A couple of bunnys

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A couple of bunnys

Post by Harrynsw » 12 Oct 2019, 11:38 pm

Hi folks
Visited a local rural property this evening. Was able to knock over a few bunnys for the freezer.
My mate shot a couple, 1 had a big patch of fur missing off a front leg, some sort of disease??
And 1 of mine had a sore under the ribs, where it looked like the guts were trying to push out, only noticeable when skinned.
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by marksman » 20 Oct 2019, 1:16 pm

l usually see what you are explaining in hot weather, they are the ones l send to the mother in law :lol: not really
as long as you are getting into them hey Harry :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Stix » 20 Oct 2019, 2:51 pm

Dont know how i didnt see a bunny shooting thread... :unknown:

Hard to tell what the bald patch or other problems are with the bunny's without pics Harry..

Could be a sist of some sort... :unknown:

Loss of fur...who knows... :unknown:

Take some pics next time...& enjoy... :clap:
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by xDom » 20 Oct 2019, 5:58 pm

marksman wrote:l usually see what you are explaining in hot weather, they are the ones l send to the mother in law


Fu&kin’ oath. Bloody mother in laws.
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Harrynsw » 21 Oct 2019, 6:16 pm

marksman wrote:l usually see what you are explaining in hot weather, they are the ones l send to the mother in law :lol: not really
as long as you are getting into them hey Harry :thumbsup: :drinks:


Sure thing, soaking up and loving every minute of access to this property.
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Harrynsw » 21 Oct 2019, 6:18 pm

Stix wrote:Dont know how i didnt see a bunny shooting thread... :unknown:

Hard to tell what the bald patch or other problems are with the bunny's without pics Harry..

Could be a sist of some sort... :unknown:

Loss of fur...who knows... :unknown:

Take some pics next time...& enjoy... :clap:
:drinks: .


Yes only thought of taking photos when I was putting up the post, next time if I run in to it again.
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Stix » 21 Oct 2019, 6:20 pm

Harrynsw wrote:
Stix wrote:Dont know how i didnt see a bunny shooting thread... :unknown:

Hard to tell what the bald patch or other problems are with the bunny's without pics Harry..

Could be a sist of some sort... :unknown:

Loss of fur...who knows... :unknown:

Take some pics next time...& enjoy... :clap:
:drinks: .


Yes only thought of taking photos when I was putting up the post, next time if I run in to it again.

Take pics anyway & put em up in "Hunt Reports" thread... :thumbsup:
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Ecobogan » 01 Nov 2019, 10:49 pm

Harrynsw wrote:
marksman wrote:l usually see what you are explaining in hot weather, they are the ones l send to the mother in law :lol: not really
as long as you are getting into them hey Harry :thumbsup: :drinks:


Sure thing, soaking up and loving every minute of access to this property.



I know what you're saying mate, I'm a rabbit shooting junkie....that didn't come out right but you know what I mean ;)
It's not full pigeon chested big game brag talk but hunting rabbits is pretty satisfying and has done a fair bit for my own stalking skills.
Are you running a .22 or more of a 17hmr/longer range kind of bloke?
So was the cyst you mentioned filled with clear liquid? I've gutted two that had half golf ball sized cysts that weren't Calicivirus or Myxo related apparently but had this nasty looking fluid.
The rabbit kittens are starting to venture out now at my joint again and I sniped one yesterday morning walking over to the shed...ate it for lunch.

I'm running a varmint barrel CZ453 and Iove it, easily my favourite rifle and I'm rarely far away from it.
Everything stops when I see rabbits,foxes or hares and can safely get a shot in. Down tools, run off mid sentence, whatever.
This is a bit gross but I'll tell you a funny story.

My girlfriend lives on 40 acres and out there they run some Shetland pony sized hares...which are great eating and I've shot many.
One morning on the toilet while she was at work, I was busy getting a hearty number 2 out into the world when a prime plump hare loped into view. There were two of them and they were on the move, I could see them through the ajar ensuite and bedroom doors.
With no time for a classy cultured finale to the schizen I had no choice but to yell some weird German noises, get it done, grab the gun which was 6 feet away and move fast. Grabbing the rifle and mag went well but the 'no pants on, walking bandy legged' type situation didn't really, and I headed out the door.
The hares were 50m away and with an old bed frame for a rest I plugged the lagging one just in front of the ears from under the house... down and lights out.
I was really hoping to not have to venture out into the treed yard semi clad and lunatic asylum looking but the other one was heading for the fence.
Her parents live on the same property, pretty sure they were home and I didn't really know them that well then but there was shooting to be had man! So f#ck out I went.
Hiding and slinking behind the bushes like a Monty python fruiter I managed to get the other one at 70 odd metres in two shots.
No comments from the oldes who've turned out to be very cool people and we feasted hard on hare riddled stroganoff for ages.
Well worth it I say.
Good luck mate and I'll try post some hare pics
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Stix » 02 Nov 2019, 12:11 am

Ecobogan wrote:I know what you're saying mate, I'm a rabbit shooting junkie....that didn't come out right but you know what I mean ;)
It's not full pigeon chested big game brag talk but hunting rabbits is pretty satisfying and has done a fair bit for my own stalking skills.
Are you running a .22 or more of a 17hmr/longer range kind of bloke?
So was the cyst you mentioned filled with clear liquid? I've gutted two that had half golf ball sized cysts that weren't Calicivirus or Myxo related apparently but had this nasty looking fluid.
The rabbit kittens are starting to venture out now at my joint again and I sniped one yesterday morning walking over to the shed...ate it for lunch.

I'm running a varmint barrel CZ453 and Iove it, easily my favourite rifle and I'm rarely far away from it.
Everything stops when I see rabbits,foxes or hares and can safely get a shot in. Down tools, run off mid sentence, whatever.
This is a bit gross but I'll tell you a funny story.

My girlfriend lives on 40 acres and out there they run some Shetland pony sized hares...which are great eating and I've shot many.
One morning on the toilet while she was at work, I was busy getting a hearty number 2 out into the world when a prime plump hare loped into view. There were two of them and they were on the move, I could see them through the ajar ensuite and bedroom doors.
With no time for a classy cultured finale to the schizen I had no choice but to yell some weird German noises, get it done, grab the gun which was 6 feet away and move fast. Grabbing the rifle and mag went well but the 'no pants on, walking bandy legged' type situation didn't really, and I headed out the door.
The hares were 50m away and with an old bed frame for a rest I plugged the lagging one just in front of the ears from under the house... down and lights out.
I was really hoping to not have to venture out into the treed yard semi clad and lunatic asylum looking but the other one was heading for the fence.
Her parents live on the same property, pretty sure they were home and I didn't really know them that well then but there was shooting to be had man! So f#ck out I went.
Hiding and slinking behind the bushes like a Monty python fruiter I managed to get the other one at 70 odd metres in two shots.
No comments from the oldes who've turned out to be very cool people and we feasted hard on hare riddled stroganoff for ages.
Well worth it I say.
Good luck mate and I'll try post some hare pics


Pics AND recipe's Ecobogan...!!... :)

And ya better do the right thing by the girlfriend...ya'd hate for an unknown video clip to hit the social medie airways from a disjointed dad-in-law... :lol:

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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Harrynsw » 02 Nov 2019, 6:17 am

Ecobogan wrote:
Harrynsw wrote:
marksman wrote:l usually see what you are explaining in hot weather, they are the ones l send to the mother in law :lol: not really
as long as you are getting into them hey Harry :thumbsup: :drinks:


Sure thing, soaking up and loving every minute of access to this property.



I know what you're saying mate, I'm a rabbit shooting junkie....that didn't come out right but you know what I mean ;)
It's not full pigeon chested big game brag talk but hunting rabbits is pretty satisfying and has done a fair bit for my own stalking skills.
Are you running a .22 or more of a 17hmr/longer range kind of bloke?
So was the cyst you mentioned filled with clear liquid? I've gutted two that had half golf ball sized cysts that weren't Calicivirus or Myxo related apparently but had this nasty looking fluid.
The rabbit kittens are starting to venture out now at my joint again and I sniped one yesterday morning walking over to the shed...ate it for lunch.

I'm running a varmint barrel CZ453 and Iove it, easily my favourite rifle and I'm rarely far away from it.
Everything stops when I see rabbits,foxes or hares and can safely get a shot in. Down tools, run off mid sentence, whatever.
This is a bit gross but I'll tell you a funny story.

My girlfriend lives on 40 acres and out there they run some Shetland pony sized hares...which are great eating and I've shot many.
One morning on the toilet while she was at work, I was busy getting a hearty number 2 out into the world when a prime plump hare loped into view. There were two of them and they were on the move, I could see them through the ajar ensuite and bedroom doors.
With no time for a classy cultured finale to the schizen I had no choice but to yell some weird German noises, get it done, grab the gun which was 6 feet away and move fast. Grabbing the rifle and mag went well but the 'no pants on, walking bandy legged' type situation didn't really, and I headed out the door.
The hares were 50m away and with an old bed frame for a rest I plugged the lagging one just in front of the ears from under the house... down and lights out.
I was really hoping to not have to venture out into the treed yard semi clad and lunatic asylum looking but the other one was heading for the fence.
Her parents live on the same property, pretty sure they were home and I didn't really know them that well then but there was shooting to be had man! So f#ck out I went.
Hiding and slinking behind the bushes like a Monty python fruiter I managed to get the other one at 70 odd metres in two shots.
No comments from the oldes who've turned out to be very cool people and we feasted hard on hare riddled stroganoff for ages.
Well worth it I say.
Good luck mate and I'll try post some hare pics


Hahahahaha great story, you just had me laughing out aloud in the Smoko shed...

I use a marlin 22xt. The gun really had been sitting in the safe for years until recently. I went through various types of ammo, couldn't get groups tighter than a 10 cent coin at 50m, but didn't bother me to much because the rifle didn't get used.
Whilst at the gun shop, saw some ammo I'd never tried, Eley hollow 38 grain, little black box with a white sticker. Any how, groups tightened right up.
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Ecobogan » 03 Nov 2019, 9:10 am

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Shot this guy standing hence the body shot and it looks like I'm wearing pants for some reason
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Ha! Glad you liked it, varmint shooting has priority...it's like weeding after all.
I wrote out another story yesterday to post here about a convo I had the other day, the net dropped out and I lost the lot as I hit submit.
A terrorist attack would sh!t me less... I'll try rewrite it when I've got time.
Anyway those groups are pretty tight there Harry, are the hollow nose? My CZ wouldn't do any better, if you ever needed to predrill 5.5 mm holes for screwed fixings up high I'd use the Marlin.
My girlfriend, whose passed out sprawled out on the sofa bed like a dead starfish has the hare stroganoff recipe and I'll prise it out of her shortly.
Yes indeed Stix! Because the parents embrace and understand eccentric behaviour they probably have quite some material on me by now as I get around pretty unedited!
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Ecobogan » 03 Nov 2019, 10:55 am

Ok it's awake and moving and looking at me like I've got 4 heads.
Here goes

One well hung Hare
salt and pepper, to season
2 tbs olive oil
2 onion, diced
50g butter
2 cup (500ml) liquid beef stock
2 tbs dijon mustard
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
4 tbs tomato paste
500 g mushrooms, whole (or more depending size of your cooker and Hare)
1 cup sour cream



1). One clean Hare delivered to kitchen

2). Cut the hare into about 6 pieces. It isn’t very different from cutting up a chicken. SEASON well

3). Heat 1 tbs of the olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add one or two pieces to pan, sear for 30 seconds each side. Don't let it stew you bastards. Transfer seared pieces to slow cooker and sear the rest with the remaining olive oil

4).Add the butter to the frying pan and allow to melt. Cook the onion for 2-3 minutes (al dente). Add to the slow cooker. 

5). In a bowl, mix together the beef stock liquid, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sweet paprika, dried thyme and tomato paste. Pour into the slow cooker and stir. 

6). Cook for 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high. 

7). At Half time add the mushrooms. 

8).With 30 minutes remaining, stir through the sour cream 

Serve Fettuccine with extra little dollop of sour cream, flat leaf parsley, cracked pepper and a glass of Shiraz
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by marksman » 03 Nov 2019, 12:33 pm

"So was the cyst you mentioned filled with clear liquid? I've gutted two that had half golf ball sized cysts that weren't Calicivirus or Myxo related apparently but had this nasty looking fluid."

if this is like the cysts you are talking about ecobogan it is a hydatid cyst, the larval form of tapeworm

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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by TassieTiger » 03 Nov 2019, 1:37 pm

I don’t give a rats - if I skin anything that had that on it, it’s tassie devil food :-)
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Stix » 03 Nov 2019, 3:13 pm

Ecobogan wrote:
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Ha! Glad you liked it, varmint shooting has priority...it's like weeding after all.
I wrote out another story yesterday to post here about a convo I had the other day, the net dropped out and I lost the lot as I hit submit.
A terrorist attack would sh!t me less... I'll try rewrite it when I've got time.
!

Aahhh...yep...the true test of a mans patience isnt it...!!!...I cant believe how many lives my PC has...!!
And im sure thats why Telco's employ people overseas & have excessive wait times when in a phone que to tech support---keeps assault rates down at normal levels... :x


Ecobogan wrote:[Freezer near stocked, they're my main meat source and the unskun one stays in there for ornamental purposes!

Well if you wrap it in enough of that filo & jam some of them frozen vegies hard in each end, & maybe crack a bottle of malt while cooking, you might not notice the fur so much... :)

(yea i know... :roll: ...sorry... :) )
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Sounds like youre livin the good life EcoBogan... :thumbsup:

She got any cousins in a similar set-up...?
(if ya dont ask... :) )
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Ecobogan » 03 Nov 2019, 3:48 pm

marksman wrote:"So was the cyst you mentioned filled with clear liquid? I've gutted two that had half golf ball sized cysts that weren't Calicivirus or Myxo related apparently but had this nasty looking fluid."

if this is like the cysts you are talking about ecobogan it is a hydatid cyst, the larval form of tapeworm

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That's it exactly mate thanks for that. I shot a rabbit this morning that was sporting this type of cyst too.
I couldn't find it on an quick nternet search...where do you locate this and other animals diseases?
Thanks again MM
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Ecobogan » 03 Nov 2019, 3:49 pm

Ecobogan wrote:
marksman wrote:"So was the cyst you mentioned filled with clear liquid? I've gutted two that had half golf ball sized cysts that weren't Calicivirus or Myxo related apparently but had this nasty looking fluid."

if this is like the cysts you are talking about ecobogan it is a hydatid cyst, the larval form of tapeworm

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That's it exactly mate thanks for that. I shot a rabbit this morning that was sporting this type of cyst too.
I couldn't find it on an quick nternet search...where do you locate this and other animals diseases?
Thanks again MM


As in that specific information
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Re: A couple of bunnys

Post by Ecobogan » 04 Nov 2019, 7:02 am

Stix wrote:
Ecobogan wrote:
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Ha! Glad you liked it, varmint shooting has priority...it's like weeding after all.
I wrote out another story yesterday to post here about a convo I had the other day, the net dropped out and I lost the lot as I hit submit.
A terrorist attack would sh!t me less... I'll try rewrite it when I've got time.
!

Aahhh...yep...the true test of a mans patience isnt it...!!!...I cant believe how many lives my PC has...!!
And im sure thats why Telco's employ people overseas & have excessive wait times when in a phone que to tech support---keeps assault rates down at normal levels... :x


Ecobogan wrote:[Freezer near stocked, they're my main meat source and the unskun one stays in there for ornamental purposes!

Well if you wrap it in enough of that filo & jam some of them frozen vegies hard in each end, & maybe crack a bottle of malt while cooking, you might not notice the fur so much... :)

(yea i know... :roll: ...sorry... :) )
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Sounds like youre livin the good life EcoBogan... :thumbsup:

She got any cousins in a similar set-up...?
(if ya dont ask... :) )
:drinks:


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