a week on the road with the beagles

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a week on the road with the beagles

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:48 pm

Just got home from a week on the road with the beagles.
Started off gun hunting with my son Zack and some of his wife's relatives on some the family farm in Grainger County Tn.Dogs ran well and the kids had a ball.
Then traveled up to Berea,Ky. and entered my females in Jessamine County's Field trial. It was my dogs first time at a trial and we didn't draw any blood but they ran well and I enjoyed watching the action and visiting with the other beaglers.
Traveled out to western Kentucky and hunted with my friend Josh Stofer. Had a couple of good cottontail runs where we took a couple and then got down in some river bottoms where we pounded on some big swampers and took a couple of them. As Josh would say " that there's a healthy rabbit".
Left Kentucky and traveled out to west Tennessee to meet new friend Ed Stutz and his Hurricane Creek beagles.We walked a lot of miles and the beagles hunted hard as rabbits were hard to come by.Met a local rabbit hunter who told us that there weren't many rabbits in the bottoms this year. Be that as it may we were able to have several good runs taking cottontail and swamper.Thanks Ed and Melissa.Enjoyed the visit.
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Luke,Brandon and Lucas had a ball.
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Josh Stofer with some Kentucky river bottom swampers.
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Ed Stutz with a cottontail and a swamper.Tennessee River.
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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by SNOWDOGS1 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:53 pm

Nice! Good to see some kids enjoying the hounds.

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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by Welshman » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Those boys will remember those days for a long time. Never realized swamp rabbits were that big. Good pics!

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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by J Steelman » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:30 pm

That's a good week.

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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by BCBeagles » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Thanks for sharing...love to see young ones involved!
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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by Rabbit/Hareman123 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:09 pm

Good hunting, nice young crew,i love to see the young hunters in the mix,THUMBS UP

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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by Aubrey Holcombe » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:18 am

Way To Go, that brings back some mighty good Memories, from when I was a much younger man. We loves to run them Big old Swampers !

At 77 I still get in a lots of mighty fine running my hounds here in the local deer leases, now that Deer Season is finally closed here In N.E.Ga. With the Ol Kubota RTV 900 was able to run the pack for three days this week!

Keep looking up!
ARHA Hall Of Fame, own "The Daddy Rabbit Kennels", Royston, Georgia

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Re: a week on the road with the beagles

Post by BB Beagles » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:41 am

Glad ya got to come by and get a hunt in Dana. To bad we had a rain out one day.
Hounds packed up and ran good together. Nothing like making that timber ring with sound of some Hounds on a ole swamper. And yes, they are healthy rascals. Lol! We'll have to try'er again next year.

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