I know everyone has a style they like best! I’ve seen a little bit of the Otis and skullfork on video but haven’t run with any of those. The best part of rabbit hunting to me is seeing a good hound run the fire out of one. Out of the hounds I’ve seen it seems like the heart and grit has dwindled over time. I’m trying to add that back in my pack now.Your going to get All kinds of different answers but out of the lines I have personally ran/ owned/ hunted with I will list in no particular order!
2 very true statements an old man told me years ago:Lots of good hunt lines out there but not all lines hunt!!
Yeap,The hardest hunting that I have seen was the Red River Bruce line
Shock collars are definitely a game changer! Before we had shock collars the dogs we had with more hunt seemed to be more stubborn than their counter parts.The hardest hunting (searching) line I have experienced was the Gay line from Frank Reese, especially those directly by or close to Gay Baker. They were awesome little rabbit dogs. Unfortunately they were very trashy, and this was in the days before we had shock collars to stop/break them off deer.
What is BC/SF? I probably know, just can't get my mind around it right now.I got BC/SF dogs in my kennel that cast like bird-dogs with their head up---if you see one whirl and head for the briars or brushpile---get ready--if they pass up a brushpile without going in----ant no rabbit in it---you can take it to the bank