The Trap Man live catch rabbit trap should be sited where rabbit damage is occurring, other sources of food should be eliminated wherever possible. On grass fields or cereals this will usually start along the ditch cop, headlands or directly opposite burrows, Rabbit Trap should always be sited as soon as damage is spotted. Ideally The Trap should be set out approximately 8mts apart, in a parallel line of traps about 4mts out from their cover, hedgerow, ditch cop etc. The Trap can also be sited in open fields where rabbits have been observed feeding recently.

Place each rabbit trap in line with the hedgerow or ditch cop but facing away from the harbourage so that the bait lines run towards the next Trap . Prepare the bait with fresh carrots cut lengthwise in to four, lay the bait just inside the rabbit trap, place another piece right at the back of the trap or under the trap directly under the treadle, place a line of bait 1mt apart between the rabbit traps. The bait inside the trap must be maintained at the back of the trap or under the trap directly under the wire treadle, but the bait outside the trap should not be replaced

Folding rabbit trap only . remove the wire or plastic tie (if fitted) then grasp the top handle and give the trap a good shake, then pull on the rear panel until it clips into the side panel clips at the rear of the cage.(as another security, wire the base of the rear panel to the floor of the cage)

Set the trap Flip up the secondary lock on to the top of the door, holding the door up against the roof with the secondary lock prongs through the cage roof, with your other hand pass the trigger rod loop through the hole in the roof so that the loop rests on the marked bar. Slide this loop forward under the very edge of the open door so that the door is suspended from the loop ...the trap is now set. Sensitivity can be adjusted by bending the end of the setting rod (using pliers) up to lessen the sensitivity or down to increase the sensitivity. Check that the free end of the treadle plate is at least 20mm above the cage floor and at approx. 30°. Check the treadle does trip the door when pressed, and that the secondary door locks it correctly. Once baited the Rabbit Traps MUST be visited regularly and AT LEAST ONCE PER DAY, other non target animals or birds must be released unharmed.

pro gold setting barrabbit trap setting loop / bar

Rabbits can be removed by slowly tipping the trap onto it's end and reaching in through the open door or carefully turning the trap over onto it's roof and opening the door to let the rabbit run out.Trap maintenance, periodically lubricate all moving parts using a smear of petroleum jelly. When the trap is laid up out of use wrap the whole trap in an oil soaked rag.

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