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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43925
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 05 10:34 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
not far from Romford


I've moved, wish I had the time, should be excellent

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43925
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 05 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How do you hunt them with dogs? I mean what do you do, smoke them out ir what?

Legion



Joined: 24 Nov 2004
Posts: 170
Location: Western isles, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 05 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All those rabbits were taken by lamping at night - the rabbits leave the burrows under cover of darkness to feed, the worse the weather the further they travel away ( wind and rain is ideal), when you shine a light on them some run others squat, the dogs run down the beam of light pick the rabbit up and bring it back to hand - alive, for this you need a soft mouthed dog otherwise the meat is spoiled - easy , all you do then is dispatch , dress and eat !! a good dog such as the brindle bitch( collie /greyhound bred) in the photograph can pick up as many as 60 in an evening, at least with a dog the rabbit gets a sporting chance and there is no fear of wounding your quarry and the poor thing crawling off to die in agony.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43925
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 05 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gotcha, thanks Legion

Erikht



Joined: 08 Feb 2005
Posts: 3358

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 05 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't have a small enough gun....

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 05 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What? you mean you could hit one all the way from the fjords Now that's what I call a gun

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 06 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well there all here, boys are out all ready getting dinner for tomorrow, will post pics as soon as I get them

AAS410TDR



Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 12:52 am    Post subject: pest control Reply with quote    

Hi there
i have 2 air rifles with a moderator, so they shoot very silent, i would love to come with my family or friends and stay few days to help out .
please email me at< chips777@hotmail.co.uk > would like to get a freezer full of rabbit meat

thanks

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13487

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Legion wrote:
All those rabbits were taken by lamping at night - the rabbits leave the burrows under cover of darkness to feed, the worse the weather the further they travel away ( wind and rain is ideal), when you shine a light on them some run others squat, the dogs run down the beam of light pick the rabbit up and bring it back to hand - alive, for this you need a soft mouthed dog otherwise the meat is spoiled - easy , all you do then is dispatch , dress and eat !! a good dog such as the brindle bitch( collie /greyhound bred) in the photograph can pick up as many as 60 in an evening, at least with a dog the rabbit gets a sporting chance and there is no fear of wounding your quarry and the poor thing crawling off to die in agony.


Whats the reasoning behind you saying that the worse the weather the further the rabbits travel away from their burrows? Thats simply not the case. In over forty years of lamping and many thousands of rabbits accounted for I've found that rabbits don't travel further away from home in inclement weather. Infact, I find the opposite applies and that extremely bad weather means that fewer rabbits are about. What in reality happens, is that windy weather actually prevents the rabbits from hearing your approach, so that they you are more likely to get closer to them. Dark noisy windy nights are the nights to go out lamping. If you fancy a good drenching, thats totally upto you.

Snowball
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 6180
Location: swindon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you need general dogs body / someone to prepare said bunnies, i can come down. I don't shhot though, as you know

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Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12540
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone looked at the date of priceys last post?

Snowball
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
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Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We did have fun though

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12540
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
We did have fun though


Didn't post any pictures though did you

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
Didn't post any pictures though did you


There were some pictures.
You just need to do a bit of digging.

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