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Turning The Corner – Rabbit Hunter

     Somewhere around about the middle of February rabbit hunters will notice a distinct change in the air. Sure, it’s still officially winter, and even your basic ground hog knows there’s likely to be six more weeks of snow and cold …

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One Dog or Big Pack? : Rabbit Hunter

It’s probably safe to say that most of today’s rabbit hunters (seeking hares or cottontails) started out with one Beagle, maybe two, that a friend, relative or neighbor happened to own. That’s how most of us learned how to hunt …

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The Bitchline : Rabbit Hunter

In the early 1960’s, the young Beaglers hailing from the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh, PA, began to feel comfortable with their established club grounds located in Culmerville (Gibsonia).  These gents, Joe Brender, Harry Sweeney, Herman Palumbo and several others, started …

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Gearing Up For Next Season

June 2012 Rabbit Hunter Magzine CoverRABBIT HUNTER – Most hunters, other than Beaglers, are able to survive several hunting seasons before they have to consider buying new gear. Truth be told, sitting in a stand or blind might wear out the seat of your pants …

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2012 PKC Rabbit World Champion

June 2012 Rabbit Hunter Magzine Cover There was nothing blue about winning the 2012 PKC Rabbit World Championship for Kenneth Wilburn except the name of the winning dog – Chenoweth’s Fork Blue. Two year old Blue is out of  Pleasant Valley Rip and Victory Run Shining …

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Finding Briar

Rabbit Hunter, April 2012RABBIT HUNTER – What follows is an account of one of those hunts that was one to remember for all of the wrong reasons and for the luck that we ended the day on. It started out well enough with …

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Sporting Dog Association of Missouri

Rabbit Hunter, April 2012RABBIT HUNTER – I would like to congratulate the winners of the 2011 Sporting Dog Association of Missouri Little Pack Hound of the Year! It was another successful and fun year. We raised a total of $248 for the Sporting …

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Zach’s First Rabbit

Rabbit Hunter, April 2012RABBIT HUNTER – I love to take kids and grownups rabbit hunting, especially those who have never taken a rabbit with a gun with Beagles.

This trip was one of those hunts I look forward to each year. We got …

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Bare Ground Snowshoe Rabbit Hunt

Rabbit Hunter, March 2012THE RABBIT HUNTER – It was 6 AM and Neil McKay and I headed towards Route 9 with one little 13″ Beagle in the box headed to Dan and Nancy Cardozer’s home in Northfield, ME. We were going to take …

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The Last Cottontail

Rabbit Hunter, March 2012THE RABBIT HUNTER – It’s been close to 50 years now but I distinctly recall the first time I purposely let a rabbit get away at the end of the season. Nothing more than a farm boy wearing jeans, rubber …

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