Spotted quite a few hare tracks today while driving an area for deer. I haven't seen a hare in this particular location in over four years. Glad to see some still around. I'll have to take a couple hounds there after X-Mas to listen to a chase or two.
My setter has pointed 2 this year...one of my goals is to get one off of her points. Last year during the first day of hare season she went on point and thinking it was a grouse, a hare bolts out and I missed it (ugh)...could have used a few of your beagles at that point.
Good to hear Chet, but we all know there aren't any hare left in NE PA. Why else would they have closed the season?
To feed the fishers they reintroduced. Saw their tracks as well. Wish they would open a trapping season on them in my part of the state. I caught a couple last year while targeting coyote.
I'm really going to miss hunting hare this year. I can honestly say hare are my favorite game animal to hunt. At least I can still run one or two. If I had more computer smarts I'd take a video camera along to video tape/post some chases.