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Offline gdk45

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Snowshoe hares
« on: June 07, 2022, 08:11:42 AM »
Was hiking with the wife and our dog on the Ashokan rail trail yesterday.  Dog was very interested in a scent on the trail so we started looking into the woods and saw three large rabbits chasing which were much too large to be cottontails.  Looked like a hot doe and two bucks chasing.  Are there snowshoes around the reservoir?

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Re: Snowshoe hares
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2022, 10:11:06 AM »
Wouldn't be surprised. Hunted them year back in Liberty.


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Re: Snowshoe hares
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 02:54:50 PM »
There is another rabbit that we used to see sometimes ...
We always called them woods rabbits ...they are a brown rabbit about twice the size of a cottontail ..
But not a snowshoe hare ...

Years ago there were a reported few , European hares as well , I always heard of some on the east side of Hudson River ...around dutchess county area ..but never saw one ..
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Offline ole bleu

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Re: Snowshoe hares
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 04:25:31 PM »
I remember the European Hares Muskrat they were stocked years ago bye the federation instead of snow shoes we hunted them in trails end along with snow shoes

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Re: Snowshoe hares
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2022, 06:45:23 PM »
The few snowshoe hares I have seen in the Catskills have all been above 3500' in elevation. It's certainly possible they are lower down as well.

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Re: Snowshoe hares
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2022, 05:00:38 AM »
I see snow shoes in the gunks never down low though.
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