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vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 08 5:27 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

crofter wrote:
Is there a legal framework under which game birds are reared? I don't know much about it, but would agree that SOME game birds have a better life and death than SOME farmed animals. Which is meaningless. What about birds which are shot and winged? How humane is their death?


Organisations such as BASC work very hard to improve shooting in the UK and by raising awareness and standards. One hopes the message gets through to shooters.

shadiya



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 08 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

and there I was, thinking, ooh, marvellous, rabbit traps! having seen the picture of the dead bunny sent in by Frewen and jealous as can't shoot for toffee so certainly can't try aiming at anything more alive than a tin can but it's not, how very disappointing....

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 08 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

shadiya wrote:
and there I was, thinking, ooh, marvellous, rabbit traps! having seen the picture of the dead bunny sent in by Frewen and jealous as can't shoot for toffee so certainly can't try aiming at anything more alive than a tin can but it's not, how very disappointing....


But rabbit traps DO work - just not well enough to clear a farm. You can get a regular supply for the pot with a rabbit trap.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 08 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how many would clear a farm ?
i aint got a clean shot at one yet and i can get close or at more distance

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 08 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
how many would clear a farm ?
i aint got a clean shot at one yet and i can get close or at more distance


If it's a farm, I'd suggest rabbit netting and drop traps. Use good netting and there's your bunnies taken care of for 20 years.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 08 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

would 30 ltr barrels make drop traps ?

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 08 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
would 30 ltr barrels make drop traps ?


Yes, and then you need to build the wooden part that goes on the top. I have a design somewhere, I think. the important thing is to let the bunnies through most of the time, and only activate the traps once a fortnight at the most. Otherwise, they'll see the danger and never ever use the tunnels.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 08 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ooooh

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 08 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

at the mo they are getting fat and giggling
operation rolling thunder looks appealing

farmerbrowne



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 08 3:00 pm    Post subject: effective rabbit trapping Reply with quote    

I have discovered recently that several local butchers will pay up £1 per trapped rabbit... seeing as we are inundated round here with the sex-mad little blighters I thought I might have a crack at trapping a few (or a lot) to sell... can anyone recommend a good way of trapping them.
I have come across several different styles of trap - noose traps, cage traps, etc, but I am not sure which would be the most effective for a novice. Any advice on the matter would be much appreciated.

f-b

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