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.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...