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Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by gander, Jun 27, 2006.
where have all the rabbits gone an can we do some thing about it?
Don't know about Il but here in Ark the problem is loss of habitat. Most of the rabbits are hunted on railroad tracks or along ditch or river banks.
Farming techniques are clearing all the fence rows an turn around cover. Herbecides are clearing all the weed cover out of row crops.
The number of Coyotes has exploded down here. They run in packs.
So the answer is simple but hard to do. Increase the amount of habitat and decrease the number of preditors.
My yard is full of them. My old dog chases them but he's too old to catch them anymore. They have become so tame that you can just walk up to within a few feet of them.
kill every single coyote, wild dog, and wild cat you see. Remember if a cat is in the woods, it aint in the barn.....so it is as good dead as it was alive. Birds of prey are also hard on rabbit numbers, but it can be expensive to shoot a red-tailed hawk.
Coyote, wild dogs, and cats prey on young rabbits which is detrimental to the population.