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Title: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Big58cal on February 26, 2012, 12:14:56 AM
Mongo and I have been getting out a little squirrel hunting. ;)   Trouble is, he gets car sick, so I've been working with him to get him over it, taking him on short trips here and there to get him used to riding.  Because of it, I haven't been able to take him down to the farm much.  Most of our time has been spent out at the local WMA, about 10 miles away, that gets hit pretty hard by any and all types of hunters.  :|   The vast majority of our trips amount to armed walks in the woods and exercise for both of us.  ;D
 
Anyway, we made it out to the WMA again this past weekend and were able to connect on a grey squirrel.  O0   Mongo jumped the squirrel up off the ground, ran him up a tree and was giving him hell!  >:D O0   I only had a shot at the squirrel's mid section, but knowing the little green Ruger 10/22 wouldn't do as much damage as the .17 HMR, I popped him through the guts.  He made it down the tree and hit the ground, but that was just icing on the cake for both me and the little dog.  O0 >:D ;D   The chase was on!  Mongo jumped over and through some junk to get to the squirrel and got delayed just a little, but it just gave the squirrel a "sporting chance".  ;) ::)   He finally got him and shook the crap out of him a couple of times.  I finally got him away from the squirrel long enough for me to get to him and step on his head to do him in the final bit that Mongo didn't take care of.  ;)
 
By the time both me and the little dog got back to the truck, both of us were pretty well pooped out.  No tailgate pictures because we were both pooped and I was parked by a 4 lane road.  I took the picture back here at the house in the back yard.  O0
 
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/Big58cal/Hunting/IMG-20120218-00312-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: MOSPARKY on February 26, 2012, 12:40:39 AM
Excellent work BC  O0 Now you gotta get him to scenting them squirrels. Drag it around the yard and make him go find it.
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Big58cal on February 26, 2012, 08:34:05 AM
Excellent work BC  O0 Now you gotta get him to scenting them squirrels. Drag it around the yard and make him go find it.

He does.  I've dragged hides and he scents them and follows where it's been.  Just out at the WMA, it gets hit pretty hard by quite a few people and squirrels are few and far between out there.  :(  As an example, we got out there last week at about 10:00 and there were 2 other vehicles there.
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Morax on February 26, 2012, 08:34:54 AM
wow he got Tall!! you sure he isnt a Parsons, and not a JRT?
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Big58cal on February 26, 2012, 08:38:30 AM
wow he got Tall!! you sure he isnt a Parsons, and not a JRT?

Ain't neither.  He's a registered Buckley Mountain Feist.  O0
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: John Andrews on February 26, 2012, 10:26:34 AM
 O0 O0 O0 O0 Nice work, Mongo and BC!

He's going to be a great squirrel dog, BC! He will get over that car sickness.
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Morax on February 27, 2012, 09:23:05 AM

Ain't neither.  He's a registered Buckley Mountain Feist.  O0

ohhh that explains it then dont it....
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Techno on March 01, 2012, 12:18:40 AM
So how do you like the Garmin? My buddy got the new 320 with a 40 and gets serious range! My 220 with a 30 and NO updates will get .6 miles  ;D

Might be great range for a squirrel dog but SUCKS for a coondog  :tickedoff
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Big58cal on March 01, 2012, 10:04:23 AM
So how do you like the Garmin? My buddy got the new 320 with a 40 and gets serious range! My 220 with a 30 and NO updates will get .6 miles  ;D

Might be great range for a squirrel dog but SUCKS for a coondog  :tickedoff

Don't really know what kind of range mine gets.  Mongo usually stays within a couple hundred yards of me, so I haven't been able to find out how far it will read.  I do know that it starts giving some seriously weird readings when the batteries in the receiver start getting low.  :x   You know something isn't right when it's saying he's 50 yds out and to the East when he's only about 10 feet North of me.  ;D
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Techno on March 01, 2012, 09:03:01 PM
Mine acts just like that when the handheld batts are low. I did notice when the compass points wrong and the yardage is not what it should be the map line is spot on still.

I hooked the collar on my mailbox and took off driving to verify the range. My buddies 320 came with a longer antenna and I used it but still no change.

My 220 and 30 combo seems to link up to each other faster than his 320 and 40 does. The 320 and 40 pick the collar back up a bit quicker when the collar is lost.
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Duneman101 on March 02, 2012, 06:12:12 PM
What a hunting beasty ya got there!  :)

So, i don't know anything about squirrel hunting dogs, do they bey when they get a tree rat stuck in a tree?  or is it just squeaky yapping?  do they git after other things like racoons and skunks if they happen apon them.

Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Big58cal on March 03, 2012, 10:56:19 AM
What a hunting beasty ya got there!  :)

So, i don't know anything about squirrel hunting dogs, do they bey when they get a tree rat stuck in a tree?  or is it just squeaky yapping?  do they git after other things like racoons and skunks if they happen apon them.

It's generally more of a squeaky yapping.  ;D   Different dogs are bred/trained to hunt differently.  There's some cur breeds that will hunt squirrels during the day and coons at night.  Generally, the dogs don't take out after trash.  If they do, they're soon taught that it's not a good thing to do.  ;)   Depending upon what's in the dog's genes to do and how they were trained, some dogs range out pretty far, while others hunt pretty close.  Before I got Mongo, I was checking out several different breeders in the state.  The guy I got Mongo from had everything I was wanting in a dog.  I wanted a black/white Feist, that hunted pretty close, checked back in pretty regularly with me, hunted with sight, sound, & smell, and could track the squirrels if they timbered out (went from tree to tree).  His dogs did everything I was wanting.  Granted, some comes from training, but a lot of it is bred into them.
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: John Andrews on March 03, 2012, 11:00:58 AM
  O0 That's a good description of that breed, BC. I think you have a winner with Mongo!
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Juandogg on April 29, 2012, 11:02:57 PM
Good hell no wonder that dog was pooped out after that. What's his diet twinkies and hohos  ;D any bigger and I would think JA owned it  ;D
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Techno on April 29, 2012, 11:19:50 PM
Good hell no wonder that dog was pooped out after that. What's his diet twinkies and hohos  ;D any bigger and I would think JA owned it  ;D

Dang talk about below the belt  ;D
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: John Andrews on April 30, 2012, 09:37:04 AM
Good hell no wonder that dog was pooped out after that. What's his diet twinkies and hohos  ;D any bigger and I would think JA owned it  ;D
  :knuppel2 :tickedoff ;D They are my WIFE'S dogs!
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Juandogg on April 30, 2012, 10:19:16 AM
  :knuppel2 :tickedoff ;D They are my WIFE'S dogs!
yeah right we hear that excuse all the time and yet yer the one that keeps bringin them home  ;D
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: John Andrews on May 01, 2012, 09:13:24 AM
yeah right we hear that excuse all the time and yet yer the one that keeps bringin them home  ;D
  :knuppel2 ;D Wrong! Kim and Heather go to puppy shows and show up at home with ANOTHER PUP!  :shock:

Juandogg knows all about that. He has a house and yard full of poodles.  ;D They call him Poodledogg at work.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: Juandogg on May 01, 2012, 10:26:51 AM
Wrong Onestone the smallest dog at my house is Sue the Aussie Border Collie cross who I am trainin for ya so that ya can finally have a real sized dog.  I'm trainin him to steal food off the table and bark for no reason late at nite and he is doin wonderful in his trainin  ;D
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: John Andrews on May 02, 2012, 07:54:22 AM
Wrong Onestone the smallest dog at my house is Sue the Aussie Border Collie cross who I am trainin for ya so that ya can finally have a real sized dog.  I'm trainin him to steal food off the table and bark for no reason late at nite and he is doin wonderful in his trainin  ;D
  ;D ;D ;D ;D A dog that smart ought to go for a lot of dough.  :wink: It would be right at home in town. You got a whole litter of those?
Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: rifle-man on May 05, 2012, 10:24:15 PM
Mongo be a good looking dog  O0  Keep him in the woods BC , as far as car sickness......... us real squirreldog men drive trucks  ;D

I wouldn't pay this Juandogg no mind ................... he sounds a lot like that plootdog guy that use to be here

Title: Re: Just So Ya' Don't Think Me and the Dog Are Totally Useless....
Post by: John Andrews on May 06, 2012, 06:51:09 AM
Mongo be a good looking dog  O0  Keep him in the woods BC , as far as car sickness......... us real squirreldog men drive trucks  ;D

I wouldn't pay this Juandogg no mind ................... he sounds a lot like that plootdog guy that use to be here
Same rascal!