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#6476533 - 10/01/16 09:32 PM Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens
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My feeder pens are made of 1/2 height cattle panels The rabbits eat a ton of corn every feeding. Would putting chicken wire on my panels keep the rabbits out? We have too many cotton tails eating like kings.
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#6476679 - 10/02/16 12:49 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Shoot em. They taste better than deer.
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#6476698 - 10/02/16 04:10 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Shoot em. They taste better than deer.


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Corn fed rabbit food
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#6476807 - 10/02/16 08:45 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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#6476831 - 10/02/16 09:02 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Yeah waste a little bit of 22 ammo one day food
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#6477487 - 10/02/16 06:05 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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What other ways to keep them away? I shoot them all the time. There are way too many.

Poisons? Repellents?
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#6486995 - 10/08/16 07:13 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Whack 'em!!
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#6487095 - 10/08/16 08:24 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Tie a daschund to your feeder
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#6487510 - 10/09/16 08:59 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Yeah you could try a foot or so of chicken wire around the bottom of the feed pen. Itll at least slow em down
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#6489817 - 10/10/16 08:08 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Just remember what ever kills the rabbits will most likely kill what eats the dead rabbits
Find someone that likes rabbits, then take them a mess of them
Originally Posted By: MathMan
What other ways to keep them away? I shoot them all the time. There are way too many.

Poisons? Repellents?
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#6498957 - 10/17/16 10:10 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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Get a couple hawks to hang out around that feed pen.
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#6558285 - 11/25/16 10:46 AM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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So on a serious note, would you go ahead and use a .22LR or would a .22 air rifle be decent enough? Wanting to shoot a few cotton tailed thiefs while waiting on deer, thought maybe an air rifle might be quieter and not disturb the hunt as much?
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#6558502 - 11/25/16 02:48 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Yeah you could try a foot or so of chicken wire around the bottom of the feed pen. Itll at least slow em down


I think I'll try chicken wire around my smaller one. There's way too many rabbits.

I'm not there to shoot them enough. I do shoot them some though. After deer season I may do a rabbit hunt:) I need to sight my 22 in at 80 yards. Long shots for my 10/22.
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#6558506 - 11/25/16 02:53 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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We turn the teenage boys loose after them with .22's before the season......improves their shooting skills and thins the rabbits...
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#6558516 - 11/25/16 03:01 PM Re: Keep Rabbits Out of Feeder Pens [Re: MathMan]
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That's will work:) I need the practice though.

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