in that situation [​IMG]

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    We had an Irish Setter that was such a good hunter, you hardly even had to fire the gun!!! It was all instinct for her. You went out to hunt rabbits, she would point, then before you could aim, she was off like a shot. About 30 seconds later, she was at your feet wagging her tail like mad as she dropped a rabbit at your feet.
  3. sunbury chick

    sunbury chick Songster

    May 14, 2008
    Our lab ,RUBY, doesn't know that she's a hunting dog(or she's just stupid) she plays with our duck.Sometimes she puts her paw on the duck and holds her under water till we yell for her to stop.The duck is so lonely since her mate died, she 's taken a liking to RUBY.It is so weird to see them play.I'm afraid sometime when we're not around,Ruby will get too rough with the duck. , Then,bye,bye,duckie....

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    A lot of people in my area use hunting dogs. My neighbor has a chocolate lab that she takes hunting all the time. I have a bloodhound, and I am hoping to get her trained up a bit better by next fall.
  5. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    We use to have coondogs but now all we have is a treeing fiest squirrel dog and I also have a bloodhound but he tracks people not game.
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    my uncle uses beagles for rabbits and small game. My beagle came from the SPCA, the guy who had her hunts and he said she would go out but not bring it back. We dont care, we just love her. And allow her to chase cats off the property [​IMG]
  7. Not a pic i am posting but what i would like to get is a red bone hound. Been wanting to get a coon hound for awhile but man are the good ones expensive. That and my lab mix is scared of gunfire.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008

  8. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    can you hear me now? :

    Not a pic i am posting but what i would like to get is a red bone hound. Been wanting to get a coon hound for awhile but man are the good ones expensive. That and my lab mix is scared of gunfire.

    Yea, we used to have black and tan coonhounds. Nothing like being in the woods at night and listening to them bawl. I miss them, but just didn't have time to run them anymore.​
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We didn't use her for hunting, but that didn't stop my chocolate lab from bringing me a pheasant alive and well.... that was quite a meal. I wasn't even trying either.
  10. Weimaraners, Long hair and short haired, bred to hunt and learn:
    Boris and Sprig Duck at Nook

    My short hair weim, Bully retrieved this Sprig Duck for this guy who shot it over a lagoon and had no way to get it back once it was down:

    Boris' dam and I when I went to The Netherlands to pick him up, he was 10 weeks old then:
    Boris also retrieves salmon once its caught rod n reel:
    Boris' elder half sister and dam:

    When Boris isn't working on a moose bone:

    He's still learning:
    In this case it was agility...
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008

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