Walked up, Stalking, Ferreting
Fast, wiley and unpredictable, hunting for rabbits is where precision meets fast-action shooting-and much of the time in through the woods! The rabbit has many predators, hawks, mountain lions, weasels, ferrets, badgers, and even snakes are serious threats to the species. This makes them especially light on their feet, quickly and silently slipping away from all sorts of terrifying invaders. Those that have worked and tracked with a good kennel of hounds, on a warm day, easily picking up multiple rabbit scents, know the pleasure of rabbit hunting with dogs. Dogs can be enjoyed on a day hunt by either working as receivers, trackers or gundogs. Lamping, or spotlighting for rabbit and using rabbit calls- including predator calls are also effective. Falconry is another excellent style of rabbit hunting but not as common. The thrill of rabbit hunting comes not only from the quiet, serene landscape but also through the refreshing time tracking with a lightweight gun, good hunting party and a clever group of hard-working hounds.
Scientific name: Oryctolagus cuniculus
Size: length: 20 – 50 cm
Weight: 0.4 – 2 kg
Lifespan: 3 years
Methods: Walked Up, Ferreting, Stalking