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How to catch Snipe?

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Old Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 20:16   #1
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How to catch Snipe?


I have recently got into bird ringing and currently have a T-permit, so I have little experience, and what experience I do have is of passerines. Recently I have found an area that holds c50 snipe, and might consider trying to ring them. I was just wondering what the best method is for catching them? I have heard you can use a pole and net with a light in darkness, and other kinds of traps/nets. Obviously I cant do this without my trainer but thought Id just ask here to see what method seems to be the most successful. They are in an estuarine habitat, on a salt marsh, if that changes anything.


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What size of team were you thinking of (in general terms) ?

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Old Saturday 23rd June 2018, 02:07   #3
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We used to snipe hunt when I was young...but it was always just a fun game.
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