Hunting

The top spots for rabbits

Three subspecies of rabbits — cottontail, marsh and Appalachian — inhabit North Carolina.  Cottonails thrive in early-successional habitat (cutovers) that afford cover and safety from avian and ground predators. […]

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Rabbits by the numbers

The most-recent small-game survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (2015-16) revealed that the best rabbit hunting occurs in the Midlands (2.19 rabbits jumped per hour), followed by the Lowcountry Country’s (1.22), the Piedmont (0.77) and the Northern Coastal Plain (0.56). Cottontails make up the bulk of kills at 68.6 percent, while marsh rabbits total 27.4 percent and swamp rabbits 4 percent. […]