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#3149640 - 02/02/13 09:18 PM # of hunters in group
huntintn
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Have had a couple of people PM me about rabbit hunting. I have rabbits but most say they can put a group together. A group is anywhere from 2 to 30. Would like to get some dogs on the bunnies but I would want me and my 2 boys to be in on it not just by-standers. Is it all right for me to feel this way?
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#3149652 - 02/02/13 09:33 PM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: huntintn]
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#3149871 - 02/03/13 08:38 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: TNRazorback]
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Your dogs, your rules
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#3149885 - 02/03/13 09:02 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: easy45]
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perfectly fine ,thats the way we allways worked it,your property your rules on # of folks
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#3149898 - 02/03/13 09:22 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: easy45]
huntintn
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 Originally Posted By: easy45
Your dogs, your rules
Not my dogs but my hunting land, would like to meet some members and hunt with them but dont want it covered over.
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#3153086 - 02/05/13 05:35 PM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: huntintn]
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I go on one big rabbit hunt a year in south Georgia. Might be 10-15 people on Saturday but everyone is experienced hunters.

Never around here do I even think about going with more than 5/6 and I've got to where if I don't know you then your chances of hunting with me are slim.

I just about broke my 1100 over a boy's head in Lawrence Co two years ago for jump shooting. I was nice the first time and the second time I wasn't. I simply called my dogs out of the pack and went to the truck.

I hate to be that way but most folks don't realize how much time and money is put into these dogs and years of breeding to get them where they are. When I had deer dogs and went rabbit hunting, I always felt it as a priviledge to get to hunt over someone's rabbit hounds and acted that way. Now I understand why the guys that were nice enough to invite me back then were like they were.

I tell people after that incident two years ago, if you jump shoot I won't even say a word to you. You'll just see me head to the truck with my dogs following. Same goes for shooting anything but a rabbit, especially when the dogs aren't running. I can handle the occassional squirrel killing if a rabbit is up but to be honest, I haven't seen that happen in a long while.


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#3154016 - 02/06/13 03:41 PM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: ]
LB FANATIC
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explain : jump shooting ?
I havent hunted with beagles in years..
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#3154022 - 02/06/13 03:52 PM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: LB FANATIC]
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 Originally Posted By: LB FANATIC
explain : jump shooting ?
I havent hunted with beagles in years..
Its where you shoot the rabbit as soon as it jumps up and not giving the dogs a chance to run it.I just have one beagle,and am hunting by myself 90% of the time,and I jump shoot them when ever I get the chance.Some people get down right angry over it.Their dogs their rules.
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#3154723 - 02/07/13 08:22 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
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 Originally Posted By: AlabamaSwamper
I go on one big rabbit hunt a year in south Georgia. Might be 10-15 people on Saturday but everyone is experienced hunters.

Never around here do I even think about going with more than 5/6 and I've got to where if I don't know you then your chances of hunting with me are slim.

I just about broke my 1100 over a boy's head in Lawrence Co two years ago for jump shooting. I was nice the first time and the second time I wasn't. I simply called my dogs out of the pack and went to the truck.

I hate to be that way but most folks don't realize how much time and money is put into these dogs and years of breeding to get them where they are. When I had deer dogs and went rabbit hunting, I always felt it as a priviledge to get to hunt over someone's rabbit hounds and acted that way. Now I understand why the guys that were nice enough to invite me back then were like they were.

I tell people after that incident two years ago, if you jump shoot I won't even say a word to you. You'll just see me head to the truck with my dogs following. Same goes for shooting anything but a rabbit, especially when the dogs aren't running. I can handle the occassional squirrel killing if a rabbit is up but to be honest, I haven't seen that happen in a long while.


i bet you could not get that hog leg out of your holster in time to jump shoot one anyway!!!! \:D ;\)
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#3154876 - 02/07/13 10:36 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: cecil30-30]
LB FANATIC
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 Originally Posted By: LB FANATIC
explain : jump shooting ?
I havent hunted with beagles in years..
Its where you shoot the rabbit as soon as it jumps up and not giving the dogs a chance to run it.I just have one beagle,and am hunting by myself 90% of the time,and I jump shoot them when ever I get the chance.Some people get down right angry over it.Their dogs their rules.

Thanks Cecil, agreed their dogs, their rules..although Ive never personally seen anyone get bent out of shape about that though.
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#3155005 - 02/07/13 12:47 PM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: elkman]
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There is a BIG difference between going hunting and jump shooting some rabbits for fun or for meat than shooting them in front of someone elses dogs.. The problem here lies with inviting someone to come to your place and ask them to bring their dogs, and then you shoot the rabbits without using the said dogs that someone went out of their way to bring for your enjoyment!!!!!! my .02
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#3155116 - 02/07/13 02:43 PM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: elkman]
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I've hunted with several hunters but I generally never liked hunting with over 3 or 4 people. It all depends on the terrain you're hunting. Now most people cut the cotton stalks right after they pick. Years ago most fields would stand in cotton stalk all winter. A rabbit in a big cotton field is apt to stay in that cotton field in front of the dogs. In my book then (or any like circumstance) is when you needed more hunters. Just as well thee are times that jump shooting is advisable. I don't know about you guys but whenever my dogs got on a rabbit you just about couldn't call them off. There are places that I didn't want a rabbit to get into. An example would be if I was hunting a ditchrow next to a huge cottonfield like mentioned above I'd just as soon kill the rabbit before he had a chance to get into the field and run forever and a day. Another instance might be if they jumped a rabbit next to a road or highway where there was any chance of them being hit by a car. I tried steering away from these areas but sometimes that was impossible.
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#3156007 - 02/08/13 09:52 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: ]
huntintn
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 Originally Posted By: Gut Bucket
Most of the beaglers I hunt with want you to let the first rabbit or two run so the dogs get to have their fun and we get to enjoy the chase. But after a couple of good chases you shoot when you get an clear opportunity..if there are plenty of rabbits. If not many rabbits, they may want them to have a good chase on all of them...but never quick shoot the first couple.
This is how I like it, My farm is wrapped up with rabbit so shooting some is no problem. I expect everyone huntig to wear orange usally let the dogs make atleast one circle on every jump but have killed several that dogs pushed out while running another.
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#3156132 - 02/08/13 11:31 AM Re: # of hunters in group [Re: huntintn]
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I never liked hunting with strangers, still don't to this day. We usually had a core group of 4-6 that were all experienced rabbit hunters. Kids NEVER went unsupervised. We have had as many 12-15 but we were hunting HUGE cutovers with thick replanted pines. Tons of rabbits, but the cover was so thick most rabbits would get by anyways. Dogs would run all day and never stop and we might kill 10 rabbits. A lot of places, we would shoot just as many rabbits "slippin" as we would that were being ran by the dogs. You never knew until the dogs never came by.

Jumpshooting was never a big deal. As long as the dogs were safe, we never cared. But then again, we always hunted places with very good rabbit populations.
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