Winter the Best Time to Hunt Cottontails

Cottontail hunting is in full swing with both seasoned hunters and newcomers having success this season. Cottontails are found across Utah and the terrain where they can be found is easy to hunt. “Cottontails usually hide under rocks or brush,” shares DWR Game Coordinator Jason Robinson. “Sometimes, they’ll even hide in burrows. Draws that have tall sagebrush or rabbit brush in them also have loose, deep soil that the rabbits can often find burrows in. Rabbits will also hide under large rocks, or they’ll hide in the crevice of a rock.”  Cottontails feed early in the morning and late in the afternoon. In between feeding time they often sun themselves on flat rocks, often the same rock they use to hide beneath. Cottontail season runs until February 28th. For more information, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.