Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:47 PM
Well, actually it's my first cottontail EVER, so that makes it all the much better.I drove two hours south near Fresno and the place I went to, from what I hear, is supposed to be exceptional for waterfowl and also is said to have healthy cottontail populations. I showed up around 7:30pm and drove in to take a look around before I got out. Seen a couple bunnies bolt across the road so began walking some dirt roads and paths although I didn't see too much. Coming back I saw one nestled in the middle of the road so I walked off the road and circled around him. Coming up, he saw me approximately 50 yards away and bolted off the path into some shrubs. I walked in, nearly stepped on him and as he zig-zagged away I let him have some #7 shot! His buddy fled at the same time but he was long gone before I could draw a bead on him, but it's okay because I'll be back for him this coming saturday. Woulda stayed for more, but it was starting to get late so I decided to pack it up and call it a day.At the moment I have my bunny soaking in saltwater. Anyone have any good recipies? I'm not sure how I plan to cook him yet, but I'll probably end up sticking him on the BBQ.Also, does anyone have any words of wisdom or tactics? It didn't take me long to notice these guys are hard to see so you kind of have to zero in on those little white tails of theirs. This time around I waited to hunt during the evening. Would early morning be better?