June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
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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
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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
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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 Sneak Peek

New to Beagles: An Article About Kennel Design By Clark Hammaker This article is intended to assist a novice dog owner on kennel designs and is a source for materials. I am not associated with any of the suppliers I mention in the article. I include the prices I paid at the writing of this article. You will need to verify pricing and availability. My father had beagles until my brothers and I left home. He no longer had anyone to hunt...

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March Sneak Peek

Boondoggle or Bona Fide? A Question on the Appalachian Cottontail By John Gibble Those of us born in the 1960s and 70s were the children that were going to save the planet. In school, we were versed in conservation of resources, promoting clean water, preserving forests, and reducing air pollution. We remember the pesticide, DDT and the effects it had on eagles and ospreys. Forty years later we are now celebrating the de-listing of...

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