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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Maine hare hunt 2012. A great week up north

Just got on from our annual Thanksgiving week hare hunt to northern Maine.

The weather was absolutely perfect with lows in the 20's over night and highs reaching the low 40's.

It was just a super trip with just GREAT game numbers.
The dogs just hammered. I think that we had 1-15 minute period in our 4 days when the dogs were not running.

I was very happy with my three as they all performed at the very top of their abilities.
Cinder did get a bit of a reputation after a few piranah type moments on wounded hare. But I'll let that go for now.

Again this year Bobcat came up with his now getting to be adult sons Doug and Devin.
Thanks guys for all your help keeping the dogs taken care of and showing there are still at least some true young outdoorsmen out there.
Also nice job by your 2 young hounds.

We also had a first timer Big Jim W brought 12 year old Dillen along for his indoctrination into hare camp.

Our buddy Sam also came again and brought his walker mix Dea along. What a good job she did. Jumping tons of game and running right in there with the packs.

We ended with 42 hare and 5 grouse for our 4 days.
Here are a few pics. I'll post more when I get them.

The view from the front door


My kennel trailer at camp


Our hounds tied out for dinner


An owl right by the truck


Myself and the 3 youngest camp members


Sam and Dea along with some of the crew with a good day


Taking pictures of guys taking pictures LOL


Team Bobcat - Chopper and the "blood brothers"


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Re: Maine hare hunt 2012. A great week up north

Nice pics John. That big black and tan lead the pack? Tell Grady he needs a hair cut too...lol

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That post should read "42 hare, 4 grouse, and 1 big owl for our 4 days" but I know you guys wouldn't do something like that.

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wow pics up already. sweat job johnny. The boys and i had a blast again. even better than usual with seeing the boys young hounds get in there and preform under that pressure and at that level.
I think we were all surprised that Sams big hound hung right with the pack and i'm positive we would not have had near as much up time if it wasn't for all the starts she had.

Now the Cinder story:
First spot, first morning of the hunt, first run and here comes the first hare. I missed (which i do alot) the first shot but see a wobble on the second shot. The pack comes through right behind and makes a quick 50 yard half loop and they are on the wounded hare. As i get there i see a tug of war starting with a dog on the front and one on the back. I reached down for the hare and Cinder came right through the middle of that hare like a chain saw. Half went one way and half went the other and Cinder just swallowed everything in the middle.
The very next chase my boy, Doug hit one and the pack beat us to it again. When i got there he was holding 2 pieces and mumbling under his breather a little. lol Cinder struck again.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Nice pics John. That big black and tan lead the pack? Tell Grady he needs a hair cut too...lol
No John, She was kinda medium speed chop mouthed, ran real well and just jumped tons of hare.
I was really surprised.

And no, no owl shooting allowed. Old Don wanted to give it to him though.
I had to talk him down, He had blood in his eyes LOL.

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thats not Grady's hair. He couldn't find a hat big enough so we gutted a road kill moose and he wore that.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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The accused - Lackawanna Black Cinder
She does look kinda guilty

I wouldn't want to be a bunny in her sights.
He mother would be proud.



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Great pics John looks like blast especially for all the youngsters. Grady defiantly is looking like he participated in the no shavevember lol
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looks like a fun hunt!!

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