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Deer hunting hounds for sale

Post by RealNick » 12 Jun 2018, 11:34 am

I was looking into hunting with hounds a bit lately, just for interest, not planning to get into it any time soon.

I wonder though, are there people out there providing trained hunting hounds?

I see kennels breeding dogs for security use, where they have some initial training.

For hunting all the info out there seems about the breeds, but then you've gotta get a pup and train it up yourself.

Just wondering?
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Post by brinny » 12 Jun 2018, 12:32 pm

When you say hunting with hounds....are you talking scent trailing hounds or the likes of GSPs etc....
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Post by RealNick » 13 Jun 2018, 12:06 pm

I think/thought only scent trailing hounds where allowed here in VIC?

Bloodhounds etc. just for trailing them.
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Post by RealNick » 13 Jun 2018, 12:07 pm

Was thinking of this

http://www.gma.vic.gov.au/hunting/deer/ ... -with-dogs

Permitted hound breeds
Beagles
Bloodhounds
Harriers

So yeah, scent trailing.
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Post by Bourt » 13 Jun 2018, 12:32 pm

Too much time involved for a breeder to offer any sort of pre-trained dogs.
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Post by pomemax » 13 Jun 2018, 1:11 pm

under the previous regulations, only specified gundog breeds and Beagles and Bloodhounds could be used to hunt Sambar Deer.

In response to hunters' requests to use companion dogs, some other dog breeds have been approved for hunting all game deer species, except Hog Deer. These breeds do not present an animal welfare or control risk given their size and temperament.

Under the Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012, the new category of dogs permitted for deer hunting is called 'deer hunting dogs'. Only two deer hunting dogs can be used by any hunter, team of hunters or hunters working together.

The new breeds of 'deer hunting dogs' are:

Border Terrier
Fox Terrier (smooth)
Fox Terrier (wire)
German Hunting Terrier (Jagd Terrier)
Jack Russell Terrier
Finnish Spitz
Norwegian Elkhound
Dachshund
Permitted gundog breeds for game birds and deer
Breeds of gundogs have been selectively developed over centuries to either trail, flush, point or retrieve game species. These breeds have the appropriate physical and behavioural characteristics to effectively and humanely hunt deer and game birds.

They are often grouped into categories based on the type of work they were primarily bred to do, however all trail their prey by scent. Pointers and setters will point or sit once they have located their prey; spaniels will flush game out of cover, while retrievers were bred to collect fallen prey and bring it back to the hunter.

Some dogs have been bred to combine all these abilities and are referred to as HPR (hunt/point/retrieve) dogs and include the German Shorthaired Pointer, Hungarian Vizsla and Weimaraner.

Under the previous regulations, gundogs could only be used to hunt game birds and Sambar Deer. However, under the new regulations, gundogs can be used to hunt game birds and all game deer species, except for Hog Deer.

The new regulations maintain the list of 26 gundogs, with the addition of four more gundog breeds for game birds and deer hunting (not including Hog Deer).

They are:

Bracco Italiana
Hungarian Wirehair Viszla
Lagatto Ramangolo
Weimaraner (Long haired)
A full list of approved permitted gundog breeds is included at Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012.

The use of gundogs and deer hunting dogs
The new regulations outline requirements for the use of gundogs and deer hunting dogs.

Number of dogs
The regulations set the maximum number of gundogs and deer hunting dogs to two at any one time. This means that a person hunting alone, or hunting in a team or together with other hunters is permitted to hunt with no more than:

two gundogs; OR
two deer hunting dogs; OR
a combination of one gundog and one deer hunting dog.
Deer species and hunting areas
Under the previous regulations, gundogs could only be used to hunt Sambar Deer in a particular part of the state. However, the new regulations permit all game deer species, except for Hog Deer, to be hunted with the aid of both gundogs and deer hunting dogs. This applies throughout the state, wherever hunting with dogs is permitted. However, this does not apply to hounds and hounds must only be used in the areas where previously allowed.

The extension of permitted areas for hunting deer with the aid of gundogs and deer hunting dogs reflects the changing distribution of deer in Victoria.
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Post by brinny » 13 Jun 2018, 1:59 pm

I spent a lot of years hunting with a very successful hound team years ago.....Its not as easy as just getting a scent trailing dog and letting it go in the bush and expect the dog to bring the deer to you....doesnt work like that.....Let a scent trailing dog go on your own in the bush and you will more than likely hear it dissapearing over into the next gulley system and gone.... you need multiple dogs, and good dogs, not wallaby chasers, and a crew of keen blokes that are willing to put the time in every weekend to go out...its a hell of a commitment....we hunted around 45 weekends of the year back then.... had foxhounds and auto rifles....both of those are now gone and replaced with the smaller beagle and the like and bolt action or pump action rifles...Unless you are going to get into the above....sounds like you need a companion dog such as a Gsp or the like....Lots of blokes use this type of dog for deer hunting with great success....
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Post by Jon79 » 14 Jun 2018, 12:01 am

have wondered how our pet pointer would go on deer, our local dog off leash area often has deer running around in it and there's a thick revegetation area of gums they love to hide in and the dog will let you know straight away if they are about and will point them if the wind is right and they haven't been spooked
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