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Beagles compete across Range

 

March 10, 2018

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JOE KUKLENSKI holds his International Field Champion Green Bay Paw King. Kuklenski said only one in 500 dogs can achieve the level of skill of Paw King. On the left is Bob Keene, from Vermont, and at right is Bob King, from lower Michigan. The photo is from 2010 and shows the yellow numbers the dogs are given during their trials and what an international champion beagle looks like. Such dogs are very valuable for breeding purposes.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range hosts five to six beagle trials per year, according to Joe Kuklenski, who has raised national and international field champion beagles.

The Gogebic Range Beagle Club site is north of the airport off Lake Road and the Borderline Beagle Club is in Iron Belt, Wis.

The clubs maintain 80 acres of fenced-off property for running beagles on snowshoe hares. Fencing off 80 acres keeps coyotes and bobcats from eating the hares and allows the members to improve habitat conditions for the rabbits to thrive, even closing down th...



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