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Old 04-11-2004, 02:48 PM
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I hunt in the UK and I've heard that it's not legal to use ferrets for hunting in America, is this true for all states?
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Old 04-11-2004, 03:15 PM
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Would they chase rabbits?
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Old 04-12-2004, 06:16 AM
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It is illegal in Indiana where I live . You can't use them for anything but target practice .
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Old 04-12-2004, 03:22 PM
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I have an older friend that I rabbit hunt with. He swares that if you send a ferret down a rabbit hole that they will drive every rabbit from there regardless if they were run into the holes by dogs or not.

Never tried it. I'd be tempted to shoot those extra-long dumpster rats.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:20 AM
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I know for sure that ferreting is illegal in Iowa, and I'm reasonably sure that it's illegal nationwide.

I do have two ferrets, one hob and one jill, but they are pets.

Is it true that you use a net with holes big enough to allow the jill through but not the rabbit, and then send the jill down the hole to fluch out the rabbits into the net? Then send the hob down to drag out the jill if necessary? I remember reasing that in an old hunting magazine years ago.

Other than hunting with dogs, the only other type of animal assisted hunting we can do is falconry (which, IMO, would be a seriously cool sport/hobby to try, but it's hard to find falconers to train under).

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Old 04-19-2004, 10:53 PM
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i beleive here in Wyoming you have to have a license for it just like falconry
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:43 AM
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At one time in Wi. you could use ferrets to hunt with,my Dad would put the ferret down a rabbit den and then put a sack over the hole,and sack the rabbit when he came out.But sometimes you got a supprise catch.
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Old 04-21-2004, 08:19 AM
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Yeh you can use nets over the holes, guns, dogs and hawks. Ferrets can also be used on rats, they usually kill them in the nests but sometimes the rats bolt, then you shoot 'em.
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