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ferreting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by sharpshooterpete, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. sharpshooterpete

    sharpshooterpete Donator

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    took my two ferrets out yesterday for the first time, put the jill down first and within a few minutes she bolted a biggen into the net. we put her down again and heard a rabbit squeeling so we sent the hob down to try and get her and the rabbit out (if she hadn't killed it) both the ferrets were down for quite a while so i called my hob and afew minutes later he appeared with blood all around his chops, he obviously found the rabbit and they were both having a great feast. The problem with my jill is when she doesnt want to listen to me thats it, no matter what i do she ignores me but then again she can be the complete opposite. My hob is great, i give my whistle and he is back at my feet in no time. after quite a while ferreting at a small warren we moved onto a very large warren but i only used my hob on this one. so i sent him down and he was down for quite a while, when again i heard the squeeking of a rabbit and knew he had got one i just gave him afew minutes to do what he pleases and then call him out, without any trouble he was out as soon as i called.

    overall 3 rabbits isnt bad for their first outing, im looking forward to taking them out again soon.

    pete.
     
  2. a1gunner

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    never been or tried fereting so i'm no experts but sounds like a good enough bag to me:up:
     
  3. andyhawkx3

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    Have you tried feeding, them half hour before putting your ferrets, to work, that's what my mate does, usually feeds them a day old chick, or a small unprotected bird, they eat the lot, feathers an-all...then the ferrets have a little kip...then put to work and they have never killed down the burrows, when this procedure as been used...just a little tip. Andy
     
  4. sharpshooterpete

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    yeah i fed them before and they had a good kip on the way there.
     

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