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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:13 am    Post subject: Armed and ready to go.  Reply with quote

Last week I bought a double Magpie Larson trap for forty seven quid delivered. Ten minutes ago, a local keeper dropped me off a Judas bird to put in it and consequently, my trap is now armed and ready to go.

We have loads of the black and white menace around the place right now and although I've had eggs in my new trap and a plastic decoy vicinity, I haven't been able to catch that first vital bird. Now I have that vital last ingredient, I'm sure it wont be long before I have my first catch.
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Location: Masterton New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the best hate them here as they kill off all the other birds and native have no chance  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the problem here too sod. They work every hedge methodically in the nesting season.
Its raining here that heavily at the moment, that I've added to the shelter provided by this shop bought trap. I've got to make every effort to keep at least one magpie healthy.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck hope your efforts work out
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It hasn't taken long. I bagged the first one this afternoon. and there's plenty more where he came from.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

     
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of last evening, the running total is two magpies and two jackdaws.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught another one tonight just before it went dark.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Larson trap will be the gift that keeps on giving  


We use them up the shoot, it's amazing how many you can get.

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