It’s Wabbit Season!

One Saturday, we headed out to a really small nature preserve that I only noticed a month before!  I drove past it every day on the way to work, but the entrance is hidden behind a larger office building, and I by chance happened to look out the window one day to the side here and saw…

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Ok, so off we went! As your Director of Parks & Recreation it was my DUTY to check it out!! When we pulled in, there was only really room for three cars in the lot, so we kind of shimmied the car into a spot and saw…

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We left, not really knowing if it was archery hunting season and not really willing to sacrifice anyone to find out. We went to another park that morning and did our usual sniffing and leash carrying…

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And when we got home, I looked up the hunting seasons in our area and didn’t really find anything on archery hunting. I also googled this park and just found some general information and directions, since it’s really hard to find. Should we take the plunge and try again???  Is the archery pass a joke?

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43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Misaki
    May 09, 2013 @ 06:54:43

    That’s so strange!
    Maybe you could try contacting one of the executives mentioned on the first board to try to find out more?

  2. mollieandalfie
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:12:10

    It’s all a bit weird, you could do what Misaki suggested 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. easyweimaraner
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:21:13

    I would visit another park, it sounds dangerous to me.you could be hit by an arrow and that’s uncomfy except it would be Cupid’s arrow… be careful :o)..

  4. cecilia07
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:27:56

    Finn great job investigating the park you are one fine director of parks!
    OMDs that surely looked lik an official sign about archery hunting.
    I think until you can find out Exactly what is up there I would find another Park.
    Is ther an archery club in your area?
    Hugs
    Madi your BFFF

  5. emma
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:31:46

    Wabbit…where!!! I have been really busy with wabbit hunting the past few days, it is one of my favorite things! Watch out for those arrows!

  6. Hawk aka BrownDog
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:31:47

    Hi Y’all!

    Our hunting seasons are found on the state websites where you can also apply for your hunting license.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. Reilly & Denny
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:53:23

    You can always try what our Mom does while at the park – she talks to us all the time….she figures that way if there is anyone around they will hear us. Or you can carry a whistle and just blow it a few times. I think it also depends on the time you go.

  8. Molly The Wally
    May 09, 2013 @ 07:57:30

    How very odd. We agree with Misaki. Do let us know when you find out. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. 2browndawgs
    May 09, 2013 @ 08:01:59

    I would think archery season is in the Fall, but you have to check with your local DNR. The sign says access by permit only and they can get sticky on that stuff. Preserves sometimes only let folks in with a permit because they are there for wild life to have babies, etc. They do not want them disturbed in the off season. I would call or look on the web first.

  10. Gizmo
    May 09, 2013 @ 08:04:03

    That’s so strange Finn…We have hunting on a lot of our public lands in the Fall/Winter so Momz always checks before we head out…Has your Mom called the number on that parking sign? Maybe they can tell her when the hunting is…Happy Thursday Pal!

  11. Lori - What Remains Now
    May 09, 2013 @ 08:16:10

    Hmmm. I wouldn’t want to be shot with an arrow, but it seems as if someone were shooting off arrows, they’d be able to see what they were shooting at. That’s probably expecting too much.

  12. Goose
    May 09, 2013 @ 08:20:31

    Hummm that is a hard one. Maybe they just keep that sign up all the time. I have to say after doing all the research and maybe calling the Fish and Game people and they dsaid there is no hunting going on right now I would go. But that is me.
    Blessings,
    Goose

  13. Parsley
    May 09, 2013 @ 08:23:34

    We got lots of wabbits here and we call them DUMB BUNNIES because they come through the fence to play in the yard with the dogs. Molly might need some help from Charlie and Fin!

  14. Lily Belle & Muffin
    May 09, 2013 @ 09:04:27

    We think it’s good that you didn’t take a chance with it. You sure don’t want to tangle with Robin Hood out there.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

  15. dogloverofmax@gmail.com
    May 09, 2013 @ 09:12:38

    Humm, I never saw a sign like that but yep, I’d be outta there 😉

  16. Eileen and Annie
    May 09, 2013 @ 09:13:15

    I don’t think we’d risk it!
    I like that Charley takes you for a walk 🙂

  17. stella rose
    May 09, 2013 @ 09:51:03

    We have tons and tons of hunting here in lower Iowa where we live, even Toby Keith and someone else famous we can’t remember comes here and hunts..so we have to be careful cos sometimes people get nuts around here with their guns, and arrows and bows and stuff!
    stella rose

  18. carraig1
    May 09, 2013 @ 09:51:54

    Maybe you could try the forestry or wildlife department. They should know about the season.

  19. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    May 09, 2013 @ 10:32:00

    It is ALWAYS WABBIT season on our hill. ERNIE loves doing it.

    That park place was a HIDDEN TREASURE.

  20. Two French Bulldogs
    May 09, 2013 @ 10:53:39

    You are performing your duties well!
    Benny & Lily

  21. Ranger (the scottie pup)
    May 09, 2013 @ 11:30:35

    Wow…. a new find. I’d be wary of the arrows, but chasing wabbits sounds like fun. I have one that comes into my yard (when I’m asleep) and poops pellets in my yard. Darn wabbit.
    Wags,
    Ranger

  22. tarynft
    May 09, 2013 @ 11:37:57

    Generally hunting season ends in late winter/early spring in order to allow the game to raise their young undisturbed. You are probably good to go at that park. I found my info on the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries website.

  23. Sarge
    May 09, 2013 @ 11:46:03

    Wow, that’s pretty strange! You might try calling the park office to see if there is a season going on. Definitely not good to take a chance. Wabbits are always in season here for me along with munks, birdies, raccoons, deer, possums, mice, moles, turkies, squirrels, technopeeps, deliverypeeps, etc etc etc BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  24. Kat n collies
    May 09, 2013 @ 12:26:28

    I can see why you would be concerned! We are having a little difficulty in finding a reserve too. But we didn’t even think about hunters! We will have to be careful if we find a reserve in our area.

  25. Goose
    May 09, 2013 @ 13:17:28

    Wow…now I’m wondering if you live in the Game of Thrones world! 😉 Hehehe! Archery hunting? Weird! Hm, I’d be scared to go in there too…no need for mortal bow and arrow wounds! 😉 I guess I’d do a little more research before venturing in! Good luck guys!!

  26. jank1961
    May 09, 2013 @ 13:31:04

    Isn’t it frustrating sometimes trying to find out information about something like that? I’ve run into the same kind of thing with some parks or preserves…not sure if anyone is allowed in, or if it’s private or something. You think you can find out anything on the internet, but it’s not always the case! I don’t think I’d risk it either, until I could find out for sure. The curiosity always drives me crazy too though! Glad you at least had another place to go that day.

  27. Bethany
    May 09, 2013 @ 14:02:30

    Yeah, that would make me awfully nervous. We have country friends who are afraid to take their dogs out even on their own property during hunting season because so many hunters ignore “posted” and “no trespassing” signs!

  28. urban hounds
    May 09, 2013 @ 16:31:01

    too bad you would think they would make it very clear, they need a website or something. I would have left promptly too

    urban hounds

  29. baileyunleashed
    May 09, 2013 @ 17:12:01

    i wouldn’t trust it. even if it is off season, there could be a knucklehead in there and you could get hurt.

  30. Stella and Rory from Down Under
    May 09, 2013 @ 17:14:21

    Howdy Finn and Charley, hmmmm, sounds kinda dangerous so we think don’t go cause we don’t want anybuddy to get hurt. It’s very strange they haven’t got a season specified for archery. The little park looks lovely though and it’s a shame everybuddy can’t get to enjoy it. Take care mates.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  31. Daisy
    May 09, 2013 @ 17:23:30

    Good thing you saw the sign. We probably would have blundered in…
    You’ll have to be on the look out for another ‘friendly’ park.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  32. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
    May 09, 2013 @ 20:29:19

    Tough call on this one. You sure don’t want to get into any trouble if you aren’t supposed to be there and we sure don’t want any of you to get hurt. We say stick to the other open parks – you always seem to find some good ones.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  33. Jazzi
    May 09, 2013 @ 23:42:04

    Oh, I dont know. I think I would rather be safe than sorry!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

  34. Wallace and Samuel
    May 10, 2013 @ 01:34:57

    Oh no…no Finnie…that sign makes the hair on my ears stand straight up. Please don’t go back there – rather safe than sorry.

    Your over-protective BF
    Wally xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    • finnhoward
      May 10, 2013 @ 08:58:44

      I know Wally, I don’t think we will go back there. It’s a shame though, cause I can’t visit such a nearby park. Have a goooooood weekend!
      Love, Finnackles

  35. bichonpawz
    May 10, 2013 @ 02:27:01

    Yikes! You had better stay away from that one Finn! We don’t want you getting shot at!! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  36. Murphy Campbell
    May 10, 2013 @ 16:11:10

    When peeps are hunting sometimes they are careless so be careful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  37. Murray's Mouth
    May 10, 2013 @ 20:17:02

    Ugh hunters…not sure we love them 😉

  38. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    May 10, 2013 @ 20:26:51

    Love the carrying the leash photo.

  39. Raelyn
    May 10, 2013 @ 20:56:33

    Finn and Charley….
    “Is the archery pass a joke?”. Good question. I haven’t a clue. It does not sound like some joke. I think you should “proceed with caution”, as that phrase goes. Better safe than sorry!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn…. Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE “Mystery Dog”!!

  40. Little Reufus
    May 11, 2013 @ 00:01:59

    Ummm… I wood knot find out the hard or… sharp… way. There are teu many odder great playces teu deu adbentures and sniffings!!!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  41. dougalldog
    May 11, 2013 @ 01:22:35

    Sucks youccouldn’t go to that park….

  42. Jacobi
    May 11, 2013 @ 15:44:01

    Hey Charley, you’re waling yourself. That’s very clever!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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