Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1975


In discussing the control of damage caused by rabbits in the Great Plains area it is helpful to distinguish between the true rabbits, of the genus Sylvilagus, and the so-called jackrabbits, of the genus Lepus, which are really hares. Laws governing the control of rabbit damage vary between states. In Kansas, no poisons can be used for controlling rabbits. This leaves basically three approaches to solving a rabbit damage problem. These are: removal, exclusion and the use of repellents.