Scientific Name: Lepus europaeus
Subspecies: Up to 30 subspecies of hare have been described, but the number is disputed and the differences of little interest to hunters.
Distribution: Native to much of Europe and part of west/central Asia. Introduced to many countries including England, Scotland, Sweden, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
Habitat: Found in many types of habitats, especially farmland and mixed terrain.
Description: A large member of the rabbit family, with a body length of between 60 -75 cm and a weight of 3 - 5 kg. Long ears up to 11cm in length. Its fur is grizzled yellow-brown in colour, more rufous on its shoulders, neck, legs and throat. Underside white. Black tail and ear tips.
Hunting method: Rough shooting, walking up.
Hunting available in: Hungary, Scotland