My best method for finding rabbits is bush crashing threw little thickets of pines and spruce, rabbits around here are notorious for sitting under the sweeping branches of the spruces and sitting there eating you are almost guarenteed to find one huddled up under one. Even if you walk up on them they arent running to far thats why I use my shotguns for rabbits usually a 12 guage with a small shot shell # 7 or 8.
I always wait till after deer season and give them a chance to turn white much easier to spot then and the cold weather gets them moving ! half dozen or so is all i need to make traditional meat pies for christmas and a couple of rappee mmmm
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...