Tim’s Hound Blog

Mid-Summer Chases

Sunday morning, August 3rd, was extremely foggy after rains the afternoon before. I took 15 hounds (8M, 7F) to the farm across the road and was out for nearly 5 hours. This was only the second time this year I had taken them over to this location. Some deer and turkey...

No Change

Photo: Can you spot the rabbit? By the way, this is a very slightly traveled road - only 1 car in 3 hours (2 guys in a nice Corvette). I still try to be on the road when they cross, however. Note the rabbit's tail is down, indicating he is not alarmed and has not seen...

Gone to Ground

In my hunting country, the cottontail rabbit tends to find a hole if pushed very hard for any length of time. Runs of over 30 minutes occur infrequently with my hounds, although they are not uncommon in springtime when the rabbits are breeding. I had a very nice 35...

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Springtime Chases

Runs the past two weekends have been very good. Some chases are going over 30 minutes, which is quite a chase in front of the driving Woodpont pack. Woodpont Magical has some new puppies sired by McApple Champy. Champ is a Bruiser male that we got this winter from...

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Photos

Hunting during the horrible winter was not so good this year. I did manage to get in a few days, and have been hunting regularly since the arrival of spring. Here are some photos....   The three photos below were shot on a day in early March. The hounds had driven the...

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Woodpont Marshall

I wanted to show off a 5 month old puppy that I am rather proud of. This is Woodpont Marshall, who is very close to the type of hound I am trying to breed. He is very athletic, bouncing around the kennels as if on springs, and has a great temperament and intelligence....

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Fall Hunting

Rabbit populations appear to be up this year. The hounds are having no problem finding something to run, but the chases are generally shorter than normal. A 30 minute run this time of year is a good one for me. But there is always another rabbit nearby, and I expect...

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Suggestions to a Young Beagler

In no particular order, here is some advice, particularly to a young person interested in being a breeder: 1. Decide what you want and persist until you get it. 2. Don’t discard hound after hound. None of them are perfect, but start with the best you can buy and try...

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Pasture Rabbit!

I wanted to share some photos of the hounds running across a neighbor's pasture on Sunday, November 4th. I had 19 hounds out and the running was very good. The hounds drove this rabbit out of a swamp and up onto the hill in the first photo, but soon he came across, to...

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Wildlife and More

The quail around our farm stopped calling by the end of August. This is the latest I can remember them calling. I have not yet seen any young quail, but I am sure they are there. There is a new batch of young gray squirrels in an oak tree in the males side of the...

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Summer Heat

In addition to a lot of heat from Mother Nature, the Woodpont Pack was putting the heat to some rabbits on the morning of July 20th. It was wet that morning from rain storms the night before, and we managed to put over 5 hours of running on the hounds before the sun...

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Finally a day worth bragging about!

We've had our share of windy and sunny weather lately, or so it seems that way every time I get a chance to take the hounds out. But today was one of those days we live for....no wind, wet but not raining, cloudy, and about 60 degrees. I knew the hounds would run well...

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Dean Biscamp in Better Beagling

If you are a subscriber to the fine little magazine "Better Beagling", you probably have read the Dean Biscamp interview article in the October issue written by Gary Lee. Dean and his Windsong Beagles have been around forever. His interview is full of good advice for...

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August

Here we are in mid-August. At this time of year, a 30 minute chase for my hounds is exceptional. A month from now, things will start to improve as the cooler weather starts to drop the heavy cover and the young rabbits turn into adults. I had 6 or 7 chases in 3 hours...

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Books You Should Read

"Gone Away" was published in 1949. The author was Mason Hougland, who was a famous pack and field trial foxhound man from the Kentucky and Tennessee area. He was the grandfather of Mason Lampton, who is currently owns and hunts the famous and fabulous Midland...

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