Out & About

Out with the old, in with the new baffles

Out with the old, in with the new baffles

After a tip from the boss that I originally ignored, I ended up trying out his idea - using 4mm marine grade plywood instead of steel mesh in the Good Wood Trap boxes - turns out that it was a bloody good idea! 

Check out the video below to see how easy and freely the new internal baffles slide in the groove. Having spent my fair share of time wrestling (and more) with steel mesh that didn't fit the groove right or had bent out of shape, I know this...


Taking it easy

Taking it easy

After a good break over the Christmas period that included going bush to do some hiking and trapping, getting out on the water for some fishing, snorkelling and wake baording we are ready to start out 2020! 

Check out the video one of our team put together to show everyone how easy it can be to get results using Good Wood traps.

You can grab one of the traps used in the video here.

 


Setting your Steve Allen SA2 Trap

Setting your Steve Allen SA2 Trap

Had a few people asking how to set the SA2 Kill Trap, so figured I'd chuck together a video for ya's.

The reason these traps are so bloody good is because the target is pushing it's head IN while it's going for the bait, in most cases, the bait remains untouched and reusable. 

This trap is great for possums but was originally designed for feral cats. It's NAWAC approved for cats & possums but we've caught stoats, hedgehogs & ferrets in them. 

These traps are designed and made in New Zealand by Steve Allan. He's a true blue kiwi, you...


Staying at Cape Sanctuary

Staying at Cape Sanctuary

We took a bit of time out on the weekend to check out Cape Sanctuary when it really comes alive - the night time. 

It was an amazing location for couple of quiet beers, Three Wolves by Macs. The waves were doing their thing and the sky was changing colors to signify it was time for the day birds to return to their homes. 

Sitting on the porch of the hut with a set of binoculars spotting dotterels & variable oyster catchers was eclipsed by the 11pm visit to the inner sanctuary along the beach - the Kiwi & Takahe...


Cape Sanctuary Visit

Cape Sanctuary Visit

There's a whole different world on the way to Ocean Beach in Hawkes Bay. It's a bit of a drive but once you get to Cape Sanctuary it's really something else. It was rainy when we went out but that's never stopped us. 

The general manager, Lindsay Wilson, invited us out to have a bit of a look around, now He'll have a hard time getting rid of me - it was clear that Lindsay has a wealth of knowledge about all things nature & is very passionate about his work. It's awesome to be working with people who have...