Physical characteristics and distribution

Body length: 42 – 68 cm
Weight: 4 – 7.5 kg
Life expectancy: up to 12.5 years
Distribution: Europe, Asia, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand
Habitat: open and semi-open landscapes, between forest steppe and desert steppe, farmland and permanent grassland
Species: not endangered


Brown hares have a medium-length coat, which may be brownish-red, but also yellowish or ocher-brown. The belly is creamy white. The hare has very long ears with which he can hear much better than humans. The ears of a hare are also called spoons and serve in summer to release body heat. In winter, the hare gets a thicker coat, but does not change its color. The tail of the hare is also called flower.

Reproduction and development

Hares are sexually mature at seven months. In a mating fight, which can take place several times a year, up to 50 rabbits come together. First, a few Rammler leave the hollow in which they were in and start the hustle and bustle at a fast gallop. Soon also come with Häsinnen. Existing couples participate in the group discussion. Then couples are starting to get started with the actual mating. Reproduction time is from January to October. If a couple has found it remains only for mating time together then the rabbits go their own ways again. After about 42 days wearing one to five boys are born. Field hares can have about three to four litters per year. At birth, they weigh 100 to 150 grams. The young rabbits can see from the beginning and already have a complete coat. After suckling, the mother always leaves the construction so that the little ones are safer; young rabbits do not have any odor and are well camouflaged by their color. For about 33 days, the rabbits are nursed until they are completely on their own.

Lifestyle and behavior

Hares are mainly dusk and nocturnal – in the late winter and spring, however, also diurnal. Field hares are loners and live together only in the mating season. In case of danger, they press themselves flat on the ground and remain there motionless. Field hare take flight at the last moment. At short range, they can then run fast up to 70 kilometers per hour and jump up to two meters high.

Sensory abilities

Hares see and hear very well. This is very important as they are often prey victims of other animals. The voice, however, is hardly developed. Young rabbits squeak and growl as well as adult animals.


Rabbits are pure vegetarians. They eat green parts of plants, tubers, roots, cereals, but also the bark of young trees. This serves to ensure that the incisors are not too long.

Hunting style, equipment and countries

The Felghase can adapt very well to different landscapes and is thus in many areas from Europe, Asia, Australia, Tasmania to, New Zealand. The hunt for hares is usually carried out in the form of company hunting and shot with shotgun.

Hunting trip Countries

Czech Republic

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