2018 May Better Beagling Sneak Peek
May01

2018 May Better Beagling Sneak Peek

Trouble in the ADK By John Jarzynski “Jarzy, we have a problem”. It’s not actually as riveting as a Ron Howard film, but it certainly hit me hard. It was in fact one of those extemporaneous endeavors that I would treasure. One of my longtime friends and judging partners, Bruce McNeilly texting back and forth a few nights earlier and as luck would have it, we both were available for the weekend. Despite living some seven hours away...

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May 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
May01

May 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

The Puppy Trainer and the Houdini Rabbit By David Sylvester Bagaley The puppy trainer cared not whether the young pup worked in front or behind its mentor. A good puppy trainer needs to be independent, nearly to a fault. Young hounds, highly impressionable for sure, being left to their work, should be excited with the familiar scent of the rabbit. The scent of a cottontail or hare triggers an innate response from any well-bred hound....

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April 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
Apr18

April 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

Days on the Allegheny A True Tale By Joe Ewing The quiet was deafening. The only sound I could hear was the snowflakes as they splashed onto the dried leaves of the beech. The noises of the pileated woodpecker were silent. The majestic woodpecker couldn’t be heard knocking at dead trees in search of their prey or making their wuking cr-r-ruck calls. The conspiring caws and squawks of the noisy ravens were suppressed. Not a squirrel or...

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April 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
Apr18

April 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

Reproduction in Cottontails By John Gibble In order to maintain a good population of cottontail rabbits for our club grounds and running areas, we need to think a bit about population dynamics. Managing a population is much like managing a bank account. You have deposits (reproduction, immigration, and individuals added through trap and release). You also have withdrawals (death through predation or disease, and emigration or...

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Systemic Mycoses
Nov12

Systemic Mycoses

By Luke D. Peterson, DVM, MS Fungi are a broad category of microorganisms that typically occur in nature as either a mold or yeast form. Many are environmentally beneficial but there are a handful that poses great risk to both dogs and humans. This two part series will focus on the fungi Blastomyces dermatitidis and Histoplasma capsulatum which are found in the environment in most of the eastern half of the United States. The...

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November Sneak Peeks
Oct19

November Sneak Peeks

Adventures with Ticks By John Gibble It’s not unusual during hunting season to find a tick crawling up my pants leg. I’ve picked them off the dogs even in the coldest months. This past July, one of our club members reported picking 92 ticks off of his two beagles a day after a morning run. Undoubtedly ticks are a nasty pest that transmits diseases to man and beast. But there is an interesting story behind that tick you just pulled off...

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