Went looking for some today. None were seen. Saw a lot of tracks from every critter in Alaska just didnt physically see a rabbit. A guy I work with took a limit in Palmer about 2 weeks ago though.
Makin fur fins and feathers fly.
By looking at your pics above I say you need to find some thicker cover. Hares don't often sit in the open in sparse cover like that. Look for some dense black spruce thickets adjacent to willow thickets. Also, one or a few hares will race around their small territories at night and make it look like a whole herd lives there. The only way to really tell if theres a good number is to visit a day or two after a fresh snow and see how tracked up it is. With such long periods between snow falls this year areas will really be tracked up looking like there are a ton of hares there when there may be few. Good luck.