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Possum Trapping vs Thermal Imaging?
Apr 2nd, 2018 at 4:38pm
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Hi Just wanting to know peoples thoughts on what would be more productive Thermal imaging or Trapping for possums?
Thermal imaging can also be easier because of not having to set traps if the area is not worth it etc and also if you are not able to go for a few days you do not have to worry about unsetting traps etc.

Doc also does not allow rimfires and shooting at night on Doc land so would rule this out.

Thanks in advance.
  
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Re: Possum Trapping vs Thermal Imaging?
Reply #1 - Apr 2nd, 2018 at 5:17pm
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How are you going to kill them once you've located them with thermal gear?
  
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Re: Possum Trapping vs Thermal Imaging?
Reply #2 - Apr 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm
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Sorry I was meaning I would use a thermal scope on a 22 but would have to be on private land. Really wanting to know if it would be more effective than say 80-100 traps catching say 15 -20 possums a night. would just walk through the bush at night instead
  
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Re: Possum Trapping vs Thermal Imaging?
Reply #3 - Apr 2nd, 2018 at 6:08pm
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traps by far.  lure does just that lure them to traps, for thermal to be effective youd have to be there when the coons are out and they all have different bedtimes  Cheesy
also theres the issue that thermal wont see through thick branches or canopy and would also mean grid searching bush a  night.... Not the smartest or funnest thing to do
  
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