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Rabbit Management Information Resources

The links below provide information about practices or programs that may be used to enhance rabbit and other wildife habitat. Click on the publication title to view material. By clicking on the links provided, you may be directed to web pages outside of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website. Publications in Portable Document Format (pdf) can be downloaded and saved to file by right clicking the link and selecting "Save Target As" or by opening in a new window and saving the file using the browser menus.

Ecology and Management of Rabbits in Mississippi. A guide to rabbit ecology and management, including descri ptions of life history, habitat requirements, habitat management practices, and harvest management. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 
Strip Disking and Other Valuable Bobwhite Quail Management Techniques. A guide to strip disking for bobwhite habitat management. Strip disking is also a useful management tool for increasing availability of native plants that rabbits feed upon. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 
Light Disking to Enhance Early Successional Wildlife Habitat in Grasslands and Old-fields: Wildlife Benefits and Erosion Potential. This USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Note describes strip disking for wildlife habitat management and considerations for strip disking to manage federal conservation program covers.
 
Prescribed Burning in Southern Pine Forests: Fire Ecology, Techniques, and Uses for Wildlife Management. A guide to using prescribed fire for wildlife habitat management. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 
Legal Environment for Forestry Prescribed Burning in Mississippi. A guide to laws and legal considerations pertaining to prescribed burning in Mississippi. Published by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
 
Pine Forestland Habitat Management for Wildlife. A guide to managing upland pine forests for wildlife habitat. Published by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
 
Conservation Reserve Program, CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds Video. This video explains the wildlife and economic benefits of CP33 buffers for bobwhite quail and other wildlife. Select the "CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds" video. This video was produced by the Mississippi State University Office of Agricultural Communications.
 
Conservation Reserve Program Mid-contract Management: Practices for Wildlife Habitat Improvement in Mississippi. A guide to using mid-contract management cost-shares to manage existing Conservation Reserve Program covers to improve wildlife habitat. Published by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
 
Native Warm-season Grass Restoration in Mississippi. A guide to releasing or establishing native warm-season grasses for wildlife habitat and livestock forage. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
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