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> Cottontail Vs Jackrabbit. Whats The Difference?
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post Dec 16 2010, 02:56 PM
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So I have done a little Predator hunting here and there, but I have never been able to understand the difference in the Cottontail and Jackrabbit distress calls. I understand the difference in animal and sound, but what I don't understand is when to use each one compared to the other. Anyone out there wanna help me understand? I'll hang up and listen.
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post Dec 16 2010, 04:22 PM
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Well, for one, jackrabbits don't live everywhere. To be believable you should use a jackrabbit distress call in places where jackrabbits live. Predators might respond to any call at any time but it helps to give them something from their environment. That's my take. Thanks for calling.


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post Dec 17 2010, 02:54 AM
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QUOTE(okbowman @ Dec 16 2010, 11:22 AM) *

Well, for one, jackrabbits don't live everywhere. To be believable you should use a jackrabbit distress call in places where jackrabbits live. Predators might respond to any call at any time but it helps to give them something from their environment. That's my take. Thanks for calling.



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post Dec 18 2010, 04:13 PM
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I use both sounds a lot. I call a lot of yotes in with jackrabbit distress, and there ain't a jackrabbit within 500 miles of me. I've called bobcats and foxes in with the jackrabbit too. Like I said I'm a fan of both sounds. It gives you another sound to add to your bag of tricks. I about always use the jackrabbit on windy days. It seems to carry a little better. I know these yotes, bobcats, and foxes around hear have never ate a jackrabbit or heard one dying but they sure will come a runnin when they hear it.


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post Dec 19 2010, 02:55 AM
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I agree with jcELK. We don't have jacks in southeast Missouri either but the yotes still come runnin. A yote don't care what it eats as long as it just gets to eat!!! The sound of a dyin critter is a dinner bell. I've found that the more pittiful you sound... the more critters you'll call in. I just try to mix my calls up. If I use one at one setup then the next time I go call that area then I use something else.


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post Dec 19 2010, 10:09 PM
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Well, here in uah we have an abundance of BOTH, but more jacks than cotton! So I for one use either one, Both do the job well. I think even though ya aint got no jacks, a Dogs instincts kick in and will come to either one! So a big DITTO on using both! tongue.gif


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post Dec 23 2010, 10:31 PM
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Cottontails have more of a high pitched distress sound. Jackrabbits are more raspy and deeper. I have called them in with both, but call in more with jackrabbit sounds. I always start off with jackrabbit. And if nothing shows, I switch to a cottontail sound to see if that will shake them.


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