Posted December 25, 2017 10:30 am by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Cottontail
Winter is a great time to hunt cottontail rabbits in Utah. The season runs until Feb. 28.

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Don’t put your shotgun or .22 away yet. The cottontail rabbit hunt runs until Feb. 28.

If you’re just getting into hunting — or you’re an experienced hunter who’s ready for a hunt that’s not too strenuous — hunting cottontail rabbits is a perfect choice. Cottontails are found across Utah. The terrain in which they live is fairly easy to hunt. And when you find a pocket of rabbits, you should be in for a good shoot.

“Cottontails are fun to hunt,” says Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “And you don’t need a lot of equipment to hunt them.”

Terrain

Robinson says rabbits typically live in two places in Utah — areas that have brushy, dry washes with lots of tall sagebrush or rabbit brush in them, and areas that have lots of rocks and rocky outcroppings.

“Cottontails usually hide under rocks or brush,” Robinson says. “Sometimes, they’ll even hide in burrows. Draws that have tall sagebrush or rabbit brush in them also have loose, deep soil that the rabbits can often find burrows in. Rabbits will also hide …Read the Rest

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