The fox pages

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The fox pages

Post by Bent Arrow » 16 Mar 2018, 11:27 am

I thought it might be good to have a place to put some hints, tips pics of success for those of us that like to chase the red coats. Heres a couple of photos to get the ball rolling.. One from last week and two from a dawn session this morning.
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Re: The fox pages

Post by Bent Arrow » 16 Mar 2018, 11:42 am

Previous discussions on fox whistles

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Post by Stix » 16 Mar 2018, 12:07 pm

Nice one...!!
The foxes & the thread... :thumbsup:

Ill have to start dressing up my sucessful fox hunt pics...
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Post by Stix » 16 Mar 2018, 12:11 pm

Tell me BA...are you using that log as your base to prop n whistle for the 2 foxies laying on it...?

I ask because i never have any luck whistling in daylight hours...i only have success under spotlight.
Any i get by day are by chance encounters.
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Post by brinny » 16 Mar 2018, 12:51 pm

A day without a hunt, is a day lost.....
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Post by Bent Arrow » 16 Mar 2018, 4:18 pm

Stix wrote:Tell me BA...are you using that log as your base to prop n whistle for the 2 foxies laying on it...?

I ask because i never have any luck whistling in daylight hours...i only have success under spotlight.
Any i get by day are by chance encounters.


Nahh, just conveniently located logs for laying dead foxes on. I mostly whistle late evening and early morning, the first and last 1-2 hours of light seems to be pretty productive for me. I don't spotlight much anymore, im struggling hard to find someone that can either shoot or hold the spotlight and drive. The property all three of these came from is very rocky and I'd like the underside of my 4x4 to stay in one piece.
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Post by Daddybang » 16 Mar 2018, 5:16 pm

I think this thread should be shut down!!!!


Only because I don't have foxes up my way and I get bloody jealous!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks:
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Post by Stix » 16 Mar 2018, 8:27 pm

Daddybang wrote:I think this thread should be shut down!!!!


Only because I don't have foxes up my way and I get bloody jealous!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks:


Well come on down...ill take you out...ive got another property in the south east to get to so you'd be welcome company cos ill have to go by myself...!
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Post by Stix » 16 Mar 2018, 8:44 pm

Bent Arrow wrote: I don't spotlight much anymore, im struggling hard to find someone that can either shoot or hold the spotlight and drive. The property all three of these came from is very rocky and I'd like the underside of my 4x4 to stay in one piece.


I understand--everyone i talk to is an expert at spotlighting--especially foxes...
But the reality of it is all too often the opposite...

And the rocks...yeeouch...i hate those hidden devils--i got a big mallee root last trip...i was lucky it was sandy.
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Post by Daddybang » 16 Mar 2018, 9:35 pm

Stix wrote:
Daddybang wrote:I think this thread should be shut down!!!!


Only because I don't have foxes up my way and I get bloody jealous!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks:


Well come on down...ill take you out...ive got another property in the south east to get to so you'd be welcome company cos ill have to go by myself...!


If I ever get a chance to get down your way stix I'll take ya up on that!!! :drinks: :drinks: :drinks:
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Post by Oldbloke » 16 Mar 2018, 10:25 pm

The last one looks like he's having an afternoon nap. :thumbsup:
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Post by marksman » 17 Mar 2018, 6:46 pm

here's one I shot a while ago, one of the most accurate factory rifles I have ever owned
I went through melbourne friday morning, about 4.30am coming from warburton way, counted 7 foxes in the suburbs on the main roads where they are safe, they were very big dogs eating road kill and getting into the rubbish bins
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 17 Mar 2018, 8:41 pm

Will be chasing a big fox next time im at the farm. Came round a corner and there he was sunning himself in the morning, he bolted as soon as we saw him. Looked like a fox cross boarder collie. Hopefully get him next time
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Post by Stix » 17 Mar 2018, 8:55 pm

A fox cross border collie... :wtf: ....one is 70's burnt orange & the other is black & white...!!!

I mean mistaking a black & white cat is legitimate...but...uhh...
& you saw this in daylight... :shock: ...!!

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Post by Stix » 17 Mar 2018, 9:05 pm

marksman wrote:here's one I shot a while ago, one of the most accurate factory rifles I have ever owned
I went through melbourne friday morning, about 4.30am coming from warburton way, counted 7 foxes in the suburbs on the main roads where they are safe, they were very big dogs eating road kill and getting into the rubbish bins
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Very very nice...!!!

There used to be one i would see consistantly within 100yds of my house on a main road less than 10 kms out of adelaide cbd...
Sadly someone else got him & his living quarters are now permanantly filled with water...

Ive noticed one thing about you marksman, you like green grass...many of your pics have a lot of green grass...even your hornets in your yard...!!!
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Post by Stix » 17 Mar 2018, 9:18 pm

Marksman...What is the round & rifle...?
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 17 Mar 2018, 9:40 pm

Stix wrote:A fox cross border collie... :wtf: ....one is 70's burnt orange & the other is black & white...!!!

I mean mistaking a black & white cat is legitimate...but...uhh...
& you saw this in daylight... :shock: ...!!

Man...i tell ya...no drugs when you got guns dood...!!! :sarcasm: :lol:


Size comparison wise looked more like a collie

And was more of a blackish colour.

It also appears i will have to get this one next time to restore my credability :allegedly:
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Post by RoginaJack » 17 Mar 2018, 9:42 pm

Hey Bent arrow, nice shooting but Gee, it's dry out your way, eh?
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