Sunday, March 16, 2008

Jackalope Hunting

I recently purchased a new .22 rifle for varmint hunting and to have a good plinkster. The gun I purchased is the Remington Model 597 but in the camo composite stock. I mounted a 3-9 x 40mm scope and it is a pretty sweet little setup. I have been out west towards Snowville a couple times before, but never had much luck. Now that I am equipped with a super high powered rifle we can go slay some bunnies.
Hunting rabbits is not an extremely detailed hunt or anything, it is just fun to have a good semi auto .22 rifle that can go out and just plink as much as you want. This year it seems that there are quite a few rabbits, but they are jumpy and don't let you get too close. That makes the scope come in pretty handy.

I am originally from Wyoming and up there I have seen many mounts and pictures of the rare Jackalope, but have never seen a live one myself. Kirk had told me that some guys at his work heard that their were Jackalopes being spotted out in the Snowville area. We have been out there a couple times in the last month and have not seen anything resembling a Jack rabbit with antlers. I don't know that we will run into one ever but if we do I sure hope that we can get a good clean shot and bag the thing. That would be the coolest mount ever!

The snow is starting to melt around cache valley and Kirk and I are hoping to get out and hunt some other varmints as well. There are a lot of Raccoons up Blacksmiths Fork canyon and maybe we can figure out how to hunt those buggers. My .22 wont work for predator hunting, but maybe we can get in close on some fox that we know are around the Cutler Marsh area. Any big predators I have another friend that will let me take his 22-250 out, perhaps on some coyotes. Kirk has a rabbit distress call and a coyote yip call that we can try out, and maybe get into the dog hunting a bit. The coyote's in this area have a $20 bounty on them as well the pelt if preserved can be sold for another $20 or so. I still don't know too much about it, but coyote hunting is something that I will have to get into in the future for sure. There are all kinds a cool hunting video clips on youtube.

All animals filmed in the making of these videos WERE harmed and or killed.
Rabbit Video
Coyote Video
Varmint Video

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