10 Essential Rabbit Hunting Tips in Summer
Since we are now in a good season to hunt rabbits, in this season a summer hutch that is increasingly common and widespread, it is worth thinking about some tips to get a game, enough to each of our trips to the field, with the shotgun and soft cartridges.
To the field, finally arrived the expected date to be able to go out to live essential rabbit Hunting tips the first days of hunting of this new season, and we will do it with the rabbits, in a vibrant sets, always unexpected, vibrant, attractive and very given to the visual enjoyment for the environment in which we are going to hunt, and for doing it habitually in the least hot hours of the day.
Three modalities protagonists in this first phase of the season, stalking, waiting and hunting the jump, will take us to some places or others, looking for the arrival at the dump of a few rabbits returning from their nocturnal raids, approaching those who are the sunny first thing on the edge of the mountain with the plain or throw those who are pulled to our step.
And of course, the hunting of rabbits in summer with our dogs, where excellent sample dogs will make it clear that throwing half a dozen rabbits to a dog is a real luxury. Here are the 10 Essential Rabbit Hunting Tips better in these upcoming outings.
- 1 How many? What the field says
- 2 Hunting slowly always attentive
- 3 Dominate the dump
- 4 Throw a good distance
- 5 Select the rabbit?
- 6 Attentive to hillsides and terraces
- 7 Hunting in the shade
- 8 The stream, in hand
- 9 A good cartridge
- 10 The Conejo team
- 11 Here are video reviews of essential rabbit hunting tips:
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How many? What the field says
Many fans think that hunting season in summer for rabbit hunting, or disconnection as it is popularly known in many areas, is to achieve large hangers at the expense of new rabbits and little punished by dogs and hunters, who usually leave easily in the face of a productive shot.
Here is a tip that I think is quite practical: do not leave with the idea of achieving a minimum of as many or as many rabbits, this makes us risk the shots when they do not jump as we would like, wounding rabbits that later is difficult to charge. We never get past the rabbits we can throw at a good distance and in good conditions, we do not want to do pirouettes with the shots, nor stop rabbits at all sight outside shot. Here we do not go out to “collect” rabbits, but to knock down what the field, good, gives us in each day.
Hunting slowly always attentive
Great mistake to walk, walking through the field, thinking that the rabbit will always leave stepped on the bush better oriented, and before a comfortable clear for the shot. Or we hunt, or we walk, but not always these two options get along when what we are looking for is to take some rabbits to the perch.
We already know that by chance, a rabbit is torn where you least expect it and that even that day you are hunting distracted, with your head somewhere else, you hang half a dozen like someone who does not want the thing, but intend and be centered they are indispensable to be able to take advantage of the summer season of the rabbit. It is important to hunt at a slow pace, not as we usually do many times, which seems to lead a band of partridges ahead on a hillside in November. Hunting rabbits now you have to hurry when the area is intricate, with sparse faces of vegetation, and we depend on the looks we already know, so we should not waste time and raise the pace.
Dominate the dump
In line with the previous comments, we must insist that you do not have to go for a walk, to visit “beautiful” areas and wait for a rabbit to jump nearby. We can go a step further, and quickly but effectively analyze a specific area before entering to hunt it, because in this hunt it is essential to “see” the hunt, and hit with the shots. For this reason, we must look for areas from where we control the rabbits that move at the bottom or those that slowly drip upwards because the bushes sometimes let us see from top to bottom, but are more problematic if we go hunting down in a slope area or some slope.
Each site has its dump, and we must place ourselves in the best possible way to control the clearings and the corridors in the forest, and the plots of brushwood in the plain, because for example, moving just along a line we control to the left and right, but if we go fifteen meters from that same line, the rabbits that move on the other side will go away without us discovering them.
Throw a good distance
In the season of rabbit hunting in summer almost all we usually throw precipitates and dominating little the distances in the first days. And that who hunt several days, because those who at the most come out to hunt on a couple of occasions at this time, contracted hunts, do not get to take either the distance or the rhythm of shooting that this piece demands. Never rush. Rare is that we are hunting in an area so tangled to have to throw super fast: face badly and inappropriately aculatar makes us fail “inexplicably” and this results in the following sets, failing much more than normal.
The rabbits that are snatched away in the middle distance give us a moment to face and take the piece well. The rest is to advance the right, little because they do not usually go very fast, and shoot. So nothing to shoot with his face raised nor three shots in a burst without meaning. A well-executed shot is a dejected rabbit, and we have plenty of time almost always.
In waiting and stalking always have to throw away a logical distance, no long distance trials, because we hurt more than one that we can not charge. Recechasing is to abuse the rather tight chokes to ensure somewhat long rabbits -no matter of riding ** and * shotguns with two barrels, ** in semiautomatics-, and in the wait, calculate well the distance between the post or hiding place, and the “square” where the rabbits enter, trying to lift the tip of the canyon a little to avoid low and dragging shots by showing us too much when aiming at a rabbit almost still.
Select the rabbit?
We should always do it, and this for several reasons; let’s see, if we hunt to avoid further damage to agriculture, better to kill the adult rabbits than the rabbits, right? At the same time, if we logically hunt, with a quote or with the criterion that we must leave enough rabbits in the area for the rest of the season and guarantee a good density, what is it to kill those small rabbits that sometimes We see in the belts or when emptying the backpack?
In this respect there is someone who says that when a rabbit is pulled out, you do not know if it is big or small, you throw it away and that’s it, but it’s not like that. It’s like someone who says he cannot differentiate, in the average Veda, a quail from a partridge chicken … You have to take care of and encourage a good hunting ethics.
Hunting at the jump, the size of the rabbits is perfectly appreciated, except that we shoot in very closed areas of scrubland and see the rabbit crossing through the bushes, without seeing its real volume; but removing these cases, on a plot in the plain, or hunting on a hillside or in terraces, you can clearly see the rabbit and its size.
In a wait there is nothing more to say, you know perfectly too which rabbit we should throw. and in fact, in more than one case two or three moves together, and we see how they have different sizes, always aiming at the bigger one; reprehension occurs the same if we want there is no problem at the time of differentiating them.
Attentive to hillsides and terraces
The mountain offers more opportunities than many people think, because sometimes there are quite a few hunters who hunt only the plain on these summer dates, fleeing the mountain for two reasons: the difficulty of shooting with the bushes and because there are to be going up and down …
The scrubland, the slope of a hill, the slope of a mountain range, go over the strip of the mountain that adjoins the crops or with the plain, offers vibrant and very varied sets that often populate us the perch with four or five rabbits achieved based on tenacity and knowledge of the hunt.
The hillside should always be caught with the breeze, trying not to make too much noise, attentive at first hour to the rabbits that move alone, especially in the lower area, because they will not be bedridden; Later, it will be a good time to go over the troughs where they go to rest in brooms and gorse, since we will shoot at a very good distance, having to go over the hunt slowly. In areas of terraces, you have to go very careful to control the dump of lower terraces, because of the higher we will have a little perspective. As much we will see some rabbit tear up, and let us pull on the rise between a bench and another.
Hunting in the shade
The most in important from our 10 essential rabbit hunting tips is hunting in the shade, This sounds like mid-morning, a terrible heat and a crazy desire to drink fresh water, right? Well no, mid-morning we will look for them where they are bedridden, not where we would like to take refuge …
You have to take advantage of the shady areas at first and last minute for hunting a rabbit, but especially in the morning, since the rabbits here endure longer before lodging in complicated areas, and our presence is much better than in sunny areas. Let’s think that with the good dress, we will be confused with the environment as soon as we stop in a shadowy face on a hillside, attentive to the rabbits that move nearby.
Entering early in places where there are majanos, you have to take advantage when the sun has not yet started because then it will be difficult to find rabbits outside. It is something that also happens in the plots of olive groves since as soon as the sun tightens, it rises and the cicadas begin their concert, the rabbits recoil in the crooks, and we will throw few.
In the afternoon it is worth reviewing the shaded areas that adjoin the crops, as many rabbits will be close by, and they will begin to move to eat after a while, so we will use more hauls than in the bush. The same happens with the streams, if we can hunt in parallel and protected by an area where we do not stand out, we will throw more rabbits than if we go to see them.
The stream, in hand
The streams and the contours with trays and other bushes always have rabbits, this is clear, and it suffices to travel prior to the opening of the season the surrounding areas, especially if they are sown, to realize the amount of damage caused by the rabicortos over there.
Whether we hunt without dogs, or if we do it from the date on which their help is authorized, the streams must always be caught in hand, with another companion, provided that the bushes cover the dump on the other side, as there are small streams They have rabbits, and they can be hunted by a single shotgun.
It is not convenient or prudent to hunt only one side of the stream when we do not see the exit of the rabbits to the other side, but there is a little trick that works well, especially at first and at the end of the day: hunt out of the stream, first one side, later the other side, back.
To do this we must first hunt the side that has easiest to house rabbits outside the stream bed, and move us as discreetly as possible, to see the rabbits that are pulled into the stream, and those who treasure in the vicinity enjoying of the temperature that will not be elevated.
A good cartridge
We look for a good cartridge, reliable, comfortable, practical, soft, adapted to the general shooting conditions that we have on average in our preserve and the area where we usually hunt. So far the generalities that we have read or heard on several occasions, but we must refine more and we must do it because we can hunt better.
Now we do not need big loads, or very thick shotgun cartridges except very specific situations -long longies-, all we need is a good hunting cartridge that looks good to rabbits, preventing us from leaving some wounded or touched, because without a dog it will be difficult to charge them.
Cartridges that open very well at medium distance, 30 grams and shot of seventh, to ensure the haul, these are the best we will serve to hunt the jump and in hand on land of good dump; if it is complicated because the dump is somewhat longer, we pass to 32 grams also of seventh. Let’s think that the 32 cartridges close a bit more the shot.
This must be taken into account because if we throw close with this load, and unless we use cartridges with felt or plastic blocks without a container cup, we will fail more than they should. In these cases always 30 grams, and if it is always very close, shot of octave, soft if possible, to stop better the rabbits. Throw with 34 – open more than those of 32 … – or 36 grams is throwing cartridges out of logic for the needs, and except very complex terrain, we should never resort to pulling heavy loads, the less the more shots we hit in the day, because with 30-32 grams and playing with the chokes, we will obtain better results. In addition, with the heat, the cartridges become more “sticky”.
The Conejo team
Light clothes always, and if we can, nothing of the vest. Even less if it is the vests that we have to hunt in autumn and winter, because the heat takes its toll remaining effective with unnecessary weight and extra clothing; colors adapted to the environment, and before doubt, unclear colors, we will get better mixed in the environment with light brown or green colors, than with a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt.
The important thing is to be able to hunt as much as we want, even until mid-morning or until noon on not-too-hot mornings, since we almost always leave at 9:30 in the morning, and if we hunt two or three hours more we would not only get better results-usually-but we would learn a lot about the rabbit’s love when they go to bed.
Hunting in brush and scrub are interesting light leggings to prevent spikes in our boots, because sooner or later they enter and are a nuisance; Anyway, in summer we can do without boots with protective membranes before the humidity and the rain, and decent for boots of high cane, light and of medium hard sole, to be able to hunt in mount and plain without problems.
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