A fox for me

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    Howie1968

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    The other day I read where Mr. Frontier got him a fox, at my pig spot I was sitting there and I heard a bark or roar I thought it was a bobcat I had my Renegade .58 with me loaded with 100 gr 2F goex. and my cva Kentucky 45 loaded with 50 gr 3F OE .015 patch and .440 Hornady rb. I was hoping a coyote would come in. the fox stopped broadside at 11 steps I turned on my red led light so I could see my sights squeezed the trigger and down he went. I shot a tad high that close as I have it 1 inch high at 25 yards. 3 shot groups from a sandbag are the size of a quarter. didn't have camera or phone with me so I had a neighbor snap a picture love this light recoiling gun 16864076_10210798841143913_3502618917238091472_n[1].jpg
     
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    Wow, that is a tiny one. Mine around here are double that.
    Not putting yours down, just not seen a tiny one for years.
    Well done on fooling him so close :cool:
     
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    That’s about typical of the size I see here in North and South Carolina. Also hunt in Upstate New York where they are considerably larger. Depends on where you are.
     
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    no offense taken Mr. Britsmoothy I appreciate your input, now I know of a standard the next one should be biggere. I doubt I ever shoot another I had to get at least 1 under my belt. I was in a ground blind in the dark with my red feeder light was von when he walked in I thought he was bigger. the dark can play tricks on you.
     
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    Ya did good Howie!
    He is average size for around this area, I see them and the reds quite often.
     
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    Brit, you have red fox over there but this one is a gray fox. They are neat animals that are almost tame and about 2/3 the size of a red. They can climb trees.

    Here in Florida the gray fox is native but reds (and some say coyotes) were imported by fox hunters for their dogs to run.
     
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    Good job buddy, yeah bout average for here as well, we have a bunch around here n I trap or shoot them n sale to taxidermist
     
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    mike heis at taxidermist now honna be made as a throw for my dressure. I didn't wanna take a chance of messing up there thin skin woul have given me problems
     
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    Back in Georgia and then in Virginia both gray and red foxes were super abundant. They were a common sight in deer season but I never shot one. In Virginia where I lived in a subdivision our house gave way to a thickly wooded ravine where a tiny stream "flowed" at the bottom. Foxes were so thick that animal control trapped a large number of them, TWICE, because of complaints and released (supposedly) them much farther away. I could tell no difference in the population. The funniest sight was one afternoon when a small but gorgeous red fox in our front yard encountered our next door neighbor's cat. Both arched their backs with hackles raised and began a staring match. Foxy broke eye contact first and scooted around the cat and back down to the ravine.
     
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    Sorry feller's I thought it was a red fox. My mistake.
    Still all good. :cool:
     
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    Relax Nate, that's an all American fox that's NEVER even visited China. :rolleyes:
     
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    I had no idea if he was a red or grey heck he looked red to me. It never crossed my mind to shoot one but given the chance I did
     
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    Gray foxes used to be common in Southern Illinois. I haven’t seen one here in 20 years. The last red fox I saw was being chased by a coyote. I shot several foxes when I was young. I give them a pass now, but shoot the coyotes. We didn’t have coyotes here 50 years ago, but they are everywhere now, and the foxes suffer because of them.
     
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    See both here n east tx I see as many if not more reds here around the house
     
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    I've only taken one fox, and that was for a bag maker that I know who was looking to do a fur-on project from fresh hide to finished product.

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