By Cam Speedy from Wildlife Management Associates Ltd.
This lure uses both smell and visual cues to encourage possums to your bait stations or traps. For a larger batch multiply recipe by 10.
Mix up the following in a large tub/bucket:
- 1 kg flour
- 100 g icing sugar
- 100 g milk powder
- 15 ml peach essence.
Smear over and around the trees and the surroundings but not on bait stations or traps as the flour will go mouldy.
Watch our webinar with Cam to learn other useful tips and tricks for trapping introduced predators. ‘Attention-to-detail’ is Cam’s number one tip for trapping. He believes if you just ‘plonk’ trapping kit in the bush with little thought, it’s a waste of your time. Ineffective kit sitting around, catching nothing and rotting in our forests is an increasing issue we can’t afford if we want to achieve a predator free NZ by 2050.