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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hare hunting in Vermont

Has anyone hunted hare in vermont? My friend and I are thinking about making the trip this coming year. He has a stepson that lives in the Champlain Valley area, he has told us that mostly cottontails in the valley, but about 20 east of him up the ridge are numerous areas that hold a good amount of hare, he also said that a little further east towards the Northeast Kingdom is very good. Has anyone ever hunted this general area of Vermont? I nor my friend have ever hunted hare, it's been a goal of ours to one day hunt them with our dogs. Also, the season runs from sept. 28 to march 9, we were thinking of going up in october, before our rabbit season, anyone have suggestions on the time of year that is any better? Thanks for any replies.

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Re: Hare hunting in Vermont

If you are not worried about shooting them when they are white I would head up in Early to Mid October. You shouldn't have to worry much about snow then and the running will be easier on the dogs that are not used to running in a bunch of snow. It is a little bit harder to shoot them since the green is still usually up.

I have only ever hunted PA NY and Maine, but I liked hunting them the best in October in Maine even though they were not white. Those were by far the best chases I had.
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Re: Hare hunting in Vermont

That's what I was thinking. If I head all the way up there to hunt the better chance of decent weather the better I think. Deep snow or frozen ground would be a big dissadvantage, it would be nice to see the hare's all white, but for now having the best chance for hunting I think would be good since it's the first time i'd be going. I'm thinking maybe the middle of october there might be a chance that it has frosted up there and maybe knocked some of the green back, thanks for the advice.

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