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Winter Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ian_baptiste, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    as a complete newbie, are there any tips or advice for the winter months as far as hunting goes!?

    apart from wrapping up more, do the bunnies act differently or become more scarce when the cold comes!?

    thanks
     
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    cold

    winter time up here in the north the rabbits go to ground spring to autum for me and the bunnies
     
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    Hi,
    I find there are less rabbits knocking about during the cold months.This may be because the nights are longer so they don't need to come out so much during daylight.I don't lamp though so I'm guessing:confused:.
    Chris.
     
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    theres a few less about because the breeding has stopped so until the spring any that die are not replaced.

    i still find that they are about but i have had the luxury of going out at night (with the NV:))
    with less leaf on the trees the squizzers are a good bet as they are easier to see in the winter months.
     
  5. andyhawkx3

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    Your right, l might go tonight, go out tonight an set my NV:up:, the farm kickin off about the rots, drop a few of them, then ave a look for some bunnys.
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    dow no what happen'd then "is that what u call stutter writing:confused:
     
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    I've noticed a drop in the rabbit numbers at my usual locations.

    Luckily enough I can see at least eight from my window at work at any one time, so if needs be I'll get stuck into them!!!
     
  8. colinb

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    now the nights are drawing in i can have an NV session and still be in by curfew:)

    i`ve not long got a new shoot and they dont mind me being there in the darkness as long as it is not in the middle of the night (very early or evening) so this year i might get some good use out of my NV.

    my new shoot has golfers shelters on it so i even have somewhere to get out of the worst of the cold wind if i am mad enough to shoot in that sort of weather!!

    i have done plenty of night shooting in the warmer months for a good few years, but this year i am going to do more night shooting over the winter:eek: Brrrrr

    one advantage of shooting in the colder months is that there are less creepy crawlies in the grass & undergrowth.
    one disadvantage is that even your breath is visible and it can give you away.
     
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    I'm contemplating an NV sight for my Remington, as I don't use the Daystate at night that much. There's been a few times where it would have been a huge advantage. I wont risk a shot unless I think it'll get the job done, so shooting at the silhouette of a bunny in the dark isn't ideal for me.

    As for winter advice, if you use camo, look at changing or adapting it to better suit the different natural colours the winter brings.
     
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  10. ian_baptiste

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    so when the bunnies go hideaway, what else can i coax to shoot!?

    there are a lot of crows and pidgeons on my shoot that always fly overhead, how can i get them on the ground!?
     
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    Baiting them. Might take a bit of time though.

    I use rabbit entrails to attract crows/maggies, seems to work alright.

    The last time me and littlescoot used rabbit remains, about seven maggies turned up at once. They squabbled amongst themselves, completely ignoring us, until he dropped one of them!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. ian_baptiste

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    fair enough!!!

    failing that, what else could we use to bait them!?
     
  13. chiz

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    That's all I've tried so far, and I only found that out by accident!!

    I'm pretty new to airgunning, well, airgun hunting anyway.

    There's plenty of people on here with enough experience to tell you exactly what you should try.
     
  14. ian_baptiste

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    hmm im trying to think what to use................maybe try and find some roadkill!!! or not!
     
  15. andyhawkx3

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    Deeks mate.:up: there amust for both
     
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    Went out tonight, proper wintery! The wind was up, it was cold and there was a spot of rain.

    Still managed to bag 2 bunnies in the first 5 minutes, which set the pace for the rest of the evening. Got eleven in total, which aint too bad by our standards.

    My faith in being able to bag bunnies in the winter has been restored... for now.

    Last one was full of Myxi, literally dying on its feet, which annoyed me a little.
     
  17. ian_baptiste

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    how the hell do you manage to get eleven!!??

    i think i need a new shoot, im lucky if i get one!!! or even see eleven in one night!!!
     
  18. chiz

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    It was between two of us though, so it was really 5/6 per shooter.

    Our best so far, it was an absolutely brilliant night. Conditions really worked in our favour, had the wind in our faces, so they couldn't smell or hear us, combined with spending most of the time stalking and observing. We were getting really close before they were aware of us, by then, it was too late for them! :D
     
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    brilliant nght hunting with chiz, another method we tried to entice them away from the burrows was throwing smoke pellets, down the holes to chase them out, i use them at work when servicing fires and boilers,
     
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    Buy a Anti aircraft gun, its much easier than coaxing them down!
     
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