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That is a good looking dog. dogos are 1/12th pit bull.
heres a little primer for you pyschowolverine. 2 of the bears taken with Jeff last season Thumbs up

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Those are some awesome looking bears. What did they weigh? I hope I have the same kind of luck. I have faith in Jeff so I have a good feeling about getting a bear. Not hell or highwater will hinder me. Sounds like the weather may be a little warmer than I would like but what can you do.

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one of those was 443 the other was 393. as long as we can keep the weather out of the 70's i'll be happy, i'd like to keep it about like it is now mabe a little warmer of the mornings around the upper 30s at night and upper 40s to lower 50s for highs would be ideal. should be a good hunt we do our homework and know where they are using

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Yeah I hope the temps are a little warmer in the morning than it is now . The cold air is bad on our lungs but good for the dogs. I have heard it may reach the 70s in the afternoons but Ill worry about it if it actually happens.

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yea we'll worry about that if/when it gets here, if it does we'll just throw the coal to them early in the morning, it'll mean splitting the pack sending them after some pretty big critters at less than full strength but they'll git r bayed, then we'll git r shot. the cold mornings don't really worry me just don't want a really heavy frost, makes tracking kinda hard for the dogs.now a good dew will be great.

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tnhoundsman wrote:
at less than full strength but they'll git r bayed, then we'll git r shot.

NICE. I like the sound of that.

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psyco that's the way it works heck sometimes we don't have to split them i've seen them slpit theirselves and run several different bear. these dogs are fearless they don't care to take out after a big bear with little help

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Sounds like your dogs are well trained. It would be something to have a couple bears bayed at the same time. How long does it usually take for the dogs to bay one? Is the terrain runnable for the dogs or do they take it easy going through there.(steady pace) I saw the 40 sec clip on the tnextreme site with the boar, that looked awesome.

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it's rough terrain but the hounds can run in places where we have trouble walking. my dogs are well trained and with the other guys who'll be running dogs as well for the most part are well trained to, on the november hunt it's not uncommon to have more than one bear running at a time, as for how long it takes to get them bayed it all depends on the bear how bad he thinks he is how much he wants to run or if he just wants to sit and wait for the dogs to catch up and fight. could take 30 minutes could take the biggest part of the day

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When the dogs bay one, do they get in close or do they hang back a little. I was wondering for the shot. Have you ever lost a dog to bear injury?

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