View Full Version : Rabbiting mentor?
Ogri's comments on Leon-b's thread about slingshot hunting has just reminded me to ask - I'd very much like the chance to shadow someone with experience of hunting rabbits etc on a couple of forays, as I'd like to learn more fieldcraft skills before I pick up my own air r*fle.
Is there anyone in the South or West Yorkshire area who would be prepared to put up with a shadow on their next outing? I could trade you some skinning/paunching for your trouble, and the beers would be on me, of course!
Let me know what you think
Did you get any offers from your request to learn the art of bunny bashing?
I would be happy to take you if you were further south but it's to far to expect you to travel for a few rabbits.
A couple of observations:
Rabbiting this time of year is miserable, one rabbit = 30,000 flies.
Wait for the leaves to begin to fall and the grass die back, then you can see whats about.
A friend who is new to the game has found rabbiting in fields belonging to people with horses, the rabbits are eating the grass that should be for the horses and urinating on what is left making it unpalatable for the horses. He uses a high power air rifle that does not bother the animals.
If you are still having trouble finding someone to go with try the ferret welfare society, BASC and Countryside Alliance for contacts, you may have to join one or the other but at least you get liability insurance should anyting go wrong when your are out and about.
Happy hunting, Pothunter.
Always happy to pass on knowledge PM me in a few months and I'll show you Lamping,longnetting,snaring,fe rreting. Mike B...
P.S. I'm from wakefield but hunt mainly North Yorks.
Thanks for the advice - I particularly notice that now that the grass and crops are being cut you can start to see the critters again!
To Mike B
Thanks very much for the offer, I'll PM you and hopefully we can get out some time.