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  1. Small Game
    For those new to hunting rabbits in AZ, please be aware that the rabbits (both cottontail and jack rabbits) here do carry tularemia, especially during the warmer months. It's a nasty disease that will send you to the hospital and you can catch it more than once. It's bad enough that both the...
  2. Small Game
    From the AZGFD website: Rabbit hemorrhagic disease confirmed in Arizona Posted April 11, 2020 PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA), has confirmed two separate cases of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2)...
  3. Small Game
    Hi everyone, I have never hunted before and I'm looking for the best way to get started. I put in for elk and antelope in February but was unsuccessful in the draw. I will most likely put in for deer on the next draw, but in the meantime, I'm looking to start hunting. The main reason I want...
  4. The Chuck Wagon
    I caught rabbit fever this year. I got obsessed with hunting and eating rabbits, mainly jacks, for dinner. I experimented quite a bit and thought I’d share my experience here. 1. Tularemia and Parasites. If you cook your rabbit to 160 degrees you’ll be safe. My dad was a field biologist for 30...
  5. Small Game
    Hi there. I’m new to this forum and thought I’d say hello and post a recent jack pic. I’ve been in Tucson for 20 years and I’ve hunted cottontails since moving here. But I just got into hunting jacks this year. It’s been great reading your stories and tips. So far I’ve knly gotten antelope...
  6. Small Game
    Hello im glad to join the ranks. I currently shoot a savage 17hmr with a nikon 9x for varmint. I have had poor success as of late at rail-x and in 37 b (willow springs). Maybe I am not traveling deep enough into these areas? I usually start pounding sand 3 miles in or so. Rabbit seem to respond...
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