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Small Red down, #7471554 03/28/19 06:09 PM
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both dogs were barking last night around 1:00AM, shined the spotlight and hit eyes. Ran inside,threw my jeans and boots on, grabbed my shotgun, with a red predator light attached. Got about 30 feet away from the fox, it was by the pond and i had the high ground.
Kaaaabooom, sent some Remington Express 20 pellet buckshot. Hit him right behind the left front shoulder, he ran about 3 yards and plowed into the ground... Here is a picture in the daylight before i fed him to the buzzards.
[Linked Image] P.S., it got cold this mornin, thermometer showed 45!


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What was he hurting? Why did you shoot him? They’re pretty harmless unless he get in your chickens.


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Originally Posted by Cast
What was he hurting? Why did you shoot him? They’re pretty harmless unless he get in your chickens.

My grandfather just got 2 chickens and a coop. and he lives in a trailer house behind us.

Plus, we have cows,Fox carry diseases (Which several of our cows have) that K9's carry, called neospora, which causes the cows to abort their calves. and thats losing about $900 a calf when selling time comes. Its spread through K9 feces and urine.
And also my grandmother (Who lives about 4 houses down) losing ducks, guineas, and her chickens. So they've been hurting quite a bit.

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....run some traps...

The problems you described sounds like a bigger issue than a song fox.. 2cents


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I have had traps set out for ever, all i get is coon and possums.
So whats wrong with shooting a fox?

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Nothing wrong with shooting a fox. Congrats buddy up I would love to catch up with one some day.

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Originally Posted by TCM3
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What was he hurting? Why did you shoot him? They’re pretty harmless unless he get in your chickens.

My grandfather just got 2 chickens and a coop. and he lives in a trailer house behind us.

Plus, we have cows,Fox carry diseases (Which several of our cows have) that K9's carry, called neospora, which causes the cows to abort their calves. and thats losing about $900 a calf when selling time comes. Its spread through K9 feces and urine.
And also my grandmother (Who lives about 4 houses down) losing ducks, guineas, and her chickens. So they've been hurting quite a bit.


That’s why I asked. Thank you for the solid answer. Had no idea they sickened cattle.


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Originally Posted by TCM3
I have had traps set out for ever, all i get is coon and possums.
So whats wrong with shooting a fox?


In your case nothing. Some folks though, will kill foxes, which are rare around here, and bobcats while they’re deer hunting. Those critters way out in the country are good critters to have around. Now, if you want a trophy to mount, I understand, but to kill and not recover gets my goat.

You though, had every right to protect your property. Good kill!


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And as you can tell by the look on my face, i was ecstatic to have my picture taken rofl


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Originally Posted by Cast
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I have had traps set out for ever, all i get is coon and possums.
So whats wrong with shooting a fox?


In your case nothing. Some folks though, will kill foxes, which are rare around here, and bobcats while they’re deer hunting. Those critters way out in the country are good critters to have around. Now, if you want a trophy to mount, I understand, but to kill and not recover gets my goat.

You though, had every right to protect your property. Good kill!

I do agree with you, i wouldn't kill them, but in the case the bad outweigh's the good. Fox do keep the field mouse population in check around here,and when the mice move into your barn, you need a cat ( we have one) and then sometimes the fox gets the cat.
I've seen some bobcats around here, and my brother has gotten trail cam pics of some on the east side of the county on our lease. I'll see if i can scrounge around and find a pic or two.


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I’d have shot it too!!! It would have gone straight to the taxidermist!


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I’d have shot it too!!! It would have gone straight to the taxidermist!

yep ,I love hunting them I get two or three every year . calling them is a blast . the tanned pelts look realy good also.

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Originally Posted by TCM3
Originally Posted by Cast
What was he hurting? Why did you shoot him? They’re pretty harmless unless he get in your chickens.

My grandfather just got 2 chickens and a coop. and he lives in a trailer house behind us.

Plus, we have cows,Fox carry diseases (Which several of our cows have) that K9's carry, called neospora, which causes the cows to abort their calves. and thats losing about $900 a calf when selling time comes. Its spread through K9 feces and urine.
And also my grandmother (Who lives about 4 houses down) losing ducks, guineas, and her chickens. So they've been hurting quite a bit.



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Looks like your dog at the bottom is trying to photo bomb your picture....cool

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Yep, they were excited, if you can see the black dog behind me, he has gotten really good at handshaking, you walk by him and he raised his paw.


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Good looking fox

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