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    Time to put rifles away

    Moving on to silent hunting...Ferreting again In about 2 weeks...Really lookig forward to this year, anyone else?

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    it's not turned april has it... the big ones rut is about to kick off!

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    We don`t have gert herds of Reds and Sika where we are.

    Mark .. phone you tomorrow.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Used to love my ferreting had my first ferret 30 odd yrs ago prefer to let the beaters have a go these days ,but I have still got a few nets and a brand new MK 1 Deben locator so never say never !

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    Quote Originally Posted by norma 308 View Post
    Used to love my ferreting had my first ferret 30 odd yrs ago prefer to let the beaters have a go these days ,but I have still got a few nets and a brand new MK 1 Deben locator so never say never !
    Well .. my daughters are in Rushton and Kettering so if you fancy a day out ........
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparko View Post
    Moving on to silent hunting...Ferreting again In about 2 weeks...Really lookig forward to this year, anyone else?
    I love ferreting can't get enough my old hob frostie is deaf but still hunts like a beast and is the only ferret I've seen who will drag a small rabbit out of the hole and let me take it from him in essence retrieving the rabbit, I'll be gutted when he will no longer be with us but got a couple of nice ones coming up through the ranks.....

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    I've been ferreting for well over sixty years and it is still my favourite winter sport. Won't be starting for a month as the cover here is way too thick. I really believed this was going to be a bumper year as there were more rabbits about in the spring and summer than I have seen for years. In fact I boosted the ferret stock to a dozen to cope. Should have known better, VHD and myxi have decimated the stocks so it will be a job to get my quota. Trouble is now the season is so short with young about pretty well all year. When I started you could ferret from October to late March and never see a young rabbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old keeper View Post
    I've been ferreting for well over sixty years and it is still my favourite winter sport. Won't be starting for a month as the cover here is way too thick. I really believed this was going to be a bumper year as there were more rabbits about in the spring and summer than I have seen for years. In fact I boosted the ferret stock to a dozen to cope. Should have known better, VHD and myxi have decimated the stocks so it will be a job to get my quota. Trouble is now the season is so short with young about pretty well all year. When I started you could ferret from October to late March and never see a young rabbit.
    Same over this way and the trouble with the young rabbits about comes more possibility of digging my record is a 7ft dig in bloody hard frozen conditions a couple of years ago a big mistake going out that week that's for sure......

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    Seen some small one's today about as big as my fist on one ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    Well .. my daughters are in Rushton and Kettering so if you fancy a day out ........
    Know the area well as I lived at Rothwell and stalk on an estate close to Kettering ,I really wish my kids had gotten into Fieldsports something about ferreting hearing that thump thump thump stays with you forever .

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