STORIES AND PHOTOS WANTED FROM OVERSEAS HUNTERS

I WILL BE WRITING ARTICLES FOR THE TOP AUSSIE PIG HUNTING MAGAZINE ” BACON BUSTERS” BEGINNING WITH THE MARCH ISSUE. I HAVE CHOSEN THIS MAGAZINE BECAUSE IT IS THE ONE MOST INTERESTED IN PUBLISHING ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BULL ARAB BREED WHICH I CREATED AND WHICH IS NOW FAR AND AWAY THE MOST POPULAR HUNTING BREED IN THIS COUNTRY. THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH RUBBISH WRITTEN ABOUT THE BULL ARAB IT IS TIME THE TRUE STORY WAS PUBLISHED. IT HAS BEEN VERY DISAPPOINTING THAT A MAGAZINE RECENTLY PUBLISHED  BASED MAINLY ON THE BULL ARAB BREED HAS FAILED TO PUBLISH TRUE ACCOUNTS OF THE BREED ON WHICH IT DEPENDS FOR ITS EXISTENCE AND RECENTLY REJECTED A STORY PROPOSED BY ONE OF ITS BEST WRITERS ON THE BREED AND THE BEST AND OLDEST BREEDERS IN NQ.   ALSO, THERE RECENTLY APPEARED IN THAT MAGAZINE AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY ” JOHN”, WHO IS THE FATHER-IN-LAW OF THE EDITER , AN ARTICLE  WHERE HE CLAIMED HIS BEST DOG WAS A” PAULSEN BULL ARAB x FOXHOUND.”  I KNOW THIS DOG AND HIS BREEDING AND THERE IS NO FOXHOUND IN THIS DOG. THE OWNER OF THIS DOG KNOWS THIS AND  SO SHOULD THE EDITER OF THAT MAGAZINE.  THIS SORT OF UNTRUE NONSENSE DOES HARM TO THE BULL ARAB BREED AND MISLEADS ITS READERS – I IMAGINE THERE ARE HUNTERS TAKEN IN BY THIS STORY AND ARE GOING TO TRY AND BREED THIS CROSS. FURTHER THAT MAGAZINE HAS SOUGHT TO PROMOTE THE DOGS OF A NSW ” BULL ARAB” BREEDER WHO I CONSIDER TO BE THE DREGS IN THE BULL ARAB SCENE. THIS ASSOCIATION WITH THIS BREEDER WILL FURTHER DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF THAT MAGAZINE AND DEMONSTRATES VERY POOR JUDGMENT AND AN INDIFFERENCE TO TRUTH AND SCIENTIFIC FACTS.

BY COMPARISON ” BACON BUSTERS” IS THE ONLY MAG WITH THE COURAGE TO PUBLISH PHOTOS OF DOGS HOLDING PIGS. IT IS A JOKE TO ONLY PUBLISH PHOTOS OF OWNERS AND DOGS POSING WITH DEAD PIGS AS IF THE DOGS NEVER TOUCHED THEM AND ” BACON BUSTERS”  WAS THE FIRST PIG HUNTING MAG AND CARRIES THE BEST ADVERTISING IN IT. THESE ARE THE REASONS I HAVE CHOSEN, AFTER BEING INVITED BY THE EDITER CLINT MAGRO, TO WRITE FOR ” BACON BUSTERS” AND TO PUBLISH DETAILS ABOUT THE 2 NEW BREEDS I AM NOW PRODUCING AND THE REASONS FOR THIS. I HAVE ALSO UNDERTAKEN TO GIVE THE BULL ARAB BREED A MAKE-OVER TO GET RID OF FLAWS STARTING TO CREEP INTO THE BREED AND TO PROMOTE THE BREEDERS OF GOOD BULL ARABS SO THE BUYING PUBLIC WILL BE ABLE TO AVOID DEALING WITH BAD BREEDERS WITH POOR QUALITY DOGS AND WHO CAN’T HONOUR GUARANTEES ON THEIR DOGS.

IT WILL BE MY AIM IN MY ARTICLES TO BRING SCIENTIFIC FACTS TO THE READERS OF ” BACON BUSTERS” AND PROMOTE THE BREEDERS OF GOOD HUNTING BREEDS IN AUSTRALIA AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES AS CORRESPONDENTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES COME ON BOARD. ONE WRITER/HUNTER IN THE USA HAS PROMISED A STORY ON HUNTING HOGS WITH BLACK MOUTH CURS [FINDER/BAILER DOGS] AND POGOS WHICH ARE A DOGO ARGENTINA x APBT USED AS THE LUGGING DOG. THE YANKS WOKE UP A LONG TIME AGO THAT THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO HUNT BIG GAME. I ALSO KNEW THIS 35 YEARS AGO THAT IF YOU WERE GOING TO CATCH PIGS AT LONG RANGE WITH TRAILING DOGS YOU DID NOT WANT THOSE DOGS TO BE HARD LUGGERS HANGING ON UNTIL OVER-HEATED OR RIPPED TO PIECES BY BIG BOARS.

WORLD-WIDE INVITATION

SO THIS IS AN INVITATION WORLDWIDE FOR HUNTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO PARTICIPATE IN WRITING ARTICLES ABOUT HUNTING WITH DOGS. ANYONE KNOWING HUNTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES WHO I CAN CONTACT ARE INVITED TO CONACT ME.

ANY INTERESTED HUNTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE INVITED TO CONTACT ME BY SENDING ME THEIR EMAIL ON “CONTACT MIKE” ON THIS SITE. PAYMENT FOR GOOD ARTICLES CAN BE EXPECTED. I WOULD WELCOME HUNTERS FROM RUSSIA, AFRICA,AND SOUTH AMERICA TO TELL US ABOUT THE DOGS AND HUNTING METHODS AND GAME THEY HUNT. I’M WONDERING IF THERE IS ANYONE DOING WHAT MONTAGUE STEVENS DID 100 YEARS AGO – HUNTED GRIZZLY BEAR WITH BLOODHOUNDS AND FIGHTING DOGS. THEN THERE WAS SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER WHO HUNTED SAMBUR DEER AND BOAR 150 YEARS AGO WITH DOGS - THE MOST FAMOUS WAS “SMUT” A CAPE MASTIFF x MANILLA BLOODHOUND IN CEYLON NOW KNOWN AS SRI LANKA. I’M SURE THERE MUST BE SOME VERY INTERESTING HUNTING DONE IN SOUTH AMERICA ON BIG CATS LIKE JAGUAR. I’M SURE WE WOULD ALL BE INTERESTED IN HEARING STORIES ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND ABOUT THE DOGS THEY USE AND HOW THEY ARE BRED. GREG BLOOM TELLS ME RUSSIAN BOARS ARE BRED FOR HUNTING IN THE USA AND I’D LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT FROM ANYONE WITH EXPERIENCE HUNTING THESE ANIMALS. I’M HOPING TO GET SOME REAL INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT HUNTING UNUSUAL GAME WITH DOGS FROM OTHER PLACES AROUND THE WORLD. THE BEST WE’VE DONE IN AUSTRALIA SO FAR WITH BULL ARABS IS BOAR, WILD CATTLE, RODEO BULLS, BRUMBIES, BUFFALO AND WILD CAMELS. THATS NOT BAD BUT I’LL BET THERE ARE SOME MORE IMPRESSIVE APPLICATIONS SOME WHERE AROUND THE WORLD e.g. THE BIG CATS AND BEAR IN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA. GRIZZLY BEARS ARE AN AWESOME ANIMAL WHICH RUN AN AVERAGE OF 40 MILES BEFORE THEY BAIL UP IN A HEAVY THICKET. IMAGINE HUNTING THEM WITH DOGS AND YOU WOULD CERTAINLY NEED 2 OR 3 KINDS OF DOGS TO PULL THIS JOB OFF. I BELIEVE THE DOGO ARGENTINA IS USED TO HUNT BOAR AND PUMA AND THE BRAZILIAN FILA IS USED ON BOAR AND JAGUAR IN BRAZIL. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GET SOME STORIES ABOUT THIS KIND OF HUNTING SO I’M GOING TO TRY.

THE OTHER REASON FOR WRITING FOR THE MAGAZINE IS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS SENT IN BY READERS. THESE CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO ME ON THIS SITE BY USING “CONTACT MIKE”. ONLY QUESTIONS COMING IN WITH GENUINE NAMES AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OR PHONE NUMBERS WILL BE ANSWERED. I HAVE FOUND THERE ARE A LOT OF IDIOTS OUT THERE WANTING TO START FIGHTS OVER RIDICULOUS THINGS AND I’M NOT GOING TO WASTE ANY TIME ON THEM. THESE PEOPLE HIDE BEHIND USER NAMES AND FAKE EMAIL ADDRESSES. QUESTIONS CAN BE ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS – CAPABILITIES OF VARIOUS CROSSES, BREEDING METHODS, HUNTING METHODS, RAISING PUPS, DIETS, MEDICATIONS, VACCINATIONS,  HOW THE BULL ARAB BREED CAME ABOUT, WHY I AM DOING 2 NEW BREEDS.  WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF BREEDING NEARLY EVERY CROSS YOU CAN THINK OF FOR HUNTING I FEEL QUALIFIED TO ANSWER MOST QUESTIONS.

SO IT WILL BE MY AIM TO BRING TRUTH, ACCURACY AND SCIENCE TO HUNTING WITH DOGS AND TO WIDEN THE SCOPE TO AS MANY INTERESTING COUNTRIES AS POSSIBLE. THIS MAY TAKE SOME TIME SO ANYONE WHO HAS ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO CONTACT OVERSEAS HUNTERS WOULD BE VERY WELCOME TO CONTACT ME. 

NOTICE TO MUSICIANS

I’VE WRITEN A POEM ON THE BULL ARAB BREED AND I WOULD LIKE TO PUT IT TO MUSIC- PERHAPS COUNTRY WESTERN OR HIP HOP. I’M PREPARED TO PAY A MUSICIAN FOR THIS AND WILL BE PUTTING THIS ON MY WEBSITE. THE POEM IS ON THIS SITE UNDER “PAGES” – CLICK ON ” BULL ARAB POEM”.

MIKE HODGENS JAN 2010

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2 Responses to STORIES AND PHOTOS WANTED FROM OVERSEAS HUNTERS

  1. mike says:

    SURYA,
    YES LETS GO AHEAD WITH THE ARTICLES ABOUT HUNTING IN INDIA. I GOT THE 1ST PHOTO OF MUDHOL HOUNDS AND THEIR COLOURFUL OWNERS – THAT IS A GREAT PHOTOGRAPH. SINCE THESE DOGS ARE COMPLETELY RESISTANT TO DISEASE AND HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH HEAT TOLERANCE I BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE IMPORTING SEMEN TO BREED SOME OF THIS INTO OUR HUNING DOGS HERE. I HAVE ALREADY MADE INQUIRIES AND IT SEEMS FEASIBLE. I WILL BE TALKING TO A VET IN INDIA ABOUT THIS AND ABOUT HOW RESISTANT THIS BREED IS TO PARVO VIRUS WHICH IS THE MAIN DISEASE PROBLEM HERE.
    AT THIS STAGE IT LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT HAVE A 2 WAY DEAL GOING INSTEAD OF ONE. GOT ANY MORE TERRIFIC PHOTOS?
    MIKE

  2. Surya Sengupta says:

    We hunt wild pigs in India. in case you are interested in mt hounds and pictures /stories i could send it across to you. We use mudhol hound/dobberman cross with somelocal dog blood in them for hardiness/heat tolarence. Note the local dogs are bitches that roam in the streets of india by the millions and are extreamly heat resstant with no medical problems.

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