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Rabbits: How to Manage Your Land for More Cottontails

Dense cover helps protect rabbits from predators. (Photo by Keith Sutton)

As habitat improvements accumulate, the future for rabbits (and rabbit hunting) and other wildlife will brighten.

Where have all the rabbits gone?

That's a common question among rabbit hunters. It's also a concern for those who enjoy watching rabbits around the farm and home. 

Loss of habitat is a major part of the problem. Rabbit numbers decline when their habitat is destroyed, and over the past few decades, good rabbit habitat has disappeared at an unprecedented rate.

In the 19th and early...

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