Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3548031 - 01/15/14 06:15 PM rabbits without dogs
duckriver
10 Point


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 2635
Loc: River Bottom

Offline
Going to try it. Brother in laws and father in law used to always rabbit hunt with dogs all the time. Thinking about inviting them out to see if we can kick any up in the fence rows. I'm not a rabbit hunter but it maybe fun. My question is how good will it be without dogs?
_________________________
Fail to plan, Plan to fail
**TEAM FINAL STEPS**

Top
#3548061 - 01/15/14 06:26 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: duckriver]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
Not easy. Walk quietly so you don't spook rabbits too far ahead of you. Stop freqeuently and stand still for 1-2 minutes at a time. The rabbits will spook when they think they are busted, often, you are standing right next to them and never will a rabbit spook when you expect one to. It is always at the moment you least expect and you must keep your gun ready at all times. It's hard to maintain concentration for that long. If your gun is not in a position to immediately shoot, the rabbit will be gone. It's usually about a 1 second window.
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
#3548077 - 01/15/14 06:35 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: Poser]
Dolan82
4 Point


Registered: 09/09/12
Posts: 231
Loc: Hermitage. Tn

Offline
Poser hit it dead on. I use to hunt a field by house in Florida when I was a kid we would walk it and kick them up some times it would take 3 or 4 times kicking them up before you could get a shot off. But it is still a lot of fun.
_________________________
Can't eat them horns, but they sure look good on the wall !

Top
#3548081 - 01/15/14 06:37 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: Poser]
Tar12
4 Point


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 359
Loc: USA Indiana

Offline
We rabbit hunt fences rows and R.R tracks and kill quite a few rabbits doing this.Usually 2-3 guys. Shooting can be fast and furious!
Top
#3548090 - 01/15/14 06:39 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: Tar12]
duckriver
10 Point


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 2635
Loc: River Bottom

Offline
Just texted them. There all game to go. I'm taking some customers duck hunting this weekend so we will try to go the following weekend
_________________________
Fail to plan, Plan to fail
**TEAM FINAL STEPS**

Top
#3548094 - 01/15/14 06:40 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: Poser]
Mud Creek
4 Point


Registered: 05/17/13
Posts: 222
Loc: Mid TN

Offline
Poser basiclly hit nail on the head about hunting without a hound, but a big downside will be since your busting rabbits out of cover most(maybe all)your shoots will be at them running away from you so chances of damaging meat go up. If your kicking brush make sure someone is in position to shoot.


All that being said if you think it could be fun without a dog trying it with good dogs will have you hooked!!! Good luck!

Top
#3548182 - 01/15/14 07:24 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: Mud Creek]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8269
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
Better be quick!
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3548249 - 01/15/14 08:04 PM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: timberjack86]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
I finally got one last week because it jumped and I saw it stop behind a bush a few yards away. Shot thru the bush and he was toast. I had jumped him on my way in that morning but no shot because I wasn't even expecting to see a rabbit. Overgrown fence rows are good and so are crp fields and cedar thickets.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3548528 - 01/16/14 05:48 AM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: catman529]
rabbit hunter
14 Point


Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 9458
Loc: Beech Bluff, TN

Offline
Be very careful........rabbit hunting will get in your blood before you know it.
_________________________
GO VOLS
"THE GRILL MASTER"

Top
#3548575 - 01/16/14 07:04 AM Re: rabbits without dogs [Re: rabbit hunter]
duckriver
10 Point


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 2635
Loc: River Bottom

Offline
What do they taste like?
_________________________
Fail to plan, Plan to fail
**TEAM FINAL STEPS**

Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Bobby G, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
4 registered (ruthunter, Old Timer, RAFI, Rifle06) and 73 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180121 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.006 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.