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Reply #345 - Jul 27th, 2018 at 6:27pm
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Put a large 4l ice cream container with a hole cut out of it over it put  leg trap at mouth of it and bait at the back that's all the monitoring guys do
  
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Reply #346 - Jul 28th, 2018 at 1:47am
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Need info, seeing I have heaps of time (retired!!) gotta get away from house!! anyway, there are pheasants about the river bank where I live, asked council if they would help me set predator traps or ,ie. give me some traps or....? no joy! so Im thinking of doing me own, can;t afford those 200/250, (on pension!!) so what else will do to trap  them with? I have seen stoats crossing the road (family of em) in mid day, were heading into a paddock of recently cut maize. So they are about. Keen to experiment with other options besides boxes ie lengths of plastic drainage pipe? also i will need to hide them from people & dogs.
  

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Reply #347 - Jul 28th, 2018 at 3:17am
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People and dogs on public land.. you need them in boxes that have screwed lids and cant be got into. I use the DOC traps, [200 for ferrets and 150 for stoats] as they are NAWAC approved for humane killing, sorry i know its not what you want to hear but humane killing of the target is important i feel.
Rats, i use the Victor Pro rat trap but Cruz is using the Knees trap.

Bit of reading for you.

http://www.predatortraps.com/downloads/ratkillsystem1.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11t9II2FpFk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aql_gFGRGoIhttps://www.google.co.nz/search?sourc...

First 3 are a bit of info the last is a good site for ideas and a read and to show what trapping is capable of.




  
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Reply #348 - Jul 28th, 2018 at 3:27am
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Reply #349 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 7:05am
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Any of u fellas see the prize list for ferret/stoat tails in the h&f magazine
  
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Reply #350 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 8:23am
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Yep shotgun is in my freezer now. Grin
  
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Reply #351 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 9:34am
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Think it's in mine lol
  
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Reply #352 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 6:31am
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wish I knew that last week. Shot 8 ferret over 3 nights last week when doin petfood, hard target on the run with a 17hmr lol took a few mags  Grin Grin

  
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Reply #353 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 6:47am
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Thats good going.You might know this already,they take tails starting in November.
  
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Reply #354 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 7:07am
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yea ill keepem from now on.  theres tons where I am we see a dozen or so every night and I lose a bit over 5% of possums to the dirty bastards goin through pouch and gutting them  Angry
  
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Reply #355 - Aug 26th, 2018 at 2:00am
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It doesn't always need to be complicated.

I was using a tunnel and good natured chocolate bait with in my garden with no success. So set this just as you see with peanut butter. Whamo.

  

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Reply #356 - Aug 26th, 2018 at 10:51am
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There's your perfect stoat bait, right there BC.  Wink Smiley
  

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Reply #357 - Sep 24th, 2018 at 7:48am
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Rat bait q for those more knowledgeable on the topic.

I have a couple of stations set up and have been using the wax grain blocks. I have been sticking three blocks in and this is getting nailed over 4-7 days. For the last 5 weeks.

In previous springs single block in the station over 2-3 weeks seems to knock them back.

My q is am I over filling the station and feeding them in the last days before they expire and could maybe fail back to say one?block?

As I type this on the deck I can hear a rat in the nikau so they are still here.
  
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Reply #358 - Sep 24th, 2018 at 8:54pm
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Best if you use a single feed anticoagulant like Contrac  - Contrac ( bromadialone) is much safer than Pestoff (brodifacoum) - but both are single feed rat poisons
Contrac and Ditrac are both made in Madison Wisconsin.
Key Industries in Auckland is a great supplier for all pest control products - they also have 225g blocks of Contrac - comes in a 9kg box. Great for very heavy infestations where you donít want to recheck bait station so regularly
Stay away from first generation multi feed poisons like Ditrac - maybe five days of feeding to finally kill them - mice seem to be able to live on the stuff in bait stations where I have used it
https://keyindustries.co.nz/Ordering/Filtering

  
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Reply #359 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 9:55am
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Interesting as I have had great success with Ditrac. Rodents will often take it when they wont touch standard rat bait. I keep my sheds rodent free with it and lower risk to dogs  than anything 2nd generation. A 10kg bucket lasts me ages. Ratabate is also very good and lower risk. Watch Contrac. It is still a 2nd generation anti coagulent and as such is as much a risk as brodi to dogs eating poisoned animals if I am correct. Any Acs used should be fed in a way that they never run out. You do not want animals getting a sub lethal dose when feeding. Just keep the bait to them till they stop taking it. You can buy 450g Ditrac blocks.
  
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