Tularemia: A Brief Review of Infections in Dog, Man, and Wild Animals
Jun14

Tularemia: A Brief Review of Infections in Dog, Man, and Wild Animals

By Dr. Luke D. Peterson, DVM, MS Let me start by saying this article is an attempt to put together information from multiple resources to better educate ourselves about this disease. Hopefully, through education we can make the best decision for our hounds, our clubs, and our sport overall. The recent epidemic in the rabbit population at the UBGF grounds has brought this disease to the forefront of our minds but know this article is...

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June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
Jun14

June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

Let’s Go, So We Can Get Back By Rev. Bob Ford “Let’s go,” My dad said, “So we can get back!” Those were his words as we were on our way to get a pair of shoes, since I had worn mine out. This wasn’t something that he usually did—take me shopping for shoes—but mom was busy taking care of her mom that day, so my father had to do it, since I needed the shoes the next day. Even if it wasn’t something as detestable as shopping, dad...

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June 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
Jun14

June 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

High Plains Drifter By Joe Ewing The air on the Allegheny is cold. The thermometer on the dashboard reads, “Zero”. It’s dark. The sinking sun vanished beyond the distant horizon hours ago. There’s no light pollution here and there’s no moon or stars. It’s zero-dark-thirty. The digital clock on the dashboard reads “8:15”. A stiff north breeze is the only thing moving. I know the wind chill index is low. The truck’s gas gauge reads...

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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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