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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by spinks, Mar 10, 2012.
Ow many or you tryed rabbit hunting just started my self any tips
I've been hunting rabbits for about 15 years.
for snaring, you just need to find their paths they run through, they'll be obvious since they wear down and poop in and around them. there's two ways to secure a snare, either by attaching the snare to a small tree, thick branch or using a stake stuck firmly in the ground. what I do for attaching the snare to the tree, branch or stake is to turn the tail of the snare twice around the object and twisting the wire back onto the main going back to the snare, this is secure and strong enough to hold a rabbit/hare.
for a stake, take a piece of wood at least thumb width and sharpen the end and make sure when set in the ground that it's difficult to remove by hand, 9-12 inches of ground penetration should be good in most places.
when setting the snare, tie the snare off above or beside the trail and put the snare in the way about thumb width from the ground. you can if there's no suitable anchor on the trail and the ground is not good for a stake, take a length of bankline, 550 cord or other strong cord and tie the snare to it and tie the cord to a appropriate anchor, then just prop the snare up on the trail with a small stake.
as to how to make a rabbit snare, take a 18 inch piece of 20 gauge snaring wire and make a loop in one end by bending the end over and twisting the wire back on itself and then run the free end through the loop and you have your snare. make sure the twisted loop is just big enough to let the wire run through it smoothly. make the snare so it's 4 finger width when set so the head will fit, you can bend the snare at where the loop rests on the wire so it stays at this width, you don't want ot to open or close or it might fail.
In my experience, the best thing one can do is have an incredibly accurate rifle, such as my 25-06, an excellent varmit bullet, such as the 75 grain Hornady V-Max, traveling at 3600 fps.
This combination has proven quite effective on our western jackrabbits.
Ledbetter84 would use a browning 270 with a 90 grain Speer TNT. This is also a tremendous rabbit combination.
Not to long ago I had a rabbit right in my sights. Just as I was squeezing the trigger, the rabbit turned into a red smear in my scope. Ledbetter had beat me to it. It was a good trip.
You have to check your state laws before using any snares. Rabbits are fun to hunt with any .22. Taste good also.
That's some good tips right there I'll keep that in mind gonna have to try them all out and see what works best for me lot of the spots I go to have fair amount or bushes so thinking I'll be good there
Yah I do have a nice gun .204 ruger 39 grain blitzking to much damage not nuff meat left to eat most of the time
For sure ill have to check them out just in case usually don't have to much problems being I hunt on reservation bit it's always good to know what the regulation is
We don't eat jackrabbits. We just blow em up. Be about like eating a rat.
Plus it's a lot more fun to see the different parts of rabbits in various sagebrush plants!
Jackrabbits make great rabbit stew. Winter Jacks are a bit better than Summer Jacks though.
Meat from one jackrabbit, deboned, add equal amout of pork and fat. run through meat grinder, [ coarse grind] season to taste. stuff this in hog casing. slow cook on pit till just done........Bon apetit.......
The last ribbit I got close enough to had its skin crawling with ticks. You go ahead and eat em. I ll just eat one of ropes cows
Whats for dinner.......
We will see what you'll eat when the cows are gone and the only thing out there is Jack and his cousins... I don't eat a lot of things but when the S$$$ hits the fan I'm sure I'll develop a taste for certain critters......
When that time come I might! Till them I'll just make em into little rabbit bits. To each his own.
Y'all sound like starving pigmys. I'll sell ya all the beef ya want. $2 a pound. Jack rabbit stew won't ever cross your mind again. Triple stamp it!
The Western Jack Rabbit or in this area the Antelope Jack is not what flat landers call a Jack rabbit. These are big tall sacks of bones covered with ever bug that lives in the Sage brush. They would be great for vegans as they are about meatless. Their coats turn white in the winter and brown in the summer. They can and do great damage to hay stacks. They can run in packs as big as hundred critters at a time. Drift fences are some time used to trap them and club them to death. Every thing is bigger in the Rocky Mtns.
They get so thick sometimes my barrel gets hotter than hell!
On the cuff....
Do you deliver......I don't go to auctions, but I sure as hell can butcher my own beef........Grass fed beef O natural has a completely diff. taste than beef run thru the mill..........what say you......
Gimme a call..er... PM me this fall. I'd deliver if it ain't too far... I'm just outside Ogden Utah... So... We use a USDA approved butcher up in Brigham City. Does a good job.
I'm with you though. Meat from the supermarket is terrible.
I'll vouch on the quality of his beef! I think I've had the best roast ever. And I'm not just saying that cause he's my friend. I don't even like the guy!