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Where'd all the rabbits go?

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Back in September and October, there were rabbits all over the place around here, especially in the evenings and I was really looking forward to putting together a box-trap and trying it out. I've been watching the past few weeks now and haven't seen anything. My Beagle is really wondering what's going on. Seems like they were lots of them and then they just disappeared. I've been noticing a lot of bobcat sign up above the house, but I don't think a bobcat couldv'e done THAT much damage to a rabbit population.
Do they normally move to better ground or die out every year?
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Hey Peevie, You'd be really surprised at how many rabbits a bobcat can take. I belong to a rabbit hunting club. We've got a fenced in 1 1/2 acre running pen that we keep stocked with rabbits just for the purpose of training beagles. We have to keep constantly replacing bunnies in the pen. Seems every owl, hawk, bobcat and fox makes a meal off the furballs in and around the pen. A rabbit has a relatively small home area so I doubt very seriously that they're just moving off. More likely being picked off at night by the above pred's. Just my .02 for what it's worth. Oh, by the way the most destructive predator that I have found to date is a feral housecat. More cats fewer bunnies.

Frog :D
Naw' Peevie, I'm over here in Middle Tennessee. Live an hour west of Nashville in the metropolis of Dickson Co. . I get over to the mountains about three or four times a year. Like it up that way. Oh well, appreciate the line. Stay safe.....

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