I thought I'd start a new thread rather than derailing the UKSHA thread.
I just wanted to ask those that know some questions about what goes on (dog wise) at these hunts. I've absolutely no experience of any form of hunting on the continent(I don't even think I've ever seen a wild boar and I've certainly never seen a moose!) and wondered how they do it. Do they use 'beating' dogs to push the animals to the guns? I've seen videos where it looks like they're using dogs as what I would describe as a lure (for moose)? Is that what happens? What size of an event is it? How many tracking (and other) dogs do they have present? What sort of area of ground are they working? Is it a productive way to hunt these animals?
I'd quite like to know about other dog work too, I saw a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever demonstration at a game fair once and thought it was fantastic! I managed to get out a couple of times with the lurchers (before the ban) and enjoyed that too. So I'd love to hear if anyone has an unusual breed of dog that works in a different way.