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#6192677 - 02/19/12 Seasons end
Lockhart Offline
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 2041
Loc: NC
My last weekend for rabbit hunting this season as we are taking the scout troop to Ft. Bragg next weekend. Got 2. Too hot here in Central NC today. 7 of us took 14 last weekend, best hunt in years.

Who did good this year?

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#6199721 - 02/21/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: Lockhart]
KSMITH Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 1808
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
I have one more weekend left and haven't done too shabby this year. This Saturday I am going all out!!!
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#6204733 - 02/22/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: KSMITH]
Lockhart Offline
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 2041
Loc: NC
Go get 'em!

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#6205533 - 02/22/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: Lockhart]
fat_daddy Offline
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1040
Loc: east tennessee
the coyotes have all but destroyed our local rabbit population or at least here on my farm.never was a big rabbit hunter but when they were all gone i seemed to miss it more.
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#6205647 - 02/22/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: fat_daddy]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
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Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
And why do think coyotes are the cause?

I'm off to the Annual Rabbit Hunt and Poker Match this weekend.

The abundance of rabbits is not terribly critical to having a good time however.
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#6205793 - 02/22/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: BrentD]
fat_daddy Offline
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1040
Loc: east tennessee
Originally Posted By: BrentD
And why do think coyotes are the cause?

I'm off to the Annual Rabbit Hunt and Poker Match this weekend.

The abundance of rabbits is not terribly critical to having a good time however.
seems the only logical answer.a few years ago we had a plentiful rabbit population then we started seeing more and more coyotes and less rabbits.when the rabbit population dropped then they started coming into the barn area looking for a meal.

good luck on your rabbit hunt this weekend.
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#6205929 - 02/22/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: fat_daddy]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 11730
Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
Disease and weather can have effects on rabbits as large or larger than coyotes. Might be 'yotes, might be foxes, might be raptors, disease or bad weather at just the right moments.
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#6206614 - 02/22/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: BrentD]
Poodleshooter Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 527
I had a 1 or 2 great days rabbit hunting this year, though I generally don't take more than 1 or 2 per hunt. Took a few very long .22 shots and connected well, which is what keeps me happy. Rabbit ends next Wednesday here. Crows, groundhogs and turkey will keep me busy all spring.

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#6219079 - 02/25/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: Poodleshooter]
maddog Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 02/25/04
Posts: 5939
Loc: Indiana
Rabbit hunting, in my locale is really poor[except in town]. If you don't have a dog, it's almost a futile effort. Been that way for years. More coyotes, clean farming, rduction in habitat, have all cut into rabbits. Those of you that have good hunting, be grateful.


maddog

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#6220059 - 02/25/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: maddog]
websterparish47 Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 4357
Loc: Northwest corner of Louisiana
Any(all) the scat you see around here will have rabbit fur in it.

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#6229782 - 02/28/12 Re: Seasons end [Re: websterparish47]
Mesa Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 1659
Loc: OC, CA
We have terrific fluctuations in the cottontail population here, without any other change in the area. Last year we had cottontails all over the place; this year there are very few.

I assume that when the population goes way up, bunnies are closer together and communicate disease more readily. With the reduction in food supply per bunny, their immune systems get weakened and they die off even more readily. Always seem to come back, tho. We'll see.
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