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bodger



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

He's now swotting up to be a rug.  A dog fox in good condition and weighing in at 14lbs.
Its nice to think that the trap was working for me as I slept last night.
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colour it green



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Location: Devon

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how many chickens did you lose? oh wait - just reread it - that was chicken as bait that the fox got?

glad the trap worked
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bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Maran cockerels as bait,  that much to Karens disgust had been in the freezer in full feather for the last 18 months or so. I kept on telling her that they'd come in handy.
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hopefullbry



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

   some just take more time than others, Weldone
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bodger 1 foxes 0

Well done mate.

Get it skinned, tanned and make yourself a Davy Crockett style hat with brush of course.  
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Location: mid/north devon

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good work!! one lest to worry about!
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bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took some photos but being the techno idiot that I am, i'll have to wait for Kaz to put them on for me.  The trap is a home made one and the treadle, which is a wooden one, has been trashed and will need repairing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






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12Bore



Joined: 07 Oct 2011
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Border wrote:
Bodger 1 foxes 0

Well done mate.

Get it skinned, tanned and make yourself a Davy Crockett style hat with brush of course.  

Brilliant idea - I demand pics!!
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hopefullbry



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He looks a healthy fox ,  not  now thou   .

That trap needs major refurb  Mr

Another will be along at sometime
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new bit of ply and some bailer twine and it will be as good as new. I don't know about you Bry but I much prefer the treadle design, rather than the one where the fox has to pull the bait to set the trap off.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use/ Make the pull type , mine are heavy gauge and i can set them as fine as i'd like.

Rural trapping is  more difficult that urban ,  with rural the trap can stay in position near the fox route to the intended prey of the fox. Its like part of the landscape then and mr fox does see it as a danger.

I no longer have use of a welding shop any longer, bigger and longer the trap for fox the better ( in my eyes anyway )   Had my traps for years , only trouble is  lend them out and never see them again  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopefullbry wrote:
    Had my traps for years , only trouble is  lend them out and never see them again  


After years of loaning Things out and never seeing them Again, I now have a saying " The man that loans his Things out is here tomorrow".

There is also a large sign on my workshop door stating the same.


If Things are returned then generally they are bent or broken.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're back in business tonight. I noticed this morning that the left over bait from the last fox had disappeared. I've done some running repairs to the trap and rebaited it with a couple of chicken heads and necks from the cockerels that I dispatched today, so its fingers crossed again.
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Rena



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Location: Way out West in Klamath Falls, OR-USA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12Bore wrote:
Border wrote:
Bodger 1 foxes 0

Well done mate.

Get it skinned, tanned and make yourself a Davy Crockett style hat with brush of course.  

Brilliant idea - I demand pics!!


Oh yeah~big time DITTO!!!

Eta~good job there Bodger! (....an I'm with Kaz....)

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