Very very low numbers. Walked 3 km yesterday after the snow and not a track. I drive a lot of forestry roads and I have seen less than 10 rabbits all year.
3 years ago they would be dipping and diving all over the road in the morning and evening.
Ive seen lots of tracks in the bouts of snow we've had, have only seen one rabbit tho, which was off like a flash so quick i only got a glimps, i followed him hoping that like 99% of them he would stop and try to hide not far from where he was but he was long gone, I think the coyotes have them either cleaned up and the survivors really wary, i have never seen so many yote tracks as i have this year
Lots here and they're kind of stupid too. I saw one today that I nearly stepped on. It just hopped a few feet in the open and sat there looking at me. I think the more there are around the more dumb they act.
I got one the other day and put it in the slow cooker with some seasoning. Not bad.
Where I hunt, I have been seeing LOTS of rabbits for years. The numbers were very high, so I did some snaring for one year. Last year it would be nothing to see 2 rabbits every trip out, but this year there seems to be no rabbits at all. I then came across a lynx, then later on a coyote. Thus ending the mystery! The only rabbit tracks I have found this year where stepped on by a coyote which was following it. Besides areas like this, rabbit numbers in NB are very high! They are a fun hunt!
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