I've been thinking it might be fun to spend a night lamping bunnies from a tent and wondered if anyone had any thoughts/advice.*
I occasionally lamp a particular field from a vehicle using a .22. There's normally about 3-6 rabbits in there but only get the chance of 1 or 2 before they scarper. *The plan is to pitch a tent in the gateway of the field with some netting over the top and lamp the rabbits from the tent until the rabbits stop coming or I get sleepy. I'll then wake up just as the sun's coming up and bag a few more before breakfast. I might even pile the bunnies up at the top of the field and see if Mr. Fox comes to visit.*
The field has a wood running alongside which I hope stocks enough bunnies to keep a steady stream of them coming out. However, I've never done this type of rabbiting before and wonder whether any will venture out after the 1st few shots have scared the 1st bunch back into the wood.*
I have a non-FAC air rifle, .22lr, .17 hmr and .223 at my disposal (all*suppressed), I usually favour the .22 for lamping rabbits due it being a good compromise between range and noise, however I'm open to suggestions if people think that more or less range will be necessary due to how wary of the tent/shots the bunnies are likely to be. *
Any thoughts or advice very much appreciated!