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    rabbits in your area

    have members noticed a reduction in the rabbit population in ther areas?the two estates that i shoot have lost its rabbit populations and ( i mean no rabbits at all cant even find any lamping or by day .after mixi has been about we lose a lot but we still have a few this time none .will rabbits end up on the red list with the sparrow and starlin i dont know.

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    Have no rabbits within about five miles of me to the best of my knowledge, but have seen reduced numbers in other areas.

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    There has been a huge upsurge in numbers already this year. Last year despite myxi and VHD large numbers survived in most places yet there were a few farms where the numbers dropped to almost nothing. Not too sure why as some of the low density farms were next door to ones that have high numbers.

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    There was a new disease doing the rounds a while ago, it`s known by three letters. (They`ve escaped me)
    It certainly does a number on them which could account for sudden drops in numbers.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    there was a new disease doing the rounds a while ago, it`s known by three letters. (they`ve escaped me)
    it certainly does a number on them which could account for sudden drops in numbers.
    vhd

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    With the last 2 years of heavy snow along with myxie certainly cleared a lot out. I suspect that a drop of shooting pressure and a mild winter along with an early spring could see a rise in numbers.

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    Rabbits are abundant on the Isle of Wight at the moment.atb Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambislayer View Post
    vhd
    That`s them....ta.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Definatly less on the ground i shoot on....

    ATB

    Steve..

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    VHD wiped out an amazing amount of rabbits in this area.

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