The land I stalk over has an abundance of hares, and I am intrigued by one aspect of their behavior. Why oh why, upon me beginning to squeak for foxes after a fruitless evening stalking, do hares feel the need to come running in?!
I understand that hares have an inquisitive nature... but surely if the whole idea is that the noise is an imitation of a dying/distressed rabbit/hare, there is a good chance that danger is in the area so they should want to stay away?? It just seems a response not very conducive to their survival... Maybe their curiosity outweighs fear of any potential danger.
On Saturday night I called one in from around 150 yards to about 3 feet from where I stood!