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  1. Or he could be at the other end of the scale BlackBuck and have them to fit and in to much of a routine. All well and good when your a Pro or have them on your doorstep but sometimes you need to be shaking things up so they don't get set in there ways. Depending on the circumstances sometimes less is better and plenty of grub to keep the edge off. As has been sayed though from now on you'll see them changing and getting up on they're toes. The seasoned heads arent daft and know its not far away. Bitches in season. Full moons. A strange disturbance. To much freedom in the grass runs. Been there got the T-shirt and it's a fecking ball ache. Though going by your talk i'd say you've a demon in there somewhere and as FATMAN says drafting in old hounds can just cause more problems or start problems that weren't there. Keep the head up and march on. Breed plenty. Look at splitting lodges if possible, especially during summer. I've also seen lads use the concrete rings on they're side against a wall so if something starts the hound can back in and not get jibed at from the sides and back. And as Fox digger sayed the culprit could be a hound you don't expect and alot of the time the bugger starting it wont finish it.
  2. Hence your original post. No it's cause they're feckin' stinkin and the wife won't come near ya.
  3. What's the obvious reason they won't feed mutton ??? ........ Because a dogs diet can affect it's scenting ability and there's not enough protein in it!! Anyway Neil i don't know how you can be bothered. It's hard to educate ignorance. But thanks for starting this.. JP might be right, he might be wrong. But one things for sure i've learned something and so have others. I've already been bending mens ears, the same men who have been hunting years and had or have some fine packs of hounds, the same men who will be on the blower 2 or 3 times a week during the season cause they've seen something new or have had a hound brain-wave and need an opinion. Why? Cause when it comes to hounds they know they'll never see or know it all! Oh really ... These experts would disagree with you and I know who I would believe .....http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/03/more-fat-less-protein-improves-detection-dogs-sniffers Fella.. I take it you missed the fact i said that in jest to your first post. Due to the fact i know the obvious reason Neil talks of, of which i agree, in carcass form anyway. However i'm sure some do, some don't. Same as everything. It's a pity mutton actually looks ideal! But im glad you've learned something to. Foxbolter. If it was a mis-print there ya go. Still doesn't dis-miss the fact it wasn't bullshit and a hounds diet could possibly affect it's nose. I think thats the whole point your missing of which Neil has tryed to put across. Not that it was some magic remedy that could change hounds into deep scenting machines. More an opinion, that wasn't straight away classed as bullshit, but thought provoking to the enthusiast.
  4. What's the obvious reason they won't feed mutton ??? ........ Because a dogs diet can affect it's scenting ability and there's not enough protein in it!! Anyway Neil i don't know how you can be bothered. It's hard to educate ignorance. But thanks for starting this.. JP might be right, he might be wrong. But one things for sure i've learned something and so have others. I've already been bending mens ears, the same men who have been hunting years and had or have some fine packs of hounds, the same men who will be on the blower 2 or 3 times a week during the season cause they've seen something new or have had a hound brain-wave and need an opinion. Why? Cause when it comes to hounds they know they'll never see or know it all!
  5. Thanks for the link Gregg. There'll be a few lads doing a bit of studying now Nature's a wonderful thing.
  6. Well when i read it first my opinion wasn't far away from yours to be honest lads. But the question above still stands. Theres so many variables when it comes to Hounds, Hunting and Scent that it'd take alot of judgement. Like i say.. When it's a man with a wealth of expierience, and more so his hounds doing the talking, sometimes it's best to take another mouthful and ponder an opinion. Were as if it was from a man that hadn't a ounce about hounds, more ferrets. I'd merely grin and smile. A bit like Socks.
  7. Interesting point of view alright.. I'd also be interested to know if there was many packs who could actually challenge his point of view from expierience? Instead of jumping up with thats aload of shit straight away lol. Hard to beat an opinion from a man and pack, who apparently, are bang at they're business. It's a move i'd of never contemplated, money aside, hounds need condition. And theres no better than flesh. On another note. Lyn's books are top drawer. Really really enjoy them and it's nice to have a bit of reading from the hound world. From the two Try Backs to Hunters of the Welsh hills. Was chuffed to bits to have a flyer through the post the other week for another new release. Hopefully it's as good.
  8. WF - I think he said slower and not slow. For me the simple answer is some men like to watch and hear they're hounds hunting. Others seem content with a quick burst of music over a hill and then paddle like fcuk to find and keep in with them while they're two valleys away Horses for courses but theres nout wrong with wanting slower to hounds to able to enjoy your sport more. Oh.. and don't confuse pace with drive
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    scent.

    How many packs in the Uk and Ireland would of/do stick to they're hunted quarry when a fresh un jumps in front of them, but unsighted, and either runs the line or just flashes that of the hunted................. ?
  10. Cracking.. All i'll say is somebody must be doing something right as theres a right few fresh faces there and now a days thats a bit of a rarity. Good on ya's lads
  11. dEs

    fox scent

    .. Judge the day when you finish and not before you start.. and get out as much as possible. I'm surprised no one else has brought up another major factor on scent? What pack of hounds it is To me ''scent'' and all its ins and outs is one of the major excuses men use for hounds. Too dry/wet/cold/hot/windy/frosty/snowy/ whatever else you hear being threw around sometimes. Don't get me wrong.. scent is scent and it can be a mystery sometimes. But theres packs that seem to pull results when others lack. Then on the other hand as an eejit once said to me '' a bad un will know more about scent than you and me ever will'' Maybe and maybe not.. But such things are what keep me going through the weekly slog.. Love it Good hunting chaps
  12. Just a general question.. But what way do you work the fully closed fronts. Ie. Do you leave it open during the day where they are still behind the bars or are the fronts closed over with just the air holes for lighting? If they are closed over most of the day.. is there a reason behind that? Wondered that a few times looking at the kit boxes so this time i decided i'd ask! Cheers
  13. You've never been to Co. Kerry then Theres nowt queer as folk :11: Edited to add: I'd advise your mate to serve his apprenticeship first. ie. Go out with a few packs, see and learn the craic and all thats goes with it. Then decide if he has the time and most of all enjoys working hounds. Too many muppets jumping in feet first these days thinking they'll be the next John Peel. Next thing the only things the hounds are seeing is concrete walls. By the sounds of it your mate hasnt a real notion and would be better starting at the bottom instead of the top! Best of luck to him and though and hope he makes the right decision.
  14. Are use now the Dungannon Foxhounds GWH? Did use get to take it over from the late KC?
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