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East Coast Hogs-how far north with dogs?
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Contributors to this thread:
Kiteman@work 20-Mar-17
Fuzzy 20-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 20-Mar-17
Fuzzy 20-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 20-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 20-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 20-Mar-17
Fuzzy 21-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 21-Mar-17
Fuzzy 22-Mar-17
Fuzzy 22-Mar-17
TD 22-Mar-17
Fuzzy 22-Mar-17
Scar Finga 22-Mar-17
Fuzzy 24-Mar-17
Fuzzy 24-Mar-17
bb 24-Mar-17
Fuzzy 27-Mar-17
HighLife 27-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 27-Mar-17
Fuzzy 27-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 27-Mar-17
WV Mountaineer 27-Mar-17
Fuzzy 28-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 31-Mar-17
Kiteman@work 31-Mar-17
Fuzzy 31-Mar-17
From: Kiteman@work
20-Mar-17
Love runnin' the hogs with the dogs, but would like to find a place closer to my South Jersey home. Clarkrange is an 11+ hour drive we've made a few times, but just wondering if there's good hog/dog hunting further north that would be an easier trip for me and my motley crew. Thanks in advance for any good info.

From: Fuzzy
20-Mar-17
If you want a real Southern Hound Hog hunt, do the drive to CR. It's worth it.

From: Kiteman@work
20-Mar-17
Understood....as I said, been there a few (3) times. Just looking for something closer.

From: Fuzzy
20-Mar-17
try Mountain Meadows in Greenville WV

From: Kiteman@work
20-Mar-17

From: Kiteman@work
20-Mar-17
Will look into that, thanks (not sure why the "understood" post doubled up)

From: Kiteman@work
20-Mar-17
Looked up Mountain Meadow; didn't see anything on size of property. Anyone familiar?

From: Fuzzy
21-Mar-17
I've been there a couple times. They have several "pastures" with the elk, bison, fallow, semi tame hogs etc. then a really rough steep hardwood mountainside with true feral hogs. Talk to Brandon, he is very honest and personable. He will tell you straight up what he has, and how he works his hunts.

From: Kiteman@work
21-Mar-17
Ok Fuzz; thanks. How big a piece of land would you estimate the mountainside to be? Just curious.

From: Fuzzy
22-Mar-17
maybe 200 to 300 acres

From: Fuzzy
22-Mar-17
Mountain Meadow has a great lodge, but if you decide to go with a day trip hunt to save the $$ you can crash at my place, use my skinning shed and butcher tools, grinder, etc. It's only about an hour away from me.

From: TD
22-Mar-17
"you can crash at my place, use my skinning shed and butcher tools, grinder, etc. "

Only on the bowsite can you get an invitation like that from a total stranger...... and consider takin' him up on it..... =D

From: Fuzzy
22-Mar-17
:)

From: Scar Finga
22-Mar-17
TD,

That is very true, I just opened my door up to Shiloh after a Smoking Deal on some Lowa boots! that's the way it should be.

Scar.

From: Fuzzy
24-Mar-17
I've had very good experiences with Bowsiters over the years.

From: Fuzzy
24-Mar-17
I've had very good experiences with Bowsiters over the years.

From: bb
24-Mar-17
Yeah but Fuzzy, you're easy, All I had to do was throw a couple more strands of hay out in the dog house and you were fine.

From: Fuzzy
27-Mar-17
true enough Brian, but I didn't 'spect no better from a Yankee ;)

From: HighLife
27-Mar-17
Don't forget how he likes his ears scratched. So cute the way he starts rolling around like a big puppy LOL

From: Kiteman@work
27-Mar-17
Wow--just checked back in--THANKS for the gracious offer, Fuzzy! Before I go on a hunt there, I'd just like to get a better picture of what it would be like, compared to the hogs/dogs hunts I've been on at Clarkrange.

From: Fuzzy
27-Mar-17
I honestly am not sure, with regards to the hounds. I have only hunted spot and stalk there. Brandon can tell you more, and if you want I can even see if he's ok with it, and try and run over and see if he will let me follow along a bit and see how it goes, then let you know. There are worse things to do on a Saturday :)

From: Kiteman@work
27-Mar-17
Once again, Fuzzy-- thanks for your generous offer. It would certainly be interesting to get a first hand report...I was just hoping someone who'd been there for a dog hunt would chime in.

27-Mar-17
I've cruised the timber to the south side of the original Mountain Meadows. Mountain Meadows ended up buying that 400 acres. Their property line used to run the ridge line. They acquired another whole intermediate watershed. If I remember correctly, there is about a 1000 foot elevation change from the bottom to the ridge. In a straight plot line, there were 9 plots spaced 198 feet apart from the center of the watershed to the ridge line fence. That's an average of 56% slope. So, it has it's steep, rocky bluff areas mixed in there. I don't know if they have had time to build a fence around that area though. So, do as Fuzzy said and call them. If they have and are using it for hog hunting, you and the dog's will earn any porker you get. Good luck and God Bless

From: Fuzzy
28-Mar-17
Justin, the wooded 50% plus slope is the area I hunted this January. It's rough country indeed. I'm hesitant to give advice on the hound hunting there as I have not done it. My impression of Brandon is that he will give you an accurate and honest representation of what he has for dogs and houndsmen. A few Pertinent questions are 1) How many hounds do you run? 2) How many of those are experienced on hog? (ie: have been run regularly on hog for at least two years) 3) Do you use head-dogs or rely only on the hunter getting to the bay and making the shot(s) 4) How many experienced back-up hounds do you have for replacement in case of injury and/or fatigue? 5) How experienced are your houndsmen?

As I said, I'd be glad to check in for you so I can give my impression, but it has to be soon, if you're planning to go this spring. It's soon going to be too hot to run hounds on hog in that terrain. It's man-killing/dog-killing country up in there.

From: Kiteman@work
31-Mar-17
Thanks for the great responses. I'll let you guys know when I talk to Brandon. I probably won't make it there this spring, but possibly fall or early next spring. Fuzzy, if you're in the neighborhood and witness the dog action, let us know, and again, thanks for the offer!

From: Kiteman@work
31-Mar-17

From: Fuzzy
31-Mar-17
I sure will :)

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