Rabbit Hunting Strategy
Rabbit hunting is an excellent way to get out and enjoy the fall weather. It’s one of my favorite times to hunt because I don’t have to trudge through the mud, climb mountains, or hike for miles to find a game. All you need is good pair of boots, a few hours of daylight, an effective strategy, and execute the plan.
The purpose of this article is to help you design a good strategy for hunting rabbits so that you can get your limit and get on to more productive hunts.
What’s the best weather for rabbit hunting?
The best time to go out is in the late afternoon, hunt for an hour or two, and then hit it again around the time that legal shooting light ends.
However, that’s probably not always possible. You can hunt rabbits during any other part of the day as well, but you’ll have better results if you move closer to sunset.
Learn rabbit habits
If you really want to be successful, here’s what you need to do. First, familiarize yourself with the general habits of rabbits so that you know where they are likely to hang out. For example, if it’s not yet time for baby bunnies, then parents will probably stay down in their den during the day. On the other hand, if it’s the baby bunnies’ hatching time, then you can likely find them in shallow depressions on top of the ground.
Know your hunting territory
As I mentioned before, rabbits are most active around dawn and dusk. That’s why you will be more successful if you hunt during these times than earlier or later in the day. However, if you don’t have a hunting buddy to go with, then you should start walking around your hunting grounds as soon as it’s legal shooting light because rabbits can hide or roam well into the morning hours before they become active.
Pick the right firearm
Rabbits aren’t the fastest or toughest animals that you can hunt, which means that it’s okay to use a shotgun if you have one. You won’t have to worry about penetration or crippling your kill as long as you keep it within 50 yards.
Of course, if you want to be surer of your shot placement and limit your potential for wounding, then you should use a .22lr and work on your marksmanship.
The last thing you need to keep in mind is patience. Rabbits are masters at hiding and camouflage. If you want to get a good shot, then you need to be vigilant while walking through your hunting grounds.