Wood pigeon trap trap setting .

Unpack the trap & remove the wire or plastic tie (if fitted)

Grasp the top handle and give the trap a good shake, then pull on the rear panel until it clips into the rear of the cage.

Flip up the secondary lock on to the top of the door, holding the door up against the roof with the secondary door 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 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 MUST be visited regularly and AT LEAST ONCE PER DAY, other non target animals or birds must be released unharmed.

Wood pigeons can be removed from the trap by slowly tipping the trap onto it's end and reaching in through the open door, the captured birds can be released or humanely desposed of using a humane despatcher.

For effective trapping conditions, the area where pigeon trap is going to be put should be regularly pre-baited for several days before the trap is sited. Corn or dried bread should be used for bait. After the wood pigeons become familiar with the feeding spot, place pigeon trap over the feed. Bait the pigeon trap with a trail of grain on the outside of the trap and leading into the entrance door. Make sure you bait the inside the pigeon trap under the treadle so the pigeons can find it. Place a bamboo cane through the side of the trap and push the door open to the roof of the trap, pass the cane under the door to support it in the open position, leave the trap baited regularly for a few days until the pigeons get accustomed to feeding inside the trap, when you are ready to trap the pigeons remove the cane to and set the trap as above.You should trap a pigeon within 12 hours of doing this, repeat the whole process again to catch the remaining pigeons

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. The legal methods of despatch are shooting, a single blow to the head, or humane despatch by a vet. It is illegal and inhumane to drown, stab, batter or cause unnecessary suffering to the animal.

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: You may need a licence to operate this trap, Once set, the trap must, by law, be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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