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Speckle55

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How to hunt Rabbits
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:03:58 PM »
How to hunt Rabbits

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here is how I hunt rabbits

Stalking is walk thru the spruce forest which has small spruce too in bunches very thick... we got 8 today

driving around road with the small spruce or willows with lots of tracks crossing road .. we got 7 today

if your in the bush you should see this .. trees damaged by rabbits eating bark in winter and lots of rabbit droppings on forest floor or snow and tracks

if you use dogs its the same as stalking

if stalking or driving go very very slow and be very quite .. I move my head up and down changing the angle I look in at all times

be ready to shoot again because the bush you shoot in is dense and always know where you hunting partner is before you take your rabbit shot

Bro got 4 today
I got 11 today very nice day double digit

Good luck on your hunting Wabbits

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David :)




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Re: How to hunt Rabbits
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 10:36:23 AM »
Spec, you guys are in 'PRIME' rabbit country. I hunted them for a good many years in N.S. with beagles and I don't think I could shoot that many in a day without the dogs. I thought parts of the our province produced excellent hunting but I can't ever remember shooting more than 3 or 4 without the hounds. We didn't do much stalking back then but when we did, we walk 3 or 4 abreast(maybe 10-15 yards space between us)  through a portion of woods. When I would flush a rabbit in front of me I'd whistle and the bunny stopped and usually stood up on it's hind feet making for a good shot. We used 22cal for stalking and my favourite was a 20 ga pump (also used a 410 pump) for hunting them with the dogs. Dogging rabbits was lots of fun and we sure had many a good times back in those days. I also breed and sold Beagles but  kept 3 or 4 hounds for my own hunting stock.

Looks like you guys are having lots of fun, keep up the good work!

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Re: How to hunt Rabbits
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 12:26:31 PM »
I remember talking to an uncle one time about hunting rabbits.  He told me that one in the winter his dad handed him a stick and pointed to a rabbit track.  "son at the other end of this rabbit trail is your supper, now go get him"

A few friends and I learned by ourselves (trial and error) how to hunt rabbits.  I believe I had been reading Outdoor life by then so I may have got some clues from there.  We started with .177 pellet guns but soon graduated to .22 rimefire.

We would walk side by side through cover and hope one would push out a rabbit that another would get the shot at.  Or we would set up a drive with one shooter waiting while a couple tried to push one to him.  After awhile we had a few favourite spots that we would almost always get a bunny at.


I have a different definition of stalking.  If you see an animal and are trying to get closer for a shot you are "stalking".(spot and stalk)  If you are slowly walking through cover hoping to get close to and animal and see it so as to get a shot you are "still hunting".  If you are waiting in a spot for an animal to come close enough for a shot you are "stand hunting" or "posting".

I was told once you can call a rabbit to you if you make a noise like a carrot.
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