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    is there a need for beagles to run hares or can i do just as well with-out them

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    You can do it without them and have a ball, but a beagle also works really well. We raised and used them for years. Bags are definitely higher with beagles.

    For us it was hard to leave the beagles home any time we went out on a stalking hunt. You pretty much need to use a shotgun with dogs, both for the moving targets and safety of the dogs (no ricochets allowed in dense brush). If you like hunting with rifles, handguns, archery, muzzleloaders too, you are going to have to leave the dogs home, and they are going to make you feel really guilty about it. We worked a compromise, leaving the dogs home when it was wet or windy, but they got first dibs on hunts when conditions were good.
    "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
    Merle Haggard

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    • #3
      Beagles

      Like Brownbear says you can do it either way, but the music of the beagles is too much for me to resist. It makes it much more enjoyable for me.

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      • #4
        biggun's

        Just to forwarn you rabbitrunner01, the rabbits here are the size of a beagle so you better train them self defense as they may just run your beagle.
        I once held the yardstick of anothers perfection, I threw it down and carved my own................

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        • #5
          I've used a Beagle out here for Tundra Hares. They work great. Was born and raised in MI and shagging after cottontails with a Beagle was probably some of the best hunting I ever did while growing up back there.

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          • #6
            you have seen my beagles thunder chicken do you think they'be big enough and do you think they will do well?

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            • #7
              beagles

              I think they would have a blast, and just think............no more greenbriar so you won't need a blood transfusion at the end of the day!!!
              I once held the yardstick of anothers perfection, I threw it down and carved my own................

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              • #8
                wandering about beagles in the cold

                was wandering how well the dogs run in the cold also i m not sure if maybe there are too many hares in the area i like hunting would that cause a problkem for the dogs i hunt in delta junc and fort greely area i m curious to see some beagles run up here and how the hares would act

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