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Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by ChaoticL0gic » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:37 am

I am sure that many of you already know this stuff, but for those that don't these two videos could be real life savers. Game birds seem to be very prevalent in most of the US (pigeon is actually rather tasty) and these traps are very low energy to make and use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iR_3zWd0hA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=743RT1kUyDw

If you are going to use this cleaning method, I have been told to be sure to do it while the bird is still warm!
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by cooknathan » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:04 am

Thanks, nice info. I wonder how do dress flying foxes. Theyre quite common around here
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Post by ChaoticL0gic » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:19 am

cooknathan wrote:Thanks, nice info. I wonder how do dress flying foxes. Theyre quite common around here
hmmm, ask Ozzy!!
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Post by cooknathan » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:52 am

lol
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Post by UrbanConquest » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:11 am

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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by Clout » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:45 am

I once saw someone dress a bird that way and I was convinced he had made some small incisions somewhere around the wings or breast. After seeing it another time I was amazed with the simplicity.

This isn't exactly the most novel invention for the survival situation. However, after a long day in the blind...one of these could be your new best friend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLhacLDjJgo

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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by cooknathan » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:02 am

UrbanConquest wrote:Flying foxes carry several nasty diseases and they pee on themselves, sorry, not eatin one of them things! LOL
If you clean them and cook them correctly they should be fine.
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by ChaoticL0gic » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:48 pm

cooknathan wrote:
UrbanConquest wrote:Flying foxes carry several nasty diseases and they pee on themselves, sorry, not eatin one of them things! LOL
If you clean them and cook them correctly they should be fine.

I will take your word for that. Since I live in the US don't think I will run into many of them. I'll stick to quail. :-)
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Post by RGR SNAPLINK » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:53 pm

OP,

I have mine set right now. Using Peanut Butter as bait. So far no interest from the little squirrelys at all.

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Post by ChaoticL0gic » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:06 pm

RGR SNAPLINK wrote:OP,

I have mine set right now. Using Peanut Butter as bait. So far no interest from the little squirrelys at all.
nice looking trap! Try adding some bait around the area to lure them in. Let me know how it goes. Good luck!
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by Andimia » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:17 pm

Wow, he really made the field dressing look super easy.
Great videos. I'm going to work on my trap tomorrow.

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Post by RGR SNAPLINK » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:40 pm

Well two days with peanut butter in there and no attention to the trap at all. The fact I have a cat in my yard at all times has nothing to do with it at all I am sure.
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Post by ChaoticL0gic » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:56 pm

RGR SNAPLINK wrote:Well two days with peanut butter in there and no attention to the trap at all. The fact I have a cat in my yard at all times has nothing to do with it at all I am sure.
Ya, that would cause an issue, if you are trying to get squirrels I would go with a snare or some sort of mesh trap, an Arapuca, is really more for game birds like quail and pheasant. Critter like squirrels and rabbits are strong enough to get out of a Arapuca, increase your odds but setting multiple traps. Also be sure to descent the trap, that is important.
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Post by RGR SNAPLINK » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:48 pm

Success!!!!!

Well kinda, a small bird tripped it, but I wasn't home at the time. My wife saw it, and wanted to take a picture and refused to touch the bird while she watched it wiggle out and fly away!

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Post by MasterMaker » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:15 pm

A basic rat-trap cam humanely kill most birds, can be tied to a wooden plank and floated out from shore(length of rope securing the plank to shore) to trap ducks and geese.

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I know of at least one person surviving quite successfully using this method(Norwegian resistance fighter during WW2).

Rat trap's are a part of my BOB.
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Post by RGR SNAPLINK » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:27 pm

Good call on the Rat traps!!! I am going to try this out!
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by CitizenZ » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:25 pm

Plus one on rat traps. They will work on anything up to, and a little bigger, than rats. Even pigeons and rabbits.
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by ChaoticL0gic » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:14 am

Well here is my Attempt, Not bad for my first try, I didn't trap anything, but there really wasn't much out today.

Oh well, there is always tomorrow.
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by DrunkWookiee » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:15 am

Awesome looking traps, guys :)
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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by aa1pr » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:19 pm

That is the method I also use down & dirty & quick !

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Re: Trapping and cleaning Birds

Post by Lionheart » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:09 pm

Awesome, thanks for posting the vid. I had never even heard of this type of trap but it looks simple and effective and good to have in the mental tool box.
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