The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is sending its biologists into the wild to see if there is any substance to the claim that there are too few jack rabbits and hunting of them needs to stop.

The Wachiska Audubon Society of Southeast Nebraska told the Game and Parks people that according to their observers, no rabbits are being found in certain areas.

Jack rabbits are hunted in Nebraska and annually about 1000 rabbits are taken. Officials say that statistic could be used on either side of an arguement to stop hunting the rabbits. Some could say taking 1000 rabbits is too many and others say that if you stopped hunting them, 1000 rabbits would be so insignificant it wouldn’t matter.

A decision will probably be reached sometime in the summer.

Tom Remington

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