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 . . .

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Weekend at the Hunts

Logan Elm Kurly
OHBC had hunts Saturday and Sunday. Although it was busy, especially considering we lost an hour's sleep due to the time change Saturday night, it was a great two days. As Secretary/Treasurer for the club, I had plenty to do. Thankfully, a lot of people stepped up and made the job much easier. You can see all the results on the American Beagler Board.

The dogs ran decent, but not great. The cold and snowy winter has definitely made an impact on getting dogs in the groove and ready for trials. Butcher ran well both days and placed 2nd and 4th. The dog that beat him both days became a Grand Champion with his win on Sunday.

Logan Elm Kurly had the chance to go to his first competition this weekend. He is only 17 months old, which is a lot younger than we usually take dogs to field trials. However, he has been competing with the older dogs and seemed like he was ready for the challenge.

Logan Elm Obstruction
On Saturday, he got a little rattled. He got down with a barking idiot that eventually minused out. Kurly got a good bit of work done, but made too many mistakes. He ended up 5th, which is fine considering it was his first hunt. On Sunday, he had a good day. He won his first round and then tied for first in the semi-finals. Although he lost based on the tie-breaker, he ended up 3rd in the hunt. I was very pleased with his weekend, especially considering it was his first time out.  Plus it qualified him to run in the ARHA World Hunt.

 I ran Ob on Sunday and he placed second. He was winning with a minute to go in the finals when the other dog jumped a rabbit to beat him. That's the way it goes in competition. Ob has been in three hunts and has a DNP, 4th, and 2nd. Matt ran Jed on Saturday and in a cast with a lot of barking on the frost, he placed 8th.

We had a great weekend. A lot of friends made it to the OHBC hunts. A lot of guys stepped up to help, especially with judging. The dogs looked OK, especially considering their age, and the limited number  of times they have been in hunts. Next stop, the ARHA World Hunt!


  1. Keep it up brother, always enjoy checking in here to see what your up to.

  2. Thanks Bud! Appreciate you stopping by!