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#5711079 - 11/25/16 03:01 PM a bit of sport in england
mawdy man Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 114
Loc: united kingdom
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 smile
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



cod fish



seabass are the fish wink



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 smile 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]

verticle!
[img]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/headshotsonly/PA230069.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]

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#5711082 - 11/25/16 03:04 PM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
mawdy man Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 114
Loc: united kingdom
some nice turbot show up in the beach nets now and then





some of my best foxing ground...englands deepest lake highest mountain and smallest church all within half a mile of each other smile gods country indeed!




verticle!


and from the front



you can see the walls in the background miles of them


bolting foxes with terriers


and man!




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


my 2 little girls and possibly the most understanding partner in the world!


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#5711456 - 11/25/16 08:51 PM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
Wolfdog91 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 3847
Loc: Amite county Mississippi
Awesome ! I love seeing how y'all do it over there ! Even joined that forum The Hunting Life but these fellas on there arn't as relaxed as you lol ! What size cable are you using by the way ?
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#5711621 - 11/26/16 02:30 AM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
NorthernOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 02/03/12
Posts: 671
Loc: Somewhere in MN
Thanks for the pictures, glad to see some are still keeping old traditions alive. Post more on the stone walls if you can, they've been around for some time, eh? Nice fish to boot as well, do you eat them or sell them? What about the fox? Do you or your wife make garments from them or do you have markets for them?
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#5711698 - 11/26/16 06:48 AM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
mawdy man Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 114
Loc: united kingdom
@wolfdog91 yeh them boys on the hunting life can get touchy real fast! haha even more so where dogs are concerned!

as for cable i use 1 1/16th 1x19 for the heads/loop and 5/64th for the tails
ile sometimes use 2mm 7x7 thats a nice cable too
all with micro locks or blackdog lopro

@notherernoutdoors i sell most the fish,
as for foxes no out of all the foxes ive ever caught and its into the thousands now ive have only ever skinned one and that was last year when i first joined trapperman lol i think i done a good job on him? i had big planns to skin them all and do a nice end of season picture but it is soo much work!

as for the walls yeh ive been fixing walls since i was 9...and have rebuilt about a mile of wall. its hard lonely work, but they pay is realy good most walls will last 80-100 years if you keep ontop of the gaps and a good waller can do 20m a day on his own.

theirs a few different styles of walling i will get you some more pictures if your intrested?

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#5712309 - 11/26/16 08:05 PM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
snare1 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 1776
Loc: ohio foothills
I would love to see the other side of the pond ,by the looks of it Mawdy youd be a great snaring buddy ,great keep it up.
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#5712566 - 11/27/16 12:49 AM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
NorthernOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 02/03/12
Posts: 671
Loc: Somewhere in MN
Originally Posted By: mawdy man
@wolfdog91 yeh them boys on the hunting life can get touchy real fast! haha even more so where dogs are concerned!

as for cable i use 1 1/16th 1x19 for the heads/loop and 5/64th for the tails
ile sometimes use 2mm 7x7 thats a nice cable too
all with micro locks or blackdog lopro

@notherernoutdoors i sell most the fish,
as for foxes no out of all the foxes ive ever caught and its into the thousands now ive have only ever skinned one and that was last year when i first joined trapperman lol i think i done a good job on him? i had big planns to skin them all and do a nice end of season picture but it is soo much work!

as for the walls yeh ive been fixing walls since i was 9...and have rebuilt about a mile of wall. its hard lonely work, but they pay is realy good most walls will last 80-100 years if you keep ontop of the gaps and a good waller can do 20m a day on his own.

theirs a few different styles of walling i will get you some more pictures if your intrested?


I'd love to see the different types of walling. I've only even done brick/block and mortar so I am very interested in the dry stacking you guys do to build them.
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#6058467 - 11/18/17 11:20 PM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
Zach aka trapper Offline
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Registered: 10/30/17
Posts: 572
Loc: NC, Pisgha forest
Why not skin them its work but I just couldn't imagine wasting them. I'm very interested in the non locking snares do u make them?
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#6087516 - 12/15/17 08:07 PM Re: a bit of sport in england [Re: mawdy man]
Bruce T Offline
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Loc: Northern Maine
Nice job with snares.
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