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Hunting Rabbits w/ Slingshot

Postby palmbardier » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:15 am

I've shot rabbits in my backyard before but only recently decided to do so with an off-the-shelf Canadian Tire slingshot and some 5/8" steel ball bearings. I've had shot opportunities but nothing's connected yet. It seems like the moment I purchased the slingshot the backyard rabbits only begin browsing at midnight. I'm used to hunting pressured deer, but not pressured rabbits. Does anyone else hunt small game - rabbits in particular - with a slingshot? Are there any recommendations?


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Re: Hunting Rabbits w/ Slingshot

Postby bowhunter » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:23 am

get a headlight and shoot them at night i do that to squirrels in my backyard haha.
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Postby palmbardier » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:54 am

bowhunter wrote:get a headlight and shoot them at night i do that to squirrels in my backyard haha.


Good tip. I've already done just that successfully with my bow.
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Postby Tennhunter3 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:29 am

A slingshot that sounds difficult to hunt with. I never tryed hunting with one.
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Postby Edcyclopedia » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:01 pm

palmbardier wrote:
bowhunter wrote:get a headlight and shoot them at night i do that to squirrels in my backyard haha.


Good tip. I've already done just that successfully with my bow.


Night hunting Rabbits is not legal in NH...
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Postby Southern Man » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:05 am

Edcyclopedia wrote:
palmbardier wrote:
bowhunter wrote:get a headlight and shoot them at night i do that to squirrels in my backyard haha.


Good tip. I've already done just that successfully with my bow.


Night hunting Rabbits is not legal in NH...


Same here in KY.
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Postby Dhurtubise » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:11 am

Pretty sure in Ontario too. We'll have to check the laws on that one Palmbardier.

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Postby palmbardier » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:49 am

Dhurtubise wrote:Pretty sure in Ontario too. We'll have to check the laws on that one Palmbardier.

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Oh good call. I never really thought of it that way. I just want to keep them out of my wife's garden. Nevertheless, I wouldn't want to advocate breaking any hunting regulations.
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Postby Southern Man » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:09 am

palmbardier wrote:
Dhurtubise wrote:Pretty sure in Ontario too. We'll have to check the laws on that one Palmbardier.

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Oh good call. I never really thought of it that way. I just want to keep them out of my wife's garden. Nevertheless, I wouldn't want to advocate breaking any hunting regulations.


Ever heard of a rabbit gum? It's a box trap. That might work if you're wanting a little fun out of it. Then turn em loose down the road a ways, or kill em in daylight :mrgreen:

Yea they're in my garden too when the plants are young. When everything starts to get bigger, they pretty much leave it alone. Can't blame them for wanting to eat. But they are a pain in the but sometimes.

When I was young (and dumber) we use to hunt them at night with the truck head lights on backroads. They'd sit still with the light on them. Pretty easy shot with a .22. We never really thought about it being illegal, or I didn't anyways. Hate that now, but we all do things we regret at some point. But wow that's been like 40+ years ago.
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Postby Dhurtubise » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:18 am

You can snare them where they go through the fence. That way the garden produces the whole gamut of proteins. ;)

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Postby Rich M » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:05 am

Snaring is illegal in a lot of areas....you might get the neighbors cat.

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Postby IkemanTx » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:49 am

Man, that brings back some memories. Haven't killed a rabbit with a sling in at least 15 years.

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Postby oldrank » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:54 am

I have tons of em on my property behind the house. I snipe em off with my ruger air hawk pellet gun.. Squirrels r the same. Half my property is hickory n walnuts.. Whenever I get the urge for a small game dinner Ill kill a few. I like to keep a couple in the freezer too.

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Postby Hawthorne » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:39 am

I shot them when I was a kid with a wrist rocket using my dads muzzleloader balls. My uncle use to bring over scrap lead from his construction jobs. We would melt it down and make ammo for our sling shots.

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Re: Hunting Rabbits w/ Slingshot

Postby Tufrthnails » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:14 pm

I haven't hunted with a slingshot in 20+ years. I'm not sure I could hit the broad side of barn. It's funny though I always think to myself when I walk by the air rifle slingshot stuff at the front of the tractor supply I should buy another wristrocket.

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