while bowhunting the other day on some public land in delaware, i seen a small six point and two does come sprinting down a hill and then about 15 minutes later here comes three beagles. i was done hunting by then anyways and was just scouting around some different areas, these beagles come right up to me real friendly and tongues hanging out. they followed me around for a minute, i lead them to a small creek for some water, these were good looking dogs mind you, i called the number on the collar of one of them and reached some men who were rabbit hunting. i kinda knew where they had come in from and i was a long way away from there and the dogs were heading way away from where their owners were parked..i told the man i had his dogs and they were on some deer and i would hold them til he got close or i would lead them back to where he was..he told me to just let them go he would find them, although i was skeptical, i did and i knew they were just gonna get on the deer again and go farther away and they did. about two hours later the man called wanting to know if i still had his dogs he couldnt find them..i wasnt even in the woods anymore and i told him which way his dogs were heading last i seen them..wow...i was willing to hold them or bring em back to him, he told me on the phone his dogs had never chased deer b4 so he wasnt worried and they would come back...sorry guy if you still havent found your dogs..i knew they were gonna keep running away, too bad too, they were very nice good looking rabbit dogs and i hope they are not still out there somewhere.