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Out On A Limb – April
Posted on 04/09/2010 in Out On A Limb.

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Todd Kellam

Well, my hunting season is over for this year and I’m already looking forward to next season. I guess that probably describes most every squirrel hunter. It’s time now to catch up on the honey-do list, enjoy the spring time gardening and especially some summertime fishing. The spring turkey season is in full swing here in Alabama and we are not able to have our dogs out during the daylight hours. If you run them at night, you have to be out of the woods by 3 a.m. I guess it’s not too bad of a compromise, but by the time turkey season is over most all of the leaves are back on the trees and it makes it harder to spot the squirrels. You just have to take your dogs word that he has the meat.

This is also the time of year that some are considering making that special cross in hopes of producing future topnotch squirrel dogs. The amount of above average dogs available in each breed seems to be growing each year. Breeders nowadays are working harder, and culling when needed to produce these types of dogs. If you are interested in purchasing a pup, be sure to ask the breeder for references and if possible take a hunt with the parents of the pup. Doing your homework now will only increase your chances of having that once in a lifetime dog.

At the time you are reading this, the 2010 UKC World Squirrel Hunt will be in the history books. Coverage of it will be in an upcoming article. If your club would like to be considered for hosting the 2011 World Hunt, please let us know. This summer as your club is preparing for next season’s hunts and events, please consider scheduling a WQE. It’s really no different from a regular hunt and it gives someone a chance to qualify for next year’s World Hunt. That’s about all of the news for this month.

Until next month, I’ll see you out on a Limb.