April Sneak Peek

Gundogs of Yesterday and Today by Rev. John Parks THE BULLOCKS CREEK HOUNDS—CHAPTER 3 Last month we followed along with Mike Ramsey as he relived his journey of developing the family of beagles called Bullocks Creek Hounds. This month I want you to know more about those field champions that have come out of this kennel. So, join me as Mike tells us about them… Mike, I was fascinated by the step by step story of breeding hounds that...

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November Sneak Peek

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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August Sneak Peek

Systemic Mycoses – Big Words for Little Fungi Part II: Histoplasmosis By Luke Peterson, DVM, MS Histoplasmosis is another fungus that can cause multiple forms of disease in dogs. Histoplasma capsulatum can be found in a large portion of the central and eastern United States (see map in figure 1) primarily through the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys with the highest region in southern Illinois, southern Indiana, western...

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June Sneak Peek

The Check Stephen Wiggins The beagle is a scent hound. When running a rabbit the dog follows the scent channel left on the ground or in the air. The rabbit, on the other hand, is a prey animal that is “hard wired” (i.e., genetically programmed) to instinctively execute maneuvers in order to divert any predator from its trail. The rabbit would like nothing better than to end the race by permanently losing the pursuing hound. Sometimes...

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May Sneak Peek

Lone Star Beagle Association By Troy Barber As I travel around the country interviewing folks and gathering information for these articles, I’m reminded how like-minded beaglers are when it comes to the big picture. Big picture meaning the general ideas of why we do what we do. Without fail, I hear comments such as promote fellowship, encourage sportsmanlike conduct, preserve our heritage, maintain AKC standards and consider the...

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March Sneak Peek

The Chief and the Marathoner By Bruce Rood Most people that know me understand I have hidden a passion for introducing the youth to the adventures of the great outdoors. Every year it seems I’ve gotten many chance to take a friend and his son, daughter or grandchild hunting. This year has been especially enjoyable hunting with my own twelve year old son, Luke. We have spent many days in the field and he was introduced to some new...

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