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Old 04-07-2010, 02:39 PM
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i have two cur dogs that are jam up.i been hunting with dogs for about four years now. i need some new spots to hunt. i have a few good spots but we have tooken most off the hogs off of it. Ill send u some pics of the hogs i caught later.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:17 PM
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Go to www.hawaiisportsman.com Choke hog N dog guys on this site
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by podunk kennels
Have they seen a hog yet?
I've done it before and it was a rush but it's just not my preferred way to hunt hog. I like to be the one hunting. When you use dogs they're the ones doing the hunting. But to each their own. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by podunk kennels
Have they seen a hog yet?
Sorry for the extremely late reply been pretty busy the last few months. At the time they had not seen a hog, but they had bayed all sorts of squirrels in my backyard. As of Springbreak back in March they saw their first hogs. I took them on a 10 hr trip to South Texas back to the place where I bought them (I really liked the lady that we bought them from and she has been an extremely big help to me in gettin them started as these are my first two hog dogs.)

We took them and put them in a 6 acre enclosure and let three hogs into it because she wanted to see just how instinctive they were. At this time they had never seen a hog. Right off the bat my brothers dog cornered a pig and went to bayin, the pig rushed him and he turned around and got caught right in the butt and got his first cut. He turned around and took off after that hog light I'd lit a fire underneath him.(After that he never did turn his back on a pig the rest of the day.) My dog was a little more cautious but after awhile he picked up on what was goin on and when any of the older dogs would find a bay a pig he would jump in there too.

It was probably the happiest moment of my year to watch those two dogs work! The lady we bought them from is going to get them both fully started and almost finished for me for a very fair price I think. Lookin forward to joinin the ranks of the rest of y'all hog doggers sometime in September!

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Old 04-24-2010, 08:08 AM
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Uh oh sounds like youve fooled around and caught the "bug"! LOL Hog hunting with dogs is the most addictive form of hunting around. If youre pretty new to it youre doing the right thing geting started with a more experienced hunter. I would suggest also taking a veterinary first aid course or having someone whos experienced give you a crash lesson and show you what you need to keep with you as far as first aid. Congratulations I hope they turn out well for you. If you have any questions im sure that myself or one ofthese other fellas here with some experience would be glad to help you out.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:19 AM
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I have already recruited the assistance of one of my friends that was a vet tech at a horse vet (I know I know, they are larger animals, but stitches are stitches and staples are staples). And I have definitely caught the bug, I stuck my first pig with a knife last september when we went and got them, biggest rush I have ever had while hunting, it was aboslutely unreal to me that I had the kahones do that. lol. I'm currently workin on gun breaking them since I don't have a catch dog I will have to shoot whatever hogs they bay, and since I ain't 21 I can't buy a pistol, so I'm trying to figure out what caliber lever gun I want (besides that I can shoot a pistol for s***). Other than that I am lookin for other doggers in my area but they are few and far between. I am also on a hunting forum that is just hog doggers and they have been really helpful as well. But now that I know there are other doggers here I will start asking more questions here that way I don't have to bounce back and forth between threads.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:31 AM
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As far as guns i usually carry a .22 magnum pistol but since you cant buy one a .22 mag lever rifle would work. I guide in the spring so i have put a "handle" on a few of my dogs. Meaning I can call them off a bayed hog for the shot. Or back them up by voice command. Though this is effective i still prefer a catchdog. Whatever caliber you choose keep in mind that you want something lightweight, durable, and short so as you can maneuver it in thick brush.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:16 AM
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I hadn't even considered using a .22 mag lever gun. I was thinking bigger bore rifles, such as a .44 mag, .44-.40, or a .35 remington. How well does the .22 mag put them down? And does it create any pass throughs, as that is my biggest concern. I don't need a bullet goin through and ricocheting and hitting my dog on a fluke. I have heard of guys loosing dogs that way.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:34 AM
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Thats why i suggested putting a "handle" on your dogs if you plan on shooting. I use a 22 mag with dynapoints or winchester jacketed lead soft points so they dont pass through. Youre probably not going to shoot very far so head shots are the ticket. I was a butcher for awhile and slaughtered hundreds of cows and pigs in the field out to 50 or 60 yards with a 22 magnum. You just have to be careful and get to know your dogs on the bay. I.e my dogs usually bay right off the nose of the hog a foot or two away. Some dogs like to circle the hog and that makes for aggravating shooting.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:56 PM
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I've killed several hogs over feeders but did one Bowhunt with Hounds. It was the most exciting & best Hog hunt I have ever done. I'm looking to have my son do it just one time. What a RUSh.. Yea, he charged us 6 times b/4 I could put an arrow through him. i'm 68...
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