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Shooting in plant nurseries

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by uhambo24, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. uhambo24

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    Hello,I have recently been granted shooting rights over a tree and plant nursery up the road from me. I went up and had a look earlier and I'm a little puzzled. There doesn't appear to be any warrens around, and it seems like the bunnies descend on the compound at night, feast on the plants and then disappear before working hours. The compound has recently been rabbit-proof fenced. There is a small (very small) wood attached to the land that I think will be a good place to start, but it is outside the rabbit proof fence.

    Otherwise my plan was either to wander around looking for the blighters, or hide in the nursery and wait - however it sounds like they attack different parts of it each night so that might be a waste of time.

    The outline of the land is below. Any tips? The entire image spans 0.71km by 0.5km


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    Cheers
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  2. Rockabilly

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    ;)there warrens will be in the surounding hedgerows and woodland,
    try stalking along the hedgerows and edges of the woods.....good luck;)
     
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    ta! It's a shame the hedgerows are outside of their land. Not to worry I think the lure of the plants will be too strong for them to ignore :)
     
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    We have, rabbits around here, " that don't burrow" the ground is black ash, the rabbits live in the ever greens, that why l believe, they don't get mixy....
     
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    lie and waite if there hungry they will come.
     
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    just look for droppings, the more there are the more active that spot is
     
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    hmmm, well I saw three rabbits. Also it's rather hard to get a shot at them. The nursery is full of raised beds and the rabbits tend to spend a lot of time underneath them.

    I think my plan for next time will be to put a lettuce in one of the open areas and hide in the end of the polytunnel. I need to get them away from the beds to have any chance of actually getting a shot off.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  8. a1gunner

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    ferrets?:confused:
     
  9. sharpshooterpete

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    ferreting may work but it depends on the lay out of the land and where the rabbits are hiding. its quite hard to give information about working ferrets on your shoot without seeing it. would you be able to post some pictures of where the rabbits are hiding ect.
     
  10. uhambo24

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    I'll be popping down again some time in the week and yes I'll try and get some photos. Basically imagine a large garden centre with pallets on the ground and trays of young plants underneath. The pallets are laid out in 75m rows stretching for about 250m with about 20cm in between. So whenever they see you they just duck back under the pallet and disappear into the "underworld".
     
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    ;)snares would work mate but you have to be good at setting them;)
     
  12. sharpshooterpete

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    snares would work but because its quite a wide space with many ways for the rabbits to go it would be hard to decide where a snare would go, you could put it anywhere and it would be luck to get anything. unless you have grass areas around the pallets and you can see runs that the rabbit use alot. then you will be guaranteed a rabbit but like milo said "you have to be good at setting them"
     
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    sadly it's all gravel - no grass. Which as well as making it hard to see where they go also makes it dead easy for them to hear you coming! I must admit I had thought about snares.

    A trick I've used before is to make a small wire enclosure somewhere out the way with one tunnel entrance and fill it with tasty rabbit snacks. Then after a week put a snare over the entrance. Leave it unsnarred for a week then snare again. For places like this where the problem population is quite small it tends to be quite effective. But this place is very busy during the day and I'd prefer the enclosure not to be in the way, or even noticed if possible. It might come to it though. I'm allowed on from 1900 to 0800 so the timing is good providing the rabbits are comfortable enough
     
  14. sharpshooterpete

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    seems like a very tricky place. there definately is a way, i think its just down to trying different types of control, you will get there eventually.
     
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    yup, think you're right. I'll get them yet! And they'll taste all the sweeter when I do :)
     
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    oooo yes they certainly will.
     
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    maby our resident bird of prey fan might help:D
     
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    well there is definitely a buzzard, at least 2 tawny's and at least one barn owl at the site. Also a pair of stoats. Just need to train them up :D
     

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