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 […]
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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 […]
It’s the end of fall and time to take the hounds into the empty fields. The Three Creek Basset pack will spend weekends from now until April honing their tracking skills. This is an opportunity to get out, enjoy the Fall weather and fresh air.
Many of our Sunday afternoons are spent in St. Charles County watching these hounds demonstrate their tracking skills. They are part of Three Creek Bassets, a professional pack of Basset Hounds that compete nationally. Their short powerful legs allow them to forage through dense brush where rabbits hide. Their goal is to track the rabbits […]
The Basset Hound was bred to hunt. Its keen nose and short stature are suited to small-game hunting on foot. As hunting has declined in popularity, many Bassets have lost their age-old skills. There are a few groups that promote hunting with Basset Hounds. The American Hunting Basset Association and the Basset Hound Club of […]