ravengunsmith wrote:cottontail season is pretty much closed around here now. Too many 'yotes are out there taking all the game. it is so bad that the State of NH is considering putting on the endangered species list. Can you imagine, a rabbit endangered? That is how bad it is.
What is the coyote population like? Could they be bringing the rabbit population down?
Back when I first started hunting 40 years ago, coyotes had almost been hunted to extinction in my state. Rabbits where everywhere and frequent roadkill. State eliminated the bounty on coyotes and they have come back big time over the decades. I don't hunt anymore but it seems like I don't see cottontails as much as I used to and my unscientific theory is that the coyotes have put pressure on the bunnies.