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Everything posted by Shadow100

  1. Only way it’ll be done, even with the hinds you hear stories of dogs yanking them off their feet but that’s all they are, fairytales.
  2. Never seen it in fields mate but up Scottish highlands it’s all done on open hill so plenty space for a pair of dogs to chip away at it if they’ve got enough heart & stamina to stay on.
  3. Both southern & highland can and have been done with 2 dogs. When it comes to highland stags as well bull greyhounds definitely aren’t the dogs for the job. I think if you had the right dog on the day, and the stag was far enough away from woodland it could be done on the hills single handed, but I’ve never known it to be done yet so can’t say it definitely can be.
  4. You mean a southern one or just any red stag?
  5. Pet/Park deer far more dangerous, after they lose their fear of humans. Although I have known someone to be charged by a wild sika stag.
  6. If you’ve got 1 good mate in this game to share driving & split fuel money that’s all you need. Any more and you’re just going to get problems I think everyone’s learned the hard way.
  7. Most lads too lazy to look for new spots they get taken to 1 good place then go back behind lads backs and hammer it till it’s f****d
  8. Whether it’s rabbits, hares, foxes or deer. People that try and hit big numbers every time out, using any method are bad news for future seasons.
  9. I like a bit of mountain hunting so dogs with bad feet just break
  10. Could well be that, got to say ones I’ve had that were tight bred weren’t small but the other stuff definitely, bad coat, injury prone etc. It’s not even always injuries like muscular etc but a lot have bad feet or thin skin. Bad feet is a major fault for me tbh if a dogs always got sore feet it shouldn’t be bred from really but plenty have so suppose damage is done by now.
  11. In my experience your first crosses are tough as old boots, but a lot of your line bred coursing stuff can be more fragile. I think reason for that is with the big name line bred stuff there’s been a lot of men bred off injury prone stuff to make a few quid rather than admit they’re no good. Whereas the home bred stuff you don’t get as much of that. That’s just my theory behind it could be way off.
  12. Saluki offers more than stamina and good feet. I’ve actually saw plenty saluki lurchers with bad feet. They give a lurcher a running brain that no other cross has, they can predict what something will do & force it to go where it doesn’t want to. The stamina/recovery they give is brilliant but the running brain is what they really add for me. I wouldn’t have a dog without saluki in, but I wouldn’t have one with too much either.
  13. Proper hunting trip nice to see people enjoying a bit of sport and a few days outdoors without the obsession over killing big numbers.
  14. Beautiful dogs, they’re not my usual thing but I reckon if a genuine 1st cross litter was on the ground I’d be very tempted
  15. Well I suppose 1 is too many if he’s not working them. Unless he tells people when they enquire that they’re bred out of pets but I don’t imagine he will do.
  16. Was platt not a bit of a Hancock type? More of a dog dealer than a dog man?
  17. Don’t hear much about that doxhope blood anymore are they still breeding lurchers? Local lad had a first cross out of doxhope stuff must be 10 years ago now, big dog about 30tts it was fairly capable, think a bitch would be a better choice for an all round lurcher though.
  18. Always had a soft spot for the deerhound crosses, just a shame there’s not more people putting them through their paces these days but I suppose you can’t halt progress
  19. Needs a good feed looks a nice place to have a walk
  20. f**k showing you anything it would be forwarded straight to CID
  21. Some places people are very few and far between, west highlands etc, a lot of the more popular well known places you’ll see walkers but it’s a lot to do with weather as well ive found, shitty wet windy days you can be left alone
  22. There’s not many that do it, that’s largely because there’s not many men trying it. Believe me though no bullshit I’ve done them myself and seen them done by others dogs it’s not an unachievable task. You just need a durable, experienced deer dog with plenty of wind and you’ll stand a fair chance. Fair play southern reds are much bigger but shining a lamp on them, driving them round in a motor then getting to the dogs straight away after they’ve made contact is a totally different game, the motor will make plenty dogs look better than they are. When the dogs got to run them on their own ground
  23. Aye and the dogs actually have to run and catch the deer as opposed to being thrown out on one that’s been ran round by a motor till it’s tongues hanging out.
  24. You’ll get different opinions on red deer depending on who you’re speaking to, there’s a huge difference between running them daytime on mountains & running them with a lamp & a motor.
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