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#3184982 - 01/13/19 12:17 AM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
Californiadoggers Offline
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Registered: 01/07/19
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Loc: California
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#3200025 - 04/01/19 01:05 PM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
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Originally Posted By: NY Yote hunter
Red Frog that is a pretty cool story!!! One thing for sure is that those bassets are probally the funniest dogs alive! I let her chase some rabbits about a 3 weeks ago. She did ok, I am sure there are some things I could do to make her better.


Would love to see pics
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#3202227 - 04/25/19 04:21 PM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
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Registered: 01/23/05
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I did some searching and found some video of Bassets running rabbits. The rabbits kind of strolled past the hunter and one of the guys was rolling them with a .22 The dogs in the video had shorter ears than some of the show dogs you see...for some reason show crowd thinks is OK for the dog to step on his own ears. These dogs had longer ears than a beagle but not dragging. I have owned 2 Bassets and they are very fun!
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#3202386 - 04/27/19 09:19 AM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
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Registered: 11/20/11
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My Dad had Basset hounds. They have a great nose and run rabbits slowly so they do not hole up.
We had one female that we used for grouse. She would slow when she was on sent.
Great dogs to find a downed bird. Make good pets for the kids.
Ours liked to work alone, not in a pack.
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#3203330 - 05/09/19 10:15 PM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
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Registered: 05/07/19
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#3203572 - 05/13/19 04:59 PM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
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Registered: 03/22/19
Posts: 56
Loc: NY
I use to run beagles. Bassets are good for cottontail, not snow snowshoe. Their better for slower shooters. Lol

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#3208931 - 07/31/19 02:02 AM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: Fur Taker]
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Registered: 02/29/16
Posts: 67
Loc: Indiana
We have 2 bassets that I love dearly. Never hunted them but I will say the one HATES the raccoons that come on our back deck with a passion. She will just sit and look out the window watching for them lol

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#3217555 - 11/07/19 08:37 PM Re: Any one use Basset hounds for hunting rabbits? [Re: NY Yote hunter]
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Registered: 04/13/02
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Loc: indiana
I have used bassets and they are great. Slower overall than beagles which results in less loss and quicker checks. Most of mine got too smart for their own good after a period of time. They would run the bunny when jumped until the beagles came in and took over. Then the basset would come back to me and listen for the beagles bringing the rabbit back. At that time they would go out and end up turning the rabbit and I would not get as many quality shots. They were faster than a beagle when the rabbit was jumped.
Now use a beagle and dachshunds. Not as many rabbits but lots of fun and fewer long deer runs.

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