Rabbits and birds
Hit the SGL intentionally late on Friday and found an empty parking lot. Got the dogs ready and went looking for rabbits. Well we flushed 4 roosters and a hen before they found a rabbit to run. While the dogs were doing what they do, I stood on the road and watched /listened to the 3 mile chase. Seen the rabbit 5 times and had possible shots 4 of those times. During the run they kicked up 3 more roosters that I seen and at least 3 more that I only heard. Plus there was a flush that sounded like a grouse, but I don't know, never seen it.
One of the Roosters flushed landed on the road I was on and seemed to listen to the chase like I was doing right up until I heard a beeping sound, than it ran into cover. Sure enough a lab and hunter came out of the brush we talked I told him about the birds and the one on the road. He asked how far down I went. And went down the road to hunt. He was coming back when I shot the rabbit so I held the hounds by collar having left the leads back at the truck. He headed to the parking lot and I went down where he was and promptly flushed 2 birds and started a rabbit. As the rabbit passed me on the road I just stayed put and allowed the hounds to circle. When I looked down the road I seen two light colored bird dogs working the sides of the road. The rabbit was headed my way so I turned to watch as I did there were a quick 2 shots behind me. As the dogs got closer a rooster came running out across the road followed by the rabbit and the hounds a little later. Stopped the hounds on the next pass and headed back to a empty parking lot.
All in all a good day. Just surprised there were so many birds and so few hunters. Usually this place has a full parking lot until there are very few birds left. Waugh!
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