Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Joe1888

Rabbit Control At Wrong Time Of Year....

Recommended Posts

another phone call after rabbit control, people see young rabbits and think its the right time to get the problem sorted... went and had a look, another place thats impossible to ferret at the moment, yet the land owner wants them gone now...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Couple of nights with the airgun,show your face and make a dent,leave the rest for the season.;).atb dc

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

No exactly what you mean! Always get more calls in the summer! If I can't get to them to ferret I cage trap, snare, .22 lr, fencing etc depending on the environment. At least you are seen to be putting the effort in!

Share this post


Link to post

As Daniel said go out with the rifle, just to show face if anything. Try and explain to them why ferreting is more productive during the winter and your time will show better results then.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Joe theres never a wrong time of year for rabbit control we just use other methods till the ferreting comes along , believe me knock nothing back you can do a bit at any time of the year and it keeps the ferrets fed

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I think that it's all been covered. Shoot what you can, even have a go at night longnetting while the rabbits are out feeding and bant them back. Regularly visit the permission to keep the landowner happy by making the right noises, but don't be tempted to ferret. Thick cover, rabbits of every size popping through nets or getting nailed below ground. It really is no fun.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

If you explain the problems to the landowner but are still prepared to give it a go I think most will try to help you and give you bit respect

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

Im ferreting monday morning first light till 8am its all ground burys in sand dunes. . I dont like doing it this time of year but needs must and im sure the spade will see plenty of action.

Share this post


Link to post

This is where you have to play more than one tune , I can't ferret them just now but I could snare them ? Oh your no comfortable with snares I could trap the burrows and when I'm checking the traps I could pick a few off with the rifle ?

 

Long gone are the days when you finished ferreting in April that was you till you started ferreting again in September

Share this post


Link to post
Guest vin

worst thing is all the digging while your sweating your nuts off. . . flies everywhere..bloody ticks all over the ferrets.. and them fekking nettles aint alf stinging this time of year.!

 

We must be mad..but it don't stop us.. . if someones willing to pay you for shifting bunnies...how can you refuse...lol. . .

 

On one of my recent visits to a rather large estate they provided me with a gorgeous young lady to act as my chaperone and glamorous assistant... She was like a breath of fresh air and much better looking than old Shrekky .. she put nets down and dug holes,handled the ferrets and made my job so easy it was like a dream.. . . It was like the advert for lager...If only carlsberg did ferreting etc etc...lol

Share this post


Link to post
Guest vin

You be lost without me carrying you all winter

 

My left forearm is still foooked from that big dig for Chuckles at end of last season that day when Trigger came up.., . . .war wounds matey.

Share this post


Link to post

Fook me,,,me and trigger did most of that,,,whilst you made the tea....

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...