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VFX_man
07-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Hi all, Called the Island and they sent me this Rabbit Hunting Field Map. There are 2 areas that are off-limits on this map versus what they have on-line for their general map. General Map: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/grizzlyisland/docs/grizzly_public_use_map.pdf

The ranger's mentioned they are not seeing a lot of rabbits this year . . . wonder if the dry winter had something to do with this?

We saw a few on opening day and only managed to :29: shoot at one AND He lived to see another day. They would spook when you got within 40 or 50 yards . . . basically just out of what I consider shotgun range.

NOTE: I had to quickly pickup some number 6 steel shot and did not get a change to pattern it . . . appears I was shooting high. :kest:

Bunny Map . . .

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/VFX_man/Snapbucket/E07323BE.jpg

FLIGHT762
07-03-2012, 1:16 PM
I see you bought some steel shot to use on the Refuge.

Also, make sure you don't have any lead shot shells in your Vehicle.

crackerman
07-03-2012, 4:15 PM
Why is it such a short season only open to July 29?

sprig
07-03-2012, 9:04 PM
How where the ticks?

nuliana
07-03-2012, 9:42 PM
watch out me and my buddy killed a rabbit out there a couple of years ago and caught tularemia from it. point of the story we almost died..... The doctor couldnt figure it out for i forget how long but it almost cost me my life. I even told her that we killed and cleaned a rabbit. damn doctor long story short went to a specialist and he knew right away and since it is so rare he was amazed i guess. just a warning

Targets From Us
07-03-2012, 11:48 PM
watch out me and my buddy killed a rabbit out there a couple of years ago and caught tularemia from it. point of the story we almost died..... The doctor couldnt figure it out for i forget how long but it almost cost me my life. I even told her that we killed and cleaned a rabbit. damn doctor long story short went to a specialist and he knew right away and since it is so rare he was amazed i guess. just a warning

Interesting. You are one lucky unlucky sob.

Quoted from wikipedia....

In the United States, although records show that tularemia was never particularly common, incidence rates continued to drop over the course of the 20th century, so between 1990 and 2000, the rate was less than 1 per 1,000,000, meaning the disease is extremely rare in the US today

Hornet_RN
07-04-2012, 9:39 AM
dude...don't even bother hunting rabbits at grizzly island...unless you want to catch ticks

you should just stick to fishing there!

mcmikeblues7
07-04-2012, 9:59 AM
dude...don't even bother hunting rabbits at grizzly island...unless you want to catch ticks

you should just stick to fishing there!

ya, when I came back from hunting with VFX I had over a dozen ticks!

VFX_man
07-04-2012, 5:28 PM
ya, when I came back from hunting with VFX I had over a dozen ticks!

WTF, they must love you! Aside from the one you saw on me in the field. I had zero on me. Went back out today and had zero rabbits and ticks. I don't think they can't penetrate my tall boots, upland field pants, and long sleeve tucked in shirt. Learned years ago to almost "shrink wrap" myself - stepped in to many seed tick clusters as a kid in MO - arghhhh.

Cheers, V

Rhythm of Life
07-04-2012, 5:58 PM
I don't think they can't penetrate my tall boots, upland field pants, and long sleeve tucked in shirt. Learned years ago to almost "shrink wrap" myself - stepped in to many seed tick clusters as a kid in MO - arghhhh.

Cheers, V


Been there, done that, go the shirt.


Plenty of ticks have been on me in MO

ElvenSoul
07-04-2012, 6:06 PM
DEET is your friend!

VFX_man
07-04-2012, 6:24 PM
DEET is your friend!

A little DEET story . . . Was on a project that involved 21 days in the Jungle near Hilo, Hawaii. We started out using DEET to keep the Mosquitos away - the ink pen's we were using melted and stuck to our hands, the finish melted off of our laptop. We switched to local herbal repellent after a few days. That DEET is some strong stuff!

Cheers!

Rhythm of Life
07-04-2012, 6:27 PM
A little DEET story . . . Was on a project that involved 21 days in the Jungle near Hilo, Hawaii. We started out using DEET to keep the Mosquitos away - the ink pen's we were using melted and stuck to our hands, the finish melted off of our laptop. We switched to local herbal repellent after a few days. That DEET is some strong stuff!

Cheers!

WTF?

I've used 100% DEET for years, thats gnarley.

danskhunder
07-08-2012, 8:30 AM
I was out there today for only an hour and a half and had to call it quits. Hunting with my recurve and went to the road by parking lot 2? By the building. Apparently all the cotton has been cut down so no rabbits there. Went to another spot, wasnt even walking through tall stuff, just less than boot high grass and i had a TON of ticks on me. Didnt see a single rabbit. Saw a few pheasant though. Sucks cause griz iz was my go to spot for bowhunting rabbit....might have to cross it off my list...which comprises of only grizzly island...lol need to find some landowners i guess.

nssurge
07-10-2012, 7:13 PM
Went today,


TICKS ARE EVERYWHERE - I cannot exaggerate this. Tuck in your (long sleeve) shirt, secure your pants to your boots and wear deet. We spent a few hours out there and got completely covered.

My friend did bag one HUGE jackrabbit, found it off of lot 1A way far back. Also saw some beautiful elk only 80 yards away. Otherwise we saw two cottontails, one on the road and the second ran off into deep brush we couldn't clear them out from.