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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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#2630 - 11/29/05 10:07 AM Re: non-target rabbits
trap jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
Caught rabbits in dirholes intended for fox. Go figure....Fox gland lure and urine. Why would a rabbit go near that? Who knows. Hal, you got a theory on this?

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#2631 - 11/29/05 11:46 AM Re: non-target rabbits
mountainman33 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 412
Loc: Central Maine
I'll give it a shot.....The bunny just happened into it. Maybe it just stopped for a little sniff as it does many, many times a day at various places throughout its travels. It just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One rabbit can cover a heck of a lot of real estate. Anyone who has ever bunny hunted can attest to that. Given the number of rabbits on their upswing years and they are on the upswing of their cycle here in Maine, you crunch the numbers and ya gotta figure that a bunny or two is gonna connect with ya after a while. Thats my theory, anyone else....?

...MM... wink

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#2632 - 11/29/05 01:34 PM Re: non-target rabbits
OKyote Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 45
Loc: Wright City, OK
I have a thought on this. I think that rabbits rely more on their sight than their smell. So unless there is a fox in your set, they have no worries.

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#2633 - 11/29/05 01:44 PM Re: non-target rabbits
OKyote Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 45
Loc: Wright City, OK
As for the rabbits in your cubbies, something might have spooked them in. They might not have been after the meat at all. Just an idea.

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#2634 - 11/29/05 01:54 PM Re: non-target rabbits
OKyote Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 45
Loc: Wright City, OK
After I have posted a reply (then I read what I have written)why do I feel like an idiot???

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#2635 - 11/29/05 02:31 PM Re: non-target rabbits
archer01 Offline
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Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 340
Loc: N.E. Penna.
Lets stay on the subject here.
This one could really take off......LOL.

Alot of my sets are near rose and really thick cover, cause that's where the canines come to eat. Yes Lots of rabbits.
I think they see the hole and Like Bugs Bunny, Whats up doc?
and accidently get pinched.
I avoid alot of this with heavy pan tension, But once in awhile
I still get one. A white bunny tail in the hole works great !

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#2636 - 11/29/05 02:57 PM Re: non-target rabbits
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10003
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
One time, many years ago, I made up a bunch of wooden cubbies, my idea was to trap coon and mink on dry land. For a lure holder, I wired a piece of corn cob in the back of the wooden box, and saturated it with sun rendered (foul smelling) fish oil.

I whacked so many rabbits with these cubbies I stopped using them.

frown -- Hal
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#2637 - 11/29/05 03:52 PM Re: non-target rabbits
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2047
Loc: Qc.
Fox urine attracts hares. I think it's the salt. I can't put a post set anywhere near cover.

The hares also go into cubbies to avoid predators.Yes, they do eat meat once in a while.

Irony is a hare getting caught in a lynx cubby that has a hare, frozen in a life-like position, for bait.

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#2638 - 11/29/05 05:28 PM Re: non-target rabbits
trap jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
Hal, I'm going to pass that info along to my neighbor. He's always trying to trap rabbits out of his garden but they avoid his cage traps. LOL

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#21757 - 12/13/14 11:40 AM Re: non-target rabbits [Re: foss4936]
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