December Sneak Peek

The Four Sisters of the Deep South Part II By Troy Barber Last month, we did an extensive study of the pedigrees and history behind Chase’s Ace and Decker’s Tracking Pepper. In order to consistently breed great hounds, we must know what’s behind them, not just their names but also traits they possess both good and bad. Yes, even a blind hog will find an acorn now and then, but don’t count on lady luck to always be on your side. If you...

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August Sneak Peek

Mile Branch Sammy III by Troy Barber While looking back at these old hounds has been very rewarding and brought back many fond memories, it has also been very challenging to gather accurate statistics. Although I have lots of firsthand knowledge of these hounds, I don’t remember all the details such as field trial records and awards so I have to rely on their owners and other sources. Many of the owners of these hounds live near the...

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May Sneak Peek

Fescue, The Quiet Killer by Les Blondino Fescue was introduced into the United States from Europe. Dr. E. N. Fergus of the University of Kentucky first observed tall fescue growing in Menifer County, Kentucky in 1931. Dr. Fergus collected seed and tested it in various Kentucky locations. Eventually fescue was named Kentucky 31, referring to 1931 when Dr. Fergus first observed tall fescue. Fescue is hardy by nature and highly adaptive...

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April Sneak Peek

Rabbit Hunters Need To Embrace Quail Restoration by Paul E. Moore There is currently a big push for bobwhite quail restoration going on across much of the country. State wildlife agencies, various organizations, companies, and individuals are leading a charge to turn the tide on the decline of one of America’s most treasured game birds and a generations-old tradition of quail hunting. Many rabbit hunters are disconnected from this...

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March Sneak Peek

International Field Champion Holton’s Lulu By Millard Holton LULU AS A FIELD TRIAL PERFORMER, PART I While glancing through my December 2013 issue of Hounds & Hunting magazine attention was drawn to an article entitled, “GUNDOGS OF YESTERYEAR” written by Rev. John Parks. I have known John for a long time and was surprised to see he had mentioned my female beagle, Holton’s LuLu as one of the top three...

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February Sneak Peek

Traits of a Rabbit Dog By stephen Wiggins In the January 2012 issue of Hounds and Hunting there appeared an article by Gary Lee entitled, “In the Field: A Conversation with Dean Biscamp.” It took the format of an interview with Dean answering twenty-one questions about different aspects of beagling. Dean is a lifetime beagler who is well respected within the beagling community, having received a “Breeder of the Year” award multiple...

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