Multi Catch Magpie Trap
£72.92 (£87.50 Inc VAT)
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The Solway Multi Magpie trap has three catching compartments around the edge of the trap and a call bird compartment in the middle. The side entry sliding trap doors are operated by a wire treadle that is situated inside each catching compartment. The plastic decoy is available at additional cost. When a magpie enters the trap- its first instinct is to hop onto the treadle- which then closes the door behind it. You are now required by law (general licence) to secure the trap to the ground- 3 steel pegs are 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 visable. The multi magpie trap is for magpies and pigeons- and must not be used for crows since it is too small to accommodate those larger birds. The trap comes ready assembled and boxed- and when used in the right place- it can be one of the most successful traps on the market. The round shape and side entry doors mean that all catch compartments are easily accessible- and the decoy bird has its own extra large compartment. To get you started- we recommend our decoy magpie- which is designed to help you catch your first call bird. Remember to check your trap at least twice a day and provide your call bird with food and water and a perch( not provided). You are also required to provide your call bird with shelter- and this trap includes an in built steel panel to perform this function. More information on laws which relate to larsen traps can be found in our guide to larsen traps. We also have a blog piece on catching crows and magpie trapping; a brief guide to trapping crows and magpies. These traps are made from 1" square 2mm thick galvanised weldmesh- and are all assembled in Great Britain on our own premises. Approx dimensions: 820mm diameter x 340mm high shipping weight: 10kg
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.
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