Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Rabbit Damage.


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 HedgeCrawler

HedgeCrawler

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • Location:Warwickshire/oxfordshire

Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:35 pm

I have been having a look round some of my permissions and have been noticing more damage on the crops than previous years.I've put it down to more youngsters about as I didn't take many of this particular one last year and now they are breeding like rabbits!.

Attached Files



#2 johnrthrfrd

johnrthrfrd

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,149 posts
  • Location:Here

Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:18 am

Be plenty there for the ferreting season.
  • Chicken_man and jok like this

#3 Chicken_man

Chicken_man

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 3,468 posts
  • Location:Scotland

Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:48 am

That's a fair bit of damage.
Bet you can't wait
Atb

#4 LaddyLurcher

LaddyLurcher

    Mega Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 325 posts
  • Location:Yorkshire born and bred

Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:53 am

I've noticed a hell of a lot more young uns this year on my permissions

#5 HedgeCrawler

HedgeCrawler

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • Location:Warwickshire/oxfordshire

Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:20 pm

They started breeding much earlier this season over here so that could be the reason for so many young.

#6 jok

jok

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 2,962 posts
  • Location:derbs

Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:34 pm

Totally agree. When you are hitting nests in December then you know there's going to be a lot extra. Trouble is, have you noticed the increasing number of buzzards? At the end of the day I bet it balances out.

#7 HedgeCrawler

HedgeCrawler

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • Location:Warwickshire/oxfordshire

Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:40 pm

There has never been many buzzards in my area,foxes are a rare sight too as this area is keepered with numerous release pens so foxes get quite a hammering.I suppose that helps the rabbits to breed without much predation ,well not yet anyway!

#8 TOMO

TOMO

    Ginsters Chief Tester

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,573 posts

Posted 12 June 2016 - 09:10 am

Totally agree. When you are hitting nests in December then you know there's going to be a lot extra. Trouble is, have you noticed the increasing number of buzzards? At the end of the day I bet it balances out.


Loads of buzzards here in south Notts,,,counted 17 on one field not long ago,,,,

#9 HedgeCrawler

HedgeCrawler

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • Location:Warwickshire/oxfordshire

Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:39 pm

The big problem over here is red kites.People feeding them in their gardens are causing them to gather in huge numbers and they are decimating ground nesting birds.

#10 liongeorge

liongeorge

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
  • Location:Hampshire wilts border

Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:49 pm

Rabbits are doing well this year on my ground.



#11 The one

The one

    Honorary Life President of the THL New Member Welcoming Committe

  • Donator
  • 39,097 posts
  • Location:fiji

Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:15 am

There didn't seem to be a lot of rabbits about till they started breeding now there's great numbers everywhere . Lamping them doesn't seem to be making much effect on there numbers

#12 Sirblessed

Sirblessed

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 1,101 posts
  • Location:Melbourne Victoria

Posted 13 June 2016 - 10:18 am

They cause huge damage here too https://www.youtube....h?v=LB34OeK-wfo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB34OeK-wfo


#13 TOMO

TOMO

    Ginsters Chief Tester

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,573 posts

Posted 13 June 2016 - 10:54 am

Here's a fe pics of rabbit damage I've took over the years,,,,this first one is damage to an ash tree

rabbitdamage181207004.jpg

#14 TOMO

TOMO

    Ginsters Chief Tester

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,573 posts

Posted 13 June 2016 - 10:59 am

Some more
johnsonrabbitjobsrart60108017.jpg

#15 TOMO

TOMO

    Ginsters Chief Tester

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,573 posts

Posted 13 June 2016 - 11:03 am

johnsonrabbitjobsrart60108015.jpg
  • Tiercel likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users