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Thread: Bait for foxes, crows and rabbits?

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    Bait for foxes, crows and rabbits?

    Hey guys, what would be the best bait to use on foxes, rabbits and crows? Id rather ask you guys instead of google it because the best tips are from experienced hunters like yourself's, thanks guys

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    dead woodies if poss or in a bait tin cat food or tuna anything really , dont put big baits out they will appear from nowhere and pinch it! pluck some feathers out cpl handfulls and scatter around it will keep them sniffing while you line up,
    Last edited by AN DU RU FOX; 11-04-2014 at 21:50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    dead woodies if poss or in a bait tin cat food or tuna anything really , dont put big baits out they will appear from nowhere and pinch it!
    Ah good advice, thanks!

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    Try
    A. a dead rabbit
    B some carrots
    C a dead rabbit
    you could substitute a dead squirrel in either A or B

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick6point5 View Post
    Try
    A. a dead rabbit
    B some carrots
    C a dead rabbit
    you could substitute a dead squirrel in either A or B
    Haha thank you

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    As mentioned keep the bait small or in small bits to avoid the grab n run, pick up a bit of road kill, that would work, never baited rabbits, but let us know how you get on if you try.
    atb

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    I will usually bait an area with dog food for a week when after foxy, it has only failed to produce once.
    For crows i use a bin bag of household rubbish ripped open and spread out if it is not windy, crows and maggies cant resist having a look!

    Ian.

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    I was taught two tricks that have always worked very well:

    The first is to stamp a spade in the ground, opening up the crack a little. Push in catfood or sardines just below the surface and stand on it to close it back up. Do two or three of these a foot or so apart. They will scrat around on these and get a little reward to keep them at it, giving you time to draw a bead.

    The second is a variation I suppose which is to sink a 12in or so piece of drainpipe in the ground. Into this you can then put whatever you like - rabbit guts or whatever. At 12in they can't reach the base of the pipe but they will put their head down and it holds them well. Sardine/fish oil seems to be very effective, dripped around (smelly!). This needs to be nowhere where other (wanted) animals could injure themselves by putting a leg down it. I have seen them with mesh over the top.

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    Thanks guys, some really good advice there, I'll let you know how I get on when I try, thanks!

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    I tie old deer left overs to a stake in the ground, keeps em busy for hours.

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