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  1. Rabbit Dogs of a Different Color

    In most rabbit hunting circles, the beagle is the dog of choice. With their natural inclination to follow a scent trail and physical agility, it is hard to beat a pack of beagles in hot pursuit of a rabbit. In addition to making great hunting buddies, beagles are fabulous companions as well as wonderful family pets. All in all, the beagle is a breed that's hard to beat, but they are certainly not the only breed option that will serve you well in the hunt field. Photo: Italiano da Lontano...
  2. Dog Wars: Fighting to Protect the Ability to Hunt with Rabbit Dogs

    Imagine a world without rabbit dogs; that is, if you dare. While such a concept may seem unlikely, it is actually possible that the right to hunt with dogs will someday be a freedom of the past. Each year different organizations pop up and try to get bills passed that will eradicate the right to hunt with dogs. In the even that they are eventually able to succeed, hunting will be forever changed, which is why it is important that hunting dog owners stand up for their rights. The United...
  3. Timeline of the fight to defend the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (Infographic)

    First framed by founding father James Madison back in 1789, the fundamental rights protected under the Second Amendment of the Constitution to keep and bear arms have been under attack for centuries and withstood the test of time with both wins and losses for those who defend gun rights. With the current administration's efforts to paint certain classes of firearms as being, "not family heritage or family tradition," while advocating a ban in the same breath, it appears that the war is still...
  4. Oral Care: The Foundation of Overall Health

    If you were to conduct a poll amongst humans, chances are good that you'd find a great many who strongly object to the idea of going to the dentist. For some of us, this response is rooted in fear and causes us to put off dental visits until we find ourselves experiencing discomfort. This is not a good idea as your oral health plays a huge roll in your overall health, so keeping your mouth happy is vital to, well, your vitality, and the same standard of care should be applied to your rabbit...
  5. Dog Injuries

    Like humans, hunting dogs can get injuries. Hunting is sport for dogs, since it requires vigorous running, sprinting and retrieval, but dogs can also suffer from sports-like injuries. But it doesn\'t necessarily mean instant retirement your beloved pooch. Most of the time, healing an injury requires some ointment and a bandage, along with some time off from hunting. If your dog is injured, take the following precautionary measures. Cuts/Abrasions If your dog is cut in any way, you can...
  6. Braised Rabbit: Fried and Unfried

    Throughout the world, many high-class restaurants serve rabbit at exorbitant prices, but you can have your own top-notch dish through your very own hunting efforts. There are all sorts of recipes ideas for rabbit, especially when it comes to the braised variety. The following is one such recipe, and you can find the same recipe at About\'s American Food section. Italian-Style Braised Rabbit What You\'ll Need: 1 Large Dutch Oven or Heavy Pot 1 rabbit: (2 lbs.) Cut into pieces. Dried...
  7. What's the ideal shotgun for rabbit?

    As bunny busters, we spend lots of time on our gear, and even more on our dogs. These two get us close enough to roll these little critters but in the end, its the shotgun that does the work. With that in mind, let us talk about the best scattergun for the job. Caliber The good thing about bunnies is that they are the very definition of small game. In the Eastern U.S., where dogs are used primarily, a 4-pound rabbit is in the same category as a 16-point buck or a 30-pound salmon. Western...
  8. Georgia Boys Done Good

    Ever gone after those cottontails with the beagles and a vest full of shells only to come back with just one or two sad little flopears? Well we know of some Georgia boys that didn't have that problem on a recent trip into the woods searching for Mr. Rabbit. Larry Ramsey sent in this amazing spread of their recent harvest. While hunting on private land in Sandy Creek near Royston, Ga, the party of Billy Rucker, Damon Hale, Larry Ramsey, & Larry Ramsey Jr jumped 43 cottontails and managed to...
  9. The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Beagles

    It seems like every day there are new products on the market or an idea that is floating around as to what can be done to enhance the health and wellbeing of our rabbit dogs. Though it can be hard to weed through and determine what is a legitimate care option versus a fad, there are some things that are worth a try. One example of this is coconut oil, a product making rounds in both human and dog circles in recent years that has been met with rave reviews and testimonials regarding its...
  10. Winter Rabbit and Hare Hunting

    The winter season is soon to start and with it will come plentiful rabbit hunting opportunities. In some parts of the country, there is already snowfall, but the number of snowy locations will be increasing in the coming months. Once snow covers the ground, rabbit hunting becomes more fun and interesting for you and your rabbit dogs. As the landscape turns white with snow, cottontails begin to stand out in stark contrast. This makes them easier to see and therefore easier to harvest. A...
  11. Interested in Hunting with a Silent ATV? Check out the Quiet Kat

    Physical fitness is a key component to any successful hunt, regardless of the species you are pursuing. Not only do rabbit dogs need to be fit for the field but so do their human counterparts. That means getting and staying in the best shape possible for each of our bodies. Ultimately, the fitter you are the easier it will be to move about in the field for extended periods of time, equating to a good day with minimal or preferably no physical struggles to get around. Although fitness is...
  12. IQ Testing for Rabbit Dogs

    From time to time you may have wondered just how smart your rabbit dogs actually are. The Beagle breed by nature is pretty intelligent, but there are always exceptional specimens at the top of the spectrum. On the other hand, there are also dogs who maybe aren't as bright as their counterparts. In order to find out where your particular dogs fall, you can conduct a few simple IQ tests that will give you some idea as to just how bright your rabbit dogs are. Most canine IQ tests can be done...
  13. An Alternative Job for Rabbit Dogs

    When you look at a beagle, you may see a rabbit dog, but there is far more to the breed than their natural inclination to chase bunnies. Beagles are actually used in a workplace setting, punching the time clock just like the rest of us. They are known as Agriculture Canines and they work for the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP). While human and dog pairings in the workplace have been around for ages with many breeds participating, it is the beagle in particular that primarily...
  14. The Reality of Rabbit Starvation

    When rabbit season opens and you start bringing home meat for the table, your first thought may be that you could subsist on rabbit alone thanks to its deliciousness. Although rabbit mean certainly is enjoyable, it is necessary to incorporate other items into your rabbit meals. Luckily, rabbit goes good in a lot of recipes with a lot of sides, so having a well-rounded rabbit meal is not too challenging to accomplish. Though it is praised for being a lean meat, this is actually both a...
  15. Banning Biofilm Bacteria from Dog Bowls

    When you wake up in the morning and run your tongue over your teeth, chances are you might feel some type of film. What you're feeling is a type of biofilm that is present in combination with the plaque on your teeth. If you allow this to go un-checked and opt to skip brushing, you will eventually start to have some issues with not only your oral health but other bodily systems. In order to prevent such issues, we brush, floss, and use mouthwash. This is great for us, but biofilm is present...
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