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11 hours ago, earth-thrower said:

"Never work cheap",.......aye, i think thats probably one of the most important, bits of advice, overall.  i can imagine depending on the area & situation, competition factor, etc ,....it could be a 'fine line' whether you WANT to work, for only what you can get, in some instances ? ( i certainly decided too, on occasions in the past,..but i generally DONT recommend),.....thing i find regrettable, is folk catching moles , rabbits etc, FREE , for ' permission, etc ',....of course i understand it, & accept folk are entitled too, whatever approach, they decide ?,....but remember viewing, the trigger happy, self titled,  bunny bashers,...some 'bored landowners included' themselves offering (to the same 'ilk', often)  to make inroads into large infestations, etc,........dont tell me none o that is depriving , some professional, well capable , rabbit catching people, out of potential earnings, for example,........doesnt feel right at all, to me,....

 

I had a local lad thinking she was gonna catch moles for lamping land. So off he set asking permission an ofcourse a few farmers where all over him, fast forward a few months an I start getting calls from the same farmers who tried to fcuk me off cos they now had a FREE mole man😆 

 

“I’ll come do them if you want, but I won’t be charging by the mole, you’ve had somebody into catch all the easy ones, an now  left with trap shy moles to catch, aye I’ll come but I’m charging a set price kr you can wait for your FREE mole man to learn enough to catch them” is usually my reply, to which they say, ‘’just come catch them please will you, my fields are a mess ‘’😆

 

guys doin it for free ain’t usually that good, so of they wanna run about annoying themselves for a bit land to work there dog or shoot on then so be it, but come crying to me after it an i gonna charge you extra 😁

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Took these this morning on a nearby estate.   

🤔 As far as Trapping various critters goes,.. catching moles, sure ain't Rocket Science.... Some guys insist upon making the job, far harder than it is,.. I guess that is a kind of traditional mo

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Every situation is different. You can't compare prices or fees because some people have a lot of competition, others don't so can charge more. And people's overheads or situations differ. 

Regards doing it for a bit of shooting / ferreting / fishing, I don't see why that is a problem if it works for both parties. I don't see how that is different to people paying farmers to hunt rabbits on their land or shoot pigeons. I agree with Katchum in making the customer pay more if you are following someone else though.

I have two customers who I now don't charge a cent. Their situations changed to the worse and I just carry on for the price of a cup of coffee and a chat when I call. One's husband suffered a massive stroke and now needs expensive medical care. Another lost her husband about a year ago has and suffered a big financial loss. I suspended payments from another lady who's husband had been taken into a care home, but when he died and she was £4,000 a month better off, she paid the arrears and next year's payment, plus paid for me to start at her daughter's garden. Sometimes doing favours pays off.

 

 

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Good going moorman ,got just over 80 on there , I got a place last year by a lake were I got over 200 , just had a look and there back again ,bit cold to live up there in the caravan at the minute so I will hold on a few weeks , ATB bobza

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7 hours ago, bobza said:

Good going moorman ,got just over 80 on there , I got a place last year by a lake were I got over 200 , just had a look and there back again ,bit cold to live up there in the caravan at the minute so I will hold on a few weeks , ATB bobza

Ha good going mate. We are doing some ground at the minute its full of them. Setting up today in the pooring rain ,frost about in the morning then non stop rain and a stiff wind with it. Just seen the weather, rain for the next four or so days, can't wait, lol. It's a farm high up on the moor, an extremely bleak location when the wind is up and the temps are down. I will keep you posted!

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4 hours ago, Moorman 1 said:

Ha good going mate. We are doing some ground at the minute its full of them. Setting up today in the pooring rain ,frost about in the morning then non stop rain and a stiff wind with it. Just seen the weather, rain for the next four or so days, can't wait, lol. It's a farm high up on the moor, an extremely bleak location when the wind is up and the temps are down. I will keep you posted!

Can be a test, alright, in them conditions, mate,....I find it can effect results too (obviously),....can end up a 'mud bath',  sometimes 😄,....older I get now, my tolerance goes, & I wait till rain clears up a bit !

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13 hours ago, earth-thrower said:

Can be a test, alright, in them conditions, mate,....I find it can effect results too (obviously),....can end up a 'mud bath',  sometimes 😄,....older I get now, my tolerance goes, & I wait till rain clears up a bit !

100%. Theyll still be there when the rain stops! 

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2 hours ago, lifelong cumbrian said:

did a few more flatpack trigger loops, this time i made some stainless rings and soldered them on, stops them going through the loops

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Do ye find the added weight of the washer helps or hinders the trigger mechanics mate, obviously it don’t hinder or you’d have stopped but I’m thinking the added weight could be a bonus👍 I still never got young to trying some, but am still catching fair and square in the traps I been using, got one last box of 50 to open an get in ground then I’ll be buying some new uns

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On 07/01/2022 at 13:23, stormyboy said:

100%. Theyll still be there when the rain stops! 

The problem is we have work coming in thick and fast. Can't wait for the weather, as the farmer wants to bring stock in and spread muck! It's ok waiting if you haven't got much work on.

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Just now, Moorman 1 said:

The problem is we have work coming in thick and fast. Can't wait for the weather, as the farmer wants to bring stock in and spread muck! It's ok waiting if you haven't got much work on.

Tried the storm forces mate? Best I ever tried, make life a lot easier, pricey but worth it imho 👍

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