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#2647432 - Fri Apr 13 2012 09:29 PM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: baldy]
lawdog Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 13 2006
Posts: 617
Loc: Dallas, PA
Lol.

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#2647464 - Fri Apr 13 2012 09:49 PM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: trapperrick]
Mease535 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 16 2011
Posts: 108
Loc: Pa
Baldy,
You are so funny, I really enjoy all your little jokes. We should hare hunt together next year.

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#2647473 - Fri Apr 13 2012 09:56 PM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: lawdog]
trapperrick Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 11 2012
Posts: 2526
Loc: Somerset County, PA
Nice bunch of pups there Mease! You guys hit it on the head! Habitat. I love reading through old PA Game News articles and I found a story by R.A Anthony called 1910 My first hunting season. So this bieng 102 years old now, all they hunted was snowshoe and cottontail. Penns woods was nothing but thick brush cover and he talked about tons of snowshoe, cottontail and grouse but deer was very rare at that time. So, if we would like to see the small game hunting just like that in the days of yore, we need to clearcut the entire state and expand doe season to a month because there are still too many deer. (that ought to start a riot)LOL!
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#2647541 - Fri Apr 13 2012 10:55 PM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: trapperrick]
Joe Kaschak Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 30 2008
Posts: 345
Loc: Centermoreland(near Tunkhannoc...
baldy, you got to pm me with your name seein' how you know who I am. espeically seein' how you knew I was at Brian's. And you don't have to worry as I would never tell JohnPa who you were. (Hare are safe with me anyway as I can't hit the broad side of a barn door anymore).

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#2647584 - Sat Apr 14 2012 12:03 AM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: lawdog]
bobcat Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 5072
Loc: pa
Originally Posted By: lawdog
I totally agree that they turn white to be less visible and that they are less visible in snow. No question about that. I just think that some guys make it seem like they are in flashing neon when there is little snow. I'm just guessing, but I bet it is not all that dramatic an advantage for land based predators.




maybe your right but think of it this way.... is it easier for you to see them to shoot on bare ground or snow? but if the cover is good enough it wouldn't matter if they did glow neon. i'm just saying everyone has some valid points here lack of snow, preds, habitat, and hunting pressure. there is only one of those that we can really impact and that is the hunting. i'm sure guys like you find spots where taking a few hare does't hurt a thing. not everyone does. i'd just like to see it closed for a few years and see what happens. if the population stays the same then it is what it is. if it increases then we would know it could be managed better.

joe, you don't want to know baldy. he's a punk. jestera


Edited by bobcat (Sat Apr 14 2012 12:04 AM)
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#2647610 - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:32 AM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: trapperrick]
Rabbit Runner Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 29 2005
Posts: 1574
Loc: Uniondale, PA
DANG Hold on guys

I am out of popcorn !!!
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RIP FC/HBCH Lackawanna Maggie Mae.
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#2647622 - Sat Apr 14 2012 05:12 AM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: bobcat]
baldy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 13 2012
Posts: 237
Loc: pa
Originally Posted By: bobcat
Originally Posted By: lawdog
I totally agree that they turn white to be less visible and that they are less visible in snow. No question about that. I just think that some guys make it seem like they are in flashing neon when there is little snow. I'm just guessing, but I bet it is not all that dramatic an advantage for land based predators.




maybe your right but think of it this way.... is it easier for you to see them to shoot on bare ground or snow? but if the cover is good enough it wouldn't matter if they did glow neon. i'm just saying everyone has some valid points here lack of snow, preds, habitat, and hunting pressure. there is only one of those that we can really impact and that is the hunting. i'm sure guys like you find spots where taking a few hare does't hurt a thing. not everyone does. i'd just like to see it closed for a few years and see what happens. if the population stays the same then it is what it is. if it increases then we would know it could be managed better.

joe, you don't want to know baldy. he's a punk. jestera

Keep it up mister.....I may just declare war on all the hare in your neck of the woods. uzi jestera


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#2647623 - Sat Apr 14 2012 05:18 AM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: Joe Kaschak]
baldy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 13 2012
Posts: 237
Loc: pa
Originally Posted By: Joe Kaschak
baldy, you got to pm me with your name seein' how you know who I am. espeically seein' how you knew I was at Brian's. And you don't have to worry as I would never tell JohnPa who you were. (Hare are safe with me anyway as I can't hit the broad side of a barn door anymore).


Brian is a good friend of mine. I usually hunt that area a day or so each year,but with the circus that was going on there I just avoided it.

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#2647624 - Sat Apr 14 2012 05:18 AM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: baldy]
lawdog Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 13 2006
Posts: 617
Loc: Dallas, PA
All i know for sure is that I'm heading out scouting right now.

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#2647626 - Sat Apr 14 2012 05:30 AM Re: Snowshoe Hare to be protected? [Re: lawdog]
dietsch Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Tue Jan 12 2010
Posts: 2299
Loc: north east
Originally Posted By: lawdog
All i know for sure is that I'm heading out scouting right now.
scouting? thats a novel idea.

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