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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rabbit Question?

How will the Rabbits act tomorrow with the snow storm coming?
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Re: Rabbit Question?

i wish i could have gotten out today. i dont know what to expect tomorrow but ill be out!
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Re: Rabbit Question?

Generally, after a snow storm the rabbits seem to sit tight. Meaning you have to step on them to get them up and running. I don't know how much snow you have at your house, but here in Pgh we probably have 1.5" that's not really enough snow to make a difference with the rabbits from my experience. If you have 6 or 8 inches plus, that's when rabbits don't stray far from a hole.

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They'll be hunkered down while it is snowing, and go straight for holes when jumped if the snow is too deep. Are you running dogs?

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How will the Rabbits act tomorrow with the snow storm coming?
There are very few acting rabbits...Bugs Bunny comes to mind.

Last weekend there was snow on the ground...I was grouse hunting; however, we did see several sets of rabbit tracks and did jump a couple of bunnies.....

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yup--they are gonna sit tight,and run straight to the holes,unless the snow has been on the ground long enough to make them have to stay out for food,if it snows tonight tommorrow will be just a cold walking day,but i am still going out.they have to eat and with last nights single digits temp and the two inches they cant go days without feeding so they will have to stay above ground,just gotta have the dogs dig them up
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They'll be hunkered down while it is snowing, and go straight for holes when jumped if the snow is too deep. Are you running dogs?
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During the storm the will be hunkered down/holed up, They will be out later in the day after the snow stops and the sun comes out. That's why I elected not to run cottontail in the morning.

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Thanks for the info fellas I'll be out chasin in the am regardless of weather, sure beats sittin at home. sounds like our hound has some work cut out for her.
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They'll be hunkered down while it is snowing, and go straight for holes when jumped if the snow is too deep. Are you running dogs?
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During the storm the will be hunkered down/holed up, They will be out later in the day after the snow stops and the sun comes out. That's why I elected not to run cottontail in the morning.
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Calling for 3-6 inches of feathers here so we are going to hunt later in the day and in a really thick multiflora rose spot.
Hopefully they will feel more secure in the heavy cover but generally it is tough the day it snows.
We are going to put our 4 hardest hunting dogs down and give her a try. Off to NY on Sunday.

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Re: Rabbit Question?

we found that out today the hard way, john u are right as well. 1st rabbit today 10 ft from the truck, right to a hole. Nothing really the rest of the day....and thats in prime rabbit country. weather played a big factor in only 4 inches of fresh snow. very sad......

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