Does anyone hunt with a Beagle?

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Backwing, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. Backwing

    Backwing Elite Refuge Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Somewhere on the rails
    I just got a six month old Beagle, and was wondering if anyone has any experience hunting pheasants with Beagles.
    I know they are used for rabbit hunting, but I think I am goint to work with her on pheasants for this year.
  2. Otto

    Otto Banned

    Dec 16, 2000
    N.W. WA.
    Growing up I had a friend that had a Beagle that would retrieve ducks. Very funny looking watching it bring back a bird the size of him.
    Good Luck, Sounds kinda fun.

  3. 1 shot kill

    1 shot kill Moderator Moderator

    Apr 27, 2000
    Des Moines, IA, U.S.A.
    A science teacher at my school aslo has a beagle that he hunts ducks with, I don't know if he uses him on pheasants or not. Kinda funny though, usin a fox dog for ducks :D :D :D :D
  4. arctic hunter

    arctic hunter Elite Refuge Member

    Jan 10, 2001
    i tried using mine to hunt grouse with. she did ok, but really didnt know what to look for. she kept getting on rabbit trails. if she happened up on a grouse, her mood would change eneough that i could normally tell. i dont know how well they would do on pheasants.
  5. RProvines

    RProvines Guest

    One of my two beagles was birdy by nature. She srtuck a trail this year at 6 months old and I couldn't figure out what was going on. She's normally a chopper but was working this track yipping. I let her go and "vroom" a **** bird goes up. I let her nuzzle th ebird and she's flushed fo rme ever since. The distance is hard to control, though. I just bought some quail to work my springer with and she went nuts. Hope she'll still run bunnies.
  6. AGR

    AGR Guest

    I know a guy that has a beagle cocker cross. When she gets on hot pheasent scent she starts howling/barking and doesn't quit until she pushes up that rooster. You just have to be with her when she starts bawling and you'll get a shot.
  7. yabetterduk

    yabetterduk Senior Refuge Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    auburn ca. USA
    Never seen it. Or heard of it. But if you do it you better not miss Because I don't think you will get your dog back. Long gone on the trail if you know what I mean. :D

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