For many Vermonters in the early 1900's being a successful hunter was the difference between having food on the table or going hungry. Snowshoe hare was a popular meat for the pot during the winter months. For some families the tradition of hunting rabbits with beagles continues. It's a challenge for both dog and hunter, with the rabbits blending into the winter snow and sometimes reaching a speed of 27 miles per hour. Host Lawrence Pyne joins Richard Huntley of Rabbit Hollow Beagles in Bethel for an exciting day of snowshoe hare hunting.
Host Marianne Eaton visits the Green Mountain Club's Tenth Annual Snowshoe Festival in Waterbury. Then, we spent some time on the Catamount Trail with snowshoers and cross-country skiers and got a little taste of inn-to-inn skiing. Also, We spent some time to learn more about deeryards and why they're so important to deer. Lastly, host Lawrence Pyne joins Richard Huntley of Rabbit Hollow Beagles in Bethel for an exciting day of snowshoe hare hunting.