Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Any body have any luck hunting hare on the hay flats

  1. #1

    Default Any body have any luck hunting hare on the hay flats

    Has any one had any luck hunting hare on the hay flats. I saw this http://www.palmerhayflats.org/maps/T...ESS-5-9-12.pdf and it just Made me curious.

  2. #2
    Moderator LuJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Palmer, AK
    Posts
    11,415

    Default Any body have any luck hunting hare on the hay flats

    There are bunnies on the flats. Plenty of pressure so you have to walk more and kick the brush.

  3. #3
    Forum Admin Brian M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    13,396

    Default

    During high hare cycles it can be a pretty darn good place to hunt, though it's worth walking at least a half mile or more off the road before you really start hunting. We're working into a low cycle (to my understanding) though, so it might take some effort to find the hares. If we have a late snowfall, mid October and later can be pretty spectacular.

  4. #4

    Default

    Awesome I might check it out one of these weekends, thanks.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Eagle River, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Best to wait until we get some hard frosts. The grass out there is really thick and the bunnies will hold tight. Wait until the grass lays down a bit and the water either goes away or freezes, then the fun begins. Are you hunting alone or with a four footed friend? I've had my best days without the dogs. Keep your eyes peeled for birds also, on more than one occasion i've kicked up ruffies in certain areas out there.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    I haven't seen any starting to turn yet down this way but once they start turning they should be a bit easier to find until snow settles in.

  7. #7
    Member AKnook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    580

    Default

    The hay flats do hold bunnies. It is heavily hunted though and makes for some very weary bunnies. I have had them take off far away or hold until I am just about to step on them. lol that sure gets the heart pumping!

  8. #8

    Default

    Im going alone. Any good starting points east or west side of the flats.

  9. #9
    Member Rod in Wasilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    um... Wasilla...
    Posts
    826

    Default

    I'm wondering how the bunnies fared with the flood a couple weeks ago. During it's peak, there was water within about a foot of cresting the Knik River Access road, and just about the entire east side was underwater from the Knik to the Matanuska, which is where most of the bunnies live.
    Quote Originally Posted by northwestalska
    ... you canít tell stories about the adventures you wished you had done!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •