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I am happy to say round our way our rabbit numbers have exploded again . Last year we barely saw a rabbit because of rhd2 but they seem to have made a dramatic recovery this spring . How are others rabbit numbers doing ? 

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Three years ago I was asked by a farmer to do something about the rabbits in a disused railway cutting on his land.   I reckon most rabbits I have seen since pre-myxy days, later that year myxy appeared again and not seen a rabbit there since.

 

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Numbers are starting to build here too ( suffolk/essex) border. to the point im now being asked to knock the numbers back a bit. 

 

on a  side note the hare numbers have really exploded this year. - not that i shoot hares ! 

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11 hours ago, Jay_Russell said:

Numbers are starting to build here too ( suffolk/essex) border. to the point im now being asked to knock the numbers back a bit. 

 

on a  side note the hare numbers have really exploded this year. - not that i shoot hares ! 

I'm suffolk/essex to and have definitely noticed the numbers picking up, so much so we got a rabbit curry in last night. 

Hares thin on the ground round here. 

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south wales, very few to be seen, Hereford where I have 3 perms crawling with them this year. only seen one Hare 

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Just been contacted asking me to 'do the rabbits' again - this farm is on the Suffolk/Norfolk border - last time I culled was in 2016 so very similar experiences to everyone else I think. On my way to work this morning I saw a weasel chasing some young rabbits, something I have not seen for quite a while.

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I would say here in Staffordshire the rabbit numbers are up on the last couple of years, though I have not seen a hare for many, many months & we used to be over run with them.

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Rabbits are well up on the golf course I shoot prob best in 5 year  only downside is don't no were the foxes have disappeared to used to see a few but not seen one in last 2 outings . Just need grass cutting at farm permission to see wot rabbit population like there but seen good signs so far .

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On 08/06/2019 at 20:02, tomquin said:

Rabbit numbers have definitely increased around my permissions.  

Rabbit numbers have increased my permissions 😅👍

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Had a look last night for some bunnies on a patch which is normally ok   but the weather was rubbish,  not a breath and misty so didn't see that many but shot 13...

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None round here and very few on my shoot up at Settle.  Used to have loads behind my house, now zilch.

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Went to one of my permission’s on Friday afternoon and on the field next to the permission l counted 70+ at 3 o/clock in the blazing sun.

That evening same field had well over 150 on it.

The land owner when l asked for permission to shoot stated that he already has someone who does so regularly, oh really 🤥

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