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Baiting tree Rat?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Fog, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    I am lacking time and need to stock my freezer . I can only get out once a week so i am setting live traps down.
    Anyone got a good tree rat bait? Tried the Nut thing but does not seem to happen.The Larsen traps will go up in spring but the tree rats are on the ground at present but i am F****D if i can get one
    Any ideas boys?
     
  2. 16Grain

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    What sort of nuts are you using? I heard peanuts are best.

    I also heard that peanut butter is good because it has a strong odour that attracts 'em.
     
  3. Clubshot

    Clubshot Big Poster

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    Monkey Nut
    Peanuts in Shells

    Never Failed , they will sit and remove nut from case before running
    off plenty of time for a Shot

    If real spooky , nuts in a bag , pinned down
    Real fun to watch them try and get nuts out of bags

    BOB/R
     
  4. Rags

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    I usually bait tree rats with cookies, Cheerios, or Trixs; they also like my wife’s bird feeder. Had to hang a wooden pellet stop behind the feeder, so the fence wouldn’t get messy. ;)
     
  5. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    Just been out hunting and bagged up but checked the trap which had nuts in and got a Hedgehog again!
    Will try some of those monkey Things...........cheers
     
  6. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    Can you Eat Hedgehog?:eek:
     
  7. Chael

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    I use cat food as a bait, it has a strong smell is cheap and easily carried around in your pocket. I use the rip off lid types and use the lid as a spoon. Try to find a cat food that is mushy not chunky as this will allow you a longer time to shoot as the rat cannot grab a large chunk and run away and eat it.


    ATB,
    Chael
     
  8. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    I like the cat food ideal.:) It should being them all in.;)
     
  9. Chael

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    Well it works for me and all of my shooting friends so I hope it works for you too.
    Good Luck!
     
  10. thedeester

    thedeester Newbie

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    i had the same problem with my traps i found that puting the trap in plain view on a tree stump or man made stump with crushed peanuts all over the trap and stump cable tie the trap door open for a day or two or until you know they are feeding happily there then set the trap first time i tried this all 4 traps had a furry friend in
     
  11. CarlC

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    :D didn`t know you could eat Rat,what`s it like.:D i wouldn`t have the guts to kill one using a trap, cruel way to kill them.:D
     
  12. Fog

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    Rat is Ok. Not my first choice but i have tried everything i have shot.
    Tastes a bit like chicken.....Well you know;):D:D
     

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