They say it was the snow and the hares where not at there peck or it was wrong time off the year.Well then how come a 1 season dog goes from ireland kills 7from 7 and a total of 21 killed by 3 dogs great hares my balls.In years gone by very good days on the fens this year the number there killing speaks for it,s self. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I agree with you mate, however , these days we have got dogs that can kill them anywhere , field or fen on all running conditions . It still gets said by lads who only run fields that fen hares have got nowhere to go , and they r easy to kill with all that room !Funny how they change their minds when they pay the fen a visit in winter, find out how strong the hares are and get blown to pieces !!
Surely if you have an out and out staying dog a hare as very little chance getting away on the fens then?????
Is the fens not farm fields???? now its fields you run a hare on tills you if you have good dog or not come off it.
well im the man who owns the dog,i,ll put record straight. The dog is £500 a service but on my last trip to England Mr Jefford has paid for straws to be taken from the dog and kept in a sperm bank. Reason being I live in Ireland and couldn't come over every time to serve a bitch. I was able to serve Nooney's bitch because I was over that weekend but now the season is over I wont be over. As I say £500 is my service fee and the other £250 is the vets fee for putting straws in the bitch. Testing what day she is at her peak and in thirty days after straws entered to bitch you take your bitch back and the vet will tell if she in pup or not. This seems to be the new way forward the dog Barney is doing straws now and I have just spoke with S Gaskin and he getting straws taken from his old dog tramp. Im not a match man im in the game for fun but Fen Boss stop hidding behind a computer make yourself known and in winter I'll run you no problem. All them top men in the country mans ad have seen my dog run all winter in Boston fens,blankley,woodhallspa,hull,newark,cambridge,ths is why these men reckon he the best in years cuz he,s run and done the job everywhere.where,s ur dog armchair man.
i hope you do have a good dog but you need to be matching next january,
and in better places than blankney, woodhall spa, newark !!! ( farm fields )
there`s a hat full of lads that will race you next january, don`t miss the oppotunity to take them on
no pal, the fens are not farm fields,
farm fields means large or small fields, farm fields have hedges, spinneys, hills, woods, gates and fences
fens have none of those so the dog has to stick or get blown away for all to see
newark area is farm fields type land
Would it not be harder on farm fields with gates fences ditches hills woods where they can get a away from a dog?????
even the best staying dogs can`t catch all hares, dykes have drains and holes and hares always use them, sometimes the land is proper soft, the dogs sink right in and that drains there stamina,
you get longer runs on the fens and your dog gets tested to it`s limits,
i prefer the fens for coursing because it`s harder to get a top class stayer than a fast type of dog, and fast dogs will burn out on the fen when they get on a good hare
just depends on what kind of running you like,
As you said how can a dog go over kill so many if the hare on the fen is so good but nice here the answer too that.