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Reply #300 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:52am
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High Country traps today, 1 hhog and 1 stoat and did my local traps early in the morning for zip.
  
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Reply #301 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 4:39am
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Ran mine today after a full bait run 2 days ago 4 ferrets 1 rat and a hedgehog
  
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Reply #302 - Mar 25th, 2018 at 10:43pm
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Well done Padox,

Got a couple of rats in my locally set stock water race traps today after only a few days since they were last cleared ! Perfect kills with the Victors using peanut butter. They are a great trap.

Nowhere near Cruz s success though they cleared 34 rats out of traps in 1 day !!

Anyone else getting lots of pests ?
  
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Reply #303 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 12:21am
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Lol another 4 this morning
  
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Reply #304 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 7:59am
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High up in a range on Saturday in misty weather and a big fat ferret was standing up looking for the danger approaching.Hard to kill with a pruning saw.Must take a trap for it next time.
  
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Reply #305 - Mar 30th, 2018 at 4:24am
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I cant keep up with Padox s killing spree but 1 stoat and 1 h hog in my high country traps. Crested grebes might sleep a bit easier tonight .

I have baited a few traps with salted hare so we shall see how that goes . 

  
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Reply #306 - Mar 30th, 2018 at 8:42pm
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They come in waves down here up until a month or so back hadn't had 1 for a couple of months
  
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Reply #307 - Apr 2nd, 2018 at 8:17pm
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Another 4 yesterday
  
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Reply #308 - Apr 3rd, 2018 at 1:50am
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waves ... more like blimmin tsunamis !!
  
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Reply #309 - Apr 3rd, 2018 at 6:45am
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Haha it's cos this all use to b bad rabbit country rabbit's now under control but ferrets still here
  
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Reply #310 - Apr 3rd, 2018 at 9:47pm
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Good on you padox, we got a stoat in the Holdem walk-in trap we set for rats on the hut porch this week, unexpected surprise. Set a few Timms traps baited with smoked fish this week ,will see what transpires?
  

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Reply #311 - Apr 3rd, 2018 at 11:11pm
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looking for a bit of advice please.

Went to the West Coast for a tiki tour on the weekend and stopped to have a quick look at my high country traps that i had put salted hare in. Nothing so far, but i did see where something had removed the hare bait from between the 25mm squares in the "wire window", it got the bait without running over the trap  Sad .

The question is how big a piece of bait should i use ?

Got a rat in my local traps today that something had tried to make a meal out of.

Let us know how you get on X.
  
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Reply #312 - Apr 4th, 2018 at 8:25pm
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I am just trapping a public Park these days - not catching any stoats or ferrets, but they must be around as I see them dead on the highway
Rat kill numbers increased during March - despite very low kill numbers in January (23) and a slight increase in February (36) - kill numbers during March have increased to 114 - four of us cleared 34 on one day 
It looks like they have had a great summer breeding season and the younger ones have left home and are on the move - looking for a good feed of possum paste and some steel around their necks
We are seeing aggressive feeding on trapped bodies - some completely or partially devoured back to the box trap entrance and some removed from the tunnel traps
Some Ditrac bait starting to move this month - but that won’t do them much harm 
Other than the rats,  we got 4 possums and 8 hogs in March - 195 bird predators so far for 2018
I am starting to get a few bodies under the A24s - two sites with double kills and three sites with single kills - so they do work - but mainly young rats learning some “hard” lessons
I am always looking for a new set and continue to find fallen logs to be very successful - often over-night results - possibly the younger ones checking out something new
Not sure where these rat numbers are heading - but Predator Free NZ seems to be a long way off using traps and bait - we got 500 bird predators during 2017 and it looks like we will see that sort of number again this year
Quail numbers are looking good - several coveys of 50 or more - great to see them doing well 




  
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Reply #313 - Apr 5th, 2018 at 12:57am
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Good on you Cruz, keep up the effort, hell, I don't count hedgehogs, we get a few, they seem to arrive in families. Even seen the nocturnal little nasties on some of our game cameras. Quite interesting observing passing deer's reactions to a dead possum in a Timms trap on the game cam. pic's.
  

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Reply #314 - Apr 6th, 2018 at 7:04pm
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X-POACHER-YEAH RYT wrote on Apr 5th, 2018 at 12:57am:
Good on you Cruz, keep up the effort, hell, I don't count hedgehogs, we get a few, they seem to arrive in families. Even seen the nocturnal little nasties on some of our game cameras. Quite interesting observing passing deer's reactions to a dead possum in a Timms trap on the game cam. pic's.


I capture some very large feral cats on my game cameras.

Whats the best way of trapping them people?
Need to be kill traps because I can't check them regularly.
  

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