Nice looking beagles Copper. Those pics remind me of shooting cottontails over my uncle's beagles growing up in Maryland. It also reminds me of trying to keep my brother's beagle fenced in my yard - those guys are escape artists.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...