Cottontail rolled up for dinner

DanSanDiego

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Headed out for a rabbit hunt today. Rain stayed away but there were definitely dark clouds around. SurfNHuntSD went for longer range shots with his 17. I rustled the brush with my 12guage.
After several missed attempts I managed to roll a cottontail at 25yards. Tried the fillet method of cleaning and it worked out well. Will post another picture tomorrow when I cook this one up for lunch.
 

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ilovesprig

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Headed out for a rabbit hunt today. Rain stayed away but there were definitely dark clouds around. SurfNHuntSD went for longer range shots with his 17. I rustled the brush with my 12guage.
After several missed attempts I managed to roll a cottontail at 25yards. Tried the fillet method of cleaning and it worked out well. Will post another picture tomorrow when I cook this one up for lunch.
Dan,

Only way to go...……..Congrats
 

longbowhunter2

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Headed out for a rabbit hunt today. Rain stayed away but there were definitely dark clouds around. SurfNHuntSD went for longer range shots with his 17. I rustled the brush with my 12guage.
After several missed attempts I managed to roll a cottontail at 25yards. Tried the fillet method of cleaning and it worked out well. Will post another picture tomorrow when I cook this one up for lunch.
Hi Dan
Great that you got out and scored.
Did Jason get a shot with that 17
Let me know if guys might want to
Try pheasant this year.
LB
 

SurfNHuntSD

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Hi Dan
Great that you got out and scored.
Did Jason get a shot with that 17
Let me know if guys might want to
Try pheasant this year.
LB
Lee,

No luck.. took 1 shot all day at a fast moving jack. Maybe with an open sight .22 I would've had a chance but with my scoped .17 it was a desperation shot. Really didn't see many out there. Seems hunted out and the rabbits need to regenerate.

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longbowhunter2

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Lee,

No luck.. took 1 shot all day at a fast moving jack. Maybe with an open sight .22 I would've had a chance but with my scoped .17 it was a desperation shot. Really didn't see many out there. Seems hunted out and the rabbits need to regenerate.

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Hi Jason
Even on my property an sorrundings private properties there was hundreds of rabbits. But because of the drought there are very few. I take it they basically starved or got Eaton by predators. My observation.
But really low population.
So I leave them alone on my property.
I had lots of fun shooting ground squirrels. But most are all gone to.
LB
 

MarceloF

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Headed out for a rabbit hunt today. Rain stayed away but there were definitely dark clouds around. SurfNHuntSD went for longer range shots with his 17. I rustled the brush with my 12guage.
After several missed attempts I managed to roll a cottontail at 25yards. Tried the fillet method of cleaning and it worked out well. Will post another picture tomorrow when I cook this one up for lunch.
Nice, I got to on my new 22 the other day, I was out with my son a couple of days ago and missed all shots, they where all a little further away. I got to work on my long distance shots. fun day in the woods though.