Rabbitdogs Rabbit Hunt

Discussion in 'The Tailgate' started by Swampman, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Swampman

    Swampman Well-Known Member

    Guys, I've belonged to the Hunted Hare for years and we use to have an annual Hunted Hare Hunt.
    We haven't had one for 3 years now and there is rarely a post anymore on that forum neither.
    Don't let the "Hunt" fool you, we never shot any (except for a couple of kids), just a bunch of guys getting together for a long weekend running hounds in the north country on Hare, drinking beers each night with a lot of BS flying.

    I really miss that get together and was thinking maybe some on here would enjoy doing this with a twist? We could move it around year to year to run Hare one year, Swampers the next then cottontails, etc.

    I still run with a couple of the guys, but we don't do the big get together anymore.

    Here are a couple of slide shows from the last two years we did it.
    Brandon (not the Brandon on this forum) was a natural at putting together the slide shows.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wzTPKRJvMc&feature=player_embedded
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTKHA6HRo04&feature=player_embedded
     
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  2. TRK

    TRK Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I would go if I could get off work.
     
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  3. wad

    wad Well-Known Member

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    Thats the kind of thing I thought a field trial would be the first time I went lol. Sounds good
     
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  4. LtELmer

    LtELmer Well-Known Member

    Take a mess of Videos like that and put them on Netflix,does a humans soul good to get back to earth ! These litterally made me feel so good !
     
  5. dovehunter

    dovehunter Active Member

    Sounds good Swampman,im all in, lets make it happen.
     
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  6. Circle4p

    Circle4p Well-Known Member

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    Could have one down in Bama also lol
     
  7. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    Swamp. That's an outstanding idea. I would definitely be interested in something like that. I would be more than willing to show the covers in Maine
     
  8. Materjuice

    Materjuice Well-Known Member

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    Ohhh my ..... THIS COULD GET UGLY!!!!

    FUN AS ALL GETOUT,........... BUT UUUGGGLLLLLYY!!!

    Idea: Perhaps the houndsmen local to the hunt,... could provide the hounds for the area hunted!
    Would be more dogs than we could hunt! Plus a nightmare hauling that many dogs and logistics of their upkeep!

    Just a thought!

    Materjuice
     
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  9. LtELmer

    LtELmer Well-Known Member

    Well I have done some thinking on this very idea for a year.Thoughts I had ,middle location for North and south and East and West .A big enough location dogs could be kept,hounds people could stay in accomadations or bring there own .split up hounds and run in different locations then split up and go out again Do it on a weekend.
     
  10. rienmark

    rienmark Well-Known Member

    Well it depends on how many people shows up they was talkin the whole weekend you could run a lot of dogs in the whole weekend I don't know just some ideas I know one thing my dog got some good foot but they ain't got no foot like them hair dogs got I done seen that
     
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  11. rienmark

    rienmark Well-Known Member

    What you think LT I think the middle of all of us guys I see on rabbitdogs.net going to be somewhere around Kentucky Tennessee everybody needs to put in with their ideas
     
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  12. Materjuice

    Materjuice Well-Known Member

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    Yessir,... much planning! The more you do, the more you think thru it,... the easier and more enjoyable it would be for everyone!

    Let’s go fellas,... the only bad idea,... is the one not thrown out, on this deal!
    It’s also closer to season than ya think,... may wanna plan it a full year out!
    Just a thought!
     
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  13. LtELmer

    LtELmer Well-Known Member

    use common sense ,run fast dogs together ,med together and so on that part would have to be played by ear.
     
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  14. Materjuice

    Materjuice Well-Known Member

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    Very true!…… Think on this,... if it could be whittled down to a weekend,... some could take dogs!
    That would be your personal decision!
    Planning a year out,... would allow some to fly in(cost effective) if planned far enough in advance!
    Would allow some to make it in for the hunt,... that otherwise couldn’t!

    Try to accommodate the working with kids crowd!

    Busky
     
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  15. Materjuice

    Materjuice Well-Known Member

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    Well,... let’s hammer out a particular area of the country first!

    I know our yank brothers wanna get in on a runaway Swamper train!…… but no worse than I wanna see a solid white bad bunny plowing through the snow! So,...

    ... Let’s work on a PLACE,... THEN ,... figure the month and weekend!

    Mater
     
  16. rienmark

    rienmark Well-Known Member

    I think you get smarter the more you drink
     
  17. Materjuice

    Materjuice Well-Known Member

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    Ha!... stopped on the 2nd one! Working tomorrow!

    Boy,... when Swampman opens up a can,... he goes with the the Family value, double Xxxtra large can,.... does he not?

    Headed to bed mi Amigos…… Hasta manana!!!!

    Mater
     
  18. Swampman

    Swampman Well-Known Member

    Holy crap, you guys been busy!
    We always stayed at someone's camp and some brought campers, tents.

    The whole idea is to bring your own hounds and run together, many of the guys staked them out on gang chains and I use my dog trailer.

    To keep the hounds down in number, we could stipulate each guy can run two hounds each.
    I go to the Island every year and we have a 10 hounds down limit.
    There are usually 2 to 4 of us so we can run 2 to 5 hounds each daily depending on how many guys are there.

    Like I said in original post, I'm all for moving it around.
    I'm willing to drive pretty far to run hounds, just have to make sure you have a big enough area with enough game to make it worth everyone's time that is traveling from a far.
     
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  19. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    Come to Maine anytime swamp