I had a few questions this book did not answer, such as Does choice of shotgun or load matter Does the role of family pet interfere with hunting performance why do all the author s dogs sleep in pens What is the value of technology available to beaglers today GPS on dogs, etc Other than that, pretty comprehensive and an excellent resource.
I plan to purchase Dave Fisher s other books on hunting rabbit and hare I am glad I bought the hard cover version it is worth the money.
I enjoyed the book and read it very quickly It is a nice introduction to beagling Some of the rabbit hunting stories get a little repetitive dog jumps rabbit, dog chases rabbit, they kill rabbit All in in all a great buy for someone who is interesting in beagles As has been said by others, this is not a book on rabbit hunting without a dog.
This is a most excellent resource, and it s apparent early on that Dave Fisher is passionate about rabbit hunting and is exceptionally good at it, but it was also equally apparent to me that this book is primarily aimed at hunters who use dogs, which I don t While most of the book is devoted to how to use dogs as opposed to basic techniques to out wit those waskly wabbits , I still found the book useful and informative.
Not very many secrets in here Just basic common sense If get a dog is a secret then The title is very misleading The author doe en excellent job of illustrating cottontail hunting with Dogs beagles I was looking for a rabbit hunting guide sans all the Beagle talk or at least a minimum of it.
If you have dogs accompanying you hunting, get this otherwise it has probably 10 pages of material on hunting solo without dogs.
Not what I was looking for Title should be Rabbit Hunting with Beagles Wouldn t buy it again
The only chapter that I found of any practical or informative value was Why they circle and why they hole up which was only a few pages If the book contained anything remotely resembling a secret it was in this chapter There was almost no information about rabbit natural history, behavior, food preferences, habitat, hunting tactics in short, none of the stuff that I thought might qualify as a secret Rather than buy the book, I ll just sum it up here for you I shot a ton of rabbits It was fun Man, I love them dogs.
This is a great book by Dave Fisher for rabbit hunters who are also beagle owners.
Mr Fisher s other book, Guide to Rabbit Hunting Secrets of a Master Cottontail Hunter , is the same book but with a different cover and some of the chapters are rearranged It might be deceiving for some folks buyers might want be told beforehand by the author and or publisher if this is a reprint of a previous volume.