Rabbit live/leg trapsContributors to this thread:
BIG BEAR 10-Jul-17
Anything work? Got a few mowing down my garden FAST.
broadheads work very well. I have also used conibear traps with great success. I've caught them using a bun, but I'm sure carrots and apples would work as well.
A good air rifle! Scooby
Plant enough for the rabbits as well. :)
Live Traps, or conibears like the 110...the bunnies legs are fragile and will twist off when using leg holds ... also a pellet gun or .22 shorts and a shot to the head ...
Live traps beat leg holds in this case, I've used both over the years. If you can find a path where they are coming in, you can set in the path and not even have to bait. JTV is right, shooting them is sometimes the easiest way. Pellet guns are great for this. Except for my 87 year old mother who blacked her eye with my 90 year old father's pellet gun trying to stop a garden raider. She went back to a 22. ;)
From: BIG BEAR
Please don't use conibears if there's any chance of domestic pets getting into them... Be a responsible trapper.
Live trap with a apple as bait. Then transplant them to habit that rabbits like, away from homes. Do remember that doe rabbits may have nests around that the little ones my need her.
or eat them!
Thanks I did not think a live trap would work and figured a leg hold would break the leg and they would escape and die slowly. I do have an air rifle that is doing good but garden is big and got one last smart one that is doing TONS of damage.
I tried a live trap here in town and all I caught was raccoons! Ha!
Snares if you can find funnels. Very cheap and easy and you can set dozens of them. BTW it depends on your state's game laws as to whether any of these methods are legal. My state allows for it if an animal is causing property damage.
Just fence it with chicken wire and be done with it. Trying to kill off bunnies is like mowing the lawn........ya gotta do it again next week.
If ya fence it in ya better cover it as well. Bunnies will easily clear 3ft or more to get in the garden. I have great Rabbitat and easily have 15 or more in my yard each evening. I like to leave them alone until we start bunny hunting after Christmas. Scooby