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What a great trip this year turned out to be!! 30-40" of snow that had been rained on 2 days before we got there, had ALOT of water around. The road into camp was flooded where it goes across a bog so we had to set up the dogs on high ground until the water went down.


The weather cooperated and stayed cold for a couple of days and I got to hear and see some of the best houndwork I have ever experienced. The frozen powder snow held scent like you would not believe. We did not kill a pile but the young dogs got some very valuable running. I mean 4-6 hour chases that were wide open, like a sight chase. Wednesday afternoon it started to snow hard and warmed way up. We killed 2 and I missed one that took the dogs way out and lost them in some water, and we called it. Thursday it was in the mid 40's when we woke up and got up to about 60 in the afternoon. Young dogs had no chance in the morning, and 'Ol Dix couldn't handle swimming in slush up to her chest, and the guys were sinking 10" with snowshoes on. Me and Dix waiting for someone to strike

Thursday afternoon we got our best out and they got a pounding run for about 3 hours in slush up to their chests. 4 guys missed this hare 8-9 times before Nick got him. The dogs were phenominal. Ranger and Ruby want it back!

Friday we woke up to downpours and there was no way to hunt the snow was too bad and no dogs could move in it, so we took our group pics. and got all loaded up to leave on Saturday morning, me and GRIFF

The whole crew Nick, Jack Me and GRIFF with all of our main hounds.


GRIFF'S dog Bunny and my young dogs Belle Ruby and Ranger
These(mine) 3 dogs each had over 80 miles of full on running by the time we left saturday, if there was a rabbit being chased, one if not all three of these guys were in on it. Gonna be a little bit to unwind these guys. LOL


We'll be back! Katahdin Mt. A couple of miles from where we were running

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I almost forgot on Saturday, we got up and everything was frozen solid again, so on our way out we decided to drop some dogs. We put 8 on the ground and they ran about 3 hours till Jack busted it! what a way to end the week. Jumped in the trucks and headed home.

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Great Pics Andy! That place looks familiar, almost like I've been there before. Nice trailer by the way.

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Very nice!
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Great Pics Andy! That place looks familiar, almost like I've been there before. Nice trailer by the way.
Yeah that place looks real familiar. I think I seen that mountain before. Nice pics and looks like you had a good hunt.

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Looks ike a nice trip Andy!!

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Here's one that hung out with me for about half an hour listening to the dogs pound.

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Great Pics Andy! That place looks familiar, almost like I've been there before. Nice trailer by the way.
Yeah that place looks real familiar. I think I seen that mountain before. Nice pics and looks like you had a good hunt.
You guys should seriously consider coming along next spring. You know exactly where we were and there is plenty of room, to hunt as well as in the lodge. Great bunch of guys too....

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Andy, I'd love to go up there. I'll have to try to make it up there next year. I'd like to hunt on snow like that once, just to see what it's like.

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