Factors limiting rabbit numbers are cover and late winter food. Given adequate food and cover, rabbits are able to maintain their numbers in spite of all their enemies, including man. Every attempt should be made to retain as much natural cover as possible-brambles, fence rows, abandoned house sites, etc. Loose brush piles 10-15 in diameter and no more than 3-4 high can be left to provide cover. Where winter food is a problem, food plots can be used. Plots should be to acre.
Some of the plants which can be used are annual game bird mixtures, clovers, clover and grass mixtures, oats, peas, rye, winter rye grass, vetch, and wheat.