Got the kids in bed last night and normally go out Monday nights but the little farts wouldn't settle til nearly 7.30. Stood contemplating for a few minutes whether to bother, looked outside and saw the nice evening so decided to head out with the rapid for a change. Lately the .22 WMR has been 1st out of the cabinet coz the perm is 1000 acres and normally favours the longer shots.
There are 3 areas on the farm that are being hit hard by the bunnies which we need to sort so I got setup on top of a bank where there are lots of holes. The bunnies come from the bank and have been hammering the wheat and from an elevated position gives a great field of view out to about 60 yards.
After just a few minutes (about 8pm) the 1st fella came out for a nosey and bam, down he went. Tagged another couple from this position then decided to move down into the field so I was shooting into the bank. Also wanted to check how many holes and see where the majority were coming from. Got 4 as they emerged from the holes. Unfortunately 1 fell back in and 2 rolled into thick nettles that I was not going after.
Moved around now as the light was failing so I was shooting along the bank prone in the field, which turned out to be a good move. The sun was setting and as I was facing East the extra light meant I shot the last one just before 9.30 without actually using the lamp!!
Made a total of 12 (9 retrieved) in under 2 hrs of actual shooting!! I would have liked to have stayed longer but I was ready for my pit. There's still plenty to sort out though!!
Anyway here's a pic, sorry it's not great We would not normally touch the small ones but we have a job to do here for the boss!!!