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    Default Who takes their dog big game hunting with them?

    Lets change this up a little around here.
    Trap is going on his second oryx hunt this weekend.
    Haven't drawn anything else, but he would go with me on any and all hunting trips.
    He got to only watch from the vehicle last year as I ddint want any screw up's and possibly have a skewered dog.
    But deer, elk, coyotes, etc, he'll be right there.

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    my dogs go to deer camp with me
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    No fun without the dogs!..Anyway..what else would they be doing?..Six dogs here by the way..one was a little shy !
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    Mine go to camp with me, they don't actually hunt, but they hang around camp and are there for the company.
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    The Swedish dogs in some of my lines actually have "blood tracking" titles. I'd think they could come in handy if you didn't get a clean shot.

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    Mine go to deer camp all the time, but they don't actually get to go hunting until there has been a kill. I have a few dogs that will blood trail and they love it.

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    I take Scoop hunting with me but thats mostly for the grouse we hunt while deer hunting...

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    I'd love to take my dog big game hunting with us. However there's no accounting for the idiots in Deer Camp, (aka my relatives) who choose to shoot high powered rifles in camp for no discernible reason; over an unsuspecting 10mt old pup; and soured her on guns for the rest of her life. As I shall never be able to control idiots particularly the ones I'm related too; No dogs in deer camp for me, it's Ok they get a few weeks with the trainer while I'm gone and guilt me into a duck-goose trip once I get back .
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    Trap, on last years oryx hunt.

    He travels great too.
    Sleeping like a baby!
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    You're right about getting skewered, Mark. Oryx, Sable, and Zebra are notorious dog killers in Africa. Both Oryx and Sable occasionally kill lions, so keep him in the truck till the oryx is down and dead. Its the wounded ones that kill you. Or just give him to me; he'll fit right in.

    Isn't it illegal in NM to have a dog while hunting big game? Even if the dog is only acting as a companion, the game warden might not see it that way. I've used my guys to track elk while scouting, but always left them home when hunting.
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