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Old 03-27-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question Controlling Kangaroos

I’m looking at options of water point exclusion to compliment my current controlled culling program, any thoughts on the different structures out there?
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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I have heard of a bar around the front of the trap gates about a foot or less off the ground, so as they try to crawl through their feet go under the bar and stops them. Haven't seen or tried it though.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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Yeah have heard of that one too, but likewise haven't seen it in action or hear how effective it is. I'm sure there is someone out there itching to tell us about their cunning design though!
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:09 AM   #4
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Gudday Ben, yep have been using the bar in front of the traps for about 5 years, it works a treat, but you have to have it close enough so the roos can't jump over it. if it is too close then they tend to get thier feet rite up against it and their head through the spears and then just stumble or fall forward. We found that by using 2 rows of bars 1 at half a meter and the second at 1 meter out from the gates in a semi circular fasion it stoped 99.9 percent of the roos getting into the traps. Remembering that we only have cattle watering on a few water points and most are set up for small stock.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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We did find a few roos dead, tangled up in the bars at first, but seemed after a week or so this didn't happen any more. This was not good but not sure how to modify to solve the problem. Just checked regularly when first installed.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback Ash, much appreciated.
I am confident that based on respective brain mass we have to be able to beat the bastards eventually
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:01 AM   #7
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Have spoken to Stuart Barkler at Cunumulla he has built steel adjustable jump in ramps for sheep and goats and the roos wont use them.
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