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#1 bumpy22

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:21 PM

anyone started yet?? hopefully got a day planned next weekend. cover is still up but alot of new ground needs working so must get started. got a few nice young ferrets i bred this year aswell. so hopefully no more mixy



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:56 PM

Have just been out a couple of times over the last couple of weeks.A bit of myxy about but not seeing a lot of live rabbits with it.Ferreted one doe last week that was full of young when gutted.Out tomorrow for a full day ferreting.



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:56 PM

I was out today with a lad of here, took me years to finally get to this point! Only had one Good sized rabbit but it's a good start and had a lovely day outdoors, am on the lookout for a couple of ferrets for myself as we speak, arms are scratched up well! Fine way to spend a day



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:17 PM

I was out today with a lad of here, took me years to finally get to this point! Only had one Good sized rabbit but it's a good start and had a lovely day outdoors, am on the lookout for a couple of ferrets for myself as we speak, arms are scratched up well! Fine way to spend a day

yes always enjoy starting early especially the nettles that have not died back. great to be out one is better than none good effort.


Have just been out a couple of times over the last couple of weeks.A bit of myxy about but not seeing a lot of live rabbits with it.Ferreted one doe last week that was full of young when gutted.Out tomorrow for a full day ferreting.

i have caught them in january down here full of young. this is the problem breeding all year round while its mild. means alot more spade work



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:20 PM

If your a shooting man, ferrets must be an admission of defeat. :whistling:

Shooting is surely the first option.

I have a mate of mine only has to see a couple of rabbits and he is reaching for his ferret.  :hmm:



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:26 PM

If your a shooting man, ferrets must be an admission of defeat. :whistling:

Shooting is surely the first option.

I have a mate of mine only has to see a couple of rabbits and he is reaching for his ferret.  :hmm:

anyone can pull a trigger angel wait till we get you upside down in a hawthorn hedge full of stinging nettles with a ferret hanging of your finger now that will be proper sport



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:35 PM

I can do the trigger bit its finding the blighters in the dark that I struggle with  :lol:



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 10:34 AM

I was out today with a lad of here, took me years to finally get to this point! Only had one Good sized rabbit but it's a good start and had a lovely day outdoors, am on the lookout for a couple of ferrets for myself as we speak, arms are scratched up well! Fine way to spend a day

It wasn't a bad way to spend a morning, we did see a couple more but they always seem to find the hole you forgot to net.
Will definately be out again in a week or 2 so hopefully get a few more.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:16 PM

Still far too much cover around here. My last ferret died just a couple of weeks ago, so when we start I'll have to rely on friends who own ferrets and ask them if they'll be happy to bolting bunnies to guns. 


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:29 PM

Scully, that is the only way I enjoy ferreting. Good sport with good free running ferrets that don't stick and a couple of pals with 410s.  BUT, all to their own as longs y'allll have fun doing it. 



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 06:45 PM

Scully, that is the only way I enjoy ferreting. Good sport with good free running ferrets that don't stick and a couple of pals with 410s.  BUT, all to their own as longs y'allll have fun doing it. 

 

Fully agree....it is the best fun you can have with your trousers on!  :yes:



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:30 PM

greatest countrysport of all. my dad goes with us he is in his seventies and my three year old will be working his ferrets. three generations and the worst that can happen is to get stung by nettles if they have not died back lol



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

Going this weekend with a mate who has around  a dozen ferrets and works them wel,l but could do with some frosts, nettles havnt realy died down much yet plenty of rabbits about though some places do have mixi and others dont, cant beat a rabbit cooked in the slow cooker with a honey and mustard sauce either.



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:42 PM

Going this weekend with a mate who has around  a dozen ferrets and works them wel,l but could do with some frosts, nettles havnt realy died down much yet plenty of rabbits about though some places do have mixi and others dont, cant beat a rabbit cooked in the slow cooker with a honey and mustard sauce either.

look forward to hearing about your ferreting trip mate



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:56 AM

Going this weekend with a mate who has around  a dozen ferrets and works them wel,l but could do with some frosts, nettles havnt realy died down much yet plenty of rabbits about though some places do have mixi and others dont, cant beat a rabbit cooked in the slow cooker with a honey and mustard sauce either.

 

Mmm, that honey & mustard sounds a nice combination! Any chance of publishing the recipe, please?



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:44 PM

 

Mmm, that honey & mustard sounds a nice combination! Any chance of publishing the recipe, please?

Hi i cook the rabbit in a slow cooker 3/4 grown are best, and when rabbit is nearly cooked i glaze it with the sauce which is a table spoon of honey and mustard mixed and then alow to cook for a further 10  minutes, same as you would cook a belly of pork with a honey glaze realy.I no loads of people who wont eat rabbits for they fear every rabbit is diseased with myxy but you no a healthy rabbit as soon as its dispatched even more soon when a ferret bolts it to the gun,hope this helps try it you wont be disapoited.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:48 PM

look forward to hearing about your ferreting trip mate

Yes will let you no, was hoping it would go colder though nettles and vegitation may be a problem but keen to start as we have alot of ground to cover.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:17 AM

first trip out was two weeks ago on a farm with a pheasant shoot so keeper only let's us do the parts of the permission at this time of year in the  morning we netted up a hole field edge with nowt to show for our efforts (my little lakey used to mark for the ferrets but I had to have her p.t.s a few weeks ago so without her we net up every set )just before we had our bait we decided to have a go at a small plantation with lots of exposed roots dug up by the bunnies and plenty of holes to net, to many really so we netted the most likely ones and stood with our silenced 410 to take any bolters .Dropped the jill in and stood back got a bolt and back netted it and as I was sorting it out another hit a purse net so we at least had two before bait time. In the afternoon we had no luck until we got a glimpse of a few rabbits sitting out beside an overgrown fence line as it was getting late and we didn't fancy looking for or digging ferrets in the dark we only netted about a quarter of the fence line  about 100 yds and  38 nets (I count the nets out so I  don't leave any) used both jills and got results straight away ended up with eight more in about twenty minutes and the last one we had a little dig to get to it.Happy :)  days but the nettles still have a bit of sting left in them :sad1:  and as the farm is fifty miles from home we won't be back until Dec when hopefully the cover is down and the stingy nettles are gone. :yahoo:



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:04 PM

first trip out was two weeks ago on a farm with a pheasant shoot so keeper only let's us do the parts of the permission at this time of year in the  morning we netted up a hole field edge with nowt to show for our efforts (my little lakey used to mark for the ferrets but I had to have her p.t.s a few weeks ago so without her we net up every set )just before we had our bait we decided to have a go at a small plantation with lots of exposed roots dug up by the bunnies and plenty of holes to net, to many really so we netted the most likely ones and stood with our silenced 410 to take any bolters .Dropped the jill in and stood back got a bolt and back netted it and as I was sorting it out another hit a purse net so we at least had two before bait time. In the afternoon we had no luck until we got a glimpse of a few rabbits sitting out beside an overgrown fence line as it was getting late and we didn't fancy looking for or digging ferrets in the dark we only netted about a quarter of the fence line  about 100 yds and  38 nets (I count the nets out so I  don't leave any) used both jills and got results straight away ended up with eight more in about twenty minutes and the last one we had a little dig to get to it.Happy :)  days but the nettles still have a bit of sting left in them :sad1:  and as the farm is fifty miles from home we won't be back until Dec when hopefully the cover is down and the stingy nettles are gone. :yahoo:

sounds like a good day out mate. shame about terrier. i have a jrt and she is good in cover. bred from her this year and kept a bitch back who is nearly  6 months. might let her watch a bit after xmas. but she seems to have the lovely bark which needs some work. the other one never makes a sound untill she is right behind something.



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 05:28 PM

had a good morning today in a small orchard/garden . took my 3 year old son for his first trip as he is getting on a bit now lol along with his 70 year old grandad. my terrier did some nice marks and we accounted for 6 nice clean rabbits. dug 3 and had the others in the long net. not the biggest bag but very enjoyable watching my dogs and ferrets work so well. just need to get my little lad on the spade now






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