Home-made Rabbit Trap

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Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #279559 vancheese
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:09 am

Morning Team

I woke up to find a wild hare in my veg patch. After checking isn't not one of my rabbits which has escaped, I was wondering if there is a way to make a trap so I can catch and eat it :) I've had a brief look online and Most suggestions are for using a snare. I was wondering if people have an experience, suggestions comments or designs which work well. I'm not in the Uk so the rules are slightly different

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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283191 007pennpal
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:26 pm

Homemade box trap. It was my job as a kid to build box traps and bring rabbits home to the family. Need few boards, couple sticks, wire, and fishing line. It would be easiest to google how to build it. If you can't find it email address removed by admin

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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283193 doofaloofa
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:57 pm

Is your garden open or fenced Van?
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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283198 vancheese
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:12 am

Its fenced but the rabbits/hares can sneak through

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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283204 doofaloofa
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:19 pm

Find the places that they use to gain entry and set your snare there

Or block the holes
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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283205 ojay54
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:03 am

I'd need to be starving to use a snare these days.Why not lie up with a firearm?

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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283206 vancheese
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:19 am

I can't use a firearm here in hungary and i would prefer a drop-trap. I don't like the idea of snares unless I'm dying of hunger

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Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Post: #283210 doofaloofa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:18 pm

The SAS survival handbook has plenty of small game traps

You could also try netting the rabbit points of entry. when you spook the varmits they should become entangled and you can despatch them humanely

or get a ferret
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