The old tom left around dawn. At this same time, down in the bottom of Spring Canyon, Bodenchuk and Wright were on horseback, following their hounds. Bodenchuk had brought Brutus and Gomer, and Wright had supplied two more: Bones, a black and tan, and Reba, a redtick. Wright's dogs would tend to get out ahead and run a track fast. "Reba is the smart one," says Bodenchuk. "She'll figure out a track quickly. Bones lives to hunt. If he's not watched closely, he'll disappear and hunt on his own for days."