I just recently acquired a new garmin astro and some gps collars for my beagles when I am hare hunting. It is very helpful and it also answers a lot of questions I have had about how far a rabbit will circle before it turns back around. I have heard that snowshoe hares make a much farther circle than a cottontail rabbit, but after the last two weeks of using my new gps collars I'm not so sure. According to my gps, the average distance that a snowshoe hare runs in a circle is about 200-300 yards. In the last two weeks, one of my beagles who chases rabbits to me consistently, has chased about a dozen different rabbits, and each time she has only ran about 200-300 yards on average. A few times she has ran the rabbit (hare) only 100-200 yards, and a few times she has ran a rabbit 400-500 yards (about a quarter mile). That's not nearly as far as I was expecting. In the past, I always assumed the hares were running about 1/4-1/2 a mile. But I was estimating based on how far away I could hear her barking. But the gps doesn't lie. Anyhow, just in case anyone was wondering, there's some interesting information for you.