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Reply #234 - Sep 5th, 2016 at 9:09pm
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HI there Cruz, still trapping a few possums and hedgehogs, last stoat we caught was 3 weeks ago, 1/2 grown one. Just setting up some Goodnature traps, with counters, be keen to see how these do. The game cameras help,as we shift them about quite a bit, if we see a possum among the pic's,  we can target it with 2 types of traps.  Wink   By the way, we've found dead rats and mice to be great bait for stoats and ferrets.
  

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Reply #235 - Sep 10th, 2016 at 8:33pm
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Only rats for me lately but it's coming into prime stoat season so all my traps have been freshened up and a couple moved.
  
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Reply #236 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 10:14am
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Anyone know where I can my hands on some doc 250 trap boxs starting a war on ferrets down here
  
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Reply #237 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 9:37pm
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Feb 13th, 2017 at 9:36pmpadox wrote on Feb 13th, 2017 at 10:14am:
Anyone know where I can my hands on some doc 250 trap boxs starting a war on ferrets down here


Make your own boxes.

http://www.cmisprings.com/predatortraps.html

Traps from these guys.


  
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Reply #238 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 4:46am
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You can get empty 250 boxes from Haines Pallet Co Ltd, see:
http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/conservation/threats-and-impacts/animal-pests/d...
Note of advice ensure you always use the safety clip with the 250 as well as the setting tool - mean traps but they work well.
  
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Reply #239 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 8:13am
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I do not have 250s just the 200s and as raptor says i would use the safety tool going on how powerful the 200 is, the 250 would be mean as . Would certainly hate to get any part of my hand caught in these traps.
  
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Reply #240 - Feb 19th, 2017 at 11:07pm
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Haha yea they go off with a bang don't have a setting tool or safety clip haha wonder what price our friends doc get them for
  
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Reply #241 - Feb 26th, 2017 at 12:50pm
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250's are very effective but overkill really
I would buy 200's
Just as good but cheaper and easier to use
200's kill possums and headgehogs easily so won't be an issue on ferrets
  
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Reply #242 - Feb 26th, 2017 at 9:09pm
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I haven’t had anything in my Doc250 for a couple of months - just rats playing with the three ping pong balls - sometimes outside - I need to clean it and make it trip lighter
Still working on the grey cat family - I started with Mum about six months ago - the recent grey ones are getting bigger
Looked small in the back of the Havaheart cage - but he was a big Tom - all the recent ones are straight grey colour - like their Mum 
He liked the look of a whole small bunny I had snapped in a Victor box - Man - he could hiss and snarl - I have left a tin of sardines for his mates


Trying out some new Connovation lure - Egg Mayo - looks and smells yummy
Loaded a line of ten Victors on the boundary line - been pretty quiet down there so will be interesting to see how it goes
I got a couple of rats on another boundary corner - two traps- two kills every time - its going to be hard to have Pest Free NZ



  
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Reply #243 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 10:26pm
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Cruz wrote on Feb 26th, 2017 at 9:09pm:
I haven’t had anything in my Doc250 for a couple of months - just rats playing with the three ping pong balls - sometimes outside - I need to clean it and make it trip lighter
Still working on the grey cat family - I started with Mum about six months ago - the recent grey ones are getting bigger
Looked small in the back of the Havaheart cage - but he was a big Tom - all the recent ones are straight grey colour - like their Mum 
He liked the look of a whole small bunny I had snapped in a Victor box - Man - he could hiss and snarl - I have left a tin of sardines for his mates


Trying out some new Connovation lure - Egg Mayo - looks and smells yummy
Loaded a line of ten Victors on the boundary line - been pretty quiet down there so will be interesting to see how it goes
I got a couple of rats on another boundary corner - two traps- two kills every time - its going to be hard to have Pest Free NZ





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Reply #244 - Mar 3rd, 2017 at 1:52pm
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Well had a handful of traps out and in 3 weeks have had 13 ferrets think there a few getting round
  
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Reply #245 - Mar 12th, 2017 at 9:11am
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Snap - he didn’t enjoy steel around his neck - maybe we underestimate what a Snap-E or a Victor Pro can do - a low cost trap for rats that can kill a stoat
I had three traps at this spot - the Snap-E on a fence stay has been catching a rat every few days - so I pulled in an A24 on a ramp 3m away and also a Victor in a box about 5m away - so why did the stoat check out the blue “Smooth in a Tube” in the Snap-E rather than the other two options with the same lure - maybe he could smell the dead rats on the fence stay 
Just the second stoat I have ever caught on the property










  
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Reply #246 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 9:40pm
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smooth blue...... looks like smurf toothpaste Grin
  
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Reply #247 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 9:44pm
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Raptor wrote on Feb 14th, 2017 at 4:46am:
You can get empty 250 boxes from Haines Pallet Co Ltd, see:
http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/conservation/threats-and-impacts/animal-pests/d...
Note of advice ensure you always use the safety clip with the 250 as well as the setting tool - mean traps but they work well.




we run 20 or so 250s and dont use either the safety clip(you could use a wool pack clip) or setting tool,you turn trap around and place foot on top edge of box the pull kill bar up towards you.....the jiggle at top to get trigger to set can be "interesting" but in 4 years Ive only lost skin once and that was 3 weeks back.
  
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Reply #248 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 7:49am
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Yea they go off with a bang micky would hate to have hand in it
  
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