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The Rabbit Hunter #14335522 12/03/19
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Enjoy!!!


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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14335944 12/04/19
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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Good stuff, Thanks for sharing.

I was driving today looking over the country and thought I haven’t seen a small game hunter in the woods yet this year. Everybody chasing inches of antler I guess. The older I get the more I appreciate small game for what it is. No one ever gets pizzed because you shot a rabbit that they had been watching on a game camera all year from a neighboring property.

Gotta dig out my low brass 4’s, it’s December, now how about a little snow!


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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14337742 12/04/19
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I have seen the video above before. It is excellent, really captures the spirit of chasing bunnies behind a pack of beagles. Here is another pretty good one...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0b8JoMheYm4&t=580s


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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14338054 12/04/19
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Thanks that is a dandy!

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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14343519 12/06/19
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I saw the first video just last week!! Awesome story. I have three beagles and can't wait to get out tomorrow and Sunday and run snowshoe hare. Been looking forward to it all week!!!

MOGC, I watched your video today. Thanks for the link!! Another excellent video

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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14345028 12/06/19
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I grew up with beagles and bunnies. I walked many a mile as a sprout along with dad and grandpa listening to the little hounds push rabbits in oblong paths. I had a Winchester Steelbuilt M37 single shot 20 gauge, dad used a Belgian Auto Five Sweet Sixteen and grandpa was a Winchester M12 guy. It seemed that dad and grandpa couldn't miss. I on the other hand wasn't as tuned in on the little brown blurs.


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I also saw the video for the first time last week and thought it was a great video. Mr. Rodney seemed like a dandy guy!
Me and two of my boys were out just last Friday and had a wonderful hunt with good weather.
My dad was a rabbit hunter and I was raised with beagles so as a result I’ve had beagles and rabbit hunted all of my life. It was the only type of hunting my father did as he got older.
My boys have all grown up with it and three of them are out rabbit hunting this morning. It’s a great way to spend time with friends & family.

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Cool guy, cool video. Thanks for sharing.

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Great video.

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This brings back many fond memories of the 1950s. We only had rabbits and squirrels since the deer had been poached out during the Great Depression. Now that I'm in my 70s I have been thinking of small game hunting again. Great video!

BTW, does anyone remember the old Bill Boatman company? We always bought our dog collars and hunting stuff from him.


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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14352259 12/08/19
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I sure did enjoy that. Thanks.

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A beautiful pack and one high class guy. It will be a sad sad day when he can't do it no more.

Thanks for putting this up.


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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14353426 12/08/19
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Thanks for sharing

Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14354658 12/09/19
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Takes me back to my teens, when we hunted LA swamprabbits with beagles. I started out with a 12 ga. M-12, then a M-37 .410. Finally got a T/C .410 pistol. Rabbits aren't hard to kill.

We would skin them in the woods, wash them in a drain or bayou, put them in bread wrapper sacks in our hunting vests. Several swampers and you were packing a load.

This was in Red River bottom land hardwoods. Mom made a great rabbit gumbo and when we got back to the house, she'd feed us in front of a roaring fire. Great memories on cold Saturdays.

Rabbit gun with my custom walnut grips. Factory grip had sharp edges, not real comfortable to shoot 3" shells. Wore the pistol in this Lawrence holster.

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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14366731 12/13/19
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A pack of beagles and a 20 gauge are about the most fun things in the world.

Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14366993 12/13/19
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Nice setup Dirtfarmer

This is what I use for Cottontails. .410 Encore with 10" barrel

For hare, I bust out the 20 guage.

I have a pack of three females. They come from the Patch line. the smallest is 14.5 inches, the other two are 17". I like the tall hound for the deep snow we hunt hare in. I also like the looks of a taller houndy looking dog
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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: Robster] #14373105 12/14/19
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I like your rig better.

That looks like fun.

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Re: The Rabbit Hunter [Re: ready_on_the_right] #14377522 12/16/19
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Growing up, my friend had a beagle that would chase rabbits and an occasional pheasant and we had a ball hunting with that dog. We could only hunt the mornings usually because by that time the damned dog would have found a deer and we would need to spend the rest of the day trying to catch the dog. As much fun as that was hunting with a hound, pulp wood logging is big business here and the aspen cut over areas would regenerate really thickly and all those little trees meant a snowshoe hare food extravaganza. A 4wd vehicle and some buddies with .22's still hunting through those slashings was about as much fun as a guy could have on a snow covered winters day. A black eyeball would be about all you would see those things blended in so well with their surroundings.


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If you care to hear more about Charles Rodney, Ben O’Brien talked to him two separate times on his podcast, The Hunting Collective.


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