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07-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Got one, the only one I saw in a short hunt after work. My hunt almost didn't happen, I ran out of time to get more .22 ammo so I grabbed the 9 shells I had and figured I'd only need one or two. I got to my spot and reached in my pocket and I only had 2 shells? WTH? A hole in my pants pocket. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-bag-on-head.gif

So I dug one out of my boot and then had 3. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-ugly-lol-bashing-sign.gif Not wanting to trust myself in laying off the squeaks I figured I'd better search the truck for more ammo and finally found another brick of .22s. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-mouse.gif
I was playing around with the rifle trying to take a pic when I spied a young wabbit just sitting in a clear spot about 25 yards away. He saw me move the rifle and camera around and just stayed put and he got popped. Neck shot. That was it. Didn't see anyone else out or hear any reports. Jim Matthews said he blew his morning hunt by forgetting to get his new license.

Marlin 25MN .22WMR with a Leupold 3x9 Vari X II on top. Federal TNT Green ammo.

Good luck to those going out this weekend. I might try a morning hunt.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs066.ash2/36652_407266165778_10251505778_4961535_8123776_n.j pg

07-03-2010, 10:22 PM
nice. whats the best way to cook one of those cottontails?

07-04-2010, 12:28 AM
nice little rabbit, did not know season for those furry critters opened the other day or id have been out to my spot to get one or two for the bbq tommorow!

07-04-2010, 2:26 AM
search hasenpfeffer recipe. its basically stewed rabbit with a redwine gravy- very legit with kraut and spetzel.

they actually have a ton of meat on the backstrap and tastes really good. i could eat it regularly if i had to.

07-04-2010, 5:08 PM
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Big Jake
07-04-2010, 5:41 PM
Great shot on Bugs dude. Happy fourth!