The Trap Man Humane Live Catch Rabbit Trap,Catching Rabbits
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, 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 Rabbit Trap can also be sited in open fields where rabbits have been observed feeding recently.
Place each Trap Man rabbit trap in line with the hedgerow or ditch cop with the traps 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) (go to setting)
Pro Gold rabbit trap only. Place your right hand thumb on the lever with the spring attached to right of cage (cage door facing you) press firmly down this will unlock and open door. Place you left hand inside the door opening, whilst holding the door to the roof of the cage, with your other hand pass the trigger rod loop through the hole in the roof so that the loop rests on the marked bar, with your finger push the setting loop forward this will engage the end of the setting rod through the open part at the base of the door, remove your left hand slowly while releasing the door. The door should now be suspended by the setting bar, the treadle should be at approximately 30° - 45°
rabbit trap setting loop / bar
Set the live catch rabbit trap (standard and folding type) 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,(all rabbit traps) ) 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 Trap-Man Live Catch Rabbit Traps MUST be visited regularly and AT LEAST ONCE PER DAY, other non target animals or birds must be released unharmed.
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.
As with all live capture, The trap is only as good as the person setting it.
Legal Constraints There are several legal constraints that you must be aware of: Once set, the trap must, by law, be checked at least once every 24 hours.more instructions and photo's online............. Trap Setting Instructions LINK on the left near the bottom of each page. TheTrapMan also offer E Mail help for as long as you own the trap. Please email help@TrapMan.co.uk , Please quote your item OR invoice OR transaction number so that we can deal efficiently with your email Opening hours 9-5 Mon-Thurs 9-12 Fri, Lunch 12-1 tel 0044 (0) 1772811522 Opening hours 9-5 Mon-Thurs 9-12 Fri, Lunch 12-1