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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 7, 2016

Snowy Blue Night


Once in a while you are out running your beagles and everything is perfect. This was that kind of night. The snow was falling slowly in light flakes. There was no wind and the temperature held steady at 30°.  The rabbits were out and seemed to be enjoying the beautiful winter evening as much as me.

Scenting conditions were good and the dogs ran well. They jumped the first rabbit quickly and all of the chases lasted a while. When a rabbit holed it seemed like another one was ready to take its place. I was on a narrow gravel road and didn't have a single car come through all night. Everything was just right.

I ran Dennis, Cole, Poppy, Dancer, Ding, and Dilly.

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