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#1 Rat face

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:04 pm

Had a call out for tomorrow with the guns and beaters,just wondering if anyone else uses this method and what kinda numbers you get i think we got 17/18 last year

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:10 pm

we also use this metod, some standing guns and beaters with guns, sounds un safe but we travel many miles. dont think we have ever done one and not got at least four.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:13 pm

where abouts you from rat face?
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:22 pm

Yorkshire pal

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:24 pm

With a Pack, Highly efficient, and the norm in the North..Tight whins,small area ,terriers,spaniels get a few moving..
Walked up with just guns,Foxes just sit tight ...the odd one may get spooked into moving..
Dogs,and not ones that all go in single file (terriers) following each are not much kop either,they need to work the cover ..

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:27 pm

With a Pack, Highly efficient, and the norm in the North..Tight whins,small area ,terriers,spaniels get a few moving..
Walked up with just guns,Foxes just sit tight ...the odd one may get spooked into moving..
Dogs,and not ones that all go in single file (terriers) following each are not much kop either,they need to work the cover ..

we tend to let plenty of old shells of along the way fairly regularly to make sure they decide not to sit tight. are you in north yorkshire my any chance?

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:34 pm


With a Pack, Highly efficient, and the norm in the North..Tight whins,small area ,terriers,spaniels get a few moving..
Walked up with just guns,Foxes just sit tight ...the odd one may get spooked into moving..
Dogs,and not ones that all go in single file (terriers) following each are not much kop either,they need to work the cover ..

we tend to let plenty of old shells of along the way fairly regularly to make sure they decide not to sit tight. are you in north yorkshire my any chance?

Wee bit colder where I'm at,but some off the fellas I've had the company of are N/E of you....Dedicated Travellers..

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:45 pm

I have been out a few times in Cornwall with a pack of terriers and we normally get a couple. The lads who organise it told me that this season they got 100+

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:22 pm

We do this a couple of times during early spring to flush out any lamp-shy foxes lurking in cover - its good fun for all concerned (lads bring their terriers,labs,spaniels, hounds etc. for the workout) and we usually get anything up to half a dozen foxes over a 2-3hr beat. Definatly pays dividends for game cos you get them before they start denning when their food demands obviously increase. We've even nailed a few mink this way in recent years thanks to one particualry keen spaniel/collie cross :)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:51 pm

Pretty much the mainstay of our work. Travel far and wide for it. Mostly through winter months for obvious reasons but doing a few places the now before folk put birds down. Had 12 on Saturday from gorse bankings. Using beagles and beagle crosses. Don't like the firing shots method,not even that will get all foxes moving,nowt moves a fox like a dog. JMO.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:58 pm

Thanks for all your replies lads didnt think this method was so popular, il try get some pics up from last year

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:53 pm

Would like to see some pics if anyone has any, always interesting.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:58 pm


With a Pack, Highly efficient, and the norm in the North..Tight whins,small area ,terriers,spaniels get a few moving..
Walked up with just guns,Foxes just sit tight ...the odd one may get spooked into moving..
Dogs,and not ones that all go in single file (terriers) following each are not much kop either,they need to work the cover ..

we tend to let plenty of old shells of along the way fairly regularly to make sure they decide not to sit tight. are you in north yorkshire my any chance?
Bang on!! We do this a couple of times a year at a friends shoot. Dont need many of you, 3/4 walking letting off shells and with 6-8 standing in known escape routes. Always get a couple..... :thumbs:

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:20 pm

firing shots is a good way to disturb a fox,but it dont move the ones that are to ground,and it dont tell how many have went back the way,as they wont always come out without the pressure of dogs chasing them,atb
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:16 am

Would like to see some pics if anyone has any, always interesting.

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