I met up with my cousin Hillary and her finance, Lance to go rabbit hunting with their three beagles. We loaded up our guns, snowshoes and gear onto snowmobiles and headed out to see if we could get some meat.
Our first stop was a quick trip through a grown up boggy area. It was thick and there were not a lot of animal signs. The dogs could not find a scent so we moved on.
|This photo doesn't do the woods justice. Thick woods but with no lower branches, it felt much more open.|
|Heading down the path towards a thicker, bog area.|
|My view once we crouched and started looking for rabbits|
Then, a shot. Hillary had shot at the rabbit as it ran past her and up the hill towards the snowmobiles. Unfortunately, the rabbit was too far away. Lance and I never saw it and it was the only shot we would take while we were out there.
We walked more and listened as the dogs picked up another scent. They ran two more circles around us before we started rounding them up to go home. No rabbits for us this time but it was fun being in the woods and seeing the beagles work.
We may try to go out again before the season is over. It would be fun to actually get a rabbit this season and learn how to skin it and clean it up to eat!