It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Magic of a Bean Field

Anyone who has ever run in a soybean field knows you just can't beat them for a great chase. All it takes is for dogs to get out in them and stir up the rabbits and the rest is easy. You can usually run as long as you want with great chases to boot. They sure make running dogs easy.

This morning I headed over to a running spot, hoping to give the dogs a good workout. I knew they needed some pounding running because they hadn't had enough hours this week. It was amazing the workout they got in just a few hours. 

I am not really sure how many rabbits they ran this morning. Ob jumped the first rabbit in just a couple of minutes after I turned them loose.  The dogs ran almost nonstop until I caught them. I know three times they holed rabbits in a fence row between two bean fields. Each time though, they were running
again in just a minute or so.

The two pictures show the view from my truck. I never got 30 yards from the truck the whole morning. The dogs did cross the lane a few times and I got to see a little bit of work. Mostly though, I just sat in my chair and listened to the dogs pound rabbits. 

It was 72 degrees with a lot of moisture. There was enough of a breeze to make it pleasant for the handler. What a great morning of running!

I ran Ob, Gyspy, Jed, Rambler, Chip, and Trick. 

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