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Reply #315 - Apr 6th, 2018 at 8:17pm
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Yellow timms traps work a treat on cats and ferrets alike have about 20 of them out and about
  
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Reply #316 - Apr 7th, 2018 at 1:01am
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BC wrote on Apr 6th, 2018 at 7:04pm:
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.


If you are trapping where there is a chance of ground birds , pet dogs then the following 2 are possibly the best option ?https://www.kiwisforkiwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/LC2770-SA2-Kat-trap-repo...

See page 9 how it is set up.


https://www.traps.co.nz/sentinel-kill-trap

The sentinel is sold as a possum trap but it also does the bizzo on cats.



  
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Reply #317 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 10:34am
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Did my trap run at the Park today to beat the incoming rain - mustilids have to be around - but this box has been there for three years and only ever had hogs and rats
I reckon it is a good set - adjacent to a farm fence, bush for cover, rats, rabbits, Quail and Pheasants for food - what more could a ferret want - well maybe some very manky “Chef” salmon and chicken cat tucker - or was she heading for the plastic eggs - when I am desperate - I will try anything - ironically I was ready to buy some chicken necks for a change
Also got three rats and a couple of Mates got five rats each - 215 pests so far this year



  
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Reply #318 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 1:18am
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Local traps this morning, 2 rats and a mouse in a Victor pro.. bit of overkill  Roll Eyes

High country traps i only got a h h.

great catch Cruz  Cool

I heard a great idea the other day in live cat traps. Tie the bait up in a bit of muslin cloth and the cats claws get caught in the muslin for a split second .. enough time for the gate to shut behind the cat..
  
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Reply #319 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 8:26am
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Hullo!, I thought, when I saw the ramp on the Holdem trap was locked in the up position, a damn rat.  As the trap was located on the rear deck of our hut, that's what I expected, but no, inside was mr. cheeky stoat.  Shocked  Caught another two stoats as well over the last three weeks, along with several h/hogs and three possums. The smoked schnapper did not seem to work as bait for stoats or feral cats,   chicken bones were the stoat's undoing.
  

Get as close as you can, then get a bit closer.
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Reply #320 - Apr 29th, 2018 at 11:09pm
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Nothing to report on stoat trapping - I only ever got one cat in a Timms - it had a standard size hole - enlarged the hole to 100mm dia in a couple of traps but never had a strike - but I was still caging them



The great thing about a Timms is they are easy to hair trigger and then they will also take out a rat - got this big Norway a couple of weeks back - he must have been half a kilo - a huge rat!






  
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Reply #321 - May 2nd, 2018 at 2:10am
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Did my local traps yesterday and got 4 mice... yes big time trapper !!!  Cheesy Grin and a rat.

Checked the high country traps today and ruined 2 stoats and a rats week last week. Rat had a massively long tail on it, ship rat ?
  
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Reply #322 - May 2nd, 2018 at 7:18am
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Still getting 4 or 5 ferrets a week
  
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Reply #323 - May 17th, 2018 at 4:06am
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Local traps last week was 2 mice and 3 rats, today 6 mice and 1 rat. High country traps tomorrow. I am going to bait a few of the traps with badly shot up duck legs, feathers included.
  
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Reply #324 - May 18th, 2018 at 5:31am
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2 stoats and a rat today. 1 of the stoats was the biggest stoat i have seen , the other was a juvenile.
  
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Reply #325 - May 30th, 2018 at 9:47pm
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Local traps today.

Mice seem to be the flavour of the month. My Victors either had a mouse in them or had the peanut butter eaten and the trap wasnt sprung. However i did get a first for me, a juvenile stoat in a Victor baited with peanut butter ! I guess it could of been attracted to the smell of a mouse that had eaten the peanut butter and pissed on the trap ?
Rats seemed of dried up.

How are you other guys getting on ?
  
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Reply #326 - Jun 1st, 2018 at 6:28am
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Gone quiet down here only had 1 ferret in the last 2 weeks thay will b back as just got more live bait haha (chooks)
  
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Reply #327 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 7:58am
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5 stoats today in my high country traps. Bit shocked really as we dont expect many over the winter.

I am trying a new lure bait. A hand full of mallard feathers over the trap plate and in the bait end of the trap. The egg is elevated so it is viewable. Mallard feathers have a real smell to them. Cant wait to check them next week lol.
  
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Reply #328 - Jun 15th, 2018 at 3:46am
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Local traps this morning, 3 mice and the last 2 Victors i checked had 2 big adult rats, very bloody  Cool. No rats for a couple of weeks and then 2 not 100m apart.
  
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Reply #329 - Jun 15th, 2018 at 3:48am
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Fellas I am feeling pretty lonely in this section... post something please ?
  
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