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Offline GSF

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Red Fox questions
« on: May 22, 2015, 04:37:43 PM »
Have any of you ever caught a red fox, if so how?

A friend of mine said he caught one that was pregnant and it gave birth in captivity. Shortly thereafter it ate the legs (feet?) off of the pups.

We have a red fox that's been enjoying a  bountiful spring, about six or more chickens so far.
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Re: Red Fox questions
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 07:57:46 PM »


    What do you want to do with it when you catch it GSF ? ?
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Re: Red Fox questions
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 09:01:29 AM »
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Re: Red Fox questions
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 06:32:26 PM »
Simple, squeal like a injured rabbit. Loud kissing sound with palm of hand to mouth. If it is comfortable enough to come in around the chickens regularly, it will likely come running for an injured rabbit. Are you sure its a red? magnum #6s or any small caliber rifle bullet will do the rest. Good Luck. G
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Re: Red Fox questions
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Where is it getting into your chicken coop?
   A 220 conibear at that opening will catch and kill it, but beware if you have cats or dogs of your own, it will kill them as well...  Next best, is a #1.5 leg hold. You will have to de scent it, settle it into the ground and cover it, making the cover look natural, without leaving anything that will hinder the trap.
   Fox are nervous and sly. If the trap smells like metal, or you, it will not catch the fox.  We used to boil our traps in walnut hulls and hang them out to weather. When set, we used fox urine to cover any scent left behind. Set the trap where the fox has to walk, preferably where it might jump, or land to access the coop.....
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