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Tag / Herbst Farms

Moonrise over Possum Hollow Road

I was photographing a sunset in Farmington, Missouri and turned around to see that the moon was rising in the east. And yes, just on the other side of the evergreens is Possum Hollow Road. On this day, I was with a group of Basseters hunting rabbits but my Basset is great fan of  Opossums […]

Horseman

The family that runs Herbst Farms generously allow the Three Creek Basset hunting group to use their land twice a year. Everyone goes all out for an afternoon of chasing rabbits. The event usually requires 12 to 18 Basset Hounds to track the varmints. Since the hounds are off leash a group of people including […]

Equestrian Sunset

The fall sunsets seem to be extra brilliant and then minutes afterward become even more so. Here I was on the edge of this pasture to photograph the colors and the horses had to come over to see what I was doing.

The Discussion

Watching these hounds hunt is fascinating. Bassets are pack animals and work together to track their prey. When one finds a scent and heads into the brush, the others spread out knowing the target will run. The secondary hounds try to judge the direction of the prey and attempt to cut it off. During all […]