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Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 4:46 pm    Post subject: Rabbiting  Reply with quote    

The rabbiting season is more or less amongst us.
There's still too much undergrowth about for comfortable ferreting but there will be plenty of 3/4 to full grown plump bunnies about.
Who are the bunny bashers out there ? and have you started yet ?

Weather and wife permitting I'll have my first forray out with the lamp this weekend !
Good hunting and good eating. I'm going to have a bash with the long net this winter as well.
Bodge

@Calli



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
Posts: 1682
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The lamp being for your lurcher thats scared of the dark then??

Do the borders hunt? I think mine are too well fed on rats to rabbit - well stocked with rat bait but daren't put it out as dogs keep catching the rats ( and terriers eat the damn things......)

Haven't seen a rabbit but plenty of hares - are they mutually exclusive?

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rabbits and hares tend to live away from each other E in G.
I'll be lamping with a shotgun.

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23924
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Been out a couple of times already, don't have a dog so just creep up on my favourite warrens and then wait for the roosting pigeons.

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I only stop between June- Mid September, because there are to many holiday makers around.

I had some nice size Bunnies last week & some pidgeons that are so fat they need runways to take off

Going to plan another shoot for all that are interested ( and I will make sure they all don't go on holiday this time )

2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Posts: 5349
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's something I have thought about but have never done. I don't have a guna nd wouldn't know where to start in getting one. I have 2 dogs but they are pets, is it possible for them to be taught to hunt as well?, though I asssume they then wouldn't be as safe around small furry pets? think I'd like to go along with someone and see whats, what, if you see what I mean?

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pricey,

That post answers my P.M. nicely!!

Put me down on you invites list, if I may be so bold

Plus I should be able to deal with the lampshy ones......I don't use a lamp anymore....

Pete

P.S. the sooner a date is announced....the sooner I can stop Whitelegg2 from pre-booking....the diary is getting full already all the way up to Christmas

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pricey....

Spooky.

Just checked my P.M.s......Looks like I didn't send it!!
I thought the reply was taking a bit long!
Ooooooops.

All sorted now though!


Pete

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
Pricey,

That post answers my P.M. nicely!!

Put me down on you invites list, if I may be so bold

Plus I should be able to deal with the lampshy ones......I don't use a lamp anymore....

Pete

P.S. the sooner a date is announced....the sooner I can stop Whitelegg2 from pre-booking....the diary is getting full already all the way up to Christmas



me cofuused tu did you or didn't you

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought I did.

But it looks like I didn't.

I certainly meant to.

I remember typing it.

I also remember being hassled off the P.C. by Whitelegg2 to help get Whitelegg's 3&4 to bed!

Must have deleted without sending.

Or there are darker forces at work

Pete

Hope that makes it clearer.

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

2steps wrote:
It's something I have thought about but have never done. I don't have a guna nd wouldn't know where to start in getting one. I have 2 dogs but they are pets, is it possible for them to be taught to hunt as well?, though I asssume they then wouldn't be as safe around small furry pets? think I'd like to go along with someone and see whats, what, if you see what I mean?


It's a shame you're so far away from Pricey, if there's any way you could make the trip, it's well worth it. We went down last time and it was really educational and great fun! The bunny stew was very good too We'll be up for it again Pricey, unless you have lots of people, and then we'll bow out and let others have a go.

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry to sabotage your thread bodger.

Penny your welcome any time, so are you Pete.

Will post details when I have some firm dates, but might not be before Xmas as I have Panto to do this year Darlings

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're not doing the Xmas 'curse of the wear rabbit' are you?


Pete

2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Posts: 5349
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not much chance of me making the trip this time round. pretty expensive and babies due in 4 weeks. am having another home birth but I think woods birth might be taking it too far but we are looking to move in the next few year down pricey's so its apossibility for the future

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6378

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 06 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
You're not doing the Xmas 'curse of the wear rabbit' are you?


Pete


No Jack & The Beanstalk

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