View Full Version : What to use for bunny bait?

May 29, 2005, 06:41 PM
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..)

May 29, 2005, 09:03 PM
Carrots? :rolleyes:

May 29, 2005, 10:52 PM
corn also works

May 29, 2005, 11:06 PM
Why don't you try beagles. What's up doc?

May 29, 2005, 11:14 PM
Back in the olden days, we used to hide behind a tree & make a sound like a carrot. :D

May 29, 2005, 11:21 PM
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 :rolleyes: Butch

May 30, 2005, 12:37 AM
I've found that apple slices work very well.

May 30, 2005, 12:47 AM
Squirrels like corn too. Plain lettuce works for rabbits about as good as anything does. Cheap too.

May 30, 2005, 07:12 AM
A fresh, crisp garden salad. Hold the dressing. :D

May 30, 2005, 09:49 AM
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?

May 30, 2005, 10:15 AM
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..

May 30, 2005, 11:39 AM
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!

Capt. Charlie
May 30, 2005, 06:30 PM
I planted a garden and put up a sign saying "No Rabbits!" Drew 'em from miles away. :D

May 31, 2005, 04:30 AM
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.

May 31, 2005, 08:27 AM
I bet the rabbits can be trained to come out when you shake a bag of carrots. :p

good one butch.

May 31, 2005, 09:14 AM
A solar powered carrot feeder that dispenses carrot chips at pre-determined times. Could be a patent in that for someone... :)

3 weelin geezer
June 1, 2005, 12:35 AM
How about a rabbit call? SOOOEEE! SOOOOEEE!! SOOOEE!!! Oh, wait, thats a pig call.

June 2, 2005, 05:51 PM
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.

June 2, 2005, 06:32 PM
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.

Long Path
June 2, 2005, 08:57 PM
"Here, wabbit, wabbit, wabbit..."

Johnny Guest
June 3, 2005, 12:08 AM
- - - 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.


June 3, 2005, 07:09 AM
Not only that but you could set up remote controlled guns and sell rabbit hunts over the interent :D

June 3, 2005, 03:50 PM
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 :cool:

What's the best time of day for bunnies?

Long Path
June 3, 2005, 06:50 PM

Capt. Charlie
June 3, 2005, 07:07 PM

June 4, 2005, 06:13 AM
ain't rabbit hunting or trapping against the law without a license? i find and shoot them all the time on my property, but a friend recently told me they are game animals and you could end up paying a huge fine if the law catches you. anyone care to enlighten me? :confused:

Edit: saw one today... so close i could have hit that sombitch with a rock. :D

June 4, 2005, 06:34 AM
Check your local/state game laws. We already have a trapping license in order to deal with predators around our training area, so it fills a dual purpose.

June 4, 2005, 08:24 AM
Not considered game animals here. Even if they were, that wouldn't stop me. Its my land. That, and the dog kills 'em sometimes so.

So, are we staying OT, or does anyone know what time of day to nab the little buggers?

June 4, 2005, 08:36 AM
the morning. around 6 to 9 am

i just saw 3 of them in the backyard about an hour ago. :)

it is perfectly legal to hunt without a licence on your property in georgia. am i wrong or does that mean i can shoot any animal on sight on 2 acres of land in the suburbs without getting in trouble for it? if that is true oh man are we gonna have rabbit tonight! :D

June 5, 2005, 03:48 PM
As far as times to stalk rabbits, I have usually found dawn and dusk hours the best.