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  1. Anybody selling a triple bowback plastic ferret box
  2. Been out this morning in another permission only got 2 its going to be a poor season
  3. Got the land but there's no rabbit problem at the minute
  4. Hi all I have been ferreting for over 40 years but my main land has a shortage of rabbits on and so I am back to knocking on doors but I find all the best spots are taken is there another way of getting permission as I have to travel 60 miles too get were there are rabbits and are tired of knocking on doors I am in Sheffield and am willing to travel up to about an hour an half for rabbits not wanting to catch loads of rabbits a dozen would be great It would be a shame if my black ferrets didn't get enough work I have helped people in the past and now a bit of help now would be great thank you Any tips would be great
  5. Off next Thursday for first day of the season can't wait
  6. if ferrets from good working stock shouldnt be a problem as said try them with the experianced jill they will soon get the hang of it 10 holes is a small warren ideal to start off with
  7. Muzzlesshould be confined to the musuem along with coping and teeth snapping.a ferretwith muzzle on will still trap a rabbit underground and then try to kill it by scratching at it .3 times this season we have bolted massive rats what chance would the ferret have if muzzled . Get a decent book on ferretting such as ferrets and ferretting by val porter
  8. Dont think its rhd as there is live rabbits on the land and live rabbits on nearby land and r.h.d.kills nearly all the rabbits
  9. Been out this morning not a lot of rabbits about only caught 4 and 4 rats which bolted out of a rabbit warren with a rabbit These rats were huge and yet there is very little for them to feed on as they are a field away from the moors The rats are big but soon bolt from the black jill and a strange thing also there were dead rabbits dotted around about 8 in total hope it isnt some disease wiping them out
  10. Went out this morning ferretted a couple of massive warrens of about 100 holes had about 50 purse nets and 6 stop nets rabbits hard to bolt due to time of year but had 9 before the rain came Absoluttly drenched through and called it a day at 11 0 clock not a huge bag but its making a dent on the rabbit numbers
  11. Had a coller not working just out of warrentcy and aent it back to debon ànd they changed it for free said it was a reed sticking cant praise debon enough
  12. When the rabbits start to pair up they are hard to bolt try a couple of hobs as the rabbits wont stay and try to kick a hob as much as a jill Dont think noise makes a differance as rabbits sometimes bolt when you are digging to them .as said before if the rabbits have been ferretted before they will be harder to bolt some days you have to dig most of them its just potluck
  13. been out today weather terrible rain and hail coming off the moors caught a few still plenty of young rabbits about and then a huge rat bolted out of a warren and the plummer terrier nailed it this was a huge doe rat and the first rat the plummer had seen close up just goes to say ratting comes natural to terriers as we dont hunt them but sooner or later you are going to come accross them and you need ferrets which can look after themselfs the rabbits have bred for longer than ever this year as it is nearly october and some of the rabbits are only about 4 weeks old
  14. I keep the nets in a proper net basket the nets get tangled and the bottom string lifts up takes ages to untangle and still not perfect
  15. I keep the nets in a proper net basket the nets get tangled and the bottom string lifts up takes ages to untangle and still not perfect
  16. Yes quick set nets bought 2 at 25 yards and 2 at 10 yards always getting tangled had to cut them down . Do they do then in 6z What price for would it be for 2 nets at 10 yards and 2 at 5 yards delivered cheers
  17. I bought some permernant set nets A couple of years back .they were great at first but keep getting tangled is there a easy way to untangle them or is it because they are light nets many thanks steve
  18. There would be a lot of interest if the collers were cheaper than the mark 3 as most ferretters have a few collers but at pound a go are very expensive
  19. i wouldnt ferret without a locater as you will loose your ferret and your permission which is so hard to find and harder to keep try and team up with someone with a locater until you can get your own its not worth the risk
  20. mark 3 for me less interference from electricity cables
  21. I use 4 foot poke nets and 4 foot purse nets a lot of cover still and the idea is if the net snags on one side the other side still purses
  22. hi i have always used the pokenets with the pegs at either side but a couple have slipped out of the nets would the net work with the pegs top and bottom of hole
  23. i used to use a springer brilliant at bushing and marking used to hold the rabbits in the purse net with his front paws
  24. most farmland around you is run by estates best try a bit further afield its a nightmare i am from sheffield got some land but not a lot of rabbits good luck
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