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Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 09 4:53 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Definately agree with Dpack.
Rabbit snares don't have a stop on them like fox snares so do strangle & cats will follow rabbit runs.
Personally I would only use them as a last resort & only in areas where the cat population is zero.
Ask around for someone with a decent air rifle/rifle to control them for you.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 09 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Food for thought then, we are over -run with the damn things, and would eat what we caught.There are no cats around, but loads of pheasants.
What are the laws re air-rifles?
If we got one we could sort out the rat problem.

Any info on a good starter air rifle?

Sorry if I,ve offended, pure ignorance

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32959
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 09 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re air rifles ,in england 12ft pound (good to 30 metres )is legal for all but bunnies can be cautious
if you can get fac or fast long dog or shotgun ticket( if you can stand the noise) might be best
a good air weapon and sight for nightime is not cheap compared to the firearm route but that depends on you ,the land and how much noise one can tolerate
the ferret boys are quite tidy for vermin control if needed

a while back i thought rabbit cull but now i recon feeding the foxes keeps my chooks safer

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 09 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No offence taken.
I've used wires for foxes but catching an angry badger & having to cut it loose without getting my hands shredded was interesting.
This is a good link on snaring rabbits.
If you haven't got cats around & done properly it can be an effective & cheap method of control.
Rats are easier to snare than rabbits if you don't like poison.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 09 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:
Food for thought then, we are over -run with the damn things, and would eat what we caught.There are no cats around, but loads of pheasants.
What are the laws re air-rifles?
If we got one we could sort out the rat problem.

Any info on a good starter air rifle?

Sorry if I,ve offended, pure ignorance


Go to the BASC web site which is the the place for all things shooting in the UK. Lots of advice. Ring them if you're still concerned, confused or just want to be sure what you're doing is safe and legal. Great organisation.

larson



Joined: 13 Dec 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 09 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you could try here http://www.thenetloft.net/main/home.html. he sels snares with tealers and used them himself as he was a pest controler..

Jo S



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 5174
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're more than welcome to borrow my cat and / or my JRT. Both are devoted rabbit hunters and eat what they catch so there's little feeding or clear up costs

Sonny



Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Posts: 24
Location: South Lincs
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

David at trap works supplies rabbit snares with a stop , but snaring is not as easy as you think.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Invite your local terrier men round.

Sonny



Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Posts: 24
Location: South Lincs
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you would need more than terriers, very few can actually catch a rabbit, most would use a terrier to flush to a waiting whippet or lurcher

pookie



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4984
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my cats are dab hands

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This was a problem in December.It has now been sorted!

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35864
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oooooh, sorry! Didn't see the dates!

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Le Loup



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
Posts: 91
Location: New England Australia.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 10 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: Rabbit Snares. Reply with quote    

Unless for some reason they are illegal where you are, I suggest you simply make your own from 7 strand brass picture hanging wire. In my opinion they are far better than bought ones anyway, I never use anything else.
Regards.





gardening-girl wrote:
We need some rabbit snares pdq,the little *******are everywhere.
All the local agri-merchants are out of stock, and now neither of the boys are home, we don,t have ferrets anymore.
Does anyone have any spare? or anywhere they could get some for me?
Happy so send a cheque to cover costs.

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