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#3152363 - 05/08/12 08:42 PM Tips for cage trapping rabbits...?
Snuffy Offline
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Registered: 10/13/07
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Loc: Western Pa
Got a few causing problems in my mother-in-laws' veggie garden. Any helpful hints on caging these critters? I appreciate any advice guys!
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#3152399 - 05/08/12 09:04 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
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I ALWAYS USE APPLES.

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#3158044 - 05/13/12 07:36 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
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Registered: 04/28/12
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Loc: North Carolina
For some reason, I always did a whole lot better trapping rabbits in wooden boxes using cabbage from the garden.

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#3158580 - 05/14/12 09:24 AM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 210
Loc: bama
spray rabbit urine in side your cages or wooden box traps.
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#3158629 - 05/14/12 10:31 AM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1716
Loc: Western Michigan
I always use apples, but on a 110.
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#3159035 - 05/14/12 05:04 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Snuffy Offline
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Loc: Western Pa
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm limited to cage or box traps for this, because it's in the heart of suburbia. Too many domestics roaming around, so lethal measures are not an option.

How small of a wooden box trap is practical for cottontails?
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#3159056 - 05/14/12 05:26 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
garys Offline
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Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 44
Loc: Doniphan, MO
Here is the design I have used all my life. I had a lot of luck with it when I was a kid. I had about 20 of them and we always had rabbit to eat! I would put an apple slice in the back and shot of fox urine on the top of the door, don't know why but it seemed to really increase my catch rate!

http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/05/4525_2245.pdf
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#3159096 - 05/14/12 05:51 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
You might want to check this thread and included links.
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post3107598
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#3159104 - 05/14/12 06:02 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Snuffy Offline
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Thanks garys, I appreciate the link. Looks pretty slick!
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#3159187 - 05/14/12 07:00 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Snuffy Offline
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LAtrapper, that's a big help. Thanks very much
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#3159807 - 05/15/12 06:05 AM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: northeast ks
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#3159819 - 05/15/12 06:32 AM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: garys]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 3376
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
Originally Posted By: garys
Here is the design I have used all my life. I had a lot of luck with it when I was a kid. I had about 20 of them and we always had rabbit to eat! I would put an apple slice in the back and shot of fox urine on the top of the door, don't know why but it seemed to really increase my catch rate!

http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/05/4525_2245.pdf


it is the salt in the urine the salt spools made for rabbits at the feed store work well for "bait " too
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#3160491 - 05/15/12 06:16 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Snuffy Offline
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Registered: 10/13/07
Posts: 376
Loc: Western Pa
Another very informative link conejo, thank you. It so happens that last year I bought two box traps at a yard sale that are identical to that one. I'm refurbishing them now, they'll be in use by the weekend.

I propped one open and put it in my daughters' rabbit hutch, with some feed inside to encourage her tame bunny to sit inside the trap (hopefully peeing all over the floor while it's in there). Do you guys think that domestic rabbit scent will be an attractant, or are the two species not interested in each other?
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#3160573 - 05/15/12 07:25 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
I always thought that rabbits were not prejudiced but if they are, I'm sure Obama will have something to say about it.

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#3161761 - 05/16/12 07:55 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
Snuffy Offline
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Loc: Western Pa
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
I always thought that rabbits were not prejudiced but if they are, I'm sure Obama will have something to say about it.


So is that an affirmative?
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#3170799 - 05/24/12 08:11 AM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 3376
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
Originally Posted By: Snuffy
Another very informative link conejo, thank you. It so happens that last year I bought two box traps at a yard sale that are identical to that one. I'm refurbishing them now, they'll be in use by the weekend.

I propped one open and put it in my daughters' rabbit hutch, with some feed inside to encourage her tame bunny to sit inside the trap (hopefully peeing all over the floor while it's in there). Do you guys think that domestic rabbit scent will be an attractant, or are the two species not interested in each other?


the only 2 we have here are Sylvilagus floridanus and Swamp rabbit, Sylvilagus aquaticus
they like each others smell ( crap) I can normally find the swampers this time of the year in the flower beds raising babies the babies are already out on their own at this point
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#3174137 - 05/26/12 06:47 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
Phil Nichols Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 163
Loc: Chocowinity, NC
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
I always thought that rabbits were not prejudiced but if they are, I'm sure Obama will have something to say about it.


You sir are the master rabbit race baiter, our very own, the Reverend Paul Jesse Winklesharp.

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#3174205 - 05/26/12 07:50 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Can I have an "Amen"?

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#3177380 - 06/07/12 04:37 PM Re: Tips for cage trapping rabbits...? [Re: Snuffy]
Snuffy Offline
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Registered: 10/13/07
Posts: 376
Loc: Western Pa
Thanks for the info guys
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