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Offline crowinghen

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2016, 06:11:20 PM »
Put a red light out by your coop and leave out your bait where you have a good shot.  Get your pellet gun ready, and drill the little buggers when they come out to the bait. If you don't want to sit around and wait, get a driveway alarm from Harbor Freight and leave it near the bait. It will beep when you have a visitor. I've gotten lots of rats this way - it's a ton of fun.
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great idea! I've done all of the above except for the driveway alarm!

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016, 06:31:15 PM »
those are some Boone & Crockett rats ! by the looks of things you have to wear the Danner style romeo's to sneak up on them  :chuckle:  better not post too many pics or the F&W will start making you buy a tag for them
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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2016, 06:57:12 PM »
My boss scored this booner today

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2016, 08:47:13 PM »
Don't see many Fieldmasters around.

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 09:04:34 PM »
If you get a booner post it up  :chuckle:

I should of done a full body mount on this one, real trophy as the whiskers are outside the ears.

I shoot them if i can, but if you are only using traps the Tomcat rat traps work real well, get a dozen and set up a trap line.

That looks like a pack rat not a Norway rat...?

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2016, 06:50:26 AM »
If you get a booner post it up  :chuckle:

I should of done a full body mount on this one, real trophy as the whiskers are outside the ears.

I shoot them if i can, but if you are only using traps the Tomcat rat traps work real well, get a dozen and set up a trap line.

That looks like a pack rat not a Norway rat...?


Maybe it's like elk.  Cascade vs Roosevelt.  The east side rat has the bushier tail and the westside the bigger body diameter.

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2016, 05:33:40 PM »
If you get a booner post it up  :chuckle:

I should of done a full body mount on this one, real trophy as the whiskers are outside the ears.

I shoot them if i can, but if you are only using traps the Tomcat rat traps work real well, get a dozen and set up a trap line.
That's a wood rat they are a lot different

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2016, 08:01:35 PM »
Spot and stalk at the dove pen...44 mag with shot shell


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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2016, 08:21:29 PM »
If you get a booner post it up  :chuckle:

I should of done a full body mount on this one, real trophy as the whiskers are outside the ears.

I shoot them if i can, but if you are only using traps the Tomcat rat traps work real well, get a dozen and set up a trap line.

Whiskers outside ears killed me. :chuckle:

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2016, 04:53:51 AM »
If you get a booner post it up  :chuckle:

I should of done a full body mount on this one, real trophy as the whiskers are outside the ears.

I shoot them if i can, but if you are only using traps the Tomcat rat traps work real well, get a dozen and set up a trap line.

Whiskers outside ears killed me. :chuckle:
:yeah: :chuckle:

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2016, 11:32:33 PM »
Here you guys go....looks fun to me  :tup:

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2016, 06:51:40 AM »
At 3:43, is that a pig?  Yikes, this guys feed bill for the rats is more the than porkers.  Good study on shot placement and did they have a couple of five gallon buckets to cleanup the carnage?  Excellent practice with benefit.  Thanks for the post

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2016, 09:16:04 AM »
That's a rat hotel, must be a pig feed lot. :tup:
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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2016, 09:38:46 PM »
Do these critters hibernate or something?  I haven't seen any in a few days.

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Re: The great, big, rat hunt!
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2016, 09:25:41 AM »
Cool video, I sure wouldn't want to be the one having to pick all of them up though.

Not as bad as rats, but I've trapped 9 mice in the last 8 days in our basement, nothing last night though, yucky things.  >:(

 

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