Any tips or ideas on cutting the rabbit population around my house or at least keeping them out of my yard? I live in the the high desert. We have cotton tails and jack rabbits. This year the rabbits seem out of control, mostly cotton tails. To me it is bad when your coming home at 11:00 clock at night, pull up to your gate and see 10- 20 rabbits scatter. The jack rabbits don't really come into the yard. My neighbors across the road and down two empty lots have seed out 24/7 for the quail and I always see a ton of rabbits there. The squirrels I don't mind as they are stupid and in the dog gets them on a daily basis. He, however has yet to catch a rabbit. I know here in So. Cal. there is an actual cotton tail season so I don't think I can just sit on the porch and pop them with the rifle (not to mention I am sure somebody would call the cops). The jack rabbit can be shot at any time, no season on them. I do not want to put out poison as I worry the coyotes will get it. Less coyotes = more rabbits. I have begun to line the bottom of my fence on my entire property with Cholla (on the outside of the fence). I figure this is a good use for all of the Cholla's as I do not want them in the yard. So how in the heck to I cut my rabbit population down? I am tired of feeding them.