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Some cheap copy's of the book on e bay just ordered one for less than a fiver that's my holiday reading sorted.lol

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49 minutes ago, tatsblisters said:

Cheers mate. Only an old mate of mine who last time I spoke to him told me he was in the process of writing a book about the same though its about south Yorkshire as I gave him some of my old newspaper clippings from the past.

that interests me mate. I am not far away north Derbyshire here 

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Just now, fred90 said:

that interests me mate. I am not far away north Derbyshire here 

Should be a good read if he ever write's it as he is a well known figure in the lurcher world and has been around running dogs all his life though from what he was telling me the book would also be about some of the caractures he has come across.

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50 minutes ago, tatsblisters said:

Should be a good read if he ever write's it as he is a well known figure in the lurcher world and has been around running dogs all his life though from what he was telling me the book would also be about some of the caractures he has come across.

sounds alright might know some of em, done a fair bit round the yorks, notts, and Derbyshire borders.

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6 minutes ago, two crows said:

sounds alright might know some of em, done a fair bit round the yorks, notts, and Derbyshire borders.

plenty of characters around those parts. you tend to find them in mining areas. for those of us of a certain age. 

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i have that book...as was said the dogs are greys...and kept more for organised coursing.....

the books a good read in as much as its about old storys and different incidents..i will say this though the old fella who the books about seemed like a right old c**t and I don't think hes the type of person I would have got along with......the son seemed a lot better though....

its worth a read chaps

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1 minute ago, TOMO said:

i have that book...as was said the dogs are greys...and kept more for organised coursing.....

the books a good read in as much as its about old storys and different incidents..i will say this though the old fella who the books about seemed like a right old c**t and I don't think hes the type of person I would have got along with......the son seemed a lot better though....

its worth a read chaps

by the sounds of it tomo I think drink played a big part in him

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I recall seeing the old fella in a episode of a  johnny kingdom programme relocating hares caught in longnets. They relocated hares all over the country for years longnetting.

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On ‎13‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 07:11, two crows said:

is it new, and does anyone know them, don't quite get the greyhound thing if your a poacher proper they no good to you at all, might be a good read though.

I thought the same mate though tbh some of the old school poachers I have come across in the past who could catch anything that moved had never kept a running dog in their lives.

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Read it ages ago,its ok.

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6 hours ago, tatsblisters said:

I thought the same mate though tbh some of the old school poachers I have come across in the past who could catch anything that moved had never kept a running dog in their lives.

A old fella near me never kept a lurcher snaring and trapping was his mainstay work. But he also used a dog for marking when ferreting retrieving shot night time phesants and for working bramble patches with stop and poke nets. When i look back it was a opporntunity missed as i only went a few times out ferreting with him in the 80s. i could have learned a fair bit from him but was too intrested in seeing dogs run. He only ever kept springers.

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A lot of what i learned as a lad was from an old fella that never had a running dog, just an old mongrel terrier, a few ferrets, nets and snares but I reckon he'd put more game away with them than I ever will. Perhaps running dogs are as much for the love of the sport.

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I did most things as a youngster, running dogs are just one tool in the box, but to me the most fun, I had a mongrel when I was a kid bit beagle bit terrier bit sumat else, on the mouch she would knock rabbits out all day and I bet at home time she would of caught as many if not more than the runners, and she would pick up at night as well, good company night fishing, I miss her she cost ten bob from a bloke int pub lol.

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