Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mossy835

ferreting

Recommended Posts

when do you all start ferreting.i have a lot of rabbits about on one farm.not seen any young about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Usually after the frost has knocked down the undergrowth a bit and killed off the stinging nettles 

best of luck looking forward to the post 

first ferreting of the year 😊😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All depends on young and cover Dave. If you have open buries and no signs of young crack on. The problem now is we don't have decent frost till Christmas with mild weather. The cover just does not die back. The rabbits will continue to breed when it's mild. I have cleared warrens of cover and then gone back and ferreted them a week later. Don't be tempted to do it same time they will just lie up. Our Somerset hedges are a fine example. The bottom hardly dies back till Christmas. We use quick set long nets either side with stop nets crossing in the middle where possible. Then tie a terrier either end.

Let me know if you want a hand

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If there are rabbits about then anytime you choose. There are better times than others obviously, but if the landowner says 'get at 'em', then you 'get at 'em'. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First frost here this morning.

As above no youngsters and no thick cover, get at it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...