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post #81 of 88 Old 02-14-2012, 11:12 AM
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I am Hoyt Ferguson and I do live in Missouri but I have never been to the Canton sale . I do own and raise Catahoulas and one of my stud dogs is Hondo . My pups start @ 500.00 & go up from there don't have no 200.00 pups or dogs. Was the guys name Tyler Heartly.
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I am Hoyt Ferguson and I do live in Missouri but I have never been to the Canton sale . I do own and raise Catahoulas and one of my stud dogs is Hondo . My pups start @ 500.00 & go up from there don't have no 200.00 pups or dogs. Was the guys name Tyler Heartly.
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Hi Hoyt, that is kinda what I figured with the price of the pups...and I can't remember the guys name for the life of me. I am a little leery about buying anything at the Canton sale anyhow, I have been told on several occasions that if your dog ever came up missing the last week of the month you would more than likely find it there for sale. If it didn't sell you might luck out and find it running loose somewhere in town.lol..
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post #83 of 88 Old 02-18-2012, 12:21 AM
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Hasn't been any posts on this lately so I thought I'd add a little to it.

This is a checklist for things you need for catching wild cattle in the southeast Missouri butthole; Oh, I mean bootheel.

1. Diesel pickup at least 10 years old, and pipe stock trailer (no tarp) If you're driving anything made in the last decade, you mite be hesitant to crash it thru the bushes when a cow is roped and needs loaded. Also must be 4x4 and capable of backing a 24 foot gooseneck into a pond like a boat ramp. Sometimes a wild cow will "take to the water", and if you can git a rope on em while they're in the pond, they can be guided and floated into the trailer like a jet-ski. They kinda float in if you git the trailer down in the water enough. If yer truck and trailer is clean, you could be discounted and viewed as a novice and farmers won't take you serious

2. Dogs. If 3 will work, 14's even better. Here it's customary to have em tied to every dangerous-looking spot on yer rig. Flatbeds with no sides are preferred because people in town can see how dangerous you live. Also if it looks like the dogs might fly off the truck, city folks will feel sorry and want to "rescue" them and sometimes will pay alot for them. So always tie the culls in a dangerous-looking place (like to the gooseneck of the trailer). You can also tie them in the trailer or turn em loose in there. Dogs won't bother horses in a trailer. They know they'll get wadded up.

3. 2 horses at least. It's imperative that one of them is snaky and dangerous. If you stop at a gas station, you don't want people sticking their hands in there and trying to pet yer dogs and horses. I got one horse that'll bite if somebody reaches in the trailer. The only thing he's good for is pulling cows in the trailer, then you better get off him. And you can't touch him behind the back cinch. Horses need to be kept saddled so everyone knows you're cowboyin'.

4. Always keep expired plates on yer truck and trailer. Wore-out trailer tires are a nice touch. They should be wore out enough that you can read through them. Always drive fast. It cools your livestock, and gives you that "Outlaw" image. If you see a cop, floor it and pass him. If you drive regular speed with all that illegal stuff on yer rig, he'll git suspicious. When you pass him, don't wave, tip yer hat, or nod. Just glare at him and spit tobacco in your cup as you fly past. He'll never suspect a thing.

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post #84 of 88 Old 02-18-2012, 12:44 AM
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If you post that on facebook it will go viral!

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post #85 of 88 Old 02-18-2012, 12:47 AM
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haha! I might. I try too hard to keep a professional image on there. When I do post something like that, I usually say "somebody I know does this" or "my friend did this". I need to loosen up. Maybe I'll post a video of it

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post #86 of 88 Old 02-18-2012, 02:34 AM
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That's awesome!


Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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Bah ha ha ha ha! I love it!

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It might not go ahead yet, I have to pass a medical and fitness test, but thought i'd share - Looks like i've got a job mustering in Western Australia for six months. I'm getting pretty excited now, I will leave sometime in April. On a big station called Hamersley near the big mines at Tom Price.
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