I've been following this forum for a month now and ready to come out of the shadows. I've already learned so much by reading y'all's posts. I am an elementary school teacher in a little suburb of Fort Worth, TX (Burleson) and a fly fishing guide in Montana and Idaho during the summer. I’m an avid bird hunter with a decent bird dog I trained myself. Over Christmas break I decided see what our family pet, a beagle could do on a rabbit track. I learned from this forum to stick with it. Within about ten days she was opening up on a rabbit and I was hooked! Since then she has ran a rabbit in a full circle. She is struggling with her checks but we'll stick with it. Anybody else from down around my part of the state?