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    Fox whistles - for cats

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    A South African mate of mine who now lives in Tassie thought he would do the environment a good service, so he went online and bought himself a fox whistle and off he went to shoot a fox with his .204 just like all the YouTube vids he’d been watching. Being a complete knob he was totally unaware that there aren’t any foxes in Tasmania, and the Tassie blokes at the office elected not to tell him that. (I am told they were wetting themselves the bastards... would have been damn funny though.) My mate went off with his chick and hoped to come home with a good representative Tasmanian “brush”.

    Anyway, imagine their surprise when after a long and foxless while, this feral cat pitched up, clearly attraced to the whiskle, whereupon it copped a dose of high velocity Nosler. Back at the office, after much mirth and piss taking, the cat story caught the Tassie boys attention, so together they went to a likely spot near an old mine, now overgrown and rabbit infested.

    I am told they whistled in half a dozen cats, all shot. It was so successful, that there’s a small posse of fox whistling cat hunters in Rosebery now. I am curious to know if any of you have tried this over here? Ferals cats are one of the absolute best damn varmints to hunt, always feels bloody great when I get a couple of cats.

    If you have tried it successfully, which whistle did you use? Any stories to share?

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    Sorry - due to the crap editing function on this forum it won't let me delete the duplicate post.

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    @Matt2308 does a rabbit call with his mouth on his hands !!
    It stopped a wild cat in its tracks and brought it in for a look while driving out of the St James.
    Gave me enough time to dig the ammo out of the back of the truck load up the rifle and get the bugger.

    Have meant to get him to show me how its done some time.

    He used to do a lot of fox shooting in the UK.

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    I've been using these Sliva fox whistles here in the UK here's a vid on them.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fMJHW0t6vyY

    Had a few cats come in but haven't shot them as there all from the village that our shot backs onto. Won't be to popular if cats start disappearing sure works well on foxs though even had a Muntjac come in on one
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    and did the game warden believe that you couldn't tell the difference between a fox and a muntjac? honest officer i thought it was a big fox.

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    Never tasted fox but that Muntjac sure tasted good must have been all the roses it was eating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Thanks. I’m gonna get myself one of these, or maybe the Devestating Double, or maybe both. If I succeeded in whistling in cats I’d be right up there on top of the world.

    Apart from the odd one now and then stupid enough to show itself, they are damn hard to get. The best method in recent times has been in scrubby little nooks that I see them bolting into, so I send in my Staffys to flush them out. As long as there’s no tall trees in there, quite often the dogs will catch it. The bitch will outrun a fleeing cat any day of the week. The dog is usually still looking for the cat in the wrong place by the time the bitch has caught it... (and then he runs over and claims it as his own).

    The idea of being able to whistle cats out of old farm buildings, stands of scrub and native, that kind of thing, is highly appealing. Its got to be somewhere with a resident bunny population I assume.
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    Have called hundreds of cats in while fox whistling, use those small button whistles that used to cost 50c, good for making them sit up and have a good look at you when you spot the green eyed buggers out with the spotlight.
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    Yeah I have one. Brought it back from Canada. Works a treat.
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    Ha, great timing. I spent a chunk of last week not fishing (high water and even higher winds) with a mate out on holiday from Aussie. He's been living in rural NSW for the last four years and loves fox hunting, usually whistling them in. He is going to get a fox whistle for me as I reckon they'd go great on cats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @Matt2308 does a rabbit call with his mouth on his hands !!
    It stopped a wild cat in its tracks and brought it in for a look while driving out of the St James.
    Gave me enough time to dig the ammo out of the back of the truck load up the rifle and get the bugger.

    Have meant to get him to show me how its done some time.

    He used to do a lot of fox shooting in the UK.
    Have done the same, made a "kissing" sound which is not too disimilar to a rabbit in distress and it made a cat come towards me
    #375GANG....

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    If someone can confirm these whistles work on our NZ cats, I bet there are a few of us who’d be interested in buying one. A bulk order???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    If someone can confirm these whistles work on our NZ cats, I bet there are a few of us who’d be interested in buying one. A bulk order???
    Im keen

    Surely they'd work on the NZ moggie !!

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    I have 2 of the metal ones that worked real well on foxes.
    Tried maybe 6x here for cats never seen one come to the whistle yet.
    They should work as our over fed cats at home show interest when used.

    An easy diy is to use 12ga short brass remove primers and plastic push one inside the other,not as easy to whistle but with a little practice work the same.
    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

 

 

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