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Offline Davids91

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Western Washington Rabbit.
« on: November 06, 2016, 04:27:07 PM »
Hey! Anyone know where I can hunt some Rabbit in Western Wa? I would prefer public land (don't wanna bother with asking permission). Any info would be helpful.
Thanks

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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 06:25:00 PM »
Hey! Welcome to the site. I love rabbit hunting, but I have to admit that I don't have a single good western washington public land spot. And if I did, I wouldn't share it on the internet!

A lead for you though:
A few years ago I saw a ton of rabbit tracks in and around the thick brush in the first mile or so of the trail going to the Greenwater Lakes (up FS70, near Enumclaw). I was there in December with fresh snow on the ground. I always wanted to go back and poke around the brush with my shotgun, but I never got around to it. I've since moved to Oregon and doubt that I'll get up there. Strap on some snowshoes and check it out for me, please.

But if you actually want to be successful, get permission on private land. The best rabbit hunting on the westside is in pasture on small farms. Get permission, show up before dawn, and walk the edge of the blackberry hedges. They'll be two hops from the thickets where you can spot them and shoot them in the head with a 22.


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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 09:15:29 PM »
The islands in the Columbia are alot of fun.  Used to hunt them with beagles

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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 04:31:38 PM »
Gboyd,


Thank you! I'll be sure to check that out. looks like i'm gonna need to find some private land too.

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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 04:57:34 PM »
Wish i knew a good spot. I kick up snowshoe hares once in a blue moon while grouse hunting. This year my hunting buddy and I actually got a double on snowshoes while grouse hunting. You'd think we won the lottery lol. Like previously stated most the "good" rabbit hunting is found on private land.
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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 09:56:12 AM »
Wish i knew a good spot. I kick up snowshoe hares once in a blue moon while grouse hunting. This year my hunting buddy and I actually got a double on snowshoes while grouse hunting. You'd think we won the lottery lol. Like previously stated most the "good" rabbit hunting is found on private land.

that's crazy... Up in AK we see hundreds a day on good rabbit years.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 09:58:12 AM »
If you had a Vail permit I could tell you a place that is infested by bunnies.
P&Y bucks & bulls, predators and any game fish that swims!!
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Re: Western Washington Rabbit.
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 04:18:52 PM »
Wish i knew a good spot. I kick up snowshoe hares once in a blue moon while grouse hunting. This year my hunting buddy and I actually got a double on snowshoes while grouse hunting. You'd think we won the lottery lol. Like previously stated most the "good" rabbit hunting is found on private land.

that's crazy... Up in AK we see hundreds a day on good rabbit years.

It seems like I see about 10 snowshoes a year, and never in the same spot twice. The population is just so sparse in the areas that I hunt that it's hardly worth going out. Cottontails though, I have several spots that on public and on private that I can go and be pretty certain I'll see 5-10 and kill at least a couple.

 

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