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Re: The fox pages

Post by Oldbloke » 03 Jul 2018, 8:55 pm

I think I have found my calling. Whistling foxes. It never bores me and is always interesting and can be a challenge. Foxes can be funny buggers one day running next sneaking around trying to get wind of you or you just don’t see them at all.

This must be the biggest/fattest Fox I’ve ever shot its as fat as a pig. Here’s the story.

A few days ago I spoke to a mate and he said he had 12 goat kids born in the recent weeks only 4 left. The rest seem to have fed the foxes he said. He hasn’t seen a fox more over a month so he guessed they have been coming in at night. He had also lost a couple of lambs. Anyway as it happened I was driving past on Saturday late in the arvo after a disappointing (wet & cold) day out hunting. I had the 223 in the ute, so gave him a bell and told him I would drop in if that was OK?

So after a bit of a yak and a cuppa with John at about 4.45 pm I went for a walked 80 meters down his driveway sat down on my stool in front of some Cypres with the 223 and some shooting sticks. The sticks are just made out of a TV aerial, the rifle a Marlin XS Bolt action, 3 - 9 x 40 scope…

I gave the button whistle a few blows but that didn’t work after about 10 minutes so I decided to try the tenterfield. It was windy and very cold so I no intention of staying for very long. The tenterfield seemed the best option, being so loud. In just a 2 or 3 minutes I spotted about 300 yards something running like a steam train up the hill towards me. It looked like a dog, and I thought it could be the neighbors. So I better be careful, but as it got closer I realized it was a really big fox and he just kept on running and swung around to my right. He didn’t look like stopping, I thought he’s going to run past me so I adjusted the shooting sticks and called “oi” and he stopped, next thing its bang flop. Interestingly he his lost his tail at some point.

What is the best whistle? Well Iv’e found the tenterfield to be fairly consistent but Iv’e called them in with button whistles, duck callers, toy queakers and DIY tenterfields. No wonder I’m fast getting addicted.

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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 03 Jul 2018, 10:08 pm

Nice one old bloke. I'm loving calling this year.
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Post by Stix » 03 Jul 2018, 10:24 pm

Good one OB...
A cuppa n a fox is the way to go for warmth on a cold day...!! :thumbsup:
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Re: The fox pages

Post by southwest shooter » 04 Jul 2018, 9:26 am

G,day oldbloke
When I go fox whistling I take my Scotch Caller , three tenterfield and two button whistles . Just depends on the day which whistle is best !
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Post by Oldbloke » 04 Jul 2018, 8:22 pm

southwest shooter wrote:G,day oldbloke
When I go fox whistling I take my Scotch Caller , three tenterfield and two button whistles . Just depends on the day which whistle is best !


Yeah I have a few more including a scotch caller. Tried it a fair few times. Never seems to work?
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Re: The fox pages

Post by jamie00091 » 07 Jul 2018, 1:45 pm

Gday fellas
Growing up did a lot of shooting with my pa on his property in vic back in the day and when he dropped off the perch didnt have a lot to do with it for 12 years or so.

Wondering if anyone would be interested in letting me come out with them for a whistle or spotlighting. Was only a young fella when i used to get out and want to get a bit more experience chasing foxes. Noone i know have their license or interested in pest control so if anyone was keen to let me tag along that would be grouse!
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Post by Stix » 07 Jul 2018, 8:30 pm

jamie00091 wrote:Gday fellas
Growing up did a lot of shooting with my pa on his property in vic back in the day and when he dropped off the perch didnt have a lot to do with it for 12 years or so.

Wondering if anyone would be interested in letting me come out with them for a whistle or spotlighting. Was only a young fella when i used to get out and want to get a bit more experience chasing foxes. Noone i know have their license or interested in pest control so if anyone was keen to let me tag along that would be grouse!


People might shy away from giving you an invite...my guess is because as dodgy as blind internet dating is, blind internet dating with guns could be fraught many dangers... :unknown:

Id consider to take you out...but only after getting to know you over a decent period of time.

We hunters have way too much to loose to risk it all on a potential crazy...
Would you let anyone move into your house if they asked you over the internet...? (Thats a rhetorical question to aid your understanding in where im coming from).

Join a club, get to know people, mingle in the circles you want to be a part of, get involved in forums like this...hell, even try & get your firearms licence would better your chances & help reassure people (if you dont already have it...!!! :thumbsup:).

It could be worth your while, i mean i need a foxing partner, someone who's senses dont dissappear in favour of accelerator heavy crazy trigger happy nutso sh1tstorm when a set of eyes appear...

Maybe introduce yourself in the "introduce yourself thread" (do as i say, not as i do--i didnt do it).
Let people get to know you in that thread first--how old you are...bla bla...

Sorry if i come accross blunt...i was going to out chasing the red skins this werkend but the weather is the fukn pits-& im stuck here in the brick village... :violin:
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Diddums » 15 Jul 2018, 12:32 am

Caught this fella munching on a lamb this afternoon.
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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 21 Jul 2018, 4:24 pm

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One I called in and shot with the little 17hmr this morning
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Stix » 21 Jul 2018, 4:36 pm

Thats a nice lookin fox pete...!! :thumbsup:
Ya keep his clothes...?
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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 21 Jul 2018, 5:19 pm

Yep
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Oldbloke » 21 Jul 2018, 7:09 pm

Very nice Pete. Blood nice pic too.

Did u whistle him in?
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Bent Arrow » 21 Jul 2018, 7:50 pm

Yeah nice one Pete
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Post by southwest shooter » 21 Jul 2018, 7:54 pm

Sexy photo .
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Post by RoginaJack » 21 Jul 2018, 8:52 pm

Hey DIDDUMS, did he have a bit of a right hide leg ??
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Stix » 21 Jul 2018, 10:01 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Very nice Pete. Blood nice pic too.

Did u whistle him in?


Old bloke...
Pete said he called him in...so obviously he must have had his mobile number...!!
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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 22 Jul 2018, 6:27 am

Used a homemade tenterfeild
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Cooper » 22 Jul 2018, 8:41 am

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Got this fox awhile ago. But it was the first with my 6.5 Creedmoor. I was using the 143 ELD-X. Usually the 204 ruger is my go to Fox calibre. Although I I have got a fair few with the 12 gauge shot gun.

This was a bit of weird one as my two whippets flushed this fox out from behind the shed. It was 2.30 pm in the afternoon. I raced in to grab a gun and the Creedmoor happened to be the easiest to grab out of the safe and I knew exactly which box of ammo to grab as I had been doing load development the day prior.

As I raced into the house. I yelled at the wife letting her know that there was Fox outside and it was probably in the horse paddock. By the time I got ready with the gun my wife had seen walk through the horse paddock and it was behind the dam wall in the front paddock.

I flipped the bi pod out and was on the deck of the house waiting for the fox to pop out from behind the dam wall. The next thing I knew the Fox popped out from behind the dam wall and went straight to the dam for a drink. I reckon the fox must have been a bit crook or something. I didn't waste anytime. Laying down on the deck of the house with 6.5 Creedmoor and pulled the trigger before he left the edge of the dam.

The 143 ELD-X seemed to do its job pretty good. He dropped dead on the spot. Left a fair hole in his side.
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