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  1. Young Pups or Older Hounds, which one is better?

    Young Pups or Older Hounds, which one is better?
    You’ve probably heard the saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”, right? It’s something that’s been said time and time again about those stubborn old dogs that seem unwilling to listen let alone learn. But how much weight should we hold behind that saying when taking on a new recruit, and what difference does age really make when...
  2. Hound dogs vs. bird dogs

    Hound dogs vs. bird dogs
    I’ve been running hounds my whole life, 36 years. I got my first bird dog 9 years ago. If you, or God forbid my wife, made me choose one or the other I would be extremely torn. It’s amazing how different they are but the relationship is still the same. Hounds hunt FOR you while a well-trained bird dog hunts...
  3. Dog Gone Lies? Busting the Top Five Hound Hunting Myths

    Dog Gone Lies? Busting the Top Five Hound Hunting Myths
    Whether you run bird dogs, retrievers, or fur dogs, Walkers, Plotts, or Redbones, at the end of the day, all hunting dogs matter. (Chris Ingram photo) If you’ve been in the hound game long enough, you’ve probably heard it all. An exhaustive list of bad names, rumors, and flat out lies putting down hounds and hound hunters. If you’re new...
  4. Planting the Seed - Creating the Next Generation of Houndsmen and Women

    Planting the Seed - Creating the Next Generation of Houndsmen and Women
    Our daughter with our lead dog, Hooch The excitement never fades the moment that indicator on your Garmin Handheld comes up showing “treed”. You look to see how far you’re walking and prepare to get in there, leashes strapped to your chest, Garmin in hand and one boot in front of the other.  For the most part, pretty straight forward. Simple. ...
  5. Body Language: What are you actually conveying?

    Body Language: What are you actually conveying?
    Have you ever called in one or more of your hounds, had them look at you –sum you up– and blow you off?Of course you have. We all have. Are these the actions of a disobedient mutt? Perhaps... Or maybe, the dog is being motivated to act that way. One of the first things that I will do in that...
  6. LEARNING NEW HUNTING GROUND

    LEARNING NEW HUNTING GROUND
    When we first started our family hunting journey we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into.  We had moved to a new area and didn’t know these mountains as well as the ones back home. We began the season mountain hopping and would hunt a different place each weekend with zero luck. It wasn’t until we decided to...
  7. Keep Losing the Lynx Chase Game? Tips to Help Your Dog Succeed

    Keep Losing the Lynx Chase Game? Tips to Help Your Dog Succeed
    The hounds are working hard, opening, but frustrated after an hour of pursuit. The track looked fresh, the boys sounded like they got it jumped. The Garmin Alpha is a hot mess of circles, but the hounds aren't showing (or finding) the adversary treed. The chase goes on for a while longer until I lose patience and walk in only...
  8. What's the Best Breed?

    What's the Best Breed?
    Have you ever seen those bumper stickers that say, Treeing Walkers do it better? Those stickers run the gamut of every breed out there. Blue Tick, English, Running Walker, etc. A book could be written about which breed of hound is better, and in my opinion not one word of it would be true. There are great hounds in every...
  9. Ross Ellwanger Biography

    Ross Ellwanger Biography
    I am Ross Ellwanger, I have been running my family’s line of Bluetick hounds since I was born, it’s in my blood. I hunt bears in WI from July through the beginning of October and hunt bobcat from the time it snows until the snow is gone. I also try to make a trip out West every winter to chase...
  10. Should a Dog Be a Dog?

    Should a Dog Be a Dog?
    This topic seems simple doesn’t it? What else could a dog be? A lot more and a lot less than what we would think. But what should we expect from our personal dogs whether they are house dogs, working dogs, or sporting dogs? Have you ever dreamt of owning a certain dog and before you make that dream a reality...

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