Walk In or Larsen style Magpie Trap

£70.00

The standard model comes as a double-catch trap with centre decoy cage and catching cages at either end. Normally supplied with ground entry, walk in, treadle operated, drop-doors but also available with split-perch, top-entry, spring closing top hatches simular to the Larson trap. The walk in type trap is the most popular and most effective in open countryside. The larson type tends to suit placement near hedgerows or woodland. The trap measures 160cm x 38cm x 47cm. It is simple, effective and humane and is light and easy to transport.

To catch the first magpie/corvid to use as a call bird bait the trap with half broken and whole eggs and set the trap where magpies/corvids are active. Once a call bird has been caught, place him in the center compartment and move the trap into the territory of other magpies/corvids and set. The magpies/corvids will soon start to mob the call bird and trap. Keep moving the trap every few days into new territories. This trap needs to be checked daily and the call bird must have a bowl of water and be kept fed with offal, bread or dog food. This double magpie/corvid trap provides all the legal requirements of space, shelter and a perch for maintaining a live captured bird.

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