Rainbow Trout Fishing at iSportsman Destinations
November 17, 2023 •iSportsman Staff
The first time I met my grandfather-in-law he invited me and my now husband into his home located on the family dairy farm in northern Pennsylvania for dinner: a creamy warm stew with noticeable chunks of potato…and protein that I would soon learn was rabbit harvested from the surrounding woods. It was my first foray in eating wild game, and I LOVED it. To my own city-dwelling family’s chagrin I proceeded to re-create this meal when I hosted Easter a few years later. Timing has never been my strong suit. Regardless, with fresh rabbit being one of my favorite proteins I’m excited to produce this round-up of iSportsman location with rabbit season already in progress or opening soon.
Just 35 miles outside of Louisville Kentucky, Fort Knox consists of 109,054 acres of various landscape. Straddling the Mitchell Plain made up of mostly pasture lands and agricultural crops, Knox is home to rolling hiss and forested ridges. Just on the other side, the Ohio River runs through making the area ideal for successful wildlife populations. You can find out more about hunting rabbit at Fort Knox by visiting their iSportsman website here.
Four miles west of Edinburg, Indiana Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck is comprised of approximately 40,351 acres. Home to a plethora of observed wildlife, from snakes, deer, coyotes, and turkey Atterbury-Muscatatuck houses a sustainable environment for small game. You can find out more about hunting rabbit at Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck by visiting their iSportsman website here.
Fort Campbell is home to over 100,000 acres of forest and open fields. Small game such as rabbit does relatively well here thanks to the rolling upland, oak-hickory hardwood forests, and rich vegetation. You can find out more about hunting rabbit at Fort Campbell by visiting their iSportsman website here.
Located northeast of Dayton Ohio, Wright-Patterson is rich with aviation history and covers more than 8,000 acres of land. With the local landscape consisting of wet prairies and marshes, rabbit hunters in the area usually see successful harvests with 196,708 harvested during the 2020-2021 season. You can find out more about hunting rabbit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by visiting their iSportsman website here.
And lastly, since rabbit season holds so many memories of good food to me, I’d like to share a German Rabbit Stew recipe by one of my favorite wild game chefs Hank Shaw. Stay warm, and happy hunting!