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Alberta_huntress_83

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Red Fox Hunting?
« on: March 31, 2013, 06:23:36 PM »
Howdy y'all... So have a few different friends who have Red Fox issues, and have asked me to help them. Can anyone offer any experience or insight in how one might begin to plan a fox hunt? Bait and trap? Bait and wait? Track, spot & stalk?

I don't even know where to begin, but varmit/predator hunting sure seems to be a great way to pass the off season since I won't be available for Spring bear this year lol.

Any and all opinions and knowledge will be greatly welcomed, considered, and much appreciated. From myself and the families asking me for help.

Hope you all have had a great Easter with your families. Just headed next door for a turkey with the neighbour and her kids :) thanks everyone I look forward to your replies and suggestions!

*Elizabeth*
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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 09:29:57 PM »
Fox will respond to predator calling.  I believe some people will use a rabbit call to get the fox coming and then switch to a mouse squeaker to bring it right in.

Perhaps the reason for this is because a fox living in coyote country may be fearful to come right in to a rabbit distress because if it is a coyote with the rabbit the fox could be desert. 

But the mouse squeaking may get the foxes attention and it may forget about what first attracted it????

What gun are you intending to use?

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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 09:52:20 PM »
Happy turkey day Elizabeth!!! hey i have done lots in Sask .. mostly spot and shoot or we used Greyhound's years ago..but calling works well too we just used 22LR

here is some u-tube video's

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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 06:41:16 AM »
I'm gun shopping for a new predator gun now. I would like to just get a .22LR or maybe a .223? I think a .243 might be getting too big?  I've got a scope and sling ready for my next gun, just hate going gun shopping solo as I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to gun purchases (or vehicles LOL).

Ok, so calling. The yotes woke me up at 3am, there must have been half a dozen +!!! I wouldn't have thought foxes would be scared of coyote, but it makes sense so thanks for the tips there. My kitties have caught 4 mice in 3 days, not all are dead by the time I get to them, so maybe I can keep one alive and attach it to a fence post lol? Would that work or would that get me targetted by PETA lol?

David, my phone sucks and didn't show the links to the youtube videos. Can you maybe email the link to my email address peas n' carrots?

Adventurequeen@rogers.blackberry.net

Keep the info flowing, this is totally helpful. Thanks guys!!!!

E-beth
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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 09:39:42 AM »
If you're a good shot and can get them in fairly close then a .22LR is all you need but for longer ranges a .223 would be better suited.
Years ago I shot a fox with a .243 and omg...it just destroyed it...lol

Yeah the .243 is way over kill for fox.. ;)

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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 05:52:46 AM »
LOL Sonny, ok so no .243 :) What about a 22-50? I've never shot one of those but they might be alright? Thoughts?

The one lady who wants my help is because she has 7. Yes SEVEN pugs lol. And the fox comes and sits in her yard and she's scared to let her dogs out. Pugs lol. Oh the humanity lol!

The other lady no pugs, lots of cattle, horses, and other farm animals. So I don't know that the calling won't get the farm critters all excited?  They will be very different from eachother that's for sure.

Either way should be fun :) thanks

Would u suggest an air compressor to remove hides from small game? I've heard its really effective for coyotes and fox? Been talking to a few tax shops about getting that coyote hide dry tanned for my moccasins and sounds like the tannery in edmonton is really only good for larger game and haven't heard great reviews about any small game tanning within Alberta.

So last, would u reccomend head shots or standard vital-kill shots? I want as much hide as possible is the only reason I ask. Never neck or head shot any animals....but some guys I've met swear by it and I think its rather barbaric.


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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 10:09:48 AM »
Get a good .22 and put a decent scope on it,next get a big bulk pack of ammo and go have fun fun fun.. ;)

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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 10:20:31 AM »
Get a good .22 and put a decent scope on it,next get a big bulk pack of ammo and go have fun fun fun.. ;)


You rock Sonny Bunny! Ps I like the beer and bonfire with some elk pepperoni too lol.
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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 10:50:26 PM »
E-beth here is what i will use for a Fox up too 100 yds hollow points Rem Semi 597 with a 30 shot bananna clip .. just shot it today at range and it still on .. not to big a hole but still a big hole.. do some calling and they will come too you.. as allways shot placement is the key

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Re: Red Fox Hunting?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 06:58:23 PM »
E-beth here is what i will use for a Fox up too 100 yds hollow points Rem Semi 597 with a 30 shot bananna clip .. just shot it today at range and it still on .. not to big a hole but still a big hole.. do some calling and they will come too you.. as allways shot placement is the key

Light
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Final

David :)


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