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brewer66



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Ladder Trap  Reply with quote

Something has had two of my four goslings over the last two weeks.  
I'm tipping it's a family of crows so I have spent a bit of time building this,






I've been baiting it for a week with the top off and the bait has been taken every day so I will fit the top this weekend and see what happens.  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the idea behind the trap? When you set it, how do they get in and more importantly, what stops them getting out.
I'll be watching with interest and with fingers crossed for you for a good result.

I do really well with my Larson trap for Magpies and I also get quite a lot of Jackdaws too but over the years, I've only ever managed one crow.

Thanks for the photos.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This explains it all, Bodger:-

https://basc.org.uk/game-and-gamekeeping/how-to-make-a-ladder-trap/

Brewer's photo of his trap build doesn't yet show the trap completed.
It will need to have the last bit of netting above the ladder access.

Martyn
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to put the top pannels on this weekend, keep baiting up and hopefully catch some crows.
The theory is that the birds drop in through the gaps in the ladder but can't fly out through them.
You make the gaps to particular dimensions for different birds. Slightly smaller gaps than I have used will catch Magpies and Ravens.
A pest controller I read about using one of these traps on a free range pig farm disposed of over a thousand birds in one year.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our biggest problem here is seagulls. Living where we do there are thousands of them but the problem is that they're protected, as of course are Ravens.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
This explains it all, Bodger:-

https://basc.org.uk/game-and-gamekeeping/how-to-make-a-ladder-trap/

Brewer's photo of his trap build doesn't yet show the trap completed.
It will need to have the last bit of netting above the ladder access.

Martyn
Great video
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put the top sections on the ladder trap this afternoon when it finally stopped p*****g down.
I've just been down to have a look, 1 crow and 1 magpie in the trap and 3 more crows sat on top wondering whether to go in.
It's working.  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

   
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great await the results
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Magpie has escaped (the gaps in the ladder need to be smaller for magies) but there are 3 crows in the trap this morning.
There aren't any more around and about at present so I will leave it as is today and see if any more turn up. Then I will go down after dark tonight and despatch the ones Iv'e caught.
Then I will modify the ladder and see about the Magpies.  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Job mate  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I'm pleased.
It's good when you try something new and it works.  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good job well done  


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