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We used to hunt rabbits out by Lund Highway back in the mid 70's. Along with Midvalley Road, behind Enoch, and out on Minersville Hwy.
Our best spots were where the turd whirler is now, and out on the Clark farm on Minersville Hwy north of Enoch.
All the places that are subdivisions are now :confused:
Always used .22 rifles at first. Slayed them for a long time.
I finally started taking my dad's Colt .22 pistol just for kicks. Got pretty good with that pistol. Used to piss my buddy off that I could get as many bunnies with that as he did with his .22 rifle. :cool:
That's why I still shoot pistols pretty well, I'm guessing. Was a lot of fun.
Don't go out like that much anymore. Have been with the grandkids a few times. But, don't see the rabbits like we used to. And we have to go a lot further out of town than we used to. Use that to teach them gun safety and about hunting with others. A couple of them are good shots already. It's still enjoyable.
Your nephew and I did our share of rabbit hunting back in the day. Before we had our drivers licenses either one of my parents or one of his would take us out just a little further than the places you are talking about, or out just north of Summit and dump us off for a few hours before coming back to get us. I remember he had a pretty slick looking little pump .22. I think it was actually his dads. I doubt my nephews that are around that age now do that. They would probably just walk around in the brush for a few hours and hardly see a thing to shoot at.
 

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That pump .22 was actually his grandfather's gun.
His dad used it when he was a kid. The the niece and nephews used it as well. It finally wore out and started jamming all the time. It's a wall hanger now. It had a LOT of rounds go thru it.
The nephews used to hunt with me up around the cabin quite a bit. Now they have their own families and don't see them as much. Really enjoyed having them around.
 

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We used to have a lot of fun on the main road to the sand dunes spotlighting them. We'd check in with the Juab County sheriff and head out there and just drive the roads.

This was when it was legal to spotlight them as long as it was OK by the county sheriff.

One night, we had a deputy check us out to make sure that we were doing it legally. He ended up getting a few with his service pistol, a S&W 39 9mm.

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We used to have a lot of fun on the main road to the sand dunes spotlighting them. We'd check in with the Juab County sheriff and head out there and just drive the roads.

This was when it was legal to spotlight them as long as it was OK by the county sheriff.

One night, we had a deputy check us out to make sure that we were doing it legally. He ended up getting a few with his service pistol, a S&W 39 9mm.

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My preferred method with spot lighting was a sturdy, steel toed boot. But largely because I was not to be trusted with golf clubs
 

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I started shooting some left handed out of boredom. My nephew had a cheap crossman pump BB gun shooting BBs down in the hills by Gunnison and he shot a jack and it ran off. About 3 months later I went to the same spot and shot a jack walked up to it and had a big abscess on it . It had to be the same one glad I found the poor bugger. Lessen never use BBs use pellets. We never shot cotton tails , have we talked you out of hunting them yet OP20GL ?
 

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I'm still not trusted with golf clubs.....
That's how bad I am at golf.
And yet, I still play. 🤔
Not to change the subject, but last summer a friend took me out golfing. I had always heard that if you can shoot your age you are doing good. I stopped after the second hole when I hit my age of 69
 

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If you time it right, and hit the right bunny in just the right way you can turn a single into a dozen plus slaughterfest as you perform what might be the most violent cesarean section to grace the sage. Fun fact: those babies can scream and hop almost right away.

Ask me how I know.
Been there, done that,.............
It's really quite gross 🤢
 

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Jackrabbits are making a comeback here in the southwestern Wyoming part of Utah.

No license is required. Hunt the BLM land in the "checkerboard", Uinta County, in big sagebrush, north of Interstate 80. Make sure ya have a coyote rifle and a call with you.

Evanston has all yer jack rabbit hunting equipment and needs: lottery tickets, fuel, fast food, ammo, porno and fireworks....37 liquor stores and 21 bars.
 

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Jack Rabbit recipes
 

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Deboning jack rabbits.
 

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Jackrabbits are making a comeback here in the southwestern Wyoming part of Utah.

No license is required. Hunt the BLM land in the "checkerboard", Uinta County, in big sagebrush, north of Interstate 80. Make sure ya have a coyote rifle and a call with you.

Evanston has all yer jack rabbit hunting equipment and needs: lottery tickets, fuel, fast food, ammo, porno and fireworks....37 liquor stores and 21 bars.
Stop hotspotting our liquor, lotto, booze and porn spots, Goob!
 
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