To answer your question …what part of the country do you hunt?…Victorian Wimmera. I sold many scalps last season with the state bounty. I often drive down the road, park ute the in semi hidden position, put caller out on a post and hide behind tree, call for 2 mins shine torch upwind, if eyes spotted turn light off, keep calling turn light back on, when the fox starts to zig zag time to change call format, and if the fox pauses take a shot, then move a km or 2 to another location and repeat the procedure. Always hide, and wear camo in the dark…foxes can see in the dark, if you need to break cover use a light ,this makes it hard for the fox to see.
I have also found in mating season fox mating shrills are very successful, though little utilized, I think they should be more studied and put to use.
A fox club is a great way of both getting rid of pests and fellowship thru a sport or activity. Ours is informal but has set of rules. One being only foxes, rabbits, hares and feral cats can be shot, a point system is in place. Trophies are presented at the end of the season. Juniors are encouraged to promote ethical hunting. We are even sought after to hunt on a normally “clash of cultures” [for want of a better word] greenie blocks and covenants. I often leave foxes shot day previous on back of the ute, helps. Cover scent confuses fox senses. I spread urine from fox shot earlier on boots [wear same old discarded boots] also helps.
If you would like more info on starting a fox shooters club or if you require more tips on fox calling also, let me know.
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