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Went out with 4 good friends yesterday to an undisclosed area in Utah for a jack/cotton killing spree. 5 guys, 6 hours, and 103 rabbits later...we decided we had a lot of cleaning to do (40 cottontails-the 5th guy really regretted not having a small game license!) I have never had so much fun hunting in Utah, it was just madness! We only pushed three small valleys, and for every rabbit we shot we missed or didn't shoot at 10 others. I cannot wait to get back down there again!

 

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Question....do the cottontails taste like sage? Used to love eating cottontails down south but they ate mostly grasses which grew in abundance...no sage in Louisiana.
 

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Hey ah.... Im sure I could be another good friend if you take me out to your rabbit killing honey hole next time. Just saying.... haha. Thats cool man looks like fun. Most rabbits we've killed in one trip was 42 between 3 guys.
 

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That is pretty dang cool, I am taking my 11 y/o girl out this weekend to try to get a couple cottontails for the crock pot. I doubt I'll see that many.
 
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Holy moly, that's the second damnest thing I ever seen.

Hey, I had bunny burgers and bunny Italian sausages for supper tonight.
 

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Maybe after my next (and likely last) trip there in a month I'll spill the beans on the location. The area already is showing the strain of too many rabbits.
 

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How did you get the carcasses all to one location? Were you packing sleds behind you? It's been years since I had a day like that, I will be out hunting dogs tomorrow, and maybe some jacks after. I won't have an all inclusive body count pic though. Looks like a good time.
 

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We would carry in our vests all we could, make a pile on the road, lather rinse repeat. We think it was somewhere North of 400lbs of bunnies.
 

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We would carry in our vests all we could, make a pile on the road, lather rinse repeat. We think it was somewhere North of 400lbs of bunnies.
400 lbs of rabbit? Good Lord!!
 

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These ones we only took the young and easy to clean ones. If you handle jacks right, they are pretty good. Had we not done so well on the cottontails we would have taken more of them. I personally kept 10 cottontails and 20 jacks. Soak the jacks in salted water overnight and then prep like a cottontail.
 

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I use that on headshot rabbits, but when body shot the likelihood of the guts exploding inside is pretty high and then the job is miserable. Plus, the skinning and rinsing I do is very thorough. Time consuming, but the end product is worth it. It can mean the difference between a delicious jack or late season cotton and an inedible piece of meat garbage.
 

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I've been hearing of really high numbers this year, unfortunately our honey hole is no longer a secret so they'll probably all be dead before I get the chance to get out there!

Most we had was in 2009 when we killed 180 between 3 guys...
 
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