About Walk Up With Dogs
Dogs were the first animals that coexisted with our ancestors, and helped them not only to protect their homes, but also to harvest their game. In the course of coevolution, various breeds and kinds of hunting dogs, as well as hunting methods, were developed. In the strict sense of the term, “walked up with dog” hunts are about the pursuit of small game with pointers, setters, or spaniels. But the world of hunting with dogs is incredibly diverse and varied, and this category includes also hunting with hounds for big game such as black bears, mountain lions, and more. For small-game hunting, the purpose of the dogs is to locate the birds and rodents such as rabbits, so that the game neither escapes the hunters by the “freeze” avoidance strategy, nor flees before the hunters are within shooting distance. Pointers, setters, or spaniels move in front of the hunter, searching the area. When they do, pointers and setters freeze just before the bird would’ve taken flight, giving the hunter a chance to move into position and prepare for the shot. Then the command is given and the dog flushes the bird. The flushers, such as spaniels, flush the bird straight away. They are highly practical for birds that don’t hold the point, and make the hunt a constant tension. Big-game hunting with dogs is usually done with hounds. Sight hounds use speed to catch their prey, which is typically limited in size to fox or hare. Some breeds, however, can stop and kill animals up to a wolf or gazelle (in South Africa they used to run hounds after the springbok). Scent hounds follow the trail of an animal, and the hunter can follow the course of the chase by their baying. The hunter will then either intercept the beast as it makes its escape - most animals don’t run away in a straight line, but will circle and return to their familiar ground - or, when the hounds put the animal at bay (including such serious opponents as bears, cougars, wild hogs and even leopards), the hunter approaches it to shoot or finish with a bladed weapon. Read more...
Retrievers are indispensable for finding and bringing killed and wounded birds back to the hunter. Dachshunds and terriers drive small burrow-dwellers out of their lairs. Bloodhounds follow the blood trail of wounded big-game animals, and are simply invaluable in this respect. Husky-type dogs of the Northern Eurasia put marten, sable, blackcock and capercaillie at bay in trees, allowing the hunter to stalk and shoot - but can stop a moose or brown bear as well. Many an African PH is followed by a small Jack Russel terrier, or a similar sized mix or mutt, that will help find an antelope wounded by the client and are ready to fight everything up to an elephant. Many hunters say they’d rather be outdoors without a gun than without a dog. However, training and keeping hunting dogs is an enterprise that takes a lot of time, dedication, knowledge, and skill. And if you’re considering getting your own hunting dog, it’s better to hunt first with one that is kept by someone else, to make sure it’s for you before you invest a few years and thousands into buying and raising the pup. As for packs of hounds, few hunters have an opportunity to keep them. Therefore, an outfitter who offers hunts over dogs is hunter’s best friend. Book your hunt with dogs on BookYourHunt.com. Hide details
COVID DISCOUNT! Mountain Lion Hunt Dec United States
Please note : The week of December 14-18 is already booked. What a RUSH! This is the most enjoyable, exciting and fun hunt you'll ever experience. We have lots of nice lions in this area to hunt from November to March each year. We offer the best in Colorado Mountain Lion Hunts with a very well trained pack of cold nosed hounds, 4x4 trucks, and ATV’s with track systems. A typical day starts early in the pre-dawn hours looking for a fresh track, once we cut a track the hounds are released and the hunt is on. We will be going through rugged terrain following the hounds to where the lion is treed. Depending on the freshness of the lion track, hunting can be very demanding physically. This offer includes a 5 day fully guided lion hunt per $6,000. Additional non-hunter/ guest are an additional $200 per day. We run our hunts Monday through Friday. Mountain Lion Licenses can be purchased over the counter when you arrive for your hunt. The Colorado Division of Wildlife does require all hunters to complete an online Mountain Lion Identification Course before purchasing a hunting license. Please contact us at any time regarding license questions.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020
Red Stag, Chamois, Fallow & Boar New Zealand
We fly in by helicopter onto public land and pitch the tents and camp out for hunting the back country of New Zealand’s Wilderness. Buck Chamois are an amazing animal with incredible sight, we must be on our game to harvest a mature buck. Hunting Free Range Red Stags on a high country private station is some of the best hunting you will experience. There are no guarantees on size as this is free range hunting. Hunts from February to August. Best time is in the rut normally in March/April. If we see a stag bigger than 12 points that the hunter wants to shoot there will be option to upgrade to larger stag at extra cost. (Price given by guide at time of viewing stag). The package also includes Fallow Buck Estate (silver medal) and Wild Boar hunting with dogs Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 1 Aug 2021
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