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Offline 71Shovelhead

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cottontail hunt in Southwest Washington
« on: December 31, 2023, 08:28:04 AM »
Looking for place to hunt cottontails in Southwest Washington. I don't have dogs so it will have to be spot and stalk. The days of driving around and shooting them off the side of the county road has come and gone.
The places I used to go have become overrun with Coyotes or turned into housing.

 

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Re: cottontail hunt in Southwest Washington
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2023, 08:39:22 AM »
Looking for place to hunt cottontails in Southwest Washington. I don't have dogs so it will have to be spot and stalk. The days of driving around and shooting them off the side of the county road has come and gone.
The places I used to go have become overrun with Coyotes or turned into housing.



Sounds like an easy one......switch your focus to coyotes.  :chuckle:

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Re: cottontail hunt in Southwest Washington
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2023, 09:20:42 AM »
We were hunting Yotes for pelts during the 'heyday' in the 70's in Montana. You could actually make some money on them back then. I have no idea what they are worth now, but I am under the impression no hides bring what we were getting back then.
Grandfather had a large mink farm there and did well in the 60's.

I know of one area in Ewa that had a lot of rabbits probably 7-10 years ago. Long walk to get to them, but they were plentiful and within hand gun range. I think there is a wolf pack running around there now though.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2023, 09:26:21 AM by GWP »
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Re: cottontail hunt in Southwest Washington
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2023, 11:50:46 AM »
FB365,
problem is coyote doesn't taste like rabbit. mange makes their pelts worthless.

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Re: cottontail hunt in Southwest Washington
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2023, 02:43:04 PM »
Thanks H399.
I know the politics of our wildlife management and where rabbits like to be and how to hunt them, what I don't know is a place that currently holds a huntable number of rabbits that I could check out.


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Re: cottontail hunt in Southwest Washington
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2023, 02:48:35 PM »
Thanks H399.
I know the politics of our wildlife management and where rabbits like to be and how to hunt them, what I don't know is a place that currently holds a huntable number of rabbits that I could check out.
Plenty public land north bound.
Last rabbit I seen was at dark,last days of rifle deer.
That sucker was completely white already,no snow.
Again sorry,I'll fix it the best I can.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2023, 02:56:26 PM by hunter399 »
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