Hunting Dogs - Night Hunting. Includes: Night Hunting; The Night Hunting Dog - His Ancestry; Training the Hunting Dog; Training the Coon Dog; Training for Skunk, Opossum and Mink; Wolf and Coyote Hunting; Training for Squirrels and Rabbits; Training the Deer Hound; Training - Specific Things to Teach; Training - Random Suggestions from Many ...
Hunting Dogs - Night Hunting. Includes: Night Hunting; The Night Hunting Dog - His Ancestry; Training the Hunting Dog; Training the Coon Dog; Training for Skunk, Opossum and Mink; Wolf and Coyote Hunting; Training for Squirrels and Rabbits; Training the Deer Hound; Training - Specific Things to Teach; Training - Random Suggestions from Many Sources; Selecting the Dog; Care and Breeding; Breeding; Peculiarities of Dogs and Practical Hints; Ailments of the Dog; Still Trailers vs. Tonguers - Music; The Dog on the Trap Line; Sledge Dogs of the North; American Fox Hounds; The Beagle, Dachshund and Basset Hounds; Pointers and Setters. Spaniels; Terriers - Airedales; Scotch Collies. House and Watch Dogs; A Farmer Hunter - His Views; Table of Technical Terms Night hunting is a favorite form of hunting sport the continent over. Prime factor of the joyous, though strenuous night quest is the 'coon, the court jester and wit of the nocturnal tribe of small fur bearers. Owing to the scarcity of other game and general distribution of raccoon the country over, 'coon hunting is gaining in popular favor, winning over many of the wealthy, city-dwelling red-bloods who formerly were content with more or less pleasant and successful sallies to the fields in the day-time. Consequently there is an increased demand for properly bred and trained dogs to afford the maximum of success and pleasure in this pursuit. With the ownership of dogs go the care, maintenance and proper methods of handling these willing helpers. Surprising is the meagerness of the information available to the average hunter, though night hunting is an institution as old as the settlement of Jamestown. The craft of developing dogs and using them to the best advantage in this connection, has been by precept and example handed down from generation to generation. Much has been lost in this way and not so much accomplished as might have been attained by aid of the printed and pictured methods of today. Most certainly more attention will hereafter be paid to night hunting, and more painstaking records made and kept for the up-growing practical sportsmen, in which direction the present volume is a long and definite step.
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