The fox pages

Varminting and vertebrate pest control. Small game, hunting feral goats, foxes, dogs, cats, rabbits etc.

Re: The fox pages

Post by NTSOG » 10 Apr 2022, 1:20 pm

Hares! I reckon they're harder to hit and kill than foxes. Their habit of almost sucking into the ground as they graze or hide makes it easy to shoot the ground in front of them. They're harder to see if there's any cover too. I've learned to wait until they raise the periscope, i.e. sit tall, to have a look around before shooting.

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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 01 May 2022, 7:46 pm

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Smacked a fox from around 60m shooting offhand using subsonic CCI hollowpoint ammo in my old anschutz this arvo,then the missus helped skin it out to sell. Good girl :D
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Post by bigpete » 07 May 2022, 6:41 pm

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Called this stumpy tailed bugger in to 30m before putting a 225gn SGK through his boiler room
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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 28 May 2022, 12:10 pm

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Called this nice dog fox into 20m and dispatched him with a .350 prb over 60gn of 2f
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Post by Blr243 » 28 May 2022, 3:21 pm

If there was a prize for doing everything with class and style big Pete is a strong contender
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Post by bigpete » 28 May 2022, 4:43 pm

Blr243 wrote:If there was a prize for doing everything with class and style big Pete is a strong contender


Thanks,I'm all about class and style lol
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Post by Oldbloke » 27 Aug 2022, 6:11 pm

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Re: The fox pages

Post by mchughcb » 05 Sep 2022, 7:51 pm

Another one runs for it life
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Die Judicii » 18 Apr 2023, 1:05 pm

I shot a big dog fox last night, and it would have to have been the dumbest fox I've ever come across in 55 years of hunting/shooting.
It was first seen 3 days ago when we had visitors, and as they were leaving they drove alongside of it 300 meters down the driveway from the house.
I got an sms saying that it just kept walking along, and wasn't the least bit frightened. That was mid afternoon.

Then at 4-30 pm I was having a cup of coffee when I heard the Guinea Fowl screeching and carrying on in the house paddock.
I walked outside to see what was going on,,, and there was the fox standing in the grass and surrounded by Guinea Fowl.
I ran back inside to get the shottie,,,,, but by the time I dealt with "John Howards" dilemma,,, of getting it from the safe, and getting outside again,,
the Guinea Fowl had chased it off in amongst the trees.
I tried whistling it back, but with no luck.

Then last night just on midnight I decided to go for a drive and maybe shoot a few pigs that have been making their presence known,, by rooting up an area a bit less that a football oval size in one of the front paddocks.
As I headed down the driveway,,,,, Lo and Behold,, there was Brer Fox in the same general area that the visitors first saw him.
But this time he was trotting/walking in amongst the cattle.
So I just parked and watched and waited,,,, till he headed out to my right along the front boundary fence and then disappeared into the knee high grass.
Fifteen minutes went by so I started driving along the front fence line, and sure enough there he was only 15 meters off from the ute in the drive lights.
I stopped, turned everything off and slid the rifle out, turned the scope on and had a look, half expecting him to have taken flight and be 200 meters away.

But no,,,, there he was less than 10 meters away walking straight toward the ute.
So I put his lights out with a .308 HP at point blank range.

Due to his strange behavior I was thinking he may have been blind, or near starved,,,,,,,,,, but no he was extremely healthy and not poor.
Certainly no hunting skill involved with putting that predator away.

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I've come to realize that,,,,, the two most loving, loyal, and trustworthy females in my entire life were both canines.
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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 18 Apr 2023, 2:32 pm

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Scored this nice young one today while doing bird control at work. 22-250 firing 40gn nosler ballistic tips at around 4200fps.
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Oldbloke » 08 Feb 2024, 11:27 am

Well, it's a while since anyone posted here. So, thought I wake it up from its slumber. I've been getting out a bit more lately and here's three I've bowled over last few trips. All just by catch whilst out walking.

BTW I've discovered the 30.06 is adequate for foxes. :D

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Re: The fox pages

Post by bigpete » 09 Feb 2024, 12:47 pm

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One I shot at work with my bushmeister
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Re: The fox pages

Post by gunderson » 09 Feb 2024, 1:52 pm

aaah damn, I should have taken the phone the last few spotlighting shoots, we got 11 the other night in just 300 acres plus one cat... nice work people.
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Oldbloke » 09 Feb 2024, 4:56 pm

Bigpete, :thumbsup:
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