i've got a gyp that throws mostly light brindle pups and i mean a high percentage close to 90%. they are good lookers for sure and usually make good dogs. i sold a light brindle pup to a buddy and it was coming along great on bear and hogs both until it got stolen from the chain. the dog was not 2 years old yet and had been on 8 bear and about 20 hogs.
Hopefully you will get a good male off your next bunch of pup's to breed to your female too
this weekend (12 13 may 06) I tryed my old coon hound's on bear
first track the black & tan went with the plott's the walker layed back till they treed then went to look around 45min run 150 to 200 lbs
2nd track they both went 1hr 30 min track treed under 150 lbs
they were last to the tree but they stayed till i got there
late on the13 ran 3 track 3 hr's no tree all the dog's came back hard rain the creek's ran to the top of there bank's
I will try them one more time with just 2 plott's not 6 maybe then I can tell if there running the pack or the bear
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...