I like to go out this time of year and make brush piles for the rabbits I hunt. I usually go and cut some cedars and get some old pallets and pile them up. This year I am also going to get some 4 inch pipe and run them under the piles it really gives them a place to hide from predators such as foxes and cats. I also heard recently from some rabbit hunters that if you put out salt for rabbits it helps them produce if there is any truth to this I dont know, but I am going to try it deer love salt so why wouldn't rabbits I think Iam going to get the mineral blocks for deer and bust them in smaller pieces and place them by rabbit feeding areas. I have a 5 acre field on my property that I let grow feral I cut paths threw it to allow grass and clover to grow plus they have the honeysuckle to eat and breed in. I hope my rabbit numbers are up next year I think they were down in my good spots due to feral cats which I plan on removing, feral cats can ruin a good hawking spot. I have noticed there are alot of feral cat colonies popping up in my areas our local newspaper wrote a article about how these wonderful people feed them and help them out. Personally I think they should be eradicated but it is illegal here to kill cats So I will live trap them and take them to the animal shelter where they will be disposed of. I don't mind cats as long as they are in the house but running free they are a real problem to wildlife.
What do you all think about taking young ones and releasing them on your property ? Say you find a nest of leveret and there are 6 of them...you snag 5 of them when their weaned...and release them into brush piles and such on your property !?
All in Favor ? All opposed ?
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Post by crbhawking on Jan 28, 2008 22:34:22 GMT -5
I think its a good idea if it's legal, if they can do it to other animals why not rabbits.
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Actually, it's unneeded for rabbits. Any spot that is available will naturally have the number of rabbits that it can sustain. Any oversaturation, and they'll just move to another area. Bunnies rarely stay where you put them and are notorious for moving into new areas, especially in the spring/summer when they need to look for mates and the young are looking for new territories. Plus, it's pretty illegal in most states. -Joe