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Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« on: September 09, 2007, 08:55:24 PM »
Does anyone know where there are some good rabbit hunting areas to run dogs?  I am needing some new scenary for me and the dogs to do some rabbit hunting.  Thanks


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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 09:06:20 PM »
You don't say where you live.  The river bottom in the Yakima Valley has tons of cottontails.

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 06:43:47 PM »
Any places near Vancouver?

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 06:22:19 PM »
Sorry, I'm up in Graham, but will do alot of traveling to hunt.  I already travel to Oregon and Idaho to hunt the big hounds, so a drive don't hurt me.

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 06:39:07 PM »
have you tried the game release siteS @ vancouver lake and frenchmans bar?
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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 07:57:23 PM »
You could run them in my back yard :chuckle:  My dog caught one the other day and tried to eat it.  The rabbits were thicker earlier this spring, but for some reason the population has declined by a half dozen ;).  Anyway there are still some around here.  I think they like my 5 ac fenced property because the coyotes don't come in....and they aren't too worried about a 12.5 yr old lab.

Seriously, you should listen to Jerbear.......I always read about how the rabbits are thick in the Yakima Valley.
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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 09:39:40 PM »
thanks

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2007, 09:52:48 AM »
The pheasant release sight on the navy property on whidbey island is the best I've ever seen. lots and lots of rabbits. it s mostly  medium to small clumps of black berry bushes and some scotch broom. lots of shooting lanes to hack old thumper in.

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007, 08:20:31 AM »
Hey nwhoundhunter,
Let us know how you did  ;)
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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2007, 04:44:34 PM »
Well ran the little guys down at Ft Lewis saturday morning and afternoon and only found 2 rabbits, both at the same area.  Ran them down at Skookumchuck today and didn't do any good, some old tracks, but nothing good.  Still needing a good area to get some younger dogs fired up. 

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2007, 02:28:07 PM »
Right on got a little action.
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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2007, 06:09:53 PM »
A little yes, need to get more though.  They do a great job on the hares, I just need the snow to fly so I can get them up in the high country

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2007, 04:08:27 PM »
what kind rabbit you are hunting? I may help u! :hello:

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2007, 05:07:50 PM »
That NWHOUNDHUNTER sounds like he dont have a clue what he is doing ;)He says hes a hound hunter but never catches anything :chuckle: Just kidin! I havent enven seen any rabbits since you were down in september.




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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2007, 07:13:06 PM »
I've been running the hares, you get much better races and keeps them dogs running.

BuckLucky,  I thought I was going to have another one for you this weekend, just couldn't get the gun up fast enough.  Have to wait for December again.  Did you get drawn this year?

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2007, 08:28:10 AM »
NO! I never get lucky. Did you....again?




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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 09:48:22 PM »
No, not this year.  A buddy got drawn and I'm heading to Okanogan Dec 1st for 10 days of cougar hunting.

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2007, 10:04:03 AM »
Get me a cougar cape foer a lifesize while your there ;)




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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2007, 08:14:29 PM »
Lucky ya! Call me if you cant catch lion! :chuckle: well, this winter, I will be at home with dogs!  :'(

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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2007, 02:47:17 PM »
Hey Justin, just thought you should know the bunnies are out at about 12:00 am! :chuckle:




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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2007, 06:18:10 PM »
Bunnies, the brown ones or the spotted ones?
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Re: Good Rabbit Hunting Areas?
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2007, 02:52:54 PM »
I've seen lots of tracks in the heavily grown sage brush areas of the saddle mountains. I go up there for chukar from time to time once the snow flies. If you take B road off of hwy 26, theres an open gate with switchbacks.. that's the part where i see the tracks, bout half way up the mountain. Any farther west of that road there isn't and sage cover for them for the most part. Havn't been over there this year though.