8 dogs might could put more pressure on the rabbits and make them run huge. Might even break them up into 3 packs: Two trios and a brace. Match them up by speed and how hard they run. If you have any pups or dogs that need help, pair them with your more experienced dogs. If you know the place is loaded and you won’t have a hard time filling your game bag, I would take the opportunity to try out some combos of dogs. Sounds like a blast man!
To much pressure Solas will put them in a rock pile, hole or tree. I have been there and done that on cottontail here in Michigan. Some guys get a little perturbed because all ot the dogs are down and they cannot run a rabbit. Put most of them up or match dogs 1 for sure with 2 maximum to run good in the swamp/woods. Need to match the dogs to the conditions you are running in.
We were up north hunting hare and had 11 dogs down they all ran well, didn’t need to put dogs up.
Funny how the weather, humidity, amount of snow, wind, affects how the dogs can run.
Have you ever thought what the dogs have to go through to run a rabbit based on the things just mentioned.
My sinuses would be exploding, eyes red, face scratched with sore muscles if I was running a rabbit. LOL-JMHO