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#2183803 - 03/18/12 12:48 PM NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS
BAYSTATE YOTE Offline
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Hey All

Went on a barn yard sniping mission last night at my cousins dairy farm,then I sopped at another spot and its a good thing I did it was crawlin with rats!!

At 8.00 p.m. I pulled up to the dairy farm,the rats have been living in the sides of the calf barns,they jump on the calf as its laying down and run along the calf and jump into the feed pales!!! The pour calfs cant sleep because the rats seem to startle the them a lot. Because the barn is full of calfs,I shoot from the outside at the edges of the building,the rats run along in little trenchs,I put some milled corn feed in piles and that lures them out for the shot.I dumped about (8) outside and then I took a walk inside and saw a monster run into a hole in the side,it was a safe spot to shoot so I waited in the dark for a few minutes and curios george got a pellet in the noggin!! cool

At about 10.00 p.m. I figured it was time to go home,on my way I hit my pigeon farm,I was there a few weeks ago and did not see a rat.Well I sat on one side of the barn and saw nothing,then I decided to go on the other side and see what was going on. Well I backed into place and waited a bit.I turned on the Night Vision and the Infrared illuminator,and holy cow!! I see eyes everywhere!! I shot till about 12.30.pm. and picked up (15) and I had a ton of head shots where they ran back under the barn or fell back into the holes. The farmer will be happpy when I give him an after action report. laugh

Dairy farm

























Edited by BAYSTATE YOTE (03/18/12 01:36 PM)
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#2183819 - 03/18/12 01:04 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
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Very nice shoot - now that dumps are closed to shooting, I think farms like this are the last place to shoot rats.
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#2183843 - 03/18/12 01:41 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: CatShooter]
BAYSTATE YOTE Offline
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Here is the aftermath at the second spot,the ckicken pen.











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#2183850 - 03/18/12 01:58 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
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Holy Cow...

You have hit a gold mine of rats wink wink wink

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#2184042 - 03/18/12 07:23 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: CatShooter]
BAYSTATE YOTE Offline
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Ha,I love shootin em,hate pickin up,darn things give me the creeps!! scared
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#2184882 - 03/19/12 09:01 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
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Nice, be sure to wear gloves when picking that vermin up....
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#2185184 - 03/20/12 08:50 AM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: SkyPup]
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Scope out this nice NV Night rat hunt video! thumbup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5FqeatJmxM
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#2185618 - 03/20/12 07:43 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: SkyPup]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Nice shooting BAYSTATE!! Think I might check out the farms that I hunt and give it a try! I have a RWs pellet rifle that would be perfect for the job.
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#2185714 - 03/20/12 09:30 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: 1up5down]
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Looks FUN!!!!

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#2185723 - 03/20/12 09:40 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: 1up5down]
BAYSTATE YOTE Offline
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Originally Posted By: 1up5down
Nice shooting BAYSTATE!! Think I might check out the farms that I hunt and give it a try! I have a RWs pellet rifle that would be perfect for the job.


Your ready to go!! Just add a small lite with a momentary switch and your good to go!! Dont get discouraged if you dont get any first time out,there is a little bit of a learning curve,first you have to find the spot on the farm where they are,food,water and shelter is key. Have fun,it will get addicting!!!! thumbup1
I had another farmer call me today,word gets around,I have two new spots to hit saturday night. laugh
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#2185736 - 03/20/12 09:55 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
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Registered: 11/26/04
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Loc: Indiana
Hey Baystate your really getting me fired up here to do some Ratin! I do have a couple of questions. Is Warmer months better than colder or visa versa ?? Have you ever used your FP with Rat Distress or Rat Duet in the barn to call them since Rats are cannibalistic ?? And is Green light better than Red Light ?? Just a thought....Jeff smile
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#2185790 - 03/20/12 10:43 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
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Originally Posted By: BAYSTATE YOTE
Originally Posted By: 1up5down
Nice shooting BAYSTATE!! Think I might check out the farms that I hunt and give it a try! I have a RWs pellet rifle that would be perfect for the job.


Your ready to go!! Just add a small lite with a momentary switch and your good to go!! Dont get discouraged if you dont get any first time out,there is a little bit of a learning curve,first you have to find the spot on the farm where they are,food,water and shelter is key. Have fun,it will get addicting!!!! thumbup1
I had another farmer call me today,word gets around,I have two new spots to hit saturday night. laugh


If you would, please post some pics of your rifle/rig.

Thanks, Dave
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#2185939 - 03/21/12 08:39 AM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: 1up5down]
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Awesome stuff as always baystate yote!
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#2185953 - 03/21/12 09:15 AM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: The Virginian]
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Gotta be careful when hunting rats, sometimes they freak out and run right up your pants leg trying to get away....NV Stealth is the answer!
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#2186436 - 03/21/12 08:54 PM Re: NIGHT RAT SHOOTIN ON FARMS [Re: Wallbass45]
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Originally Posted By: Wallbass45
Hey Baystate your really getting me fired up here to do some Ratin! I do have a couple of questions. Is Warmer months better than colder or visa versa ?? Have you ever used your FP with Rat Distress or Rat Duet in the barn to call them since Rats are cannibalistic ?? And is Green light better than Red Light ?? Just a thought....Jeff smile


Jeff
Those are great questions,as for cold or warm I cant tell you yet,I have never shot in warm weather.As for lighting,my buddy that got me into it,uses a white lite,I used my green laser Genetics once, and it worked,but when I got my night vision,well that was that for the lites.Night Vision is just awesome if you have it for rats. But give any lite you have a shot,and I am still learning if you learn any tactics that we could use I would love to see you post!!

Regarding calling that is an awesome idea,I never thought of that but why would it not work?Rats are bigtime curious,infact I will try it saturday night,I dont have rat sounds on my WildLife Tech caller but I do have some mouse sounds,hey we have nothing to loose!!! Its only rats,who cares!!

Here is my Benjiman Marauder,with a PVS-14 mounted on the back,note the Infrared torch mounted on the front to lite those little eyes up!!!







Edited by BAYSTATE YOTE (03/21/12 08:57 PM)
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