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    Always after the swamp comp at least he was only caught last night whipped his tail off.
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    Well done FL - you are doing well on stoats
    Quail got some relief yesterday - I got rid of a couple more hogs with Victors -

    one got a whack across the snout

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    the other got caught by the back leg - poor buggar what a way to go!

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    Sold the farm and left on Thursday - so just trapping public land now - took a walk around part of my trap line at the Te Puna Quarry Park yesterday - found four victims - all in bad shape - is it a Shippy or a Norway - a bit hard to tell after ten days - Jeeze - I am going to miss getting cats and ferrets - haven't even got anywhere to shoot a rabbit

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    Jeeze @time out I'm gunna miss your pictures of caught cats and ferrets. Hopefully you'll find somewhere to shoot a rabbit or two.
    Thanks for the very valuable info you have shared with us all and good luck with the public land trapping.
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    I had a wipp around the trap line this morning.

    Pretty lucrative with two hedgehogs, two Rats, two Mice and a weasel all in varying stages of decay !!
    None of which enticed me to take my gloves off, get the phone and take any pictures.

    Then there was this guy. Nice and fresh so he got his picture taken before having his tail cut off
    Carried it with me for a while and gave a few other boxes a rub.
    ALWAYS so good to see them dead!!!

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    @time out I have had no change to any of the numbers on my good nature traps since putting in new ALP's 2 weeks ago !! (all chocolate)
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    Enyone know when there gonna do the swamp comp draw? Or has it already happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    Enyone know when there gonna do the swamp comp draw? Or has it already happened?
    I gave the nelson h&f store a call last week and asked them that question. He seemed to think mid Feb in line with their catalogue release as the winners list will be in it.

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    Great day @kukuwai - must be satisfying to get those critters
    I have had eleven GN A24s around the Park for the last six months - best count is 10 and worst is 1 - just the odd one moves a digit but haven’t seen a body for quite a while - continually changing ALPs - the air pumps are working well and blowing up the air bag like a balloon with all the lure gone - I have given up and just leaving the new ones as chocolate now so don’t expect to see any action - the sign on the top is a laugh - see you in six months - yeah right!
    Still getting a few rats in Snap and Victor traps - some rats are young - got a possum yesterday on my favourite log - total kills on the 2018 sheet is 28 - 21 rats, 4 hogs and 1 possum
    Quail numbers around the Park are great - often see good numbers of chicks in family groups - a sure sign that the predator numbers are very low

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    Just when I thought we had them beat - back they come again!
    It has been fairly quiet around the trap lines for the last month - hard to find a victim - my line in the Park has around 40 traps - most sites have bait stations with Ditrac bait - hopeless stuff!
    Wet weather and wet tracks have kept me away for nine days - so out on a mission yesterday - four hours and 8000 steps (on my Samsung Gear) and I cleared eight bodies - seven very rotten and one fresh under an A24
    Hard work keeping your breakfast down clearing a rotten body full of maggots - if you donít clear the Snap-E traps properly they are hard to reset - also frustrating having to clear all mouldy chocolate and blue bait - stuff those baits - I am going to stick to GN possum paste in future - very stable and wont go mouldy
    My Mate got five on his line on Wednesday - also a great result - fifty on the 2018 spreadsheet now - so I guess we are heading back to a 500 target this year
    Birdlife is improving noticeably - my simple measure is Quail on the ground - good numbers of families - most with six to eight well grown chicks - also seeing good numbers of Pheasants and other native birds
    If you game bird hunters want to improve your results - you need to control cats, rats, hogs, possums and mustilids - in that order - donít waste money on gas traps - Victor Pro and Snap-E traps do the job well
    Looking forward to the Swamp Comp results Guys - example of a nine day rotten rat below -
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    For those that have counters going up but no bodies under them there is an answer....

    Mate had a camera set up on one of his, A bigl tom cat would come round and pick up the fresh rat by for breakfast, problem solved by putting a cat trap out as well!
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    Anyone got the swamp comp draw results
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    Anyone got the swamp comp draw results
    Page 50 in the new catalogue suggests that it has been drawn and there was 111 winners but buggered if i can find the winners list on their web page surely it will be up any day. We'll just keep looking

    Good to see its on again for this year !


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    @time out @FatLabrador @Dundee

    Swamp comp results are up

    https://www.huntingandfishing.co.nz/swamp-comp-results

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    Says opps page 404 not found
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    Says opps page 404 not found
    Yea that's real strange i can't find them now either.

    They were there earlier on in the day, just in the competitions drop down menu on their website.

    They are defiantly not there now tho. Sorry about that.

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