This last weekend I took Baxter (my beagle) out rabbit hunting. We had been a couple places before, but never saw a thing. This time I took him to a place I knew there were rabbits. It was unreal watching his instincts take over out there. He would start his baying(sp?) every time he got on a fresh scent. Every rabbit we got (6 total) was a minute or 2 after he started howling. It was cool because other than a little scent training with a rabbit foot at home, I never taught/ trained him on rabbit hunting.
The 1st one he jumped about 25 yards from me. The rabbit ran, stopped and looked at me, and was down. Baxter immediately ran over to it and didn't want to give it up to me This was the case with every rabbit we shot. He thought they were his.
He also jumped 2 spruce hen that we got. I would have never seen them if he didnt spook em.
Anyways, here are some pictures. I feel like a "proud father."