Rabbit foodplot?

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by jlane35, Jun 30, 2020 at 6:11 PM.

  1. jlane35

    jlane35 Active Member

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    I have trails cut through some thick cover where I run my dogs. I use the trails so I don’t have to bust brush while training the dogs, and for shot opportunities. What’s my best bet for a rabbit foodplot? I was thinking trusty old clover but is there anything else people see rabbits munching on I could plant on those paths?
     
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    Clover would be hard to beat and I’ve seen them eat for minutes on end in my yard on that little yellow hop clover.
     
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    they sure seem to like any of my flowers around the house!!

    I would think want something with some overhead cover. I have lot of rabbits by me, but seems like they never venture out of the woods into the open like that very often. Switchgrass w/ clover underneath?
     
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    I’m just looking for the best thing to plant on 4-5 foot wide trails i have cut.
     
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    That’s what I figured. I’ll order some different perennial clovers to mix.
     
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    Clover is great for bunnies. I assume you're running beagles? Are they AKC bloodlines? I've only got 5 rabbit dogs left, down from 14 about a decade ago. Have had some great hunts over the last 20 years, love hearing them sing on a trail!
     
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    yeah AKC but don’t ask me what they are out of. I don’t trial I just love listening to them run and eating the occasional rabbit. B7399BF2-2880-4CD3-BE0B-76937F22437D.jpeg
     
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    Love your beagle pic. We have two but just as house dogs. Your pup in front with the white face looks older. Both of mine are +10 so I’m used to the color fade. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    My oldest is 16, not in the picture. The one in front will be 10 next month, the one in the middle is 8, and in the rear 5. It will be time for a new puppy in the near future.
     
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    suburbhunter got it right. everyone knows that rabbits love carrots!
     
  12. THE LLC

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    This is the one instance in which ryegrass is hard to beat. Mixed with a little white clover.
     
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    All plots are rabbit food plots

    bill
     
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    That is a good point.
     
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    That’s true, I kicked a rabbit out of one of our buckwheat fields the other day, was he using it for cover or food? I’m not sure but he was in there.

    I just wasn’t sure what the best seed is to plant on 5’ wide trails cut through heavy brush.

    But the rye grass and clover should be perfect, that’s what the rabbits eat all the time in my yard.
     

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