Big Weekend of Rabbit hunting - Hosted hunters all the way from OHIO

Discussion in 'Small Game' started by Joeyman, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Joeyman

    Joeyman Active Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    St. Louis Mo
    We were happy to host Elliot and Tysen of Ohio this weekend for a 3 day rabbit hunt. We had alot of fun, covered alot of ground, watched alot of dogs work hard in some tuff conditions. We had anywhere from 10 dogs on the ground to 19 dogs on the ground on sunday. Everyone was able to harvest a few rabbits each day and their was never a dull moment.


    Friday we headed out to a spot that is very large, mostly big flat looking fields. Conditions for the day were cold and very very windy. The wind woundn't stop blowing. On this day we jumped anywhere from 15-17 rabbits. We were able to gun down 10 rabbits and the dogs ran down and caught him in a brushpile. My thunder and one of elliots dogs tore that rabbit up pretty good by the time we got there. You can see footage of that in the video link. We ran dogs for 11hrs on this hunt

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    lots of great footage was taken on this hunt.

    We had fun killing a few birds. Tysen was able to bag a few woodcock birds

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    Elliot put some rabbit ears on it....lol

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    I was able to knock down this quail

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    Here are some tired dogs after 11hrs on the ground. They made beds for themselves near the truck while we were putting our stuff up.

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    Here we are after the days hunt

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    Saturday things started off great. We had a few great runs in the morning. We hunted an area with alot of tree tops stacked up on top of eachother. As we hunted we ran into area's that were burned which made things very difficult. As the rabbits would run across the burned up areas they'd get the bottom's of their feet covered in black ash hiding its scent. As the dogs ran thru they created black ash dust all over. The races were pretty much done once the rabbit ran into those areas. We put 7-8 rabbits on the move, knocked out 4 rabbits on this hunt.

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  2. Joeyman

    Joeyman Active Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    St. Louis Mo
    Sunday we hit an area that has not been hunting by me yet this season. We had to cut this hunt short because elliot had to make the 10+ hour drive home. For a short hunt we did alot of rabbits. Many of which got away for one reason or another. I think having 19 dogs on the ground was more than we could handle....lol I didn't think we expected things to get out of hand the way it did. We had to regroup dogs twice. It was surely an experience I won't so forget. I have a very nice clip of all the dogs pounding a rabbit I don't know how they didn't catch the thing. Wish I could of gotten more video footage but I was so caught up in the moment with all the crazyness going on I didn't get the chance to. Hope you enjoy what video I did get on film.

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    Here are some of the 19 dogs on the hunt

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    Few rabbits come out of this thick area

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    The crew after a short hunt.

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    I had to get a pic of ol thunder. He was plum wore out after 24hrs on the ground in 3 days. He also got a good cut on his shoulder from a barb wire fence we believe. He was a trooper though. He'll be alright.

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  3. mainstreet

    mainstreet Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
    Fenton
    sounds fun. I am done for the season, just got home today from a double by-pass surgery. Gonna be out about 12 weeks.
     
  4. bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Marshall,Mo
    Sounded like a heckof a hunt Joey.I bet those Ohio boys were impressed with your hunting spots uh?
     
  5. lma

    lma Active Member

    Looks like some good hunts there! Great videos! Thanx for sharing them, the pics and the narration! :claphands::claphands::claphands:
     
  6. Shrapnel

    Shrapnel Active Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Imperial MO
  7. Joeyman

    Joeyman Active Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    St. Louis Mo
    [rquote=1886112&tid=131361&author=bigjohn]Sounded like a heckof a hunt Joey.I bet those Ohio boys were impressed with your hunting spots uh?[/rquote]

    they have never seen so much flat land before and said we have so much cover to hunt in. nothing like back in ohio.
     
  8. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    They must have been from eastern Ohio. Looks like a good weekend of hunting! Pups are probably still sleeping in! lol Thanks for sharing the videos and pics.



    Mainstreet, you heal up and rest!
     
  9. Joeyman

    Joeyman Active Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    St. Louis Mo
    [rquote=1890218&tid=131361&author=cfrazee_mo]They must have been from eastern Ohio. Looks like a good weekend of hunting! Pups are probably still sleeping in! lol Thanks for sharing the videos and pics.



    Mainstreet, you heal up and rest! [/rquote]

    yes they were from Eastern Ohio. they really like missouri