a few of you gentlemen have showed a interest in snaring hear in the uk.
we are pretty lucky that we only have 2 laws on snaring in england (scotland is a LOT difrent)
1. all snares must be free running.no locking snares
2.all snares must be checked ever 24hours
their is a list call "best codes of practice" that people take for laws but they are not..and i for one work very much within the law and pay no heed to the other rubbish
i suppose a fox is a fox is a fox right? so their not a lot different to how it is done both sides of the pond, i think maybe ours are a little bigger?
my snaring has improved no end in the last 4 years i have been snaring for the last 15 years but with very sub par snares and methods, ive said it before and i will say it again ...i wish i knew what i know now,back when i had chance to kill a lot of critters!
some of the following pictures are a few years old and ime not a big picture taker, so their a bit sparse
this was a funny kinda set up in that their was a dead sheep in the brambles about 10m away and i wasnt sure if he would have his head up scenting or down skulking thru the cover so i put a slight duck stick in (that i very rarely do)
my standard set up
sure enught next day!
same place just a little down the bank from him
and a day later a little vixen. this is the end of march last year on some sheep ground right in the middle of lambing
a lot of my snaring is done in seives and bracken beds
this is not a good picture and looks all out of kilter
wall top snares are deadly! we have dry stone walls hear hundreds of thousands of miles of them! and in places the foxes will jump them or even run along the top of them if their wide enugh and in snow they will run a wall for miles as a passage way...corners of walls or where theirs a low place/big rock to act as a step up just they will jump over it.
hear you can see their is a bulge in the wall and what the picture dosent show is the scratch marks on the stones where he has been climbing up the wall.
and when you get em...boy you get em!
just a few more
what do yous think to the double ended wire swivel?
this was going to be a snaring only thread but...hey after seeing a post on hear that paints a grim picture of hunting shooting and trapping in england.....ile share a few more
beach netting is something my famile has done for generations and i keep it going as much as i can!
rigging herring nets is the worse job ever
seabass are the £££ fish
beach trucks dont last 12 month thou haha[img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/cherikie.jpg[/img]
some nice turbot show up in the beach nets now and then [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/...945_n.jpg[/img][img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/...196_n.jpg[/img]
some of my best foxing ground...englands deepest lake highest mountain and smallest church all within half a mile of each other
gods country indeed! [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/wasdalex.jpg[/img][img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/wasdale2.jpg[/img]
and from the front [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/wastwater-screes.jpg[/img]
you can see the walls in the background miles of them[img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/PA230056.jpg[/img]
bolting foxes with terriers [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/chris.jpg[/img]
and man! [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/chris5.jpg[/img]
i have a few more pictures of pheasants and gamekeeping..hounds and hound work as well as racing hounds if that sparks any intrest?
and lastly....when ime done trapping moles...snaring fox....netting fish...mending and making nets...gathering shelfish to send to france...fixing stone walls and welding as well as blacksmithing and hunting hounds
i come home to the best thing a man could want [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/girls%20and%20penny.jpg[/img]
my 2 little girls and possibly the most understanding partner in the world! [img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/robyn%20and%20eli.jpg[/img]