Where have all the rabbits gone?
I don't have a beagle but I never did and years ago I used to see and bag a lot more rabbits in Ne Ohio and NW Pa. than I do now.
There's a serious drop in rabbit sign around here.
Like just about everything else I like to hunt except for squirrels, deer and turkeys.
Ok, I'll post one of a hunt from a few days ago. I was using my Ruger 10/22. Keep in mind while you are watching this that although it seems I missed a few times, in reality, I was simply clearing out some of the many saplings in that area first. Also it was about 50yds away, I was aiming for the head, my eyes were watering from the strong winds, and I didn't sleep well the night before.
the new format makes it so i just cant for the life of me figure out how to post pictures . then there are the people who used to always post and they stay quiet because of the bashing for killing to many they took . another thing is lawdog has retired his old deer chasers ! he always was posting
I have to say I've been around to about 5 diff game lands in fall and winter. I see very little rabbit sign, and no rabbits. I know where to look and how to, they are just not there! Would love to bring some home to eat, but I think the only place that people are getting them is private land or farms. I'm getting a dog soon so maybe that will help. I don't see anyone out there except for deer or bird hunters anyway.
My son and I have been hitting it pretty hard. He starts a new job on 3/4/18 so he is off right now and I'm retired. We got 3 more on Thursday. All long chases with one rabbit making a very large circle. Unfortunately they were the only 3 we struck that day and we got all 3. There are definitely less rabbits in the areas we hunt this year but we are still getting plenty. Since photobucket changed I haven't posted a pic.