On The Ground
When you're using a .32-caliber front stuffer, you need sitting bunnies, so stand hunting and still-hunting are the ways to go—and location is key. My favorite cottontail haunts are thick patches of wild rose brambles on the edges where agricultural ground meets spare timber, or an old junk pile. Rotting vehicles, stacks of rusty corrugated tin, and railroad ties overgrown with brambles and horseweeds make for great stand hunting. On overcast days, pick a comfortable seat with good fields of fire and wait them out. Shooting sticks can help here, as can a thermos of hot coffee. On sunny days, rabbits will come out into the open to soak up the warmth. It's a good time to still-hunt along cover edges, looking for that telltale shiny eye.