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    Last monday was a happy day! We turned out the dogs, 4 of them ran together on this bear for an hour and a half and then lost it. An older dog i borrowed quit and came out. After a while our old bluetick and my female pup found the bear, chasing it for a while and baying it up for about a half hour on the ground, she wasn't a nice bear. When they found it my male pup was quite a ways away and it took him a while to get to them but once he did they got it to tree. We walked in with the older dog that quit and got him in there. When he did he must have done something that made all the dogs want to grab the bear because all of a sudden the dogs spread way out and my female actually quit and followed our tracks out. From the limps the next day i could tell both my pups took a good wack from the bear but the male didnt quit. We got in there, the bear charged at us/the dogs and went back up the tree. We got then tied back and I took the shot. So happy to see the pups catch one their first bear and it was my biggest bear to date at that. When I get the video edited I will post it.

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    "she wasn't a nice bear" In this type of hunting how do you know she didn't have cubs hidden somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brisuther View Post
    "she wasn't a nice bear" In this type of hunting how do you know she didn't have cubs hidden somewhere?
    I knew this bear from trail cam pictures and knew she was a legal bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brodieross View Post
    I knew this bear from trail cam pictures and knew she was a legal bear.

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    Good on you for checking it out. Those are terrific dogs- darn big Blueticks. I'm not very knowledgeable about this kind of hunting. Looking forward to the video.

    Hounds run that rabbit to exhaustion too TD. I have no problem with this kind of hunting.
    Last edited by Sharon; June 18th, 2018 at 04:11 PM.

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    Congrats on the pups first successful bear run. I went on a hound bear hunt once and it was a great experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow dog View Post
    I can never get use to this type " hunting" running dogs on black bear during the spring time not knowing 100% that a bear doesn't have cubs. If I was into this type of hunting I wouldn't post pictures online especially with the animal rights activist always being around. I am more of a quick clean kill , put the animal out of misery type of hunter rather than run the animal to near exhaustion. It would be interesting to hear what others think of this type of hunting and would like to believe most do not agree with this. This is my personal opinion.
    Than I suspect you are against running deer, and rabbit also. I'm not a hound guy but suspect you're not running the animal to exhaustion. You're pressuring the animal to realized running not working and up a tree is its best recourse. Just like a dog working a running pheasant or grouse to try and sit and hide.

    Its not the hunt that's the problem but people who are ill informed and/or biased to a particular form of hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    Than I suspect you are against running deer, and rabbit also. I'm not a hound guy but suspect you're not running the animal to exhaustion. You're pressuring the animal to realized running not working and up a tree is its best recourse. Just like a dog working a running pheasant or grouse to try and sit and hide.

    Its not the hunt that's the problem but people who are ill informed and/or biased to a particular form of hunting.
    Can't agree more....
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    Than I suspect you are against running deer, and rabbit also. I'm not a hound guy but suspect you're not running the animal to exhaustion. You're pressuring the animal to realized running not working and up a tree is its best recourse. Just like a dog working a running pheasant or grouse to try and sit and hide.

    Its not the hunt that's the problem but people who are ill informed and/or biased to a particular form of hunting.
    No not the case, not even close. I have run hounds before while living in Eastern Ontario for over 20 years. The family I ran hounds with have been doing this as a family for over 50 years. And yes the Coyotes that they typically run hounds on in one particular ran a little over 50 miles in one day. I pheasant and rabbit hunt with my dogs who are trained to quarter obey hand signs and whistle trained. They do not run birds or rabbits to exhaustion unless you have an untrained dog that does not obey. I was invited many more times to go out on a Coyote hunt with the hounds but declined however I do like calling Coyotes in using either a Fox Pro or a mouth call and feel it's a more humane way to hunt. Again my personal belief and very informed on all types of hunting through hands on experience. Never assume.
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    Congrats. Happy dogs, happy hunter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow dog View Post
    No not the case, not even close. I have run hounds before while living in Eastern Ontario for over 20 years. The family I ran hounds with have been doing this as a family for over 50 years. And yes the Coyotes that they typically run hounds on in one particular ran a little over 50 miles in one day. I pheasant and rabbit hunt with my dogs who are trained to quarter obey hand signs and whistle trained. They do not run birds or rabbits to exhaustion unless you have an untrained dog that does not obey. I was invited many more times to go out on a Coyote hunt with the hounds but declined however I do like calling Coyotes in using either a Fox Pro or a mouth call and feel it's a more humane way to hunt. Again my personal belief and very informed on all types of hunting through hands on experience. Never assume.
    Once again, the hound hunts are perfectly legal. The fact that another hunter doesn’t hunt this way, or it doesn’t fit in with personal ethics, is irrelevant. It’s quite simple....don’t partake in a hound hunt ! There are some hunting methods that I may not like, but I’ll not fault someone that does use that legal method. As far as posting the photos, what’s the difference in posting a photo of a deer that was shot off a bait pile ??? IMHO of course!

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