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My winter lion camp thread V2.0

mevertsen

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Well, it has been an interesting year. Despite being sick and out of work for 6 weeks, with the help of my family, I was able to get my winter camp in a week earlier than last year. October 30. This weekend is the first I have spent in it this year.

Set up on private property 1/2 mile above the ranchers house and direct access to untold miles of roads on blm land to hunt to my hearts content.

My dogs are

Sugar the gray faced one that likes to lick

Rusty - appropriately named for his color.

Honey- appropriately named for her color.

Crazy, the walker dog with orange collar.

Moose the plott walker cross that can't sit still.

And Bubba. The cow dog. He showed up at out house earlier this year and we adopted him.

Not sure if he is going to try to tree a cow or heal a lion but we will see how it goes. He likes going on trips so what the hell.

I went out today looking for tracks in the few day old snow and found none. Cut half a cord of firewood I am going to take back to town with me tomorrow when I go get my daughter for the rest of the weekend.

And this starts V2.0 of my winter lion escapades.

Enjoy.
 

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psycho

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Nice, let me know if you need me to haul up some dogfood so I can see that group in action! Following.
 

mevertsen

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Well, I wasnit able to update this for a while do to quite a rodeo.

A friend came over last weekend. We hunted Friday, and all day Saturday on a fresh snow, and could not find a fresh track.

On Sunday morning, I decided to let the dogs loose in an area where I have had success in the past and often results in the dogs trailing something feline at least.

Crazy decided she wanted to keep hunting and hunting. Near late afternoon, Crazy's collar showed her going into a nasty canyon, and then just stopped. No movement on the collar for at least two hours. My buddy and I tried to get in there after dark, but just could not make it and we had to back out. I was certain the dog was dead or seriously injured due to lack of movement.

The next day, my wife went down there on Monday and had signal on her, and she was moving. My wife could not catch up with her, and left after dark.

We could not make it down Tuesday, and I figured the collar would have died Tuesday morning.

Wednesday was my only day off this weekend I went back down. I lit some trees on fire and ran every road I could up and back to a central spot on my four wheeler. I left it be, cut some firewood, and returned after dark to retrieve my four wheeler. There was no fresh sign and she had not eaten the food I left.

Wednesday night, I left a coat, bowl of water and some food.

I worked yesterday, and my path home put me 10 miles north of this spot.

I checked it out, and as soon as I topped a little rise, I could see eyes. Crazy made it out and was lying on the coat, and ate the food. She is tired and worn, lost a few pounds. But is ok.

She is my daughters dog, so a lot of relief there for her.
 

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mevertsen

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Well, after a couple days of rest, it seems, she may have a ccl injury. We are going to call the vet today to get her in and evaluated.
 

longrunner

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Not good on the CCL, but this may explain the non-movement for a couple hours. Hope all works out.
 

npaden

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Crazy. Very glad you found her.

I as thinking the same thing, if she got injured and stopped moving for a bit afterwards that would explain the GPS showing her not moving for a couple hours. A steep nasty canyon could explain that.
 

mevertsen

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She seems to be doing better, walking ok. I could not get her into the vet today, so will have to wait until next week to see what we can do.
 
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