Snowshoe hares were rather rare here. Seen my first about 15yrs ago when I used to run cottontails with beagles with a buddy of mine. They stay more in the big woods of stateland. Now I'm seeing a lot of they're tracks, and with them another used to be rare one, bobcats.
Our coyotes are bigger than most, 35-45lbs, with some males getting 50-60lbs. They say it's cause there is some wolf DNA in ours.
I haven't ever participated but some of my friends do and hunt our hill during it, run them with Walker and English Red Tic coonhounds, there is a tenth annual this yr 3 day coyote competition here. $100 for every coyote entered, and daily prizes, daily heaviest, most. Grand prize is $2,000. Winner is usually 45-55, last yr was 75lbs!
There is a $35 entry fee but they have a big banquet dinner last night and a free raffle ticket for a gun. Usually around 700 entries one yr there was over a thousand.
I can go outside late at night sometimes and hear four different individual packs...
Just read this;
"Scientists have found that it would require removing nearly 70 percent of the population every year to achieve sustained population reduction."
Edited by Beer can - 12/14/16 at 1:44pm