Read um and weep

Discussion in 'MichiganSmallGame.com' started by Mark4486, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Mark4486

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    8020D280-6670-470F-A519-C8034EEB6A20.jpeg “Cast and tug”his buddies and I got a few today it was a great time. Dog fell through the ice but was fine. Great way to spend a Saturday.
     
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    2 he will be 3 in June.
     
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    Always a blast to watch a well trained dog run rabbits!
     
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    Well trained might be a lil “over the top” but he does alright.
     
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    Nice hunt. This time of year one really needs to be careful around the ice. Many years ago I lost a dog that was running a rabbit through a cattail marsh and fell through the Ice. When I found him only the antenna from his tracking collar was sticking out of the water.
     
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    That sucks
     
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    I would love to watch but it won't pull up for me.
    Maybe on the PC when I get home.
     
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    I lost one as well 2 years ago. Running right behind the house. He broke through the little ditch and must have got stuck under the shelf ice on the opposite side. It was far to late by the time I spotted the red tip of the antenna sticking out of the water . Horrible experience.
     
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    Yes it is a horrible experience. The dog I lost was a very promising 10 month old that impressed the hell out of me.
    I don't breed any of my hounds until they are 2 years of age and have proven themselves. At that point when I lost Jasper, I had a list of potential pup buyer's from him and my Hannah bitch who at the same age had shown me similar promise. It was a devastating loss for my breeding program.
     
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    At the time Louie fell through the ice I thought it was kinda funny. But now looking back and hearing your guys sad stories I don’t think it’s so funny. I have spent countless hours with my dog training and playing. It’s kinda one of those situations where your worried about something that is already done and over with. I hope you guys were able to somewhat fill the shoes of your lost pups. I will defiantly pay closer attention on the next hunt.
     
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    Fortunately for me I knew the owner of my lost pups littermate brother. I was able to have several nice litters with him and my Hannah bitch. Hannah had her last litter in July of 2017 she died of an infection 2 weeks after the pups were born. I bottle fed the 5 pups until they were weaned. 2 went to Wisconsin, I kept 2, and one is in Lansing.
    5 of the 9 hounds in my kennel are out of Hannah.

    Good running to all
     
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    It was a good time hunting with Mark and his hound, but stomach sank when I heard him go in the water.