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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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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April Sneak Peek
Oct19

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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May Sneak Peek
Oct19

May Sneak Peek

Gundogs of Yesterday and Today By Rev. John Parks THE BULLOCKS CREEK HOUNDS—CHAPTER 4 Last month we reviewed the list of field champions that Mike Ramsey has finished himself from his Bullocks Creek Kennel. Now this month I want to ‘pick his brain’ further on his methods. So, here we go into the questions I posed. Mike, tell us about how you manage a stud dog. How often should he be used? All stud dogs are different, but a good rule...

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August Sneak Peek
Oct19

August Sneak Peek

Last time we got acquainted with Mike Reynolds and his wife Peggy of the Star R Kennels, which are located at 1949 Locke Creek Road, Readyville, TN. Mike shared with us his ‘personalized’ training program which is very thorough and effective. This month I want to peek into his breeding program and how it has developed over the years. As before, I will present what Mike shared with me in ‘interview’ form: Now Mike, I’d like for you to...

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