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pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 05 7:29 pm    Post subject: Hunting Weekend/Week  Reply with quote    

As some of you know I live on a big holiday park in the New Forest and we're having a slight problem with a bunny or two.
We have approximately 100 acres and 8000 bunnies and the boss thinks this is a bit of a problem.
I cant shoot them fast enough and I certainly cant eat them fast enough either so the boss and I had a chat and came up with this


Free Accomodation for the weekend (Self Catering) for all those with ferrets, nets, air rifles ( sorry but nothing bigger) to come and help us with this problem.

Most of the bunnies live under chalets so no lost ferrets cos the floorboards can be taken up if needs be. Net around chalet, stick ferrets in, job done.
You can do what you want with the bunnies ie sell them to your local butcher, eat them, whatever floats your boat.

Anyone who is less experienced is more than welcome to come along cos there will be plenty of people here to help with anything you may need.

Numbers are limited.

I'm arranging this for sometime in January, so if you want to get away for the weekend let me know. Come and see us before we go to sunnier climes.


Steve

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43879
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 05 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey, excellent offer, shame I won't have the time and can't shoot.

Treacodactyl
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Jumping on the bandwagon of opportunism
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 05 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd also suggest anyone with an air rifle is a member of BASC (or can show insurance).

I have an air rifle and may bring it but Bugs and I would love to watch/help etc anyone who ferrets/nets etc. I'd also love to bring back a freezer's worth of bunnies.

We could pick two people up from Surrey if anyone needs a lift.

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 05 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Steve and I are up for it, if there's room for us. Can give two a lift from Glos/Wilts if needed...

Marts



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
Posts: 352
Location: London
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd love to come but don't have an air rifle anymore ( I suppose I could ask around) I guess with ferrets around you wouldn't want snaring to be used?

Lozzie



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 2595

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you get too many offers and cannot accommodate everyone, I may have some spare space by that time of the year - foreign language students permitting - so could put a couple of people up for the night - we live not too far away from you ...

Mat S



Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 282
Location: Leicester
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a cruddy cheapo air rifle but would love to come and help out / have a go at sorting out my cheap thing / use somebody elses / prepare some bunnies for the pot. Have tent and bicycle, will travel!

Mat

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow people want to come .

I will PM everyone later thanks guys

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Posts: 4520
Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pricey wrote:
Wow people want to come .

I will PM everyone later thanks guys


you're offering free food..............wouldn't expect any different

unfortuantely too far from suffolk but have a good time anyway

Marts



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
Posts: 352
Location: London
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got a friend who would be keen too. He has an air rifle we could share.

I am sure I could find more responsible bushcrafters if you need to increase the numbers - They have a wide variety of dispatch and capture methods - from rabbit sticks to snares to Harris Hawks! They'd probably be happiest sleeping in Hammocks or bivvy bags too, so no need for accomodation. Anyway I haven't suggested it to anyone - will wait to see what your numbers and requirements are.

gil
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 18367

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I might be interested if it were mid-January (not the first week after Hogmanay), and I have a farm visit / lecture week at college towards the end of the month.

Have air rifle, but not a BASC member. Is that OK ?

Weather might be a bit brisk for tents. Chalet accommodation ?

peter.k



Joined: 31 Mar 2005
Posts: 17
Location: north east
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 9:04 pm    Post subject: bunnie w/end Reply with quote    

if you have any room katie and i would like to make up the numbers have decent air rifle regards peter

2blackcat



Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 42

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 05 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Might be able to borrow an air rifle
May be able to get the time off work

I could be up for it

Bunnykiller



Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 56
Location: Brixham S.Devon
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 05 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hey thats cool .... If theres still room at the time me and Sparky could probably make it up there to the killing fields
we have air rifles,ferrets and a lurcher (see avitar for the Moominator!! )
24hr rabbiting what a lure !! will keep eye out for dates etc
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Platypus



Joined: 14 Apr 2005
Posts: 56
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 05 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds cool.
I live close enough not to need accomodation, but I would need to be shown how to dispatch and prep the bunnies properly!

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