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Sooo what are we using for rat bait nowadays? Anything new?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by r1ch, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. r1ch

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    Was using the old Nutella thinned down with vegetable oil trick on our little ratting perm but it just doesent seem to have the pull to get them the 6 inches further forward so we can get the clear shot! We can see/hear plenty of action but it's just fleeting glances! I know they will get braver as the nights draw in but don't seem to be able to log the kind of results we would expect when we know we are a matter of inches from the main rat run


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  2. sillygarry

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    hi rich
    dont dilute it but paste it on vertical surface(a wall/fencepost ) a little further away from the run then check it in the morning to see if it has been touched if not check again the next day once they know its there its just a matter of time before you meet them i find at the moment my rats are coming out early 1hour before its starts to get dark the other thing is do you know how many rats there are if there is only a few it is going to be hard and are you using night vision or red torch
     
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    hello, as garry mentioned what are you using to view rats at night ? can you see them in day time? rat runs? describe your perm ? is it a farm or stables? i have never bothered with this nutty stuff as there is so much grain, cattle feed, troughs, etc dropped, dryer barns are getting full. anyway there will be plenty of help off here.
     
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    Cat food is supposed to be good because its quite strong smelling, never used it myself though.
     
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    Cat food, peanut butter, jam have all worked for me in the past
     
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    My tip is to use a wooden chip fork from the chip shop as a spreader. It can be left in a jar of peanut butter or choc spread and keeps your fingers clean.
     
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    liquidize a couple of tins of Cat food,...then pour it near their runs ...that way they have to stay and slurp it up instead of taking a chunk and scarpering to cover,
     
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    Sorry never thought to describe the shoot! It's a smallholding with geese ducks and chickens we have found the normal run is behind the chicken run which is about 12 metres long 7 wide made of the same sort of metal fencing that goes around building sites, the rats come over a wall from the left along the space (about 6ft) behind the fence and into the chicken shed and back again, we have pulled them through the fence a few times but not often, we can thread a shot through the fence when a shot appears but like I say would be better to make a killing ground! I have dropped the chicken feed amongst the chocolate spread but didn't really make a difference, we are using the visible red torch which isn't putting them off YET

    thanks for the advice

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    Cheapo peanut butter and choc spread work for me...just scrape them on surface so they have to stay and lick it up.
     
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    hello, well you dont have much in the way of getting rats unless you can make that killing ground as you mention, if they are coming over the wall? what is on the other side? can you shoot on the ground against the wall, you can put a timber backing to save damadging the wall ? how small is small? is there another area you can entice the rats to. could you put some form of barrier against the fence to stop them feeding in the chicken run and then a big dollop of food outside. could you do a pic or 2 rich to get a better idea for us ratters to see how you can get the ratties.
     
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    Yeah ratman thanks I get your meaning! The wall is just a normal dry stone wall so no problem with damaging it, it's also about 6ft high so a perfect backstop! I'm going up later in the week to get a daytime look around so will get a few pictures, thanks for the help we appreciate it


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    hello, in that case cant you sneek a small hole out in the bottom of wall where the rats are coming over dont need to show much to get a ratty through and some feed on floor about a metre away so you get chance of a shot?
     
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    I get a brick and cover it in chocholate spread, that way the rat cant pick it up and carry it away, they sit there eating it.
    Giv it a try, works for me
     
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    any updates???
     
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    Workin dude can't get up til Thursday during the day and then hopefully Friday night session
     
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    Why try and change anything. Get yourself a lie up looking down the corridor they use between the wall and the food....just shoot them as they travel the area at the back. Try and get them as they come over the wall, I bet they sit and stop at the bottom before heading up the passage.
     
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    i shot a fat rat off my fence last night was on his way back to the bird table
     
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    just recently ive been using mashedup tinned cheap fish by the base of the bird table they like it better than nutella and peanut butter
     
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    Unfortunately I can't get into the corridor of the run big chicken shed/barn on one side and wall at the other! Gotta try and tempt them out! Or at least to stop where I can thread a shot under or through the fence.


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