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rabbits and fire wood #7487123
02/06/22 05:02 PM
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When I started cutting at the farm we hardly saw rabbit track , the last 2-3 years we have been seeing a lot of rabbit sign around the brush piles

so this morning my son and I went out and shot a few we shot 2 each saw 8 total

left half as seed rabbits for next year

left 1 rabbit for my friend the farmer all cleaned

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Last edited by GREENCOUNTYPETE; 02/06/22 05:10 PM.

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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487131
02/06/22 05:10 PM
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Fried bunny with biscuits n gravy!


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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487132
02/06/22 05:13 PM
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Fried rabbit has fed many a hungry 'Mericans.
If you cut green limbs in the fall and make a brush pile, you'll have rabbits all winter. Gives them shelter and they eat the bark off the green tree limbs.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: Gary Benson] #7487140
02/06/22 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Fried rabbit has fed many a hungry 'Mericans.
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And at least one peckish Kraut. I like me some rabbit


I do all my own stunts ... but never intentionally ... Let's go Brandon

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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487142
02/06/22 05:23 PM
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You are uh Merican........silly......


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487143
02/06/22 05:25 PM
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We used to de-bone them and deep fry them after dipping in batter. Umm umm umm


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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487144
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My favorite wild game.


the wheels of the gods turn very slowly
Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487161
02/06/22 05:34 PM
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Way to go.Fun to hunt with beagles also.


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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: Bruce T] #7487163
02/06/22 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Way to go.Fun to hunt with beagles also.

My Beagle LOVES chasing rabbits for me.


the wheels of the gods turn very slowly
Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487179
02/06/22 05:58 PM
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Same thing here, not a bunny track to be seen until I started clearing out the woods and building brush piles.

Not as many as you but in the near future I hope.

Habitat, man, Habitat, if you ain't got good habitat it don't matter how many hawks, owls, foxes you have. Gotta give the bunnys good cover and places to hide.

Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487219
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beagles would be fun.

we went with the shake the brush pile method and walk the fence row

absolutely habitat is key

as Gary mentioned green is good , we don't have a ton of green this year , but the last 2 years fences were going in and the brush piles were getting very big most of those got burned so a few smaller ones were holding the rabbits today we saw the major run ways last week.

in the summer it is all pasture mix and hay around the little patch of woods.


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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487223
02/06/22 06:40 PM
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Rabbits love tree top brush piles to eat and to shelter in.

Keith

Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487227
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We have 3 main brush piles for them

Trying to keep them safe for the Grandkids to hunt next year
***way to go getting 4 today

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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: 330-Trapper] #7487230
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
We have 3 main brush piles for them

Trying to keep them safe for the Grandkids to hunt next year

That's awesome.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487239
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I pile the apple tree limbs from pruning jobs by my wood piles. The rabbits will have them stripped bare by spring. Every once in a while you will see fur/blood where a hawk or owl got one.

Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487359
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I built some rabbitat at my hunting land a few years ago. I try to freshen it when I can. I did a select timber cut and had the grapple skidder push clean a 100 yard strip 15 to 20 yards wide through some low land maples. I then dug small holes and laid pallets overtop. Covering that with small brush then bigger brush. Brambles and blackberries took over the stump piles. The strip is planted in rye, food plot seeds and plain birdseed, It's a rabbit haven....Also fox, owls, hawks. I have trapped many fox here. The rabbits are taken, maybe 6 or so a year in the evening after a day of squirrel hunting. Most of my rabbits are shot from my own yard at home. I beat the buggers back every winter for cutting my raspberries and raiding my summer garden. We probably eat about 20 or so a year.


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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487394
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Itís amazing how easily rabbit habitat is built. Simply hinge cutting a few trees or clearing a few for firewood makes excellent habitat. That being said, the best rabbit hunting habitat around me is old junkyards. The neighbor has a couple hundred old cars out in the woods. More rabbits there than anything.

Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7487516
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Originally Posted by Feedinggrounds
I built some rabbitat at my hunting land a few years ago. I try to freshen it when I can. I did a select timber cut and had the grapple skidder push clean a 100 yard strip 15 to 20 yards wide through some low land maples. I then dug small holes and laid pallets overtop. Covering that with small brush then bigger brush. Brambles and blackberries took over the stump piles. The strip is planted in rye, food plot seeds and plain birdseed, It's a rabbit haven....Also fox, owls, hawks. I have trapped many fox here. The rabbits are taken, maybe 6 or so a year in the evening after a day of squirrel hunting. Most of my rabbits are shot from my own yard at home. I beat the buggers back every winter for cutting my raspberries and raiding my summer garden. We probably eat about 20 or so a year.

Super cool


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Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7487771
02/07/22 01:19 AM
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Cool, I hunted a lot of them on snow when I was young

Re: rabbits and fire wood [Re: Camohoyt340] #7487781
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Originally Posted by Camohoyt340
Itís amazing how easily rabbit habitat is built. Simply hinge cutting a few trees or clearing a few for firewood makes excellent habitat. That being said, the best rabbit hunting habitat around me is old junkyards. The neighbor has a couple hundred old cars out in the woods. More rabbits there than anything.


When I was a yougun we'd hunt a local farmers yard. He had all sort of old machinery and vehicles laying around. The area was open with lots of tall grass. When the grass died back it covered the old equipment nicely.
Had to be quick tho, one jumping on and climbing over the equipment would yeild a rabbit or two shooting out for the next nearest spot of cover. Not much time for a shot.

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