January 22, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 4

Bobcats and Rabbit Drives

I read in “Yesterday’s Courier Memories” that paid “bounty” hunters in Valley County killed 228 coyotes 79 years ago, as well as a bobcat or two.

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I remember seeing a couple of bobcats in our area (not 79 years ago, but almost), but I doubt very many area citizens have seen one.

Then there were actual rabbit drives. There were so many rabbits causing damage that drives were organized, driving the rabbits to an area like a river bend, and then they were “thinned out.”

I am sure that we have residents who can recall those events. I doubt that skinning the animals and selling h...

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