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  • Lots 'a bunnies in Copper

    Over the last several years of regular driving of the Glenn & Richardson highways, I've never seen as many bunnies on the road as I did the other day. Between about 10-11pm, from just west of Glennallen all the way through Copper Center, I observed 10 hares on the roadway and another 2 roadkilled (not mine, I missed all 10 live ones). This was just what was popping up in the headlights, so the area must be absolutely littered with bunnies (pun intended).
    Winter is Coming...

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    Good to know. I've been trying to put my nephew on a bunny for two years now, and things just haven't gone our way. Over spring break I was planning to take him down to the Soldotna area for a few days to chase some hares. Maybe I need to reconsider our destination? Food for thought, anyhow. Thanks for sharing.

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    • #3
      there's tons here.. i came up from anch. yesterday and not 10 miles from Glennallen we saw 8 crossing the road
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      • #4
        My family has a cabin at sourdough creek,ive seen buns running about even in summer time.Unfortunately its a summer time only cabin,not much fun when its below 25 degs or so.

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        • #5
          Someone told me they are on the peak or near their peak of their cycle, in MT some would claim that ever 7 years they peaked. I have also been told that is why some folks are doing better on connecting or trapping lynx this year. I even saw a couple of Lynx in the park and so did friends days earlier, something I had yet to do after several trips.

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          • #6
            Brian, the pops around the Soldotna area are certainly on the high side, but I'm still not seeing "huge" quantities around the central peninsula. I'm mentally comparing it to my youthful adventures with a bow a couple decades back during a peak cycle. We could go out at dusk and work an acre and easily spot a half dozen bunnies (trying to hit them with an arrow allowed many of them to live another day). They say we are at or near another peak, but I've been out in the woods and haven't seen nearly as many as I recall from several "peak cycles" back.

            But judging by what I saw on the road around the Glenn/Richardson junction and what I've since heard from others in that area, I'd say it would be a great destination. Plan accordingly as there is a lot of private and native (Ahtna) lands in that area where hunting access may be restricted.
            Winter is Coming...

            Go GeocacheAlaska!

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