Therefore, our objective was to collect age ratio, sex ratio, reproductive status, body mass, and hind foot lengths from mandatory hunter bag checks and examine them by harvest regime across years to better understand these population demographics and morphometrics from harvested cottontails
Today, Short and his colleagues also note other species easily identified from the road: quail, grouse, wild turkeys, cottontail
rabbits, jackrabbits and deer.
When it snows, cottontails
usually hide out for a few days.
With the exception of cottontails
, which were significantly more active in fall and winter than in spring and summer, we detected no seasonal differences in daily activity estimates among any of our five tested species (Table 3).
If you want to hunt cottontails
successfully, it helps to know they hang out in the thickest covers, safety zones that predators don't negotiate easily, like 3 or 4-year-old clear-cuts, brush piles, and fence-rows of face-scratching, barbed-wire-class briars and brambles of multi-flora rose, greenbrier, buckthorn, and blackberry.
It may look tiny and defenseless, but 21 days after birth baby cottontails
live on their own.
Collection of Davis Mountains cottontails
has proven difficult in the past because of small populations that are presumably a result of low precipitation and productivity in the montane areas they inhabit (Ruedas, 1998).
Teeth: upper and lower incisors enable it to neatly snip off plants; cottontails
have two pairs of upper incisors-a small incisor lies behind each large, deeply grooved upper incisor
Incidence and effect of warbles on southern Michigan cottontails
We have two kinds of rabbits in our area - common, non-native Eastern cottontails
(the ones I see on my lawn every evening) and the increasingly rare, native New England cottontails
Now that I've said that a hunter without dogs can harvest as many cottontails
as a hunter with beagles--and I believe this to be true--I must say that there is no better way to spend a winter day than chasing rabbits with beagles.
generally make a fairly small circle, usually less than a couple of hundred yards.
Several other cottontails
, presumably of the same species, and jackrabbits (Lepus californicus) were observed in the same vicinity.
That's music to the ears of hound dog lovers who follow cottontails
with happily howling beagles and bassets.
The great thing about Eastern cottontails
is their fecundity.