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Help!! Rat Shooting at night

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by arsenic, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. arsenic

    arsenic Newbie

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    :help:First of all I'd like to say Hi, This is my first post hopefully someone can help. I've got permission to shoot vermin around a fishing pond and have been 4 time over past couple of weeks for a spot of night shooting. But not cut the rat population in the slightest:mad: The first night I set up with an open tin of catmeat under a red light and missed one shot coz I misjudged the distance. I've since stalked around the pond and Heard loads of rats but they tend to be in the edge of the pond but I've been asked not to shoot into the pond for obvious reasons.
    Am I best sitting and waiting or stalking with my torch and scaring them away anyway. Dont want to lose my shoot coz i'm not having much success at the moment. Or is this simly how it is in winter Hard Work (not phased by it though, just going out for a spot of daylight shooting)

    Thanks in advance

  2. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    have you tried baiting?

    use liquidized cat food, buy a few tins of cheap catfood (the meat in gravy sort) and put it in a blender (not nice to clean up afterwards but it depends on how bad you want those rats)

    take the slop and put it where the rats are.

    now try to iluminate the spot so that you're not sudenly lamping them if this is not possible just keep a dim light on them.

    when the first rat comes out dont shoot it.
    let it lap some of the cat food soup and what hapens next is he goes back to his mates and the smell his breath, they think fwoar thats good and then they all come scutling out.

    have fun:D
  3. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    northeast gods country.
    thats right anything gooey that they cant run away with;)
  4. arsenic

    arsenic Newbie

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    Thanks. Tried illuminating with an open tin of wiskers. I missed one miss judged shot like that. Looks like i'm right lines anyway. I've been recomended honey as a bait as well has anyone tried it?

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