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#2966634 - 05/31/16 12:02 PM Rabbit calling
Jonheson Offline
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Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 64
Loc: Kentucky
Just wanted to know if any one has ever heard of this way I was reading a book on bow hunting that was written in the early 1900 by a guy from California I forgot his name but he said he learned from what was suppose to be the last wild Indian when they were hunting rabbit the Indian would find what looks like a good spot and would use a call at sounds like a wounded rabbit like I have seen for fox and coyote but the rabbit came to it because they thought it might be one of young ones just wanted to see if anyone has heard of or see this

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#2966662 - 05/31/16 12:51 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5883
Loc: stuck in a fence
i have used hurt rabbit sounds probably a million times in thousands of different places and have never, never seen a rabbit come to the sounds. i have seen rabbits run or hop through the location i was calling several times. but that was just coincidental stuff or something spooked it up.

but i only call in the winter months when there is likely no young rabbits around. so maybe, just maybe it would work in the spring or summer months when there are young rabbits around?

dang indians can do everything better than us gringos. smile
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#2966664 - 05/31/16 01:11 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 9193
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Same here. Never had a rabbit respond to a rabbit distress call. Deer, yes; rabbit no. When in South Africa, we had springhares respond to rabbit in distress several times. They're like big kangaroo rats, so it's pretty cool to watch them come hopping in the dark with eyes shining.
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#2966737 - 05/31/16 07:16 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
crittr gittr Offline
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Registered: 08/31/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: UTAH
I actually watched an episode of relentless pursuit with Tim Wells in Kommefornia and yes it did happen. I don't know what time of year it was, but it looked like a hoot. They were using archery equipment also. Maybe youtube it?
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#2966822 - 06/01/16 01:03 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
Jonheson Offline
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Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 64
Loc: Kentucky
Do you know what kind I can only find it being done on jack rabbit and cotton tails are the only one that is here

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#2966868 - 06/01/16 11:15 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
crittr gittr Offline
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Registered: 08/31/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: UTAH
They were shooting jackrabbits.
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#2972531 - 06/26/16 04:14 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
idahorob Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 74
Loc: idaho
Haha yep

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#2976138 - 07/11/16 10:23 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
sandy hicks Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 3194
Loc: southeast texas
Book was by Pope I believe of Pope and Young. That last wild indian was named Ishi. He tought them how to make and shoot bows.

I may read too much.
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#2976544 - 07/13/16 09:05 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: sandy hicks]
SenderoMan Offline
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Registered: 02/07/13
Posts: 183
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: sandy hicks
Book was by Pope I believe of Pope and Young. That last wild indian was named Ishi. He tought them how to make and shoot bows.

I may read too much.


Good book and thanks for the reference. I was racking my brain trying to remember the Indian's name.

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#2976576 - 07/13/16 12:18 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
pk1 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 1417
Loc: Oregon
I think Kerry Carver makes a call that sounds like a carrot. Highly effective from what I've heard.
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#2976758 - 07/13/16 09:03 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: pk1]
Dropadoglv Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 1176
Loc: In the Bush.....
Originally Posted By: pk1
I think Kerry Carver makes a call that sounds like a carrot. Highly effective from what I've heard.
I think Kerry makes great calls, I just purchased a new set of 6...but I've never heard of a "carrot call"?? I may be thinking of something else.....pls elaborate.
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#2977751 - 07/17/16 09:57 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Dropadoglv]
AzDiamondHeat Offline
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Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 1643
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: Dropadoglv
Originally Posted By: pk1
I think Kerry Carver makes a call that sounds like a carrot. Highly effective from what I've heard.
I think Kerry makes great calls, I just purchased a new set of 6...but I've never heard of a "carrot call"?? I may be thinking of something else.....pls elaborate.


Kerry makes GREAT calls. My favorite is his "mesquite bean" call because that is all the friggin coyotes eat around here.....lol
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#2978647 - 07/21/16 02:02 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: pk1]
tawnoper Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 633
Loc: West coast
Originally Posted By: pk1
I think Kerry Carver makes a call that sounds like a carrot. Highly effective from what I've heard.


Now you tell me! I bought the friggen lettuce call on accident!

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#2980644 - 07/28/16 02:34 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
TripleDeuce660 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 2918
Loc: Las Vegas Nevada
I was using a cottontail hand call and had a brush rabbit come out to investigate. Not shooting it and blowing the stand took a lot of willpower.
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#2980795 - 07/28/16 11:22 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: TripleDeuce660]
Redfrog Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 18038
Loc: Palliser Triangle, Alberta
Kerry makes a couple of them . The one to use in the south is the wounded carrot. It will actually work well up north too. But if you use the 'Lettuce" call, in the south west states you will get lots of farm workers showing up.
He also has the 'Wascally Wabbit" it makes a "What's up doc" sound. smile

Hope this helps.

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#3194427 - 02/22/19 09:05 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Redfrog]
DoubleCK Offline
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Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 3485
Loc: Wauneta, NE / Gold Canyon, AZ
Originally Posted By: Redfrog
Kerry makes a couple of them . The one to use in the south is the wounded carrot. It will actually work well up north too. But if you use the 'Lettuce" call, in the south west states you will get lots of farm workers showing up.
He also has the 'Wascally Wabbit" it makes a "What's up doc" sound. smile

Hope this helps.


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#3194458 - 02/23/19 04:29 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
Bear Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2314
Loc: Colorado USA
I want one of Elmer Fudd's double barrel shotguns that shoots 15 times before reloading.


Edited by Bear (02/23/19 04:29 AM)
Edit Reason: spelling
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#3194655 - 02/24/19 03:24 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
crapshoot Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 23295
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
I have called jacks to within a few feet several times over the years though unintentionally. Just a plain old closed Reed call. I've also seen them run away more often than not.
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#3194851 - 02/25/19 12:37 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
AWS Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6404
Loc: NM
I've called a lot in cottontail country and never saw a cottontail come into a call. I've called jack rabit country and had a couple come into a set in thick cover and there was usually a coyote along soon afterwards and just assumed the coyote flushed it through the set. I've also called in areas that were thick with jackrabbits, they would scatter all around you going into a stand and never had a jackrabbit respond on it's own.
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#3200277 - 04/03/19 11:47 AM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
Eric_Mayer Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 352
Loc: Idaho
We used to do it in the Carrizo Plain area of California. Spring was the time to do so and don't be over-aggressive with the call, just some non-gravelly wails to start. You can get a bit more aggressive if nothing shows, but there was never a pattern you could definitely follow. It was always cool to see the ears bobbing through the sage on their way in! Btw, I think Tim Wells does his calling in the North Antelope Valley of CA.
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#3200446 - 04/04/19 07:57 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Eric_Mayer]
arrowhead Offline
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Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 120
Loc: NM
I need a mesquite leaf one. The rabbits around here like to graze on mesquite leaves. It probably wouldn't be very effective though considering how many mesquite bushes we have.

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#3226285 - 01/03/20 07:06 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
MAArcher Offline
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Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 87
Loc: New England
I just came here to post to see if anyone has ever called rabbit because on recent episode of Tim Wells he was in Canada and calling in snow shoe hare with a call and shooting them with a pellet gun and blow gun. Funny this thread was resurrected and someone mentioned Tim as well. Why don't the rabbits around here come to a call, I love rabbit pot pie!

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#3226715 - 01/05/20 09:27 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
NcWhitetail Offline
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Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 1569
Loc: Lincolnton, NC
I have had cottontails respond (not very often, 4-6 times) to high pitched rabbit distress calls in the backyard from early spring to mid fall. A couple of times it seemed like it was momma bear coming in looking to whip whatever was messing with her babies. I have never tried to call 'em on purpose. I think I'll try some calling come spring.

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#3226894 - 01/06/20 09:43 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Redfrog]
22 Chuck Offline
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Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 244
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
For wabbits you need to sound like a carrot, not another rabbit.

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#3241659 - 04/13/20 02:33 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
Raiders Offline
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Registered: 02/19/17
Posts: 24
Loc: California
I have more jack rabbits respond to my rabbit distress call than coyotes where I hunt, and ravens too.

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#3241697 - 04/13/20 09:17 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Raiders]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5883
Loc: stuck in a fence
Originally Posted By: Raiders
I have more jack rabbits respond to my rabbit distress call than coyotes where I hunt, and ravens too.


you are supposed to sound like a hurt rabbit. not a horny rabbit.
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#3241856 - 04/15/20 01:52 PM Re: Rabbit calling [Re: Jonheson]
Mr. Poppadopalis Offline
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Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 3505
Loc: Metro Denver
I have never called in a Rabbit!

[beeep], I am good!!

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