View Full Version : what i get up to on a windy night

27-11-2013, 09:25 PM
love getting the dog out for a few bunnies at night,no noise or fuss,just me and the dog as nature intended.
just a couple of pics of this years jaunts,any hares i popped off with the rifle,it is now illegal to run them with a dog and she is far to small for them,to be fair she struggles to retreive any i shoot

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thanks for looking...atb kev

Ferrell freddy
27-11-2013, 09:51 PM
Awesome! I wish I at least had the time for that! You must have a big freezer, or a big family!!

27-11-2013, 10:31 PM
lol a big freezer and a big mincer,some go for food,the rest get minced for the dogs.
most of the time i would be happy with a fraction of what we catch but the farmers soon moan if we dont take so many,a couple of years ago we had a plague of rabbits,some fields had6-700 rabbits in them at night but they can only go on like that for so long and then nature takes over and they crash.
what i'm catching in these pics is only an hour out and then back home,we are lucky though as its all on our doorstep with little or no traveling...and the wifes usually asleep when i get in ;);)...atb kev

27-11-2013, 10:37 PM
You look like a fellow ferreter too :)

28-11-2013, 04:15 PM
hi sapper,dont do much ferreting to be honest,that hob in the hutch is now at my mates for breeding purposes as he is half micro ferret which my mates hoping to breed.
during the daytime i would much rather just mooch about and bush with the dogs,i take it you do a bit yourself....atb kev

28-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Aye.....I have 3 hobs and a jill....shoot mainly though

28-11-2013, 06:05 PM
I would love a lurcher.. Do you just send her out into a field on a windy night..? Can they see ok in the dark..?

28-11-2013, 06:48 PM
nice looking dogs, I used to do a lot of ferreting a few years back, but then got lazy and got into rifles and lamping, far easier on the legs to sit in the 4x4

28-11-2013, 08:11 PM
lol at ratcatcher....johny p,its a bit of an art really,its got to be a moonless night really and blowing a gale,the rabbits dont get spooked the same in these conditions and sit tight in the field.
we will walk up the edge with the wind in our face,i dim the lamp down as it doesent spook em the same as a brilliant white light,when i spot a rabbit crouched i send the dog out,often she will catch it in the seat before it runs,this is good when you want numbers as the dog isent wasting energy,she will pick it up and bring it back to me to dispatch.
when they do run 9 times out of 10 the dog catches them when they turn,for this reason i pick fields with nice tight hedges and/or sheep mesh with grass growing in the first mesh,the rabbits just bounce of it.
these are all perfect conditions,it doesent allways work out that way but then thats the nature of the game...thanks for the intrest...atb kev

29-11-2013, 09:58 PM
That sounds like a lot of fun...I'd be trying a ten gauge with buckshot just to see from how far away I could roll one....

30-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Your windy nights are far more interesting than mine. If you have the time.please post more of your nights out.

30-11-2013, 05:09 PM
would love to,its not allways the dog,i like to do a bit of trapping aswell and shooting though i only really shoot when i have to,i would rather get a bit closer to nature and use a bit of fieldcraft...atb kev