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Any tips for hunting raccoon or fox WITHOUT dogs?

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  • Any tips for hunting raccoon or fox WITHOUT dogs?

    Any tips for hunting raccoon or fox WITHOUT dogs?

  • #2
    you have to know where the fox den is. same for coons.
    scout when there is snow on the ground and you may come across one. coons can be anywhere - hollow trees.

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    • #3
      go at night with a spotlight. shine in the trees and sweep the ground at likely spots. if you know any farmers with run down buildings ask if you can hunt there. coons like to live in these areas.

      for fox, use a bird distress or rabbit distress call. you can get away with a little less gun with fox than you can yotes. 17 hmr, .22 mag, and 22lr are good choices for both coons and fox.

      fox are active mostly at night, but you can still call them in at first and last light.
      also, make sure you can hunt coons at night in your state. (legally)

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      • #4
        For coon, shine them at night, most of my friends use their atv. Yoy might try night calling. For fox call them during the day.

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        • #5
          Ive, scouted the area and found what I think is a fox den. Should I set up a blind in front of it?

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          • #6
            set up where you have a good view of the general area preferably form a distance so as not to spook the fox. Find a backdoor to the spot that does not interfere with normal fox activity. Calling at night usually works best but calling during the day is possible. If legal i recommend like a day old bluegill bait pile that is frozen in a field which would work for both coons and fox. If not, predator calling, though considerably more difficult, is a good second option.

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            • #7
              Check your regulations before shining at night for raccoons. Some places you can only use artifical light at point of kill, but not to search for the animal. I've had success using a fighting raccoon call. Good luck.

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              • #8
                set up a garbage can in your back yard and watch it

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