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Rabbits!
Sun 31-Jan-10
8:38 pm
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davewbrown
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if you have a field nearby with access (and permission)...or you own any amount of land then there's a fair chance you have a limitless supply of healthy free meat hopping about and twitching it's nose at you.

A .22 air rifle is all you need to hunt rabbits and you're actually doing them a favour, as keeping the population under control helps prevent them from spreading disease and encouraging more drastic culling methods being introduced. My freezer is always fairly well stocked with rabbit.

Some tips:

Make sure you're a good shot, practice and ensure the scope is aligned for about 50m - you need to make it a headshot to ensure the rabbit is killed quickly, an injured rabbit will limp away to its burrow and this is not humane.

First thing in the morning or at dusk is the best time to find them, apart from when it's raining. Stay downwind and have patience!

Always take your gun if you're going for a walk over fields (if it's within the law!) - you just never know when one will pop out and offer a free lunch!

Thu 4-Feb-10
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mutley
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Rabbits yes may go friday morning if i can, will be making a wormery as want to try some deep fried worms in a sweet chilli sauce and some snails but thay are good escape artis was all over the kitchen last time.

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