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We have been planning a hunt down in SE Ky all season and finally Saturday we got to go. Me, my brother, my brother-in-law and his dad, and my cousin.
we started off at a 80 or so acre patch that I grew up beside of that was prime rabbit habitat growing up, it was grown up into a lot of pine thickets and trees so it was not as good as I remembered it we jumped 6-7 there and seen 4 and missed all 4. Lol (terrible shooting) we did however sneak a 3” high brass #4 shot into the single shot 12 gauge we brought for my cousin to use and boy was it hilarious to see him loose his footing on that quick draw shot! Words can’t describe how funny it was!
Then we went to another 8-10 acre field a couple min away and we jumped 1 rabbit and it was missed 4 times before it went to the hole. Horrible shooting. Lol

then we decided to go and try a strip job that I had rode horses and ATVs on growing up we didn’t know much about, nor had we been there in years. By this time it was almost 11 am. As soon as we got to the top we parked dropped the tailgate and the dogs where off to the races. They continuously ran-it non stop while we where scrambling getting guns loaded and got into position. Turner connected on this one. We walked them back to the beginning of the field and another popped out by my feet (Fern my blue pup jumped it) I shot and missed. My brother connected on it which I’d rather him got it than me it’s only his 2nd rabbit.
we hunted them for about an hour longer. We got to a smaller field on a tree line, and they got another one up and believe it or not after missing 3 shots already that morning I killed this rabbit at about 40 yards. I guess aiming helps lol!
Needless to say this hunt will always be in my memories. I thank the lord for another great day! God bless & thanks for reading.
JMS KENTUCKY KENNELS.
 

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We have been planning a hunt down in SE Ky all season and finally Saturday we got to go. Me, my brother, my brother-in-law and his dad, and my cousin.
we started off at a 80 or so acre patch that I grew up beside of that was prime rabbit habitat growing up, it was grown up into a lot of pine thickets and trees so it was not as good as I remembered it we jumped 6-7 there and seen 4 and missed all 4. Lol (terrible shooting) we did however sneak a 3” high brass #4 shot into the single shot 12 gauge we brought for my cousin to use and boy was it hilarious to see him loose his footing on that quick draw shot! Words can’t describe how funny it was!
Then we went to another 8-10 acre field a couple min away and we jumped 1 rabbit and it was missed 4 times before it went to the hole. Horrible shooting. Lol

then we decided to go and try a strip job that I had rode horses and ATVs on growing up we didn’t know much about, nor had we been there in years. By this time it was almost 11 am. As soon as we got to the top we parked dropped the tailgate and the dogs where off to the races. They continuously ran-it non stop while we where scrambling getting guns loaded and got into position. Turner connected on this one. We walked them back to the beginning of the field and another popped out by my feet (Fern my blue pup jumped it) I shot and missed. My brother connected on it which I’d rather him got it than me it’s only his 2nd rabbit.
we hunted them for about an hour longer. We got to a smaller field on a tree line, and they got another one up and believe it or not after missing 3 shots already that morning I killed this rabbit at about 40 yards. I guess aiming helps lol!
Needless to say this hunt will always be in my memories. I thank the lord for another great day! God bless & thanks for reading.
JMS KENTUCKY KENNELS.
Fun memories meat in the freezer and Fellowship can’t go wrong God’s good..
 

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SURELY GREAT MEMORIES!!!!!! It's not about how many you kill. It's about enjoying the sport of BEAGLING and The FELLOWSHIP!!!!!!! Surely going back to your old home grounds also brought back the GREAT MEMORIES of the past. I wish I could go back and hunt the grounds that I hunted while I was growing up. I was Blessed and didn't even know it then. I had enough rabbits to get a few when I wanted. If I wanted to fish I had Bayou Teche running across the street from my house. I could also hunt along the Bayou Banks. My Grandfather had two miles of Bayou Bank Property leased . Those were the days my FRIENDS!!!!! FOREVER ENJOY THOSE MEMORIES!!!!!!!
 

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Nice story and pictures , lasting memories for everyone . I bet that was funny when he pulled that trigger on that single shot .

My nephew bought some 3” high velocity #6 to use in his 24” barrel 1187 . When he would shoot I would about jump out of my pants . I asked him what he was using and that his shotgun sounded like a high powered rifle . He went hunting a week later with some other people and they told him the same thing . They told him they jump every time he shoots . I told him he better switch shells or they are not going to invite you back . He switched shells thank goodness . Now I don’t jump either .
 

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JMS- it’s pretty depressing sometimes to go back to areas 20-30 years later and see the changes. Places I grew up hunting have been cleared off, houses built or sold to folks that have moved in from other areas. Most of those folks won’t allow hunting and don’t like dogs. However if you knock on doors after deer seasons and visit with them some will allow and even go with you. Had one elderly gentleman that wouldn’t let anyone hunt on his property that I visited with and he went with me. He goes yearly with me now!! I always try to look at the positive instead of the negative .
 

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JMS- it’s pretty depressing sometimes to go back to areas 20-30 years later and see the changes. Places I grew up hunting have been cleared off, houses built or sold to folks that have moved in from other areas. Most of those folks won’t allow hunting and don’t like dogs. However if you knock on doors after deer seasons and visit with them some will allow and even go with you. Had one elderly gentleman that wouldn’t let anyone hunt on his property that I visited with and he went with me. He goes yearly with me now!! I always try to look at the positive instead of the negative .
Yeh I look for someone to buy that 70-80 acre track anytime. I’d love to live there it’s always been a dream of mine! It’s the perfect piece of ground In my opinion. But there’s not much work in deep SE Ky since the coal mines went belly up. That’s why after Tech school I moved more towards central Ky for work.
I’d love to have that plot of Land though! 😞
 

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Ky-Better work on the sight plane with your barrel. At least you have rabbits to run when you go back.sounds like you guys had a lot of fun! Pick your hulls up so you can reload them, JMO price of shells might go up with the new politicians coming into office.
Yes I’ve been buying 16 gauge shells every time I can find them. I prolly should look into reloading! What’s a general price to get started with that?
 
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