Post by mtkittychaser on Apr 7, 2019 8:06:36 GMT -6
Waiting for the rain to let up so I can go free cast the pups I decided to write about my adventure yesterday. Me and the Short Dude decided to take the pups out in the hills and see if they could find us a cat. After several failed roading attempts we headed up to the top of a mountain that actually had a bunch of snow but it was rock hard. We went up there because in December I had spotted 4 big bull moose and I was hoping to find their antlers. Anyways at about the spot that I couldn't drive my truck anymore due to the snow my old bluetick opened up. This sent the others into striking as well, all except Huckleberry. I jumped out and dumped the box. In short order they picked their path and down the hill they went telling me they were on it. At only 185 yards everything went quiet except the youngsters who were still barking but it was kind of muffled. I instantly thought bear den and took off straight down for them meeting Huckleberry coming back up. When I reached the area I found an empty hollowed out log laying by a big root wad. Now they've put several shortails into those before so my mind went that route. I decided they took it backwards and started pointing back up hill and telling them wrong way. They got the hint and back up they went screaming but again their voice ended abruptly. This time I could hear some growling and other muffled noises. Thinking they had this shortail on the ground I took off on a mad dash to stop them before they stretched it. When I hit the road and too off running down it the bluetick came up and started dragging her face through the snow and the overpowering aroma of skunk hit my nose. I ended the dogs fun by giving them a jolt and then loading them up fast in the box, this way they cant get away from the smell, hahaha. It worked cause all of them were pretty nauseous drooling all over with their heads hanging out of the box. Me and the Short guy dumped the sled and checked on the moose spot but with 4 ft of snow finding horns would have been pointless.