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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I've got a very good chance of a fox in the fox trap tonight Dave.
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Dave C



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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had our first day shooting the main drives on our shoot 2 Saturdays ago.

On the second drive 2 foxes ran out sending the partridges all over the place
We shot 1 fox and 1 escaped.

That was the 19 fox we have shot up there since February.
Most years we average about 8  

Hope you get him  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No fox this morning but I've just caught magpie number five.

The fox was at the bait last night but rather than going in for it, he's somehow getting the bait to the side of the trap and gnawing it through the mesh. This afternoon, I'll be cutting some gorse to deter him from the practice.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you put finer mesh round it ?
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may have to but the gorse sometimes works.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magpie number six has just dropped in but no fox as of yet.
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sandrar



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Location: Devon

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend lost all his Leghorn pullets yesterday to a young fox
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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My eldest lad is home for a week and he's going to make me a new fox trap. On Monday, we're going to fetch some angle iron and he's got a new welder to play with.
That's six maggies in less than a week and there's still plenty more knocking about. It just shows what a population we have.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankfully - touchwood magpies aren't a problem.

Double touchwood   we've had no further sightings of 'our' fox. The trap is permanently set, however and all pens are now electrified.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a replacement magpie this evening, so we're off and running again.

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