Mark I have a 90lb chessie and I hunt him just like your last pic have for a lot of years never had a problem there are a lot of ways to do it, you have to know your dog do whats best for you
I already look like chad!
Personally, I kinda like the guy.
Nice to see some good laughs and joking, instead of serious all the time.
Bottom line it's a much safer place for the dog, and he will mark alot better as well.