If you are a purist like me, and refuse to hunt cottontail rabbits with anything but a. Let's say you are fortunate enough to know a farmer who has an overabundance of cottontails raiding the family garden and hanging around the farm yard. Then you might get some easy shooting. Otherwise, things will be challenging. At least that was my experience in the Jamestown area when I hunted there half a century ago. You can find cottontails in shelterbelts but I had more success in the river hills along the James and Pipestone rivers. I think the trees are scrub oak, boxelder and maybe something else, but I am not a forester nor a botanist so I don't know. I do know what the cottontails hid in, and that is snowberry thickets, known as "buckbrush" to North Dakotans.
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The most common species of rabbit in Illinois is the Eastern Cottontail. Cottontails have litters of young every 28 days with 3 to 4 litters per year. As soon as they are weaned they are considered on their own. At this time they are only 4 to 5 inches long.
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If it is Pygmies, it would shelter several. What did you use to print, how did you hang it, how much did it cost, etc. I think that would be helpful to anyone looking to copycat…. Everybody is discussing the photo on the thread.
Last year, an estimated 20, hunters harvested more than , cottontail rabbits. The most popular way to hunt is with a shotgun walking brushy areas with grass next to crop fields in the morning or evening. It can be done individually or with a group of friends.