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Rats

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MattSirrell, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. MattSirrell

    MattSirrell Newbie

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    I have a rat problem.
    I know where it is coming from but I dont know what to use as bait and how long it would take for it to come from its hole. Any ideas?
     
  2. Andy

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    Cat food liquidized, chocolate melted on to a surface, whatever you use just make sure it's not something the can pick up and run away with. :)
     
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    Hi Matt,I agree with Andy's suggestions 100%.Also try peanut butter.
    Rats might need to get used to foreign foodstuffs before they present themselves.Usually rats are only about because of spilt or improperly stored food so find that and they wont be far away.
    Rat shooting is my favourite and I could waffle on all day.Happy to help anytime.
     
  4. MattSirrell

    MattSirrell Newbie

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    Thanks for that. I had a few hours to kill this afternoon.
    I Placed peanut butter on the end of a stick on the outside of the hole.
    After about 40 mins the stick disappeared. So. I Plan to use this trap that I have which doesent kill the rat. I know cos Ive seen a rat get out of it before. Ill shoot it when its stunned. Im only doing this because itll be my first animal kill :p
     
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    Hole?

    Where does the hole go to?
    Is the other end of the tunnel on your "shoot"?
     
  6. HAWKEYE

    HAWKEYE Banned

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    Cat food
     
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    Maybe you could try letting the grass grow, or leaving a patch to grow wild.

    Our garden is basically just long grass - the rats love it because it gives them cover from the red kites ... leave them some long grass.

    As well as this, you should check your bird feeders if you have any - when it's all clear the rats like to climb up our garage wall and use them.

    James.
     
  8. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    yeah theres lots of rats out there;)
     
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    sure is silly billy G.C
     
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    i put some cat food and some water in a liquidiser/blender and buzz it all up until i have a wet sloppy runny mix..
    when i am out shooting i use a small paintbrush to paint it on to my backstop??? then they cant run off with that but they know it`s there and they want it:)

    this has worked for me more than once:)
     
  11. Feral

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    Mine like peanut butter as well, the squirrels also love it!
     
  12. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    good cheap rat bait.

    Flour, the little s**ts car'nt run off with it, line up the shot,:violent4:bingo, and the next pls.
     
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    I was all set up friday evening in the garden waiting for the rats. 3 times I laid the peanut butter, 3 times the foxes came and nicked it, one of 'em virtually sat next to me trying to figure out what I was up to!
     
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    lol.
     
  15. andyhawkx3

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    Get a old pellet tin punch a hole in the bottom , screw to a flat lump of wood, use the fat from the Sunday joint (Beef best) tip into the tin, put by the hole..chech it later..u will see the claw makes in the fat.
    l use the method every winter...rats love it.
    Andy
     
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    yes works every time especially with a few sprouts and yorkshire pud..;)
     
  17. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Thanks Bill
     
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    If you have one of those humane traps, when that catches the rat its alive, the other will flock to it, especially at night.

    Switch the spotlightlight on and then shoot away. The captured rat must call them for help. I caught 3 the other night. Then dispatched the captured one, that felt a bit cruel, unsporting though.
     
  19. colinb

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    You can afford beef then??? how rich are you:D:D
     
  20. andyhawkx3

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    no mate it was in me mate's bin, ya tart
     

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