Run to catch

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Shady Grove Beagles
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Wed May 30, 2018 3:35 pm

After a pretty cool Spring the hot and humid weather has arrived.
Seems the older I get the less I care about running when it's close to 90. Hard on the dogs and on me! Due to that,the dogs hadn't been out in a week.
Woke up early yesterday and it was 64 degrees and raining and I grabbed the four girls and headed out.Figured I wouldn't melt.
Ran em for 4 hours and I got soaked to the bone as the heavens opened up and dumped on me.
But oh what running! One of those days where the rabbit just can't lose them.
Ended up catching a grown buck rabbit after 1 hour and 10 minutes of pounding.
This time of year I'd have felt bad if it had been a doe. Ol' Buck needed a better game plan is all I can say................
Hope you all have got some good prospects you're getting started.
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Swampman
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Swampman » Thu May 31, 2018 6:19 pm

Went up to my cabin for the weekend to grade the lane going in and work on the generator.
Took the hounds with and was in the timber by 5:00 AM with a couple friends and their hounds and by 8:00 AM it was getting too hot.
The hounds didn't catch any but they pounded for 3 hours and put on 15 miles, it was a blast!

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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 am

Running hare Rowdy or cottontails? I know you've got both.
Ran last night for several hours.I used to run at night all the time and had for years but hadn't done much after dark running since I retired 5 years ago and could go whenever I wanted to.
It had rained all day long and stopped after I'd eaten supper.Thought it might be a night for some good running.
Wasn't disappointed as the dogs flat out pounded!! Only draw back was the beagles weren't ready to quit when I was.Had to grab a light and hike in and catch them off. Leading 4 dogs out of the woods in the dark------reminded me too much of my coon hunting years.
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Swampman
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Swampman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:23 pm

We were running hare.
We still had snow a month ago, been in the 90's all weekend and week until this morning, high today of 72, 66 tomorrow and 67 on Sunday.
Still have field work to do, but I'm looking forward to getting the hounds out this weekend (cottontails) with the cooler temps.

I mostly run at night during the summer, my work hours don't allow me much daylight hour running and it's just too hot anyways during the day.

I travel some for work and will be in CA. next week, wish I could take the hounds with me and run those jack rabbits they have.
Those things are huge!!

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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:35 am

We are definitely in the summer weather pattern.Hot and humid days and late afternoon / early evening thunder storms.
This means night running if I want to get the beagles out. Had a storm come through about supper time and it dropped the temp.15 degrees so time to hit the woods.
Queenie on the left at 15 months and Fly 3 years old.Half sisters out of my Shady Grove's Tn.High Test [Tess].
The girls were dialed in and made the country music we love to hear.
How many of you guys run at night? Some beaglers think it's strange and have never run at night.I've been running em at night since back in the mid 60's.
Used to go night running with an old friend of my Dad's and we would carry his beagles in the trunk of his Chevy Impala.We'd sit on the hood with our backs against the windshield and eat Vienna Weenies and drink sweet coffee.
Good memories.
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Rabbithoundjb
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Rabbithoundjb » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:14 am

I use to a lot at night but since the yotes have gotten so bad I just run in daylight.

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Re: Run to catch

Post by Beagle Huntsman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:55 pm

It has been over 15 years since I have ran at night. I lost a good bitch, Woodpont Bally, at night and that ended any night running for me. Since then, I only run in the early morning during warm weather. I have always liked being able to see the rabbit and hounds, which is probably more important with a large pack. It has been many years since I ran anything less than a dozen hounds, and you wouldn’t want to cast that many at night when lots of rabbits are out.

steve w
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Re: Run to catch

Post by steve w » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 pm

I'll run at night when it's hot, I also run at night from Oct.1st till Nov. 30th because of deer season. Got tired of trying to avoid deer hunters a long time ago. Works out pretty good for me and them.

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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:53 pm

Always been a lot of talk on this board about what to feed the beagles.
Any of you feed garden produce? I have a garden that basically we grow just to eat out of and give away to friends and neighbors as we don't freeze or can.
I feed my beagles a lot of cooked green beans,summer squash,beets and corn. They also love water melon,cantaloupe, tomatoes and apples.
Got to be good for them and doesn't seem to bother their digestive systems at all.
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