Dec 21st 2015, 08:33 AM
Vaughn, MT 59487
Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep
The coming three year old is very sassy.* When he was a long yearling he would meet me at the gate and slam his head into it.* I have a hip replacement from a bighorn that hit me.* So the truth is when they do this it scares the crap out of me.* As we no longer have harvest facilities in Montana as that is where I would have gone with him I tried something new.* I put a dog shock collar on him and when he hit the gate I hit the shock button.* He came back to the gate and did it again and I hit the shock button again.* I then went in and chased him around and every time he let me get close I hit the shock button.* So for a year he thought I was God and kept away from me till just the other day.
Well last week I went in to look at his girl friends as I was checking for blue marks on their back as I had put blue on his chest so when he bred them it would leave a mark.* He felt I was to interested in his girl friends and raised up on his hind legs and ran toward me.* I screamed at him (not really like a girl scream really) and he dropped to his feet.* As I backed out he did it again and again I gave a real manly scream which got Scott's attention and when we were both there he quite the aggression.
I looked up the shock collar and charged it up.* I was ready to train him again.* It didn't work because his coat is so long the pins didn't get to his skin so no shock.* We are going to catch him up and shave his neck area as I need him to believe I'm in charge.* For now I just stay out of his pen.