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Maximus Ferret

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  1. Bravecto is an edible dose, meat flavoured I think. It's expensive but lasts 3 month whereas most other things onely last a month.
  2. What's the building in the bottom pic Shefflad?
  3. They should never have started with the muzzle thing. It's a stupid and cruel idea. If a hare is caught the most humane end is for it to be killed promptly by the hound. Park coursing is not to my taste either. Hares are used to being chased by predators but being boxed up and moved creates prolonged stress and in my personal opinion is only justified for restocking a suitable area. Park coursing will most likely be banned sooner rather than later. In reply to Sandy's point, I can see how you might think that but in truth, many irish hare populations have evolved in farmland and if t
  4. It's pissing down here ATM and supposed to rain off and on for the next week so if the ground does soften I'll show my young dog a few rabbits before they all get myxi or rvhd. I'm a bit limited as I won't take him where the electric fences are 'til the cattle are in for winter but I know a few silage fields where the fences are off and if I plan my approach with the wind direction I should manage to get him a run or two.
  5. Have you been smokin' them dogtreats again Drifter?
  6. I agree with Bangers about walking away. Would also try her with a cold pigeon in a sock or womans nylon stocking. I haven't done it but remember old gundog books recommending it to keep the loose feathers from bothering the dog.
  7. Possibly the video file is too big to post directly on the forum. You might need to post on youtube then post the link on here.
  8. I buried an old bitch I had PTS earlier today.Had a couple of beers and a bit of sleep but i'll take the others out for an hour once it's properly light. I do that every morning then the days free for other things.
  9. Are you a vampire? What're you doing up at this time?
  10. I can't do a hereford accent. Would Geordie do it? Everybody knows they're really hard after all.
  11. Might deter some. I can't remember who said it first but most people don't go out expecting to be caught. Most people go out to get away with it in which case the penalties are not foremost in their mind. If they do get caught they see it as a reason to do better next time.
  12. If ever you change your mind sell tickets. I'd pay to see that.. What do you think your chances would be?
  13. Just seen one of these advertised. What is it? A conditioning aid maybe? How would a weight vest be used and are they any good? I imagine that, like vitamin supplements, such things mostly shouldn't be needed unless there's an actual issue to be sorted but then I believe a fair few people find treadmills useful.
  14. I use the same and would vouch for it. You can narrow the beam by turning the reflector and turn the power down 'til it's almost off. That's good for getting through hedges and so on. When you want to scan a field you can turn the power up a small bit. When the dog's almost on the quarry you up the brightness again to what you need for the run. Don't forget to keep the light out of the dog's eyes but in the rabbits and move the spot from side to side as they approach cover. It's not rocket science.
  15. I was walking a couple of dogs up the riverbank near my house one morning when a couple of otters came running up the path towards me, playing chase like they do. The dogs had never seen an otter before and when the front otter ran into the front dog she scooped it up in her mouth as she would a rabbit. It gave her a good bite, cutting through the leather of her nose and she dropped it. It was away into the river like a shot.
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