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I talked to a WCO during hare season. He told me they are starting a big study on them. He said they plan on trapping them and putting gps collars on them much like the bears and turkeys. I told him not to waste money on that unless they plan on improving habitat.
 

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If you already have hares, you already have hare habitat.

Tracking them around and checking mortality (especially with coyotes around) makes sense.
 

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Dobsonknob said:
If you already have hares, you already have hare habitat.

Tracking them around and checking mortality (especially with coyotes around) makes sense.
They need continuous cover in order to breed and hide from predators. If you cut the mature forest around the hare swamps in my area within 10 years it would make a real difference.
 

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Dobsonknob said:
If you already have hares, you already have hare habitat.
True but not true. That stuff doesn't last forever, at least on my side of the state. After 8 or 10 years when the current clear cuts are too old, where are they going to go? To the next big timbering operation down the road.....wait a minute
 

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Mease535 said:
Dobsonknob said:
If you already have hares, you already have hare habitat.

Tracking them around and checking mortality (especially with coyotes around) makes sense.
They need continuous cover in order to breed and hide from predators. If you cut the mature forest around the hare swamps in my area within 10 years it would make a real difference.
Must have been typing at the same time Buddy...But we basically said the same thing. You ain't so bad after all. You still got hare for me to run? Glendale is only a month away.
 

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Smoke'n Mack said:
Dobsonknob said:
If you already have hares, you already have hare habitat.
True but not true. That stuff doesn't last forever, at least on my side of the state. After 8 or 10 years when the current clear cuts are too old, where are they going to go? To the next big timbering operation down the road.....wait a minute
I understand that but if you have hare right now, there is no reason to worry about habitat.

The places where hare were stocked but have not been seen since need habitat work.
 
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