Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Season Prep

  This time of year the truck bed Permanently gets smaller till the season end with a two hole dog box. The equipment is packed and truck is prepared for the hunting  season. There are essential items for running dogs. Then there are items needed for a trip north 


   These are items packed for the season 


In the bed 

   The dog box 

   Spare tire 

   Water bowl 

   Gallon of water or more 


In the truck 

   Dog collars and control (alpha)

   First aid kit 

   2 way radios 

   Truck jack 

   Jumper pack

   Wrench 

   Shovel 

   Axe 

   Leashes

   Snowshoes


The hunting vest 

   Leatherman 

   Solar charger 

   Compass 

   Shells 

  Medical wrap 

  Water bottle 

  Pruning shears 

  Game shears 


First aid kit 

   Vet wrap 

   Quick clot 

   Saline spray 

   Eye wash 

   Nail clippers 

   Scissors

   Gauze

   Peroxide

   Stapler 

   Lighter 

   Fire starter


For long trips


   Chain gang 

   Two burner stove 

   Pots and pans 

   Food 

   Dog food 

   Bowls


Being prepared for the hunting season can make a trip out better. Having a first aid kit that is up to date and in the truck makes sure you and all the dog make it home that night. Going on a hunt unprepared can make a trip unsafe. Weather can Change on a dime and when cold temps come an unforseen problem can turn in to a dangerous event. 

   

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

One for the Dog's

 Arriving at the spot we planned to hunt just after daylight in eastern Maine. The hopes that the season would start off right on the first day of the snowshoe hare season. We collard up and put down five beagles. It was a cool morning for October first but the temps were rising. 

  Time to see if all the time and miles put in during the off season payed off. It wasn't long and the first dog opened. Then the pack soon fell into place and in Harmony they sent music all over the hill side. There was no question the off season was good. The dogs looks in mid season form. 

  The hare went through with dogs in tow. We give the pack little warm up time before shooting. A few circles is good and now it's time to work in. After a few bumps we get in to position. This time we are ready when they bring it back around. Here it comes to the right I see it and shot and the hare keeps on. About hundred yards behind the dog fly through and away at a few hundred yards on the other side I decided it must have been a clean miss. 

  Then the silence hits they all stop at one in the same spot. Five hundred yards away we decide to have a look it's not like normal checks something is up. Guess it wasn't a clean miss we find five beagles gatherd round a few with belly's full. Guess we will start this season with one for the dogs. 

Season Prep

  This time of year the truck bed Permanently gets smaller till the season end with a two hole dog box. The equipment is packed and truck is...