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#2620 - 11/26/05 04:49 PM non-target rabbits
foss4936 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 109
Loc: weston,maine
yesterday i checked a dozen traps and caught 2 snowshoe hare which you are not supposed to trap in maine, on accident, also caught a pine martin. So will rabbits eat meat, because these rabbits were caught in 110 conis set in cubbies with deer tallow/meat in teh back of them. has anyone else had this problem?

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#2621 - 11/26/05 07:51 PM Re: non-target rabbits
Tall Pine Troy Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 57
Loc: Oregon
I have caught cotton tail in dirt hole sets with fish bait.

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#2622 - 11/26/05 08:30 PM Re: non-target rabbits
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Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 646
Loc: Monashee Mtns, British Columbi...
Contrary to popular belief, most everything has/will eat meat at one time or another. Nothing better than fat and protein to make it through the winter. I catch a few rabbits and lots of squirrels every season in "meat" sets.

RO smile

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#2623 - 11/27/05 08:40 PM Re: non-target rabbits
foss4936 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 109
Loc: weston,maine
smile thanks for the info.
so what do you guys do when you catch one? take it home and eat it,or use it for bait?
i also saw in a magazine the other day that was selling rabbit urine. what would this be used for? smile

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#2624 - 11/27/05 09:01 PM Re: non-target rabbits
Tall Pine Troy Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 57
Loc: Oregon
I stuffed mine in the dirt hole I caught him at for bait.

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#2625 - 11/28/05 03:02 AM Re: non-target rabbits
littleguns Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 269
Loc: Jay, Maine
I eat mine and use the fur and scrap for bait.
Yes a rabbit will eat meat. They will eat there own or anothers young also. More rabbit young are lost to caniballisum than to predation. I raisd rabbits for a while. They can be mean tword each other.

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#2626 - 11/28/05 08:30 AM Re: non-target rabbits
Otterwater0566 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/04
Posts: 440
Loc: Austin, AR
My brothers girls raise rabbits, and help me on the trapline with their own traps. We use rabbit pee soaked straw/droppings in dirtholes and pockets with great success for cats to foxes. I eat the rabbits and tree rats and use the rest on cat sets. I collect fresh road kills and throw in freezer for bait. Rabbit is my best fox "food" lure.

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#2627 - 11/28/05 05:32 PM Re: non-target rabbits
foss4936 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 109
Loc: weston,maine
thanks but whats a tree rat?

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#2628 - 11/28/05 05:47 PM Re: non-target rabbits
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 832
Loc: South Georgia, usA
A squirell.
Adios,
45/70,
RKBA !!!

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#2629 - 11/28/05 06:39 PM Re: non-target rabbits
foss4936 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 109
Loc: weston,maine
oh ok duh
guess i never heard of them being tree rats smile

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