Ferreting; Ferrets are the animals of the Gamekeeper, whether he is a full-time professional or a part-time amateur. They are trained to hunt, keep down vermin and maintain a balance within the countryside. Anyone who rears pheasants or other livestock can confirm that without firm controls, rates and other scavengers can very quickly multiply until they overrun that part of the countryside.
All the essentials are explained: feeding and management, netting, rules of safety, and the best methods to employ. the aim is to give a practical guide to an essentially do-it-yourself hobby.
The trapping section covers the techniques and traps employed, explaining how the latter can be utilized to the best possible extent. Modern methods, such as the use of gas, are also examined, making the book as comprehensive as possible.
Throughout the text, there are photographs of ferrets, ferreting situations, and other scenes. The whole is augmented by detailed drawings of birds and animals in the countryside.
- Condition: Used
- Hardcover: 159 pages with dust jacket
- Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd.(1986)
- Language: English
- Illustrations: B&W photos
- ISBN-10: 0947647473
- ISBN-13: 978-0947647476
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.7 x 1.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 422 g
|1. The Ferret and its relatives
2. Ferret Management
3. The Quarry
4. Training and working Ferrets to Rabbits and Rats
5. Alternative Methods of Rabbit Control and some advice on Ratting
6. The Trapper’s
7. Traps and Trapping Quarry