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tnhoundsman

I saw on some old post that you hunt with plotts...what type of game do you use them for. I was trying to get some more information on plotts, live in florida and looking for a dog with a cold nose, but also silent on track if at all possible. thanks

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I've had Plotts all my life. You won't get them to silent trail much as they'll open on even cold tracks.
I've had them open on bear tracks from the strike box on the truck when I knew the tracks were 24 hrs old, as I'd seen them the prior morning while checking crossings.
good hounds that are slow methodical trailers and quick closers once the quarry is jumped...good at the tree too.

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i run mine on bear and hogs. sorry to tell ya but i've only had one in my life that was totally silent on trail. she would bark to let ya know she found it then after that ya didn't hear from her till she was looking at the game

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Re: tnhoundsman
quikdrw wrote:
I saw on some old post that you hunt with plotts...what type of game do you use them for. I was trying to get some more information on plotts, live in florida and looking for a dog with a cold nose, but also silent on track if at all possible. thanks

Don't take this the wrong way, but do you know what you are asking for? A cold nose hound could follow a trail for many hours before ever opening.... and when they do, could be well out of hearing....
Myself, I have never found those two traits to work out well together.....

Clyde

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tnhoundsman

thanks for the help...curs haven't worked out to great for me and need something with a little more of a cold nose to work the trails, but try to be silent on trail. High pressured areas and if hogs think there is a dog the suitcases are packed and they are gone. You have a good point wildwood, never thought of that, just figured I would keep up with him on the tracker.

I have a catch dog and a dogo, maybe look for somethign inbetween a cur and a hound...if there is such a dog. Figure it all depends on the dog. I would appreciate any ideas. Someone once mentioned a blue lacy but never really heard of em round florida

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tnhoundsman

I have 2 hound/decker terrier cross males that i'm going to be starting this year.... not sure if they will open, silent, or semi silent but we should know this year.... Deckers can be either so only time will tell.....

Clyde

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wildwood,
never really heard of the decker terrier before, I am assuming yall hunt coons up in yalls area? I know some people use terriers and smaller dogs for hog hunting but he would look awfully small next to my dogo.

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the thing bout bthe plott is it dont care if the hog packs up and leaves! the plott will just go with it! they wont quit and come back to ya they will stick to the track! clyde gow is the gyp workin out?

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Hey Jeff,
Havn't had her out, she is just now starting to go out of heat.... perfect timing, our running season opens 15th.... but her and I both are chomping at the bit....

The Decker Terrier isn't what you visualize when you think terrier.... the father of these males is 18 inches tall and 40 pounds of all muscle.... the two male pups are around 60 pounds now and probably in the area of 22 inches or so.....
All my Deckers are from 35 - 42 pounds.....

Go to my profile and you can see pics of them on my website.... my original male came from a florida hog hunter, Deckers from him and others in the are were sent to South America to hunt Jaguar a number of years back.....

Clyde

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tnhoundsman

sounds like an interesting dog for its size...what made you pick this breed, what type of nose do they have, hot or cold, or they open on track, and do you know the breeder you bought from down here? Figure it might take a couple of em to stop a hog.

Todd

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