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Question by Winchester 92. Uploaded on December 11, 2009
The best time to hunt is during the open season on rabbits and check your states game laws.Rabbits will normally sit tight and not move during the heat of the day in many areas, after a lite rain or snow they are usually move a little bit and you should hunt tree lines, fence lines, scrub brush and ravines if possible...Rabbits are most active at sunset and sunrise, especially after a rainy day...After a rainy day they will come out into the sun patches and dry or pretty much get the sun themselves!!!
They are most active in the night, but you can't hunt them past sunset in NY.
if you are hunting in the snow, the warmest part of the day is your best bet. Especially if the sun is out.
matouse3 hit my favorite time. Snow on the ground and lots of sun, have your sunglasses on.
Early morning is great. If it's cold or snowy, all day. Really, all day anytime. I can't think of a time of day that I haven't really seen many rabbits or snowshoes, even when I'm not trying to. The nature of how you hunt bunnies will have you seeing them anytime.
they are most active when you see them haha
but i would just go out at 730am and sit for an hour and a half
morning and later afternoon is the best but we have gotten alot of rabbits at night when we are just walking the woods with flashlights because they don't really move to much but morning late afternoon and at night
the mourning is usually the best time that I seem to see the most.
Each day is different, especially in different areas. But most places they are most active before a bad storm. As of time of day, I've been able to find rabbits at all parts of the day.
Scent conditions are more important. You need to know your dogs abilities. Base your hunt on your dog. Your dog's scenting ability is different each dog. They will be the best when the snow warms up and in packy snow. If you are hunting on dirt watch out for dry leaves or heavily flooded areas.
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