Larsen Trap Top and Side Entry

£62.50 (£75.00 Inc VAT)

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 A top and side entry version of our popular 1317 Larsen trap.  The top entry compartment allows the bird to drop in from above landing onto the split trigger perch which falls in half closing the spring door behind it.  The side entry sliding trap doors are operated by a wire treadle which is situated inside the catching compartment. When a crow or magpie enters the trap- its first instinct is to hop onto the treadle- closing the door behind it.  These traps are effective in their use as crow or magpie traps- and their simple construction makes them easy to operate and maintain. Made from durable weldmesh- the three compartments include a catch box at each end- with room for the call bird in the middle. You are now required by law (general licence) to secure the trap to the ground- 2 steel pegs are now supplied. If you are trapping in Scotland- you need to have a tag fixed to each trap with your authorised user number clearly visible.  Recent tests by staff at Solway Feeders have found that these traps are very versatile- and that they work with particular efficiency in smaller gardens or paddocks where nearby trees provide visiting crows and magpies with the opportunity to drop down from above to inspect the call bird intruder. The Larsen traps come flat packed for self assembly- and all clips are included. We also provide split trigger perches for the top entry section- a free drinker and instructions. Remember to check your trap at least twice a day and provide your call bird with food and water and a perch.

NEW REGULATIONS CAME INTO FORCE WITH REGARD TO GENERAL LICENSE FROM JANUARY 2021 The regulations vary throughout the UK Home Nations. The user must comply with the precise detail in the regulations depending upon your local area.

A Brief Outline of Larsen Trap Legislation

The General Licence is issued by authorities in England- Scotland- Wales and Northern Ireland to allow the Larsen trap to be used for the control of Crows- Magpies- Jackdaws and Jays.

All Larsen trapping operations carried out under the General Licence must have a reasonable purpose. Simply hating Crows or Magpies is not a valid reason. Protecting livestock or crops is a valid reason.

The General Licence states that welfare requirements of the decoy must be taken into account. Decoy birds must be provided with food- water- shelter and a perch. As with all traps the Larsen must be checked at least once a day. The best times to check are one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. Be aware that some traps can be filled with trapped birds many times a day- so keep checking during the day.

The Larsen trap is governed by a general licence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Captured birds provided they fall within the legal quarry list may be dispatched by an approved method.

Any non target species must be released immediately!

There is no set size to decoy cages.

When not in use Larsen traps MUST be rendered incapable of catching- i.e. no bird can push the trap door open and become caught as a result. Top opening traps can be turned upside down or have the door springs unhooked. Best practice is to store your traps when you have finished your trapping season.

Solway Feeders Ltd accepts no responsibility for users who use the traps to catch non target species or use the traps outside the terms of the General Licence.

 Approx dimensions: 48 inches (1220mm) long- 21 inches (530mm) square. shipping weight 8kgs 

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Weight 11 kg


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