Best Rabbit repellent you know of

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I live in town.
    We have cottontail rabbits.
    Just like everyone else.
    They do a lot of shrub/bush damage, without saying.
    I trapped and dispatched 6 of them this winter. Got rid of the current population.
    Next year, they will be back.

    Question - what repellents has anyone had any luck with IN THE WINTER? Were talking 6 inches of snow and below 0 temps? If anyone has a proven winner lets share here:)

    (I do not like rabbits)
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    How about a Remington 870?::laugh::gunsfirin
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    cga - good call.
    When I said 'dispatched' above, my method of choice was similar to what you noted.
    Got to catch them live here though...then take em out to the country:)
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know Gemplers and Northern Tool both sell rabbit repellent but don't know how effective they are.
  5. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pick any of these subsonic .22 rounds. The sound of the rifle's action will be louder than the report from firing it. One word of warning though, use these in a pump or bolt action only. They tend to have just enough pressure in a semi-auto to make the rifle go into burst or full-auto mode intermittently...
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A good dog. :D
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Funny, I can just see the OP firing full auto at some rabbits!!

    I have used the subsonics in my bolt action and they work great, not a ton of power, but I wouldn't want to be hit by one!!
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    natural product called liquid fence deer and rabbit, stinks real bad, all natural and really works great, use it on my whole landscape happily.
  9. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The best repellant is 177

    .177 HMR 20-grain hollow point, that is! Expode the bunnies for Easter!
  10. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    oh these wascally wabbits!!!

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