Early season rabbit hunting is always good. Most times the animals are sitting out in weed fields or other thin cover enjoying the weather and making for easy hunting. But late season is another matter, especially this year with its too often bitter cold, repeated snows, rains enough to nearly flood sometimes, and few nice days indeed. Bagging a rabbit dinner calls for extra effort now, and time spent looking for them where they weren’t before. If there’s a crucial point to remember in December, January, and February it’s that cottontails are a lot like you, in short, comfort lovers. Would you sit out in a thin grass weed field when temps are hovering not far above zero? Not likely. Would you sleep in an old apple orchard when it’s been raining all day and thin fur quickly becomes wet and shivery? Of course not. So, when you go out to hunt in coming weeks, ask yourself “Where would I be on a day like this?” and hunt accordingly. The bunnies have to eat nearly every day, and in normal weather they head forth at night seeking any greenery they can find and nibbling on the bark and twigs of young trees and bushes when greens… Read full this story
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