Well, the early season is now history and the dogs are on their two week vacation. Might run them on Sunday weather permitting.
I had the dogs out a lot more before the season started but managed about 20-25 hours with a gun in my hand.
These are my observations...
Rabbits seen on the circle...15
Rabbits circled and not seen...lots
Rabbits seen that were jumped by the dogs...5
Rabbits jumped for the dogs...0
Rabbits shot on the jump...0
Tek 1 antenna broken...2
Fully imbedded ticks...3
Multi flora rose thorns removed...lots
Average cost per rabbit...~$1800
Shooting a bunny circled by good hounds...priceless
So, how was your early season?