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hopefullbry



Joined: 03 Jun 2008
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Location: South Wales

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: rabbits  Reply with quote

Seems to be alot of rabbits about this year in my areas. Anyone got the same ?

Called out quite a few times to cull with the air rile and rim fire + NV
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bodger



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

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bry we had millions of them until a couple of months ago but Myxi has been about. We've still got quite a few but the fields are stinking with dead and dying rabbits.
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welshboy



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here on the IOW there are loads on National Trust Land - nice to see them- I must be getting soft cos I must have shot and caught with a lurcher hundreds and hundreds years ago.
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perlogalism



Joined: 02 Feb 2015
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Location: Welshpool way

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as many as last year but still a few about. They've learned to be wary though  
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Rick & Carol



Joined: 31 Dec 2008
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Location: Drefach Llanybydder, Ceredigion

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP my Brussels. The little buggers stripped the leaves and a couple of days later ate the stalks too. Like nicking my boots & then coming back for the laces!!
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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make them pay, I know I would. Have you got any carrots left to go into the pot with them?
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sandrar



Joined: 19 Feb 2008
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Location: Devon

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over run with them. The back field is literally covered in rabbits.They're in the garden and poultry pens, everywhere. I've given up with the flower garden.

Myxi doesn't appear to have got hold of them this year and despite someone being out most nights shooting, numbers are still increasing.

I tried to capture them on video the other evening but it doesn't really do justice to the sheer number.


https://www.facebook.com/sandra.rhymes.5
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandrar wrote:
Over run with them. The back field is literally covered in rabbits.They're in the garden and poultry pens, everywhere. I've given up with the flower garden.

Myxi doesn't appear to have got hold of them this year and despite someone being out most nights shooting, numbers are still increasing.

I tried to capture them on video the other evening but it doesn't really do justice to the sheer number.


https://www.facebook.com/sandra.rhymes.5


That is a very interesting FB page Sandrar
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magnet



Joined: 03 Nov 2012
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Location: northumberland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandrar wrote:
Over run with them. The back field is literally covered in rabbits.They're in the garden and poultry pens, everywhere. I've given up with the flower garden.

Myxi doesn't appear to have got hold of them this year and despite someone being out most nights shooting, numbers are still increasing.

I tried to capture them on video the other evening but it doesn't really do justice to the sheer number.


https://www.facebook.com/sandra.rhymes.5


it looks like you need to net that field a few good sets will help knock them down.
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sandrar



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not our field I'm afraid.
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Location: northumberland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandrar wrote:
Not our field I'm afraid.


Dont let that stop you  it wouldn't me
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12Bore



Joined: 07 Oct 2011
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a lifetime ban from a golf club/course.
On my third ever round of golf someone took exception to my taking an air rifle round in my trolley and shoo ting rabbits between drives...  
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sandrar



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Location: Devon

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time they netted the field they lost a ferret and it killed a pen of my growers ...I prefer rabbits !
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Dave C



Joined: 03 Feb 2010
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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have had a very dry spring & early summer which they like and now there everywhere, most I've seen in the last 10 years.
Seems the more I shoot the more there is, ha.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2007
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Location: Masterton New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw one on our place to-day think it was just passing through


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