Red fox

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by carnivore, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Caught him crossing my froze pond this morn. I dont kill red fox but would if they were killing chickens or ducks. 7FF88EE6-E51E-46B4-891D-E8D8F5680686.jpeg 0412BA0A-0C44-413F-ADA5-F31DB3636DB3.jpeg
     
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  2. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    I've enjoyed seeing one off and on here for a couple of years. 30 years ago it would have been in big trouble.
     
  3. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    I’ve only seen one ever. On a youth hunt with my cousin. They are beautiful creatures. Not sure id want to kill one either. If I did I’d have to get it mounted.
     
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  4. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    When I was a kid they were common as ticks are now.
     
  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    They were very common in the 70's. Didn't see any for years. See quite a few now. See them in my neighborhood fairly regularly. Beautiful animals.
     
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  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Have had several around for a few years, this one was the first one in a year though and glad to see it.
     
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  7. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 10 pointer

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    Coyotes have pushed the red fox out and killed most, that's why you see them on edges of your yards and making dens under sheds in people's yards
     
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  8. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    They do seem to be where the yotes arent.
     
  9. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    I don't kill red or gray foxes. Just those stinkin yotes
     
  10. Bee

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    As Trapper says, seems that the first thing coyotes do when they expand in to a new area is try to kill all the fox, as apparently the two species generally compete for the same ground animal food sources.

    We have fox in our yard regular like. My son lives on a river bluff with lots of limestone cave like burrows or caves and there are fox raised in that area every year.
     
  11. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    [QUOTE="Bee, post: 2038026010, member: 3186"

    We have fox in our yard regular like. My son lives on a river bluff with lots of limestone cave like burrows or caves and there are fox raised in that area every year.[/QUOTE]

    Last time I was on Cumberland there was a litter you could see along the rock bluffs playing as numerous boats cruised by. Would have made a good photo op.
     
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  12. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 10 pointer

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    I usely catch 15 to 20 on years I trap hard,. If I start new farm that has coyotes it takes 3 to 4 years before the first red fox catch,. We have them on the golf course as aggravating as they are still rather see them than a coyote, red fox loves sand traps they are like mean little kids that hide and watch once the sand trap is rake and looking good next morning it looks like they had a party burry left over stuff maybe rabbit head or guts dig holes all over the place
     
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  13. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    I was seeing a single red and a pair of greys last year, haven't seen either this year. I caught a grey last year and released it. That was interesting, thanks Buckson for the vid on it. It was an interesting challenge by oneself.
     
  14. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    I average about one red a year. I let them go.
     
  15. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Did you complete the task unscathed?
     

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