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Longnetting is a European form of hare hunting where they drive the rabbit ( Hare) to a waiting net place strategically near the cover. It is done by just men and by hounds and men. It is not practiced in the USA, but not exactly sure if it is illegal?
 

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Watching a group of guys setup long nets, release some grey hounds, and send ferrets into the burrows is a real sight.
Although, I do believe this is done more for nuisance control and not practiced here in the states.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
i take it you dont have the numbers of rabbits we have in england it is nothing to get 20 or 30 walked up shooting and that number can rise to well over a hundred if lamped at nite , longnetting is a skill and is very efective were the conditions are right
 

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We probably have more licensed hunters in our state then you have in your country. We got good hunt able amounts of rabbits as you can tell if you read here but we are comparing completely different countries.

I do love hearing different techniges though. Do you really have trained ferrets that would be cool to see
 

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No we don't have nearly the #'s they have in the UK. I remember watching in disbelief a news show saying England banned hunting foxes, hares, deer and other animals with hounds/dogs partly to protect the dogs from being abused by being forced to hunt. I laughed my butt off knowing most dogs love to hunt and it would be abuse not to hunt my dogs. Its amazing what a liberal out of control government can meddle in. Unfortunately the US is starting to do the same type stuff.
 

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Don;t they poison the rabbits in England since they are a nusiance? When i was over there i took a train north out of London and was amazed at the amount of rabbits and pheasants just out in the open. I believe my beagle would have a heart attack if he saw all them rabbits the size of him just sitting out in the open.
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
your very wrong about not been able to hunt hares with hounds in the uk every area had a beagle pack and long hunts lasting up to a couple of hours have been known sadley a thing of the past since the goverment brought in the hunting with dogs ban
 

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Hunting with dogs ban !!!!! That's crazy. You can't use dogs but you net 30 at a time or send ferrets down holes?! And I thought our government was messed up lol.
 

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ye well never take your sport for granted because we did in our country till it was to late. I never thought i would see the end of fox hunting with hounds, or beagling for hares, or coursing but gone they are, and i fear the ban will never be overturned in parliment, not in my lifetime anyway.
 

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That's terrible. When I think of fox hunting I think of it as an English tradition. I may be wrong here. Or maybe I'm being stereotypical but I've always associated Fox hunting with England. As for Rabbit hunting if they are pests you would think they would allow you to hunt them by any means necessary. I don't know I just find that ***-backwards.
Just my 0.02
 

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John-PA said:
Don't worry Bearklr, we're not far behind them.
Man John, I hope you're wrong but wouldn't put it past anything hunting related getting banned with some of the antis out there.
 
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