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Wabbits

Postby poacher » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:27 pm

Deer season is over and duck season is coming to a close. How many out there are shooting Rabbits this winter? I scouted some new brush piles and am eager to get out. I usually shoot bunnies when its too windy to be on the ice fishing.
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Postby Hoosier Drake » Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:36 pm

Only seen 2 this year shot 1 when we were pheasant hunting.
They are hard to find this year around here.
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Postby duckdog » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:08 pm

New years weekend, me and my brother-in-law are going to go out on a rabbit hunt with our boys. This year they are thicker than I have ever seen them. I love shooting them and love eating them, but man do I hate cleaning them
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Postby mallardman77 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:32 pm

You bet!! Myself and a couple of guys from work are planning a little trip early in the new year. Funny year for rabbits this year though, some areas there are NONE to be found and others they are everywhere! I can't wait to slap on the snow shoes and go blast some bunnies!

As for cleaning them, see here! :toofunny:

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6306
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:41 pm

It has been that way here ever since the coyote came on the scene. :thumbsdown: Although this year looks like a good crop of hedge hoppers in most places. :thumbsup:
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Postby Young Canadian Gun » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:21 am

I've been shooting them for a bout a month and a half, with beagles. Nothing better then a rabbit comeing out of the woods at full speed the makeing him do somersaults.
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Postby mallardman77 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:55 pm

Got out for an hour or so on new years morning and was able to kill me 3 big jack rabbits for the freezer. Can't wait till I can get out for a full day since we have no limit on them here.





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Postby Greg Wile » Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:54 am

Went for an hours hunt last Saturday and got two with the .22 had them ready for the pot when my second oldest came to visit and there went my rabbit stew. She is constantly robbing me of wild game. I've gotta get that girl a gun so she go get her own game. :laughing:
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:18 pm

We got seven last weekend, and three yesterday. There's nothing quite like a beagle opening up on a rabbit to make me smile. This has been a hit or miss year at our spots due to the coyotes. We still have managed to eek out a few rabbits even in our tougher spots.
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:36 am

Been out a few times this year, and have always gotten atleast 6. Its fun, usually use a .22 or a shotgun, but a .22 is alot more fun.
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Postby duckweed » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:02 pm

what size shot shell do ya use? i shoot 12 GA #4's or #6's lead. kills em every time.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:10 pm

My 20ga or my 28 ga with #6's We hunt using dogs so I don't use a .22 most of the time, but once in a while I will if I'm by myself with the dog. Much more safe that way. I don't like shooting at running rabbits with a .22 if there are other people around. I usually end up getting two a year like that.
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Postby Young Canadian Gun » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:17 pm

Well i run with dogs and i'll use anything from 2 lead for the long shots to 7 1/2 with the close shots ooo ya and in 12 gauge.
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Postby Young Canadian Gun » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:20 pm

Never mind, I used my head and figured out where your from. But anyways where did you get your beagles? What breeding if you know? and do you trail?
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:43 pm

I'd have to ask my dad, technically they're his dogs. Both of our adult dogs were in field trials before we got them. The older one as an adult, the younger in the junior(?) class. We don't plan to do field trials yet, but it's possible we will in the future if our pups work well.

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Postby Young Canadian Gun » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:04 pm

Thanks, I was just wondering cause we sold a dog to someone down there a week ago.
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:21 am

We never use dogs, so that is the reason some of us use shotguns. We just walk shelter belts and they tend to sit just fine and within gun range. And when we use a shot gun, we use 2 3/4 8-4 lead or whatever is on sale. The other day had a buddy use 3" 4 shot, because it was cheaper.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:31 pm

Young Canadian Gun wrote:Thanks, I was just wondering cause we sold a dog to someone down there a week ago.


Do they trial? If so there's a chance my dad knows them. He volunteers at some of the events down here.
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