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sandrar



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: Fox trap  Reply with quote

....best to buy or possible to make ? OH and both sons very handy at putting things together.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this thread, it shows the gubbings of my home made fox trap.

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.or...21538.html&highlight=fox+trap

Make the trap as big as possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following in Sandrar's footsteps, my old home made fox trap has certainly seen better days, so I'm thinking of purchasing a factory made one. Here's a question for the pesties amongst us, which sort of trigger mechanism do you favour for dropping the door? The treadle or the one where the fox pulls at the bait to set it off?
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sandrar



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I bought can do either. However saying that I still haven't caught the B. At the weekend we moved the trap and cut it into the fence line of the pen and have two young cockerels running on the outside.

We now have permission to go onto the estate land, with terriers and guns as the general believe is they are holed up in the plantation.

He's definitely still around and my hens are still shut in.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a shooting estate ?

If so get onto the keeper, he will like to know if he has a fox about and should know or have a few handy digging terriers, he will also know where all the likely setts are

good luck  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was until a few years ago and now they have permission from the owner a few of the old beaters are going to go down with their terriers and guns.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hopefullbry



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a good trap John but i'm trying to find out if its off this guy i know who sometimes rips customers off  

give me a day or 2 mate

Bry
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got time Bry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this John ( not cheap mind, but made to last ) then you get ideas to make copies etc lol

http://www.uktraps.co.uk/index.ph...product/product&product_id=51

If you decide to buy this pay by CARD  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enough said Bry.
I've checked it out and it looks good but there's no mention in the description as to what size it is.
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Border



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bloke in the clip.............

170 ............someone is taking the pisss.

I have made 6-7 fox traps for the same price.

I use the same gauge of wire mesh as the mink farmers use, and join it all together with the same rings as they use.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My lads at home for the time being Paul and he's very good at doing this sort of thing. In your spare time is there any chance you could do a step by step pictorial? Pretty please.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
My lads at home for the time being Paul and he's very good at doing this sort of thing. In your spare time is there any chance you could do a step by step pictorial? Pretty please.


See what I can do next time I knock up a few.

Shame....... this post did not come up a month ago as I have just knocked 10.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are handy with a mig welder  then a good homemade fox trap is best.

I have learned to put a door on the rear , 1 for easy baiting  2 to remove the fox ( with the trap in situ )  i hated trying to crawl into a trap to bait up when its stinking lol.


I used to have access to a workshop, and i would have made you a trap.


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