Waypoint: Double trouble
The catch dog is the closing pitcher of a hog hunt. He charges in to end the game, and the faster he can do it, the better. You’d be hard-pressed to find two more dedicated catch dogs than Diva (left) and Tank.
They’re Randy Brown’s aces, and on this morning, in eastern Alabama, the pair had just downed a young boar and were enjoying a quick breather and some praise. (See more photos from the hunt on p. 72.) Both are American bulldogs, a breed with a storied history of guarding Southern homesteads and catching wild pigs. Old-timers told Brown that the American bulldog’s size and power were unrivaled for catching wild pigs. He’s never been able to prove them wrong.