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Discussion in 'Small Game' started by BunnyHunter, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. BunnyHunter

    BunnyHunter Member

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    Hi, I'm BunnyHunter and I ... well I 'spose you figured out what I do. I've been over at the shotgun board for a while but just signed up over here. Nice to see some familliar faces, uhh... handles and the ones new to me.

    In Ohio, its not legal to hunt anything but squirrel on state land w/ a rifle. I was looking for a .22 over .410 ("Gee officer, I thought it was one of them short tailed long eared ground dwelling squills") when a Winchester 9410 followed me home. And that has, for the time being, ended my search for a Savage 24.

    BTW, if anyone has ever seen a lever action w/ a vent rib, could you stop at the levergun forum and tell me how they handled the barrel bands?

    Take care,
    BH
     
  2. huntswithdogs

    huntswithdogs Moderator

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    Bh ,

    Maybe you oughta head down this way. I just got permission to rabbit hunt on about 500 acres! I'll work on the deer hunting next year. No one has hunted(for rabbits) this place for years. Briars,honeysuckle,small creeks,more briars,over grown fields,yet more briars and probably more briars. The guy who owns this property found out I have beagles. He used to raise and hunt beagles in field trials and got too old to mess with em anymore. He hasn't been out to hunt rabbits for about 5 years.I hope he doesn't have any huge expectations about my dogs. They're what I call old fashion beagles. Not pedigreed, just DAWG dogs. Maybe a little bit of Walker, Terrier, Beagle, Fiest and any thing else that would run a rabbit. The man who sold them to my brotherinlaw has been working on this mix for about 30 years and in my opinion got the formula just about right.

    We'll just load em up and go hunt. I might not get invited back but any old houndsman knows better than to talk down another mans dogs less he's trying to buy em.


    HWD
     

  3. BunnyHunter

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    Re: re: New to the board

    Yep, the one exception among polite company :lol:

    Wow! 500 acres that hasn't been hunted for bunnies in 5 years sounds pretty close to heaven. Even MY dogs could do well there! Lets see, I think your in Virginia... thats only 8 hours or so...

    Papers don't run rabbits... and to be honest given what they're printed on they're really not even any good for wipin' your a... you know. I really like a little terrier in the mix. Makes great little jump dogs. Since I got mine I don't think I've intentionally kicked brush to put up a rabbit. Sometimes if the dogs know there's a bunny in a blow down they can't get to, I'll bounce on it a time or two. He needs just a little more nose. I'd like to cross him back to one of my females (supposed to be purebred) but my wife doesn't want pups. Accidents do happen. :twisted:

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  4. huntswithdogs

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    Just put em together(if they're in a kennel) and go back in the house. The "accident" will happen on its own. Wouldn't be the first set of accidental pups that I've heard of!

    HWD