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Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus spp.) and jackrabbits (Lepus spp.) are found in most of Nebraska. The eastern cottontail (S. floridanus) lives throughout the state while the desert cottontail (S. audubonii) lives only in western Nebraska. Black-tailed (L. californicus) and white-tailed jackrabbits (L. townsendii) are most common in the western two-thirds of Nebraska.
This NebGuides describes how to identify rabbit damage and recommends proper methods of control, such as fencing, habitat modification, repellents, trapping, and shooting to reduce damage to tolerable levels.