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Old May 29, 2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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What to use for bunny bait?

What can I use to bait rabbits? We got a LOT of them around here.. but they usually hide in the brush(Only once and while do I see one in the field..)
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Old May 29, 2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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Carrots?
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Old May 29, 2005, 10:52 PM   #3
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corn also works
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Old May 29, 2005, 11:06 PM   #4
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Why don't you try beagles. What's up doc?
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Old May 29, 2005, 11:14 PM   #5
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Back in the olden days, we used to hide behind a tree & make a sound like a carrot.
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Old May 29, 2005, 11:21 PM   #6
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Yah corn works well. When I have my feeders set up I pretty much feed the rabbits, crows, coons and squirrels. Not to many deer Butch
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Old May 30, 2005, 12:37 AM   #7
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I've found that apple slices work very well.
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Old May 30, 2005, 12:47 AM   #8
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Squirrels like corn too. Plain lettuce works for rabbits about as good as anything does. Cheap too.
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Old May 30, 2005, 07:12 AM   #9
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A fresh, crisp garden salad. Hold the dressing.
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Old May 30, 2005, 09:49 AM   #10
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Yah corn works well. When I have my feeders set up I pretty much feed the rabbits, crows, coons and squirrels. Not to many deer Butch
Good Lord! Tell me it ain't so! Rabbits too?
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Old May 30, 2005, 10:15 AM   #11
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hmmmm

I must have dumb rabbits around here, then. They just sort of hang around in the sheep pasture and watch me feed the sheep....

In another month or so, my 12 yo son is about to use the 20 gauge solution to that issue..
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Old May 30, 2005, 11:39 AM   #12
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Seriously, apples work very well. It really depends what time of the year you want to feed them. Corn and similar grains work great during the winter months when food supplies are reduced. In box traps. the apples used to be the bait of choice.

If you have never hunted rabbits with dogs, it is a real blast. You can get hooked really easy. In my youth, some of my most memorable hunts were for rabbits using two dogs after school. Started with a shotgun and that got too easy as I loved the chase more than the actual kill. Gravitated to using a 22 auto rifle and then moved to a double action 22 revolver (actually both). Great Fun!
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Old May 30, 2005, 06:30 PM   #13
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I planted a garden and put up a sign saying "No Rabbits!" Drew 'em from miles away.
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Old May 31, 2005, 04:30 AM   #14
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Block off the rabbit holes with logs or big rocks - except one that opens into the largest open space or sparsest cover. Stand beside the open hole facing away with a suitably loaded 12 gauge while your buddy introduces a well-fed ferret into one of the other blocked holes. Then shout "supper's up"!

Believe me, they'll take the bait. And yes, if you want real sport use a .22 rifle or handgun.
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Old May 31, 2005, 08:27 AM   #15
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I bet the rabbits can be trained to come out when you shake a bag of carrots.

good one butch.
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Old May 31, 2005, 09:14 AM   #16
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A solar powered carrot feeder that dispenses carrot chips at pre-determined times. Could be a patent in that for someone...
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Old June 1, 2005, 12:35 AM   #17
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How about a rabbit call? SOOOEEE! SOOOOEEE!! SOOOEE!!! Oh, wait, thats a pig call.
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Old June 2, 2005, 05:51 PM   #18
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theyre too stupid around here i couldnt find it in my heart to bait em. i just pick em off with the scoped remmy 597 anywhere between 10 and 80 yards.
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Old June 2, 2005, 06:32 PM   #19
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Another vote for apple slices. Its what we use when trapping to restock our beagle training pens. Really only works in the fall/winter. To much natural food supply during the spring/fall.
If you want some fun, find you a couple of good beagles to run them with.
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Old June 2, 2005, 08:57 PM   #20
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Old June 3, 2005, 12:08 AM   #21
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Hey - - If using the automated carrot dispensers - -

- - - works out well, you might start enclosing your plot of ground with high chicken wire fencing. Set up some "hides" or blinds. You could sell "Rabbit Safari" shoots.

1. You could turn the infestation into a profitable enterprise.
2. It would make for an another interesting thread.


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Old June 3, 2005, 07:09 AM   #22
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Not only that but you could set up remote controlled guns and sell rabbit hunts over the interent
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Old June 3, 2005, 03:50 PM   #23
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I've heard of the remote control stuffs.. lmao

Going to try apples, as I have a few in the fridge.. I'll just get them used to eating them, for a week or two, then I'll hunt

What's the best time of day for bunnies?
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