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when do you guys run your beagles in the summer with the heat, after dark it was still 83 degrees last week, I work 2nd and 3rd shifts and its hard to get out during the day???
 

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We currently have 5 running hounds and 1 pup.
We have a bit of a routine that we use.
Weekend mornings belong to the dogs.
Almost all time is spent running dogs solo or in pairs.
We get up with the sun and have dogs on the ground right after.
We'll run each dog/pair for 2-3 hours both days.
The wife gets up and runs a different group than I do.
Maybe once a month we throw them all together on a cool or damp evening and let rip for 3 - 4 hours or till it gets dark.

Any time we get a nice cool down like the last few days here, it's the same thing, Grab 1 or 2 and run till dark.
The young developing dogs get the most time but all hounds get at least a good run or 2 a week.

Cutting back the feed so they don't get heavy and give them good steady work is about the best you can do.

John L
 

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Rabbit Runner said:
The wife gets up and runs a different group than I do.
yeah i don't think that will happen here. some guys have all the luck. lol
 

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John if you happen to fall down and hit your head and think it's time to buy a corvette and chase blondes instead of hounds.....Mrs.Rabbitrunner is welcome here anytime!lol! Food and rent included....just need to run the hounds and bring yours here of course! I'm only kinding about the first part......you are a lucky guy to have a great wife like you do.
 

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Guees I better watch my back LOL

We ran 2 pair this morning.
Mag and Lace found a hare and that made for an easy morning for janie 2 1/2 hours then he ran right by the truck, so she grabbed the dogs.

I had old Ab and young Luke.
They an 2 half grown cottontails for about 45 minutes each.
Tricky rascals gave the young dog fits but old Ab kept the run alive.

A great morning in the NEPA woods !

And 2 year old Molly is up in Vermont running hare at the Futurity trial with 2 of her sisters.

John L
 

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hey john maybe we can get out archery hunting in some tree stands
you know i'll help you put them up. that way nothing bad happens to you and your wife gets left all alone with all them good dogs to run on her own. you know jst saying
 

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John....you should feel good about this.....it nice to know you have friends that care.....about your wife and hounds anyway!lol!
 

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Just heard from up north, Maggie' younger sister Nokie just won the 2010 International Beagle Hare Futurity !!!!
My Molly lasted 3 hours and got picked 7th, but looked good.

21 big females running large pack on hare at full speed just wore Molly out.

Go Noke !!!

John L

Oh yeah at least I know SOMETHING happens to me mine wil be OK
 

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John....you should feel good about this.....it nice to know you have friends that care.....about your wife and hounds anyway!lol!
yeah we are just looking out for you buddy! you know us guys gotta watch each others backs.
just wonderin is she going to maine with us in nov?
 

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On cool evenings/mornings when I can get out the hounds will be singing. But in the 90 degree temps we have now I'll be sitting home enjoying a cool beverage (preferably Jack & Coke).

Lots of little cottontail around now that like to run a couple yards and sit still to get eaten.
 

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Mag and Luke just rolled this morning at the club.
3 hours of non stop screamin
Great morning

Probably take a few others out before dark.

Nice to see a little moisture to keep the dogs cool.

John L
 

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Ran them yesterday evening. A few good runs on some real young bunnies.
 
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