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Shady Grove Beagles
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:21 pm

Hey Rowdy
No I didn't get up there this year.I usually go north for a couple of weeks of hare hunting every other year and on the off years another good friend of mine from New Hampshire comes down for a week of hunting with me.He'll be here next week and we've got a couple of days of hunting with a friend in Kentucky,then a day hunt with a mutual friend in middle Tn.May try and fit in a swamp rabbit hunt too.
I love going north to run hare but it's a 20 hour ride from here to where we hunt and the same distance going home.....LOL. At this stage of the game [retired and fixed income ] cost is always a factor so.....
I know Dan spent a week up at his camp in Vermont's northeast Kingdom and said that the dogs showed out good.
How was your time on Drummond?
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northernhare
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Re: Run to catch

Post by northernhare » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:14 pm

We're up here in Maine now my 3 y/o female ran a hare down! Last last year her female litter mate ran one down and caught it!
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Swampman » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:48 pm

Dana,
Overall, we had a good week.
It started out with temps 70 degrees the first few days then cooled down.

It was also a little somber because Chuck's 19 year old grandson lost his life in a work accident a month prior, and this was going to be his first week long trip with us on the Island.
We had a little dedication to him which choked us up a bit, toasted him with our first beer and remembered how he touched all who knew him.

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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:32 pm

My good friend Bob Ferranti is down from New Hampshire with his beagles and we are enjoying a week of hunting.
Had super running most all day yesterday.Hunting on a big refuge with hundreds of acres of corn and lots of good cover.
My son Zack was hunting with us and he got two,Bob shot two and I shot one and we missed a couple of others.And the dogs ran down and caught one which we didn't have to bring home and clean!

Ran again today.Again had some really good running.We were running on another refuge where we couldn't gun,just run.All six dogs were burning them up and was awful pleased with my 9 month old female and what she was showing.
Had a 45 minute burner of a run going and the dogs ran down and caught ANOTHER one! This pack of dogs are in the zone.
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:12 pm

Our gun season for rabbits is open but even so there's plenty of times during season when I'll leave the shotgun home.
Sometimes it's because I just don't feel like toting it,other times cause I just don't want to kill rabbits out of the place I'm going to or like today--a small piece of ground within the city limits where you can't discharge a firearm. A small 10 acre running spot but holds the rabbits and a good place to solo or brace the beagles.
Was running 5 year old Tess and her 9 month old pup Queenie. Had two outstanding runs where both dogs were looking and sounding sweet and kept their game circling.
On the third rabbit they had been pushing pretty hard and it was sounding as if the pup was carrying the front and really spitting them out.I heard the squeel and knew that they'd caught him.I headed in to them and to my surprise here comes Queenie with the rabbit in her mouth and brought it right to me!
Our small game season has been open for less than 3 weeks and my dogs have run down and caught more rabbits this fall than we've shot.
All I can say is when they are on ,they are on.
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:44 pm

Here's a pic. of my 9 month old "run to catch" female Shady Grove's Samurai Queen.
Queenie has been in on 5 of the 7 rabbits my dogs have run down and caught this Fall.
Making a nice young rabbit dog that appears will have all the tools.Hearing similar things from guys that have her litter mates.Always gratifying when you raise a litter of pups.
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Re: Run to catch

Post by Hurricane Creek » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:52 pm

Nice looking hound Dana... A big girl. Wish you still had Bomber, but I know your happy with your girls :)

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Re: Run to catch

Post by Shady Grove Beagles » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:55 pm

Thanks Ed. Yes she is a big girl,close to a full 15".
In some ways I do miss Bomber as I had him from a pup and he is a good dog in the kennel and in the field.
I don't like keeping a mixed sex kennel and dealing with that hassel and I like the personality of my girls better.
I know where he is and can breed to him anytime I want as long as he's alive.
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