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#7148454 - 04/22/18 07:39 PM Jack Rabbits
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These were all about 30 yards apart, sitting in the shade.


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#7148533 - 04/22/18 08:41 PM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Used to hunt those back in the 50's - 60's - 70's to no end!
They get a pass now.
Gettin' Old I Guess.
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#7148548 - 04/22/18 08:55 PM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: badger2b]
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Originally Posted By: badger2b
Used to hunt those back in the 50's - 60's - 70's to no end!
They get a pass now.
Gettin' Old I Guess.


We used to have rabbit drives in Runnels county.
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#7149044 - 04/23/18 11:36 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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#7149644 - 04/23/18 09:53 PM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Cool pics
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#7149677 - 04/23/18 10:22 PM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Dad grew up West Tx during the Depression Era. He always called them Hoover Hogs.
Not near as many around as there used to be. I think the coyote keep them thinned out. They can destroy a cotton crop or in a drought year eat up the beans and eat the mesquite bark on trees and cedar post.
Good clear pictures
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#7149744 - 04/24/18 12:06 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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When dad had the red tail we always dreamed of catching one. Never could accomplish it though. Great shots up
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#7149805 - 04/24/18 06:42 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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used to pot shot them, driving country roads, they sit in the shade of sunflowers in the bar ditches, like earlier post, they were so bad in the early 50's they would devastate wheat crops, about 1950-51, did a rabbit drive, it was Chinese fire drill
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#7149894 - 04/24/18 08:17 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Great photos Mr. Mike!
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#7149944 - 04/24/18 08:51 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Here around Midland jack rabbits have basically disappeared out at the airport area . I haven't seen a JR in several years but those little cottontails are still all over the place . Back 15 yrs ago you would see as many as 5 JRs' a day out close to the airport . Of course the oilfield business has grown so much that wildlife is having a hard time finding a place to live so most WL has moved on . I still see a small covey of Scale Quail few times a year mainly in the spring and an occasional coyote maybe once or twice a yr around the airport . I think the WL is actually on the decrease in W.Texas cause there are so many groups that go out shooting for fun and they take out Bobcats , coyotes , foxes and just about anything that moves . Personally I think it's a shame cause they are not a game animal and they aren't out of control on population wise . Heck I haven't even seen a skunk out here in several yrs but I have seen an occasional one run over on the highways and some people say they have seen them in town searching for food .
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#7149988 - 04/24/18 09:15 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Nice pics. We're seeing a lot more Jacks in Lee county nowadays.

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#7150008 - 04/24/18 09:23 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Notice all three of them had their ears turned towards you? They heard you!
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#7166930 - 05/11/18 10:27 AM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Just seen a baby jack rabbit ! First one I've ever seen and first JR I've seen in several yrs out at the airport . It's probably about 1/2-lb and maybe three weeks old ? I just wonder where the daddy is ??





Here's a link to a short video I took of the baby JR .
https://www.facebook.com/ron.hodges.7/videos/1932393203451111/


Edited by ronlhodges (05/11/18 10:34 AM)
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#7167254 - 05/11/18 03:51 PM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Drive Hwy 90 between Alpine and Valentine or turn in Marfa and go south on 67 and there are hundreds of them plastered all over the highways. I wonder if there are that many splattered on the highway how many more of them are out there a half mile from the highway. I am expecting an increase in the coyote population out here soon.

Down in the Valley when I worked there you'd always see them put their ear down. Here, only a small percentage do that and they are all ones that look like they may have survived a couple of years in the monte.

Great pics.

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#7167265 - 05/11/18 04:00 PM Re: Jack Rabbits [Re: HWY_MAN]
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^^^^^^^^ I been down there a few times mainly FtDavis SP . Like camping when i can , tent only tho no camper . Haven’t been in a few years . Me and wife getting too old to sleep on the ground .
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