I've been scouting quite a bit when I go bear hunting and (going from the past 2 years or so) it seems like the grouse and rabbits are really making a come back. last couple years, it was rare I saw a grouse with babies, this year I have seen over 12 (My shoes have holes in them and my toes stick out so I can count more than just on my fingers!) all with 7 or more, one had 18 that I counted! Just today I saw 2 separate "sets" of them. one of them seemed almost as big as they are in the fall, some of them look brand spankin new, I love how the mom acts like she has a broken wing and what not and lures you away from her babies
As for rabbits, I see em on my way to work, I see em at the gas station, I see em on the side of the road, I see em where I hunt them in the fall, I see them at work (Heck I even litterally stepped on one) Me and Granpaa always take our hand made bows and arrows out once in the early summer and get some nice young tender ones (save the rest for fall/winter) I went scouting last wednesday after work/before Bible study and they are all lookin pretty much grown up. and rollin in fat (no joke, last year the ones I shot had prolly 1/4 inch of fat over thier whole body/s)
Anyway, Just thought I'd give a report on my findings, compared to previous years.