Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:51 PM
What a day to be out.
We met up and walked down the trail before letting the hounds go. It was a short minute before they started singing. We spread out as the hounds chased after the elusive prey. I stayed to the back of the crowd to allow the others a chance. After 20min and several circles later it was time for me to show them how it should be done. I moved in and got in position as the hounds got closer, i readied myself, one if the other hunters alerted that the quarry had just flashed past him headed right for me. I spotted the bunny as it sped towards me, i prepared to fire as it came to a sudden halt behind a birch tree. BOOM!! #1 down. Maggie was first to the game and brought it to me as boomer brought up the rear.
Going farther down the trail again and the hounds began singing again. I stayed behind to clean the game as everyone else moved in to close the circle. When i was finished i moved down the trail to join the others.
The hounds were chasing in some real thick cover and no one was getting a chance, so we gathered up the hounds and moved.
Everyone grouped up and waited for the song, it wasnt long before it started and every one moved to get a shot. The hounds split up, each one chasing on different circles. A shot rang out, miss, Maggie was running an edge of the trail coming towards tony and i. 20m out no sign of the bunny do we figure it turned. 10m away and the bunny busts out 10ft in front of Tony, he missed, cycle issue prevented his follow up shot, i fired twice as it ran away into the thicket, Maggie was just behind it and found it in the thicket and brought it to me.
Boomer was still chasing his and another shot rings out. #3 down.
Before we regrouped the hounds were off again.
Several shots, misses, another shot and " hes running up the trail" i stand up from cleaning the rabbit to see the rabbit running full out at me. I took one step towards the racing rabbit to push it into the woods where the hounds were searching. The hounds made a few more circles but we were unable to capitalize.
We gathered the hounds and headed out. A few hours out and 3 bunnies. Weather was around freezing all day with sunshine and no wind.
Great day to get out
can i go hunting yet??