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You never know. We agreed to a hunt last day last year. We had hunted part of this club but not this section. There were about 12 guys we'd never met and maybe 30 dogs and our sponsor at the club. We were a little worried but ended up having a ball and had no stop running all day and we killed a full tailgate of rabbits. It could have easily gone the other way I guess we got lucky.
 

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I too always found kids were more easy to handle and listen better when it came to hunting with hounds , I’ve took some adults on hunts before they were jumpshooting and everything you’re not supposed to do , I gave them a few warnings they didn’t listen , I strapped dog up and left , never called them back up on hunt again .... I’ve lost a dog once to accident I don’t wanna see it again ! I don’t tell everyone that story....
 

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I worked with two guys , one had the dogs and the other had a place to hunt and a 14 year old son . One hunt the 14 year old shot the mans best dog . They never spoke again . The man with the kid was going through a divorce and didn’t have any extra money and told him if I had the money I would pay you for the dog . The guy with the dog didn’t think it was a accident . Sad day anyway you look at it . I tell all the new hunters with me , don’t shoot on the jump , most likely the rabbit is going to circle and don’t get so excited that you shoot my dog , it’s only a rabbit and it will cost you $500 dollars if you kill one of my dogs .
 

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If I take someone hunting this will not be a issue because we will already have a understanding of what we were doing .I was referring to the people that show up with someone I may have invited or just stopped and asked to join. But I hunt by myself 99 percent of the time because no one else does
 

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I know where everyone is coming from But and a big But You cant come on and whine about the decline of the sport If you dont take new people and get em involved.My reservations are just as deep as anyone’s.But new people getting involved is what will keep us running JMO
I agree with you , I still take some folks hunting despite what happened to me in the past I moved on all my dogs I’ve had over the years there was no price tag on them they were my pride and joy I shared it with someone else that day I hope to make a better impression and get someone hooked on it , I found it was kids and teenagers who listened better to me , I still occasionally take someone on a rabbit hunt adults and kids... seems like when you have good dogs and deer season is over all deer hunters wants you take them on rabbit hunt they “did when they were kids , it was a lot fun” “I didn’t know people still rabbit hunted with dogs” and so on but you can’t trust everyone with a gun and shooting on ground around your dogs ...
 

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I worked with two guys , one had the dogs and the other had a place to hunt and a 14 year old son . One hunt the 14 year old shot the mans best dog . They never spoke again . The man with the kid was going through a divorce and didn’t have any extra money and told him if I had the money I would pay you for the dog . The guy with the dog didn’t think it was a accident . Sad day anyway you look at it . I tell all the new hunters with me , don’t shoot on the jump , most likely the rabbit is going to circle and don’t get so excited that you shoot my dog , it’s only a rabbit and it will cost you $500 dollars if you kill one of my dogs .
$500.00 or more for the dog!
 
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