Went bunny hunting with some great guys and fine beagles

Last Saturday, I traveled to southwest Wisconsin to hunt cottontails on a small farm with 10 other Wisconsin Traditional Archers. I took my beagle, Ruby, along to begin her bunny education with two veteran rabbit hunting beagles. We hunted brushy creek bottoms, woods edges and multiflora rose thickets. We saw dozens of harried rabbits moving in front of the dogs and got multiple opportunities to launch arrows. One hunter, Josiah, made a great shot and killed a fleeing bunny. Ruby was right there, too, and showed lots of interest in the dead rabbit. When we counted up the shots taken during about six hours of hunting, we came up with about 50. Everyone had a great time.