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Reply #270 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 7:56pm
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Hi Padox, what sort of baits are you using ?
  
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Reply #271 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 3:37pm
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Some eggs some meat dependant on the trap
  
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Reply #273 - Nov 29th, 2017 at 12:20pm
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Reply #274 - Nov 30th, 2017 at 9:28am
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A month or so back my Mate and I drove through 13km of bush in a local body reserve to a spot that we wanted to hunt down the far end - they employ a contractor to do intensive pest and animal control and operate more than 1000 Doc200 boxes at a spacing of around 100m along the roadway and 100m down all ridges - high risk country for rats, cats and mustilids up there - what an amazing project the Council have invested in - the birdlife is very impressive 
The Doc200 boxes had a lot of flour mix around them - they target everything - the lure is flour with a cat lure mixed in. They find the flour is an easy and effective way to bait the traps. Over a 1000 traps so bait has to be cheap and easy to use. They also staple bits of rabbit skin in the boxes from about now.
What an amazing team of workers doing all the development and pest management in a place that size - rats, mustilids, cats, hogs and deer must hate it!  Wink
  
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Reply #275 - Dec 3rd, 2017 at 8:49am
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Cruz wrote on Nov 30th, 2017 at 9:28am:
A month or so back my Mate and I drove through 13km of bush in a local body reserve to a spot that we wanted to hunt down the far end - they employ a contractor to do intensive pest and animal control and operate more than 1000 Doc200 boxes at a spacing of around 100m along the roadway and 100m down all ridges - high risk country for rats, cats and mustilids up there - what an amazing project the Council have invested in - the birdlife is very impressive 
The Doc200 boxes had a lot of flour mix around them - they target everything - the lure is flour with a cat lure mixed in. They find the flour is an easy and effective way to bait the traps. Over a 1000 traps so bait has to be cheap and easy to use. They also staple bits of rabbit skin in the boxes from about now.
What an amazing team of workers doing all the development and pest management in a place that size - rats, mustilids, cats, hogs and deer must hate it!  Wink


Wonderful. Makes my little contribution in the local park look a bit mean spirited, but if everyone does their bit it will go a long way. Pest free NZ might be unrealistic but we will certainly bowl some critters trying!
  

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Reply #276 - Dec 13th, 2017 at 12:21pm
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Finally got a stoat this morning in one of my traps set locally  Cool . I usually get about 5 rats to the 1 stoat but am struggling on the rats this year.
  
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