Ohhhh, doze wasscally wabbits.
Now the upholstery is full of fleas and ticks! They must not care about the paint because they have all those rabbits hung through the tire chains which are strung around the car.
"Just a little hunt" or If it moves....Kill It!
'Dat doctor hunts in his coupe too!
'Dat doctor probably gives all his patients a rabbits foot for good luck when he leaves.
Doc ain't worried - he's treated Tularemia before . . .
Rich, I never heard of that rabbit disease before. I must have gotten "lucky" with the 100's of rabbits I raised as a kid.
Dean, I've never heard of it in domestic warrens; we used to raise rabbits too. Mostly it's responsible for "die offs" when wild populations get too large, humans can catch it . . . from flea and tick bites.
Good eating! Easy to skin and clean and if your careful and pick all the shot out of them very good! Bud.
The last time I was rabbit hunting was about 15 years ago. It was a fresh snow and a great day. I limited out. I carry plastic bags to put them in and stuff them in my hunting vest. Got home with my catch and the wife was in the kitchen so I took the bags in to show her. Now my wife raises and trains search dogs and we have 3 or 4 in the house all the time. Well I opened the 1st bag and the flees swarmed out like black birds in the fall. Needless to say she was not impressed. Havent been bunny hunting since.
Tularemia is common in our western black tailed jack rabbits (actually a hare). The things are so numerous in Nevada that no license is needed and the game officers beg you to shoot them!
In the early 1900's, the local ranchers here in Modoc held "rabbit drives" trying to protect their crops. Rabbits were driven by long lines of men across the sagebrush and were funneled into a huge wire corral built for the purpose. They didn't shoot them...shotgun shells were expensive.....they clubbed them to death. I'll bet those old boys were sure tired at the end of the day!
Dallas, I can imagine the "fun" you and your wife and her dogs had after trapping the fleas in those bags !! It's always amazed me how rapidly parasites leave the "sinking ship" . . . left to air out for awhile, the carcasses probably wouldn't have had many if any fleas left on 'em.
George, here in southeastern Idaho farms bordering the sagebrush desert have been plagued in cycles by jackrabbits since settlement. As recently as 1981, there was a plague of them, which led to the last rabbit drives held in these parts. It got national attention, and the horrified PETA types went into spasms over the barbaric clubbing of all those darling, fuzzy, cuddly little bunny-wabbits. Too bad they couldn't have been live-trapped and shipped en-masse to Central Park. Not long afterwards, efforts to control jackrabbit and coyote populations seem to have eliminated the sage grouse instead. Nowadays, when I ride the Arco Desert it's rare to see a jackrabbit - we see more cottontails than jacks, which I find strange, never saw them on the desert "in the old days".
Hm. How to keep this on topic ?? How about a comparison between the Apperson Jackrabbit and a Model T ?? ; )
In 1959 I had a chance to visit the biggest privately-owned sheep station (that Aussie for "ranch") in New South Wales. Rabbits were a plague in Australia in those days. The station owner hired two guys whose full-time job was killing rabbits. The pelts were hung in bales and kept in a shed until they could be gathered and shipped to a furrier. While I was there, a semi arrived and collected 40 bales of rabbit pelts. He came twice a week.
How about a jackrabbit clutch? There, the thread's back on topic! Do you hare me?
Looks like they were using a pump 22, maybe a Model 10 12ga pump , (can't remember if it was a Remington for sure) and a Automatic that was probably a 12 ga of some sort.
Anybody recognize the guns for sure?
Is the gun on the left a Winchester model 97?
AK47s- all of 'em........
The gun on the left is a Winchester Model 1912 or just Model 12 if newer. The center gun is a Browning Auto 5. The gun on the right is a .22 pump. Could be many domestic makes such as Winchester, Remington, Savage or others..
It looks like the shotgun on the left is a Winchester Model 12 and the rifle on the right looks like a Winchester Model 62 .22 gallery rifle.
Ken....They b Jacks. Have never heard of anyone eating one. Almost no Jacks left in Kansas. I was stationed at Smokey Hill AFB (Shilling), Salina, Kansas. and Jackrabbits were getting scarce then. I heard they started using some kind of fertilizer on their wheat fields that killed off the rabbits (hares). Steve J, what say ye?
John, Middle shotgun is Browning Auto-5 Looks like it's 20 Ga.
A-5 was avail. in 12,16 20 ga.
All we had in central Mi were cottentails and the jacks were farther north.I think most critters tasted like what they ate.I used to carry a .22 squirell hunting but if you saw a rabit or partrige you lost out.Squirell's tasted very good but were work to skin.I used to trap a few muskrats and always wanted to eat one and my mother cooked one. It stank so we fed it to our bird dog and it died.Mallard ducks and Geese were also very good! Bud.