3 Hot Tips for Cottontail Rabbit Hunting

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3 Hot Tips for Cottontail Rabbit Hunting

Cottontail rabbit hunting is a simple proposition on paper. You either push through the gnarly stuff until bunnies bust out and roll them with a load of 7.5 shot, or slip along a brushy fenceline with a scoped .22 and plink them as they hang tight and try to blend in. Both strategies can work well...
Tony J. Peterson Feb 6, 2020
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3 Hot Tips for Hunting Snowshoe Hares

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3 Hot Tips for Hunting Snowshoe Hares

As waterfowl and upland seasons close around the country, there may be no better winter small game pursuit than snowshoe hares. For starters, unlike their cottontail cousins, they don’t burrow. They live aboveground all year long, which means that even if you’re stuck in a polar vortex and...
Tony J. Peterson Jan 16, 2020
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Fact Checker: Is It Unsafe to Eat Rabbits Before the First Frost?

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Fact Checker: Is It Unsafe to Eat Rabbits Before the First Frost?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Brody Henderson Jul 10, 2019
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Cottontail Rabbit Hunting Tactics

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Cottontail Rabbit Hunting Tactics

Rabbit hunting is a favorite off-season pursuit for many sportsmen.  Chasing rabbits allows for a hunter to hone their skills while enjoying a day out in the field with good friends. While you may think rabbit hunting is pretty easy, there is a lot that goes into the act. Rabbits are tough animals...
Steven Rinella Jan 29, 2019
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A Guide to Hunting Cottontail Rabbits

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A Guide to Hunting Cottontail Rabbits

The beauty of the cottontail rabbit lies in its near ubiquity. The vast majority of hunters in America are within an easy drive of prime cottontail country. Chasing these rabbits allows you to master the art of the carefully planned drive as well as the ability to connect on moving targets with a...
Steven Rinella Jan 16, 2018
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