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#3541802 - 01/11/14 09:55 AM Sylvilagus Aquaticus
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Mud Dauber
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Heading out to hunt up some Hatchie Bottoms swamp rabbits today.
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#3542036 - 01/11/14 01:58 PM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
dmonty
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Get the wabbit,get the wabbit.
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#3542962 - 01/12/14 10:10 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: dmonty]
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Marched around in knee deep water all day yesterday and managed to bag a couple of big ol' swamp rabbits -couple of swimmers and a couple of runners. Came home, sauteed up a rabbit heart for a quick snack.







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#3544331 - 01/13/14 08:33 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
Crosshairy
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I can't really tell in the picture - you guys use knee boots or waders in that stuff?

I have a lot of that type of terrain that I hunt on occasion that sometimes gets too deep for knee boots, but man does it suck to muck around in waders all day. I've thought about thigh waders, but I'm honestly not sure how well they'd hold up to brambles and such without getting holes punched in them.
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#3544392 - 01/13/14 08:56 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Crosshairy]
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
I can't really tell in the picture - you guys use knee boots or waders in that stuff?

I have a lot of that type of terrain that I hunt on occasion that sometimes gets too deep for knee boots, but man does it suck to muck around in waders all day. I've thought about thigh waders, but I'm honestly not sure how well they'd hold up to brambles and such without getting holes punched in them.


I wore knee boots with the tops cinched tight to keep the mud from sucking them off. I used to wear hip boots, but marching around for miles in hip boots is pretty taxing (plus, my hip boots dry rotted). My buddy was wearing hip boots and he had a much easier time as I had to find ways around primary channels.

I saw that Cabelas has these new "wader jeans" that would be perfect for this sort of hunting, but they are $250+ : http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-D...ch-All+Products
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#3544525 - 01/13/14 10:20 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
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You might want to try these:

http://www.huntsmart.com/Nite-Lite-Swamp-Hunter

Coon hunters and trappers I have talked to over the years swear by them.
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#3544539 - 01/13/14 10:32 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
You might want to try these:

http://www.huntsmart.com/Nite-Lite-Swamp-Hunter

Coon hunters and trappers I have talked to over the years swear by them.


Those look pretty cool.
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#3544579 - 01/13/14 10:51 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
WMAn
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When did you switch to an O/U? Where's the 500?
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#3544608 - 01/13/14 11:12 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
When did you switch to an O/U? Where's the 500?


First time I have used it.
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#3544754 - 01/13/14 12:59 PM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
Crosshairy
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I always figured you for a side-by-side kind of guy \:D

I'll have to look into these pseudo-wader options. I think that Swamp Hunter setup might be in my future.
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#3545787 - 01/14/14 07:10 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Crosshairy]
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I looked at the wader jeans Poser posted. They are the same basic breathable wader design that Cabelas, Lacrosse, and others offer. I had a pair of breathable waders when I lived in MS because my duck hunting/scouting there involved a lot of long walks in moderate temps to sloughs where chest waders were a must.

The breathable waders are lighter/cooler than neoprene but don't really fit or wear any better for long hikes. They also are not durable at all. I bought a pair of breathable Lacrosses. They lasted half as long as a pair of 3.5 mm neoprene Hodgmans.

Based on conversations with coon hunters and trappers, I think the Nite Lite Swamp Hunters offer the best combinattion of light-weight, durable, and easy to wear on long walks of any hip boot.
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#3545790 - 01/14/14 07:10 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: WMAn]
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Poser,

As much as you like to rabbit hunt, have you thought about getting a pair of dogs?
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#3545810 - 01/14/14 07:21 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: WMAn]
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Never tried rabbit heart before.might have to check it out.
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#3546069 - 01/14/14 10:27 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
Poser,

As much as you like to rabbit hunt, have you thought about getting a pair of dogs?


Not really. Hound dogs around the house drive me nuts with all the howlin. Then you have to run them. Then you have to not lose them. Then you have to find them. Then you have to keep your wife from turning them into house dogs.
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#3546117 - 01/14/14 10:54 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
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Well, we could always use my dogs on your swampers!

You aint gotta listen to em howl except on the rabbit their running,you dont have to feed them,if they get lost ill stand on the shocker and try reel em back.in you ant gotta go hunt em!!!

I wanna get on one of those big boys!!!

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#3546131 - 01/14/14 11:07 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
WMAn
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All issues that can be addressed with proper training. Training of your wife that is. \:D

With a pair of dogs, you could double kills and cut your time/effort in half. Plus it's just plain fun.

I hope to get a couple dogs in the future because I think rabbit hunting with hounds will be a great way to get my girls into hunting.

There are a ton of places on the WMAs I hunt that get little to no rabbit hunting pressure because they require more than 100 yards of walking.
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#3546349 - 01/14/14 02:22 PM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Mud Creek]
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 Originally Posted By: Mud Creek
Well, we could always use my dogs on your swampers!

You aint gotta listen to em howl except on the rabbit their running,you dont have to feed them,if they get lost ill stand on the shocker and try reel em back.in you ant gotta go hunt em!!!

I wanna get on one of those big boys!!!


Make it down to Brownsville area one Sat?
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#3547210 - 01/15/14 08:22 AM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
Crosshairy
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WMAn,
I've had the same though a bunch of times, but I just can't make myself want to take care of a bunch of dogs for the other months of the year.

I guess what I really want is for my dad to decide to get a couple of dogs \:\)

He'd probably only get squirrel dogs though. That has been more of his passion later in life.
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#3551023 - 01/17/14 08:29 PM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Poser]
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I would love to make that trip im definitly gonna try and take you up on this! Itd be a good test for my dogs. I dont know if I can make it this month but we ll.see about feb!
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#3551028 - 01/17/14 08:34 PM Re: Sylvilagus Aquaticus [Re: Mud Creek]
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 Originally Posted By: Mud Creek
I would love to make that trip im definitly gonna try and take you up on this! Itd be a good test for my dogs. I dont know if I can make it this month but we ll.see about feb!


Sounds good. Need hip boots and steel shot.
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