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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Traders, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Traders

    Traders Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a problem with wild rabbits eating their way through my wife's garden. Any suggestions on how to get rid of them would be helpful. I live in an urban area so shooting them with either a 410 or even a 22 is no option. I have tried a pellet gun, but when ever I show up with the gun they don't show up.

    I have tried traps, but they don't seem take the bait. What kinds of bait, poison or other methods might work.

    Thanks
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Traders, the best way is to catch the rabbits. Not hard at all. Hide somewhere near the garden with a fish net and make a noise like a carrot. When the rabbit comes for the carrot, catch it in the net. Works every time.

    GneJ
     
  3. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    Hippie, how much weed do you have to smoke to make a noise like a carrot.? I have a slunk I
    Under my deck, do you think making egg noises would help? Thanks for your time.

    Mike
     
  4. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    A combination of mothballs near the plants and an anti deer/rabbit spray sometimes called "hinder", it's marketed under different names. It works.
    Bill
     
  5. Jim R

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    I use straight moth balls and lots of them. No deer , rabbit or cat problems anymore
     
  6. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    How do you catch that many moths?
     
  7. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Not to mention male moths....
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Three words....

    Jack. Russell. Terrier.
     
  9. rooferbob

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    Put an electric fence around the garden. Make sure the bottom strand of wire is only about 3-4" off the ground. Works great
     
  10. chuckie68

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    .22 long rifle works great! they are pretty tasty.----the rabbits not the .22's

    What's up Doc!!!
     
  11. oz

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    use .22 CB caps very quiet in a rifle.
     
  12. HSLDS

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    1) fence it

    2) Have-a-heart trap (then see three below) - best bait is a piece of apple with some peanut butter on it.

    2b) snares

    3) CCI CB-longs - just as quiet as CB caps but a lot easier to load into a rifle.

    4) cats
     
  13. fast gun

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    I just put chicken wire around the garden. An electric fence for me was not a good idea I put one up and forgot to tell the wife you can guess the rest.

    Gardener jerry baker says to use hair in panty hose to keep animals away.
     
  14. stilltrying

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    I have a 6 foot high fence around my yard. Little ones get in under the fence, fatten up and cannot get out. I left the gate open and herded the last one out of the yard. I am going to buy a slingshot to eliminate future problems. Most rabbits will let you get about 10 feet away before they run. A marble should knock the wind out of them?
     
  15. Bisi

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    Beagle
     
  16. Stl Flyn

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    Problem with rabbits is, when fertile Mertile loses her litter to predation, or they leave the nest, she seems to instantly go looking for love.
     
  17. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    I have used a product called Liquid Fence, it has eliminated the rabbit problem as well as squirrels. Spray after a rain and re spary once weekly for the next two weeks. Then monthly for the remainder of the growing season.
     
  18. grntitan

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    While I am a big fan of the CCI CB Long .22's for stealthy quiet varmint work, there is a new CCI I like even better. They are the new CCI Quiet .22. They are a full length .22LR but equally as quiet and equally as lethal.




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    However the little bunny that decided to ravage my veggie garden this spring found himself on the receiving end of a CCI .17HMR Hollowpoint. One shot to the head and you have headless rabbit.
     
  19. Tron

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    Moat.
     
  20. Stl Flyn

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    Believe it or not, those little bastards can swim. LOL