Hunting at the kennels

Brea and hounds | The Farm at Butterflat Creek

We Came. We Viewed. We chased. We cool

Omaha is apparently the new Canada.

Another week of sub freezing weather and ridiculous winds. Wednesday was our only promising day of the week and hunting was only contingent on Whipporwill Road getting plowed. The county came through Tuesday and a cubbing was quickly planned.

We started at 2:30 and headed home at 3:45.

Four of the young puppies were able to get out, their hunting time has been severely limited this season.

Huntsman Dave, Professional Whip Bre, Honorary Whip Jubilee Miller, Quasi whips Catherine Dargin and I hunted the first cover and had a blank. We then carried the pack all the way to Big Jim’s Field and the Honey Hole.
carrying the pack to Big Jim’s Field

It was simply a beautiful day. The sun was shining, there wasn’t much W, the snow was fun to ride in and the footing was pretty good, just a bit icy here and there.
The clouds were so pretty

As we came to the top of this hill and rode down towards this small clump of trees, Huntsman Dave views a red coyote bolting out and heading east towards the Honey Hole. The hounds give voice and it’s a beautiful sound and sight to see.

I head over the north side to protect the interstate side. I hear Huntsman Dave holler Tally Ho and I see the the coyote run between him and I. There is probably 50 yards between us. I must not have had my head looking straight at it, because I don’t capture it on my GoPro. I run to the top of the hill and I can see that coyote running hard to the northwest (impressive, huh, Dave Keffeler). They are so FAST! We don’t want the hounds on that coyote, since it was heading straight to the interstate.

The hounds are still screaming in the Honey Hole and we think there is a split pack. It’s lots of trees that run about 3/4 of a mile long and about 100 yards wide. Thick cover and a great place for the coyotes to hide. The surrounding area is row crop. Zip cover.

I went to the back side to give eyes to Huntsman Dave. I think I view another coyote, but since it was so far away, I’m uncertain. I Tally Ho all by my lonesome-well, with Indie listening.

Things simmer down, Huntsman Dave gathers all the hounds and we head for home. It’s 3:45 and we’ve had a GREAT time!

No hunting this weekend, but Thursday and Friday look promising, highs in the upper 20’s and almost 30! What do you think Huntsmans Dave?

Pray for an early Spring!

Carine and Indie, Honorary Secretary and quasi whip

The Farm at Butterflat Creek

The Farm is a Hunter/Jumper facility that specializes mainly in Foxhunting and hunts with the North Hills Hunt. We compete in "B" and "A", as well as schooling shows. Carine is also a USEF licensed ‘r’ Hunter course designer. Our facilities include the main barn with indoor arena, box stalls, viewing/tack room, and restroom. There is also a large outdoor arena and 1 mile track that surrounds the hay field. Including the indoor stalls, there are also outdoor runs with shelter, as well as one large mare turnout and two large gelding turnouts.