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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Snowshoe hare this is interesting

From 1918 to 1999, the PGC released 33,000 snowshoe hares into the wild in Pennsylvania.

The last stockings were into the Laurel Highlands area.





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There isn't any left.
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They could release a million Canadian ones and maybe a few would survive but I doubt it. Just like the ones they did stock they would all be dead two years later. Would be one [censored] of a fun two years of hunting though.
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Lots of predators
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Re: Snowshoe hare this is interesting

Not a hare hunter, but wondering why a hare doesn't seem to be as prolific a breeder as a cottontail ? Hmmmm... maybe answered my own question. Do they have less in a litter than a c-tail ? My guess is that they are more constrained by habitat type, and won't thrive in the same habitat as a c-tail would, which is nearly all habitat.

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They have a very limited habitat and an even more limited diet. The hare from Canada Maine or wherever just will not adapt to live in the conditions of laurel highlands or wherever you would want to stock them. They will all die off in a short time period.
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Hare have a longer gestation period than a cottontail, so they have fewer litters during the year.

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Hare have a longer gestation period than a cottontail, so they have fewer litters during the year.
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They have a very limited habitat and an even more limited diet. The hare from Canada Maine or wherever just will not adapt to live in the conditions of laurel highlands or wherever you would want to stock them. They will all die off in a short time period.
Then how do hare from up north survive in Ohio?
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