Winter Quiet

So, it’s mid February. I’m suffering from cabin fever. Severely.

This last year I’ve really gotten into being outdoors. I started trail running last summer. I went on a few more scouting trips than I have in the past. Did a bit more hunting than I have in previous seasons.

And now, either due to schedule and commitments, I’ve only been able to get out hunting once since December deer season. And I’m going a bit mad. I only want to do a bit of rabbit hunting. Is that too much to ask?

Anyway, I’m reading around the web, trying to cure my disease by reading some other hunting blogs. Found some interesting stuff, thought I would share a few links.

This is the first time I’ve heard of using Anise Oil for deer scent. Not that I’ve heard it all, I’ve just never heard this before.

Scott Linden Outdoors is not enjoying the stuff his dog is dragging home. Leave a good story there and you might win a Cabela’s gift certificate.

The Lavacore Hunter is talking about goose hunting, or more to the point, goose eating.

Beka scored an awesome buck muzzleloading over at Hunting Life.

Found another Kansas hunter’s blog, Deer Passion.

The Hunter’s Wife is talking about coyote hunting (I’m so jealous).

So that’s it. I hope that will help you – it didn’t me. I still need to get out. Bad. I have a free weekend (I hope) coming up in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping to get out, at least for a morning and look for some bunnies.

Keep your powder dry.

Small Game Hunting

huntersI grew up hunting upland birds (pheasant and quail) with my dad and later, my school buddies. That’s just all we did. I have a vague memory of dad coming home with some rabbits when I was very young. Later he told me he didn’t like cleaning them so he stopped. I’ve never really given it much thought through the years until recently.

I’ve been reading lots of stories and articles recently about rabbit and squirrel hunts, using everything from 22’s to small bore black powder rifles. I’m reading these and I’m hearing the joy from these hunters and I’m wondering what I’ve been missing all this time? So now, since pheasant, quail and deer seasons are over, I’ve decided to go find out. The squirrel season here in Kansas is only open until the end of February, so I have to get a start quickly.

So, who out there enjoys small game hunting and what do you get from it (besides the meat obviously)? And one other question, I’ve noticed a lack of rabbits the last few years and wondered if anyone else has noticed that also?

Drop us a note in the comments below and tell us about your rabbit and squirrel hunting adventures.

Keep your powder dry.