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#5685900 - 04/05/15 10:04 PM West Texas Jack Rabbits
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Saturday we were out checking out a new deer lease in Eastland County and got down into some mesquite flats with gas pipeline right away going thru the area,
and saw something moving in one of the clearings 75-100 yd away looked to be approx. 3ft tall or better. Looked again and it was the biggest jack rabbit I have ever seen 20-25lb. I see jack rabbits almost every day on the airport I work at and they are cotton tail size compared to this one I saw. Just how big can jack rabbits get ? went searching on the internet and found this clipping out of a Odessa newspaper from back in the 50's .




the one I saw was not as big as the Odessa picture but maybe along the lines of what this guy has



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#5685909 - 04/05/15 10:13 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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Was alcohol involved prior to this sighting? grin
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#5685915 - 04/05/15 10:18 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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#5685920 - 04/05/15 10:23 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Was alcohol involved prior to this sighting? grin
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I am not kidding I was on my best behavior as I was getting ready to spend over 4K on 2 hunting spots on this lease. There were 4 or 5 other people with us at the time. I have see & hunted some big swamp rabbits and have lived & hunted in Texas for most of my life & this is by far the biggest Jack ever. Looked like a small Kangaroo, hell it may have been one as there is a high fence exotic ranch on one of the lease boundaries.
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#5685933 - 04/05/15 10:30 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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I would think a huge Texas Jackrabbit would be 5-6 lbs or so at best.
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#5685937 - 04/05/15 10:34 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I would think a huge Texas Jackrabbit would be 5-6 lbs or so at best.


that's being generous. I've seen thousands as I'm sure you have and have never seen one that I would have guessed went 5-6 lbs.

they are all about the same size more or less from what I've seen height wise. I'm sure if you could find an overweight one he might push the envelope
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#5685952 - 04/05/15 10:51 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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#5685954 - 04/05/15 10:53 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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#5685971 - 04/05/15 11:13 PM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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I willing to bet that a picture of a European hare. European hares can hit 16 lbs and their first cousin the white tailed jackrabbit can hit 20. The black tailed jack rabbit tops out a 6 lbs, another difference, both the white tailed jack rabbit and European hare are edible. I don't ever want to be hungry enough to be looking at a black tailed jack as food.
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#5685999 - 04/06/15 12:40 AM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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With the rain that we have had up on the rolling plains the jacks are larger tan average this year. We have seen any records, but still pretty good sized ones.
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#5686001 - 04/06/15 01:41 AM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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You didn't happen to be looking at property of highway 571 were you? I was on a lease there a few years ago and we had a kangaroo on the property. It escaped a high fenced ranch after it burned.
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#5686051 - 04/06/15 06:47 AM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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#5686062 - 04/06/15 06:58 AM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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Originally Posted By: hetman
Saturday we were out checking out a new deer lease in Eastland County and got down into some mesquite flats with gas pipeline right away going thru the area,
and saw something moving in one of the clearings 75-100 yd away looked to be approx. 3ft tall or better. Looked again and it was the biggest jack rabbit I have ever seen 20-25lb. I see jack rabbits almost every day on the airport I work at and they are cotton tail size compared to this one I saw. Just how big can jack rabbits get ? went searching on the internet and found this clipping out of a Odessa newspaper from back in the 50's .




the one I saw was not as big as the Odessa picture but maybe along the lines of what this guy has



Somebody was licking Horny Toads again! I'll see fifty to 60 Jackrabbits today just like I do everyday and you ain't going to see 20 to 30 pound Jack's. I've never seen one that will get close to 10lb. The one in the pic is just an average size 5 to 7 lb Jack, he's just posing TFF style.
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#5686070 - 04/06/15 07:06 AM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: hetman]
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#5686234 - 04/06/15 08:43 AM Re: West Texas Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN


Jackzilla.... heard about that bad boy! clap
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