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Rats/Crows/Magpies, what do you do with them

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by thedogsbollox, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. thedogsbollox

    thedogsbollox Engaging Member

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    I can see the joys of bagging a rabbit or a woody for the pot.I can also justify the taking of rats/crows/magpies too. I can see that they are pests and we would gain a lot of favour from the farmer for ridding him of them, but what do you do with them afterwards? I have been watching youtube videos of people controlling pests on the farm and bagging loads of rats/crows/magpies but how on earth do you dispose of them?
     
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    They make good ferret food.....
     
  3. DR2501

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    Leave them for the foxes in a hedge, as above ferret/falcon food, does the farm have a fire or incinerator etc.

    Your local falconry centre would probably be glad of the crows and magpies as free food.
     
  4. SteveO

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    Farmer leaves a wheelie bin for us to dispose of shot vermin, all he has to do is lift the lid to see how productive we've been!
     
  5. Clubshot

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    Covered by above - but do not agree leaving them around for Foxes - attracts other Vermin & Fly's

    On My Shoots farmers have old roman burners / Shopping Trolly's without Wheels - where they a burn't

    Yes if you have Wildlife Centres - most appreciate free food - Most ask for it on a regular Basis

    Depends if Keeping the Farmer Happy or your Fridge / Larder Full

    Reason many loose Shoots for not totally clearing Vermin - so have a regular Shoot

    BOB/R
     
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    Nowt I can add as all of above covers it pretty damn well :)


    Atb
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  7. DR2501

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    As a side note, I used to give a local falcon pest control guy some rabbits that I shot each week and in turn he got me another permission clearing ferals, so it can work in your favour!
     
  8. thedogsbollox

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    Thank ., so nobody eats them. Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie and all that.
     
  9. Jackroadkill

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    That actually should read "four and twenty black birds", (not blackbirds) and refers to young rooks, which would have been taken during branching season and eaten in rook pie. Have never eaten it myself but my shooting pal makes this and says that it's delicious.
     
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    lucky as hell round here leave as many as you want out in the field and the red kites eat the lot no matter how many you leave out
     
  11. Elk hunter

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    I used to do this....

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    But now I'm doing this...

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    Andrew
     
  12. thedogsbollox

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    Wow. That's cool.
     
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    I cant stop laughing now as there is a couple of late that have been...well let's say test subjects. But I'm enjoying the challenge for sure and just waiting for the winter coats to be in full bloom and doing my first magpie.

    Andrew
     
  14. thedogsbollox

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    Are they "art" or to be used as decoys?
     
  15. thedogsbollox

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    I did see that Hugh Fernley Whittingstall give it a go once on that there River Cottage.
     
  16. Meteor62

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    Grammar hitler
     
  17. engraver

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    I left around 40 dead crows in a pile in a hedge on sunday, I returned yesterday, in two days all that was left was a few wings and carcasses in fact I put a buzzard up as I walked around the corner, but it looked like everything had had a go at them, rats, probably foxes or a badger, but its interesting as Ill gurantee if that was a pile of woodies they would all have been untouched, so crow jackdaw and rooks must taste better than pigeons to a lot of other predators.

    I was gutted as I intended to use them as decoys as I had brought a mate and he had some new decoying cradles to try out on the crows, I expected them to be feather perfect after only two full days in the field but there you go, Im forever learning.
     
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    Ill take a pack of 12 of the below please Andrew;):D
     
  19. the dog

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    Did the rest of his fence fall over after you took the posts? :)
     
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    Gun is so powerful it broke the top off the posts and the crows were scared to death and froze there.
     

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