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Whats the best time of the evening/night for fox??

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Thanks for all the answers folks. Much appreciated! :)

My monies on what "Richie 10" said with all the hordes .223 owners out there perhaps there all cleared up, or very lamp shy? I'd of thought charlie would consider it an honour to be taken down by a .204 Ruger instead of a .223!! :laugh:

I'll try differing times and see how it goes....

 

sounds like they formed an underground union and are protesting that you have a .204 ruger!!

 

:laugh: Maybe!

I saw one today at 3.40pm very close to the farm house.

It was running flat out away from me into a small coppice. It looked to be a very big fox. It's coat was very red and it looked abit rough! I only had my .17hmr anyhow, so unless it was a sure head shot at 40 yards max i wouldn't have tried to shoot it anyhow.

 

mate you needed to catch that fox, it was probably the union rep!! :laugh:

 

By the state of him he must be the "Boss"! :laugh:

 

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what did he look like mate? was he lamp shy?

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They're using HMR's in Syria now to take out Govt tanks, true story :yes:

 

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I know the calibre is well capable of dropping a fox way over 40-5- yards, as a .22lr would. It's more a case of me being too over cautious on the clean kill thing....

Having spoken with the farm owner it's seen at that location on a regular basis. So we'll meet soon enough!

Whats with the .17hmr Syria story??

 

Got a .223 so never shot a fox with my HMR, shot them out to 80 yards with my 22 though when I had it.

 

Syria, messing, there are/used to be a few knocking about online reckoned the HMR could do any job at any range, got fairly amusing for a while.

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evening all , went out around 11 friday night , saw nothing in the 60 acre block i shoot on the farm i look after ,walking back to the house and theres charlie and his mrs sat on the silage pit next to my house think its more about the luck of the draw this time of year plus the lady down the lane feeds foxes from her back door (madness) so there fairly tame . as for the time of day i can usually squeak a charlie or two anywhen between dusk and dawn although they are plentyfull round here .

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evening all , went out around 11 friday night , saw nothing in the 60 acre block i shoot on the farm i look after ,walking back to the house and theres charlie and his mrs sat on the silage pit next to my house think its more about the luck of the draw this time of year plus the lady down the lane feeds foxes from her back door (madness) so there fairly tame . as for the time of day i can usually squeak a charlie or two anywhen between dusk and dawn although they are plentyfull round here .

 

Must be quite a sight watching her feed foxes from her "back door"!! Must take some practice to! :laugh:

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didnt realise what was going on until her sheep got out , me and the mrs went to tell her and as we were stood by the back door talking to her charlie came walking across her garden to a dog bowl about 15ft from us and started eating ive never seen anything like it before.

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evening all , went out around 11 friday night , saw nothing in the 60 acre block i shoot on the farm i look after ,walking back to the house and theres charlie and his mrs sat on the silage pit next to my house think its more about the luck of the draw this time of year plus the lady down the lane feeds foxes from her back door (madness) so there fairly tame . as for the time of day i can usually squeak a charlie or two anywhen between dusk and dawn although they are plentyfull round here .

 

Must be quite a sight watching her feed foxes from her "back door"!! Must take some practice to! :laugh:

 

I just spat drink all over myself laughing to that , cheers mate lol

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evening all , went out around 11 friday night , saw nothing in the 60 acre block i shoot on the farm i look after ,walking back to the house and theres charlie and his mrs sat on the silage pit next to my house think its more about the luck of the draw this time of year plus the lady down the lane feeds foxes from her back door (madness) so there fairly tame . as for the time of day i can usually squeak a charlie or two anywhen between dusk and dawn although they are plentyfull round here .

 

Must be quite a sight watching her feed foxes from her "back door"!! Must take some practice to! :laugh:

 

I just spat drink all over myself laughing to that , cheers mate lol

just realised what i wrote lol , true though lads

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Regarding the comments about foxes either singly or in pairs;

 

Lots I guess had snow over the last couple of days. I always look forward to the 1st snow of the year, just to see if the wildlife is where I think it is

 

Now, I don't go lamping, the odd foxes I get are usually walked up or suicide cases that pop their heads up 50 yrds away to pinch the bunnies I've knocked over.

 

Anyway, shotgun over arm I decided to have a yomp around at 1st light, coverered a fair acreage to be honest and;

 

There where 1 hell of a lot more fox tracks than I expected, and inline with the above they were all in singles.

Almost every hedgerow had been followed quite rigidly, with only excursions into the bunny tracks were they lead into the field s and back

They also seemed to prefer deep tractor ruts to the actual hedgerow where these were present

Very few tracks went diagonally across the fields, which I thought unusual as most of the foxes I see in daylight take the quickest and directest route, I'm guessing they have more confidence to scour the edges at night rather than run for cover due to daylight exposure.

 

Lots of evidence of rabbit chasing but didn't see clear sight of a kill, very interesting morning, but well knackered.

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Continueing this;

 

We had a few more inches of snow the next day, so out again and this 1 is a puzzle to me???

 

 

On 1 of the farms I visit they have a row of round bales left along a hedge side. These are the 4ft dia type and were 4 deep for over 200yds along the hedge, hundreds of them.

 

It's an area I don't normally associate with large numbers of rabbits, but they are obviously there, but, the thing was that the majority of the tracks where 4ft up on top of the bales. Almost evryone of the hundreds of bales had multiple tracks across them. Could see where they had scambled up in between.

 

So, ok, they have plenty of voids in there to nest and hide, but why run about all over the top, any food up there would be gettable from under cover?? Strange.

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Not sure, maybe just investigating if there is food up there, or maybe they always go up there, but without the snow you didn't realise?

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bollocks to all

 

 

everywhere diifferes keep a good eye out and ask land owners wat time usually seen

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bollocks to all

 

 

everywhere diifferes keep a good eye out and ask land owners wat time usually seen

So what about at this time of year Geoff when it is dark at 5. The landowners may not see them!!

 

What about like on one of my permissions where the landowner owns 5000 acres which goes all around a headland and up several remote valleys!! The landowner can't be there all the time!!!

 

A bit of inexperience, naivity or only apply the situation to your own circs I think!!

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Not sure, maybe just investigating if there is food up there, or maybe they always go up there, but without the snow you didn't realise?

 

Exactly, did wonder if they felt safer on there possibly, fox tracks all about, rabbit tracks into field and back then into bales.

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bollocks to all

 

 

everywhere diifferes keep a good eye out and ask land owners wat time usually seen

So what about at this time of year Geoff when it is dark at 5. The landowners may not see them!!

 

What about like on one of my permissions where the landowner owns 5000 acres which goes all around a headland and up several remote valleys!! The landowner can't be there all the time!!!

 

A bit of inexperience, naivity or only apply the situation to your own circs I think!!

 

lol are your land owners scared of the dark lol

as said before bollocks to all above.

 

foxes do not have a set routine

yes they may go to the Same places now and again but the chance of a snack will redirect there initial thoughts.

 

how do i know because i have tried it as im not a weekend hunter who spends most my time on the computer.

 

lets here some more self importance ranting from yourself again lmao

 

 

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[bANNED TEXT] went out today experimenting

 

12am to 1.30pm 1 fox seen

 

4pm to 4.30pm 0 seen

 

11pm to 1am 3 seen

 

this was in several different areas

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