Anyone ever hunted them? Are they good and how do you cook them? Would a .22 work? My dad has told me that there is a certain time of year to shoot rabbits.
I already went through the course got the card laminated and all. Im certifiedc3shooter said:Remington- pretty sure you are one of our younger members (nothing wrong with that). Reason I mention that, if you have not done so, you should go thru one of your state hunter safety courses. In most areas it is required in order to get a hunting license unless you are an old poop like me.
The course can help answer some questions about hunting (like seasons- you don't hunt in the Spring and Summer- or you will be shooting pregnant game). A responsible hunter also learns the game laws that apply to him, and follows them. Here is a start on some reading for you- http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/
Texas has no closed season on rabbits and hares, but there IS on squirrel. And yes, a .22 can work very well for both.
Recipes- both can be stewed, dredged in flour/salt/pepper and fried, or go the crock pot route (instant onion soup mix in the Crockpot)
Mine is like yours and it's great for small game.I agree with tri, rabbit hunting is best after a fresh snow fall. Just thinking about fried rabbit with mashed taters and gravy is making me hungry. As for a gun i almost always grab my old stevens. 22/410 over under
well don't eat them when it's warm or summertime they have ticks and you can get rocky Mountian fever or really sick. Yes a .22 works even a sling shot works. but in my experience I would prefer to use a .22 mini mag or a 20g with bird shot. .22s are very accurate and as long as the squeal doesn't bother you. just field gut. ( squeeze intestine and stomach all internal parts from neck down and it will pop out their bottom after all intestine is squeezed out rip off head. do this fairly fast after your kill. You don't want to get sick.remington85 said:Anyone ever hunted them? Are they good and how do you cook them? Would a .22 work? My dad has told me that there is a certain time of year to shoot rabbits.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/understanding-barrel-twist-bullet-weights-44557/I have a question I have several AR uppers I hunt with they are 1:9 twist multi cal. 223 rem or 5.56 NATO I've been using 5.56 NATO 55g. my question which ammo is best for my barrel lengths 10.5 inch 16 inch and 20 inch bull heavy fluted barrel? which ball weight is best does it make a difference for the barrel lengths?
I agree with tri, rabbit hunting is best after a fresh snow fall. Just thinking about fried rabbit with mashed taters and gravy is making me hungry. As for a gun i almost always grab my old stevens. 22/410 over under
I think your talking cotten tails, them little bity wabits. A big male swamp rabbit will run the hell out of some dogs as the season gets longer. They get smarter as the years pass. thats if they make it thru the gauntlet......For the most part if you hunt with dogs, stay in the area where the rabbit was jumped. Pot fried and a she at full of fresh oyster mushrooms, brown gravy and served over rice.......Rabbits always run in circles. Always. Not sure why.