Soak in milkIf these are wild rabbits, soak in a mixture of whole milk and red wine. If farm raised, red wine and chicken stock. Soak covered 18-24 hrs.
You can grill, smoke, crock pot, etc after that.
If smoking cover with bacon or use water pan. Cook to 150-160 , foil tightly
and let rest for at least 30 mins prior to serving.
I usually split the backbone and lay them flat, cavity side down. Depending on
size, around 3-4 hrs at 225. With the exception of Jack Rabbits.. lol.
I use a spritz or VOO, red wine, and garlic for a zip.*(when not covered in bacon.
Hope this helps, they are delicious. Have a gazillion where I live but only hunt them after the first hard freeze.