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    Default It's time!!!!!

    I guess I'll start the first of many threads this season.



    Are the bunnies white yet? And if so, where? How plentifull? What do you recomend hunting them with? Good spots for them? Sit or stalk?........Any other questions I might have forgot?

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    I have seen quite a few bunnies over the last few weeks. I haven't seen a white one yet.
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    Default whats your location ??

    doesn't help you out to tell you about a pot on the steese when your in Kenai. Unless you are wanting to put some miles on your truck!! Saw several bunies on Sunay while bird hunting none were all white yet.
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    We still have grey ones up here. Evne down in Clear I saw like 30 rabbits over the weekend in one day and all where Grey.

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    Driving through Glennallen on Monday night I saw a half dozen bunnies that were mostly white. Still in changing, but they are almost there.
    Winter is Coming...

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    Default Trying to learn about bunnie hunting

    I am wanting to get my kids started rabbit hunting this winter. Just curious why it matters if they are white yet. They are use to hunting moose with me, but they don't like waiting till next season. This seems like something to keep them going through the winter.

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    Most people feel that it is important for them to live through the change of seasons to prove that they are healthy enough to eat.


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    besides when they turn white before thier environment does its easier to see them = hunt them.

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    Just got a rabbit today hunting back at birch hill and it was only about 1/3 white. Didnt see him at first but the little bit of white gave him away.

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    I would really like to catch them out where I can put my 17hmr into service this year. Where we hunt though the mossberg is a lot more effective. The real killer is a a heavy wet snow to pack all of the grass down followed by a melt off. You get it just right and the white bunnies stand out like a field of carrs bags caught in the bushes!

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    white tips(ears n feets) as of 10 days ago in the gulkana area,given fall colors and fleeting snow,very hard to see,until they were in 5th gear.Great horned owls and red foxes keep 'em on there toes.
    Soon tho,very soon

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    i hit one almost every morning going to work... you see the flash of their white feet them you see them rolling down the road in your rear view mirror... Up here they are pretty white...

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    Knik 10/3....still looking like halibut...white on bottom, dark on top...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post
    Knik 10/3....still looking like halibut...white on bottom, dark on top...
    T, how many did you and Grem end up getting out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    T, how many did you and Grem end up getting out there?
    you're looking at it....really wasn't trying though...it's kinda' hard to beat the bushes much with the little ones in tow...they had a good time though..
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    Default white bunnies

    Got 7 of them in Kasilof about a week and a half ago and no white on them yet. Actually my buddies son and nephew shot 6 of them then they let me shoot one. Guess they felt bad that I didn't shoot any so they let me have a turn. They also missed a few.
    LOTS of them around the penninsula. Went out again a week after this hunt and shot 3 by myself. Saw lots more but I really only wanted to clean and eat what I had. Also got one spruce hen each trip on the same trail. No problem to clean the brown ones and they tasted good too.
    Pretty much a mixed bag of small and big ones but they all tasted good.
    Can't wait till I get off the slope and can hit the woods again.
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    Default Time for Rabbit Hunting?

    I saw of number of nearly white rabbits around Fairbanks, a bit of gray fur in them. It is time to hunt them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    I saw of number of nearly white rabbits around Fairbanks, a bit of gray fur in them. It is time to hunt them?
    It's time for me, at least. I'm heading out in the morning with my nephew. I'll let you all know how we do, and hopefully we'll have some pictures of how white they are.

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    Default Hunt is on!

    I may go out today. Or I can work on the moose I got the other day.

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