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Out on a Limb

Full Cry March 2012 CoverDecember marks the first big month of qualifiers for the UKC World Squirrel Dog Championship. Between December, January and February there are some 13 qualifiers scheduled so hope everyone is making plans to attend. Remember, you have to place in …

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National Plott Hound Ass’n

Full Cry March 2012 CoverHello Plott people from the snowy mountains of West Virginia.  I have to apologize for my unprofessional absence last month.  This fall has been unbelievably busy for the Butler household. We received our first snow of five inches on October …

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National Treeing Cur Association

Full Cry March 2012 CoverWow – talk about putting things off until the last minute! Here I am the eve before leaving for Vegas and I am writing this column. It is funny how this day came to fruition so quickly. It is a …

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North Louisiana Kemmer Mt. Curs

Full Cry March 2012 CoverHello! We are well into our hunting season here. Deer hunters are in the woods and there are not many places for us to coon hunt until deer season closes. We plan to go to Mississippi to squirrel hunt some …

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Wink, Texas: January 21, 2011

Hunter's Horn, Dec 2011Sometime in the spring of 2010, Bill Voyles of Wink, Texas called me looking for a long lost buddy named Kenneth Alexander he had gone to school with in Wilson, Oklahoma.  After a short telephone visit, I assured him that …

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Hot Tracks and Cold Trails

Hunter's Horn, Dec 2011Over the past year, I have done something I don’t usually do and that is raise and evaluate a large group of pups in hopes that I can improve my pack and, hopefully, have something to be competitive with as …

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2011 Grenada Lake

Hunter's Horn, Dec 2011The 2011 Grenada Lake was held September 14-17 at the Mississippi Fox Hunters Preserve near Grenada, MS. This year we had 232 hounds entered which made for a great hunt. We had three days of cooler weather which helped because …

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Just Coon Huntin’

Just Coon Huntin’

I don’t mean to brag but I find it hard to believe that anyone is enjoying their hunting more than I am. Good friends, good dogs, good hunting and the fellowship is the best. It doesn’t get any better.  Welcome …

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2011 PKC World Hunt

2011 PKC World Hunt

Teamwork is summed up by the relationship between father Bill Griffin and son Josh, both from Cullman, Alabama, and builds to a huge win at this year’s PKC World Hunt, held in Salem, Illinois. Their impressive male Walker hound, Griffin’s …

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Coon Season is Here Already

Coon Season is Here Already

Summer is over and it’s time to get ready for another exciting hunting season. This week, Nancy and I are traveling with my brother, Melvin, and his wife, Judy, to Salem, IL to the PKC World Hunt. I’m hunting Betty …

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2011 PKC World Championship

2011 PKC World Championship

The setting for the 2011 PKC World Championship Final Cast was near perfect on Saturday evening October 29, 2011. There is no doubt that Salem, Illinois and their supporting cast of satellite clubs have established themselves as one of the …

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