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Any veterans have any tips for hunting in the deep snow? Will there rabbits even be more than 5' from their hole?
 

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depends upon the snow... with a crust that will sustain a rabbit sure... In a powder snow rabbits sink in just like dogs and people... They will venture forth and get their paths tamped down...but you will find that they remain in one spot for long duration as evidenced by piles of pellets.

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My tip is if there is a hard crust on the snow like there is now, stay home and don't risk your dog. There will be other days.
 

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IME- Rabbits will be sitting tight, and won't move until the dogs are right on top of them. Runs will usually be short in length- and they will limit their travels to either their well worn paths, or area with low snow levels (ditches, ect). I've only had a few full circles, before either hitting a hole, or crossing my path.

I've been out every day this week, and have had runs and seen rabbits each day. My area does not have a crust as John S. mentioned- but we have a good 12'' of soft powder.
 

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when my dog was still able to hunt, this was her kind of weather. the colder and deeper the snow, the better. hunted many, many days on snowshoes. I had quite a few wet areas I hunted, where the number of holes were limited. the rabbits are there, the dog just needs to root them out. I sure miss it!
 

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Ha guys I can remember when the snow was up to the crotch and we still went out the rabbits had tunnels under the snow.I can remember one time I thought the dogs were crazy no rabbit tracks and I was standing by a tree top and out poped a rabbit right at my feet scared the crap out of me. Those were the good old days.
 

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Fleroo said:
Ha guys I can remember when the snow was up to the crotch and we still went out

Yours or the dog's ?
That would be one tiresome hunt.
I remember those days as well.
Sure is amazing, and is a primary reason I go out regardless of how many inches are on the ground. The rabbits are there.
 

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We have 12 plus inches here and dry and powdery can't even get the tractor threw it to get to woods for wood. We have rabbits right behind the house lots of tracks going threw the thick stuff and under tree tops I took some corn and oats down to help them threw the winter months.The deer even love it I've been watching turkeys come in that's the first time in 3 years that theirs been turkeys around here.
 

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We have 12 plus inches here and dry and powdery can't even get the tractor threw it to get to woods for wood. We have rabbits right behind the house lots of tracks going threw the thick stuff and under tree tops I took some corn and oats down to help them threw the winter months.The deer even love it I've been watching turkeys come in that's the first time in 3 years that theirs been turkeys around here.
OH NO!!!
The HPA-GC is going to slap your wrist for the feeding of wildlife, look out.
 

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Brine said:
Cyrus said:
We have 12 plus inches here and dry and powdery can't even get the tractor threw it to get to woods for wood. We have rabbits right behind the house lots of tracks going threw the thick stuff and under tree tops I took some corn and oats down to help them threw the winter months.The deer even love it I've been watching turkeys come in that's the first time in 3 years that theirs been turkeys around here.
Ticket is in the mail. Alternative funds can be used to pay said ticket. Examples are donuts, cheap cigarettes, coffee, and IHOP coupons.

OH NO!!!
The HPA-GC is going to slap your wrist for the feeding of wildlife, look out.
 

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I don't care what the HPA-GC Says it my ground and i'll feed what I want if they don't want me feeding the game then they better come get it off my land or i'll continue to feed them. The farm down the road from me plants corn and soy beans right be side me and so my little contribution is going to heart them at all just trying to help the critters threw the deep snow where they can't dig threw it to find food.
 
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