I went out behind mud lake WMA in eastern idaho the other day and there were more rabbits out there than i have ever seen before. We just cruised down the road in the evening and were stopping every hundred yards or so to chase the critters. There were a lot of big black ears too.
Rabbits come in cycles that peak every 6 years or so; the populations sky rocket then they recede to a low point and begin to climb until they max out again. This could be why you saw all those rabbits.
same here except we only have snow shoes and varying but there are tonnes every night there is a certain road you drive down it and they are all over the road i guess they like something on the roads and the grass along the edges they sit there and picl at it all night.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...