Exceptionally Good Bearhounds

Excerpt from Francis Harper’s Mammals of the Okefinokee Swamp, published March 1927: About a dozen years ago there were some exceptionally good bearhounds on Billy’s Island. One day two of them treed a Bear near the Lee’s home. None of the men happening to be at hand, two of the women went to the place andContinue reading “Exceptionally Good Bearhounds”

Well-trained Bear Hounds

Excerpt from Francis Harper’s Mammals of the Okefinokee Swamp, published March 1927: Hounds are generally used for locating and following a Bear’s trail. A great deal depends on the courage and tenacity of the hounds, for if they do not close with the bear, it readily makes off through the thickest portions of the swamp atContinue reading “Well-trained Bear Hounds”