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  • Greenjacket95
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    If you have time and money you can hunt foxes with hounds. Hunting foxes this way requires a lot of time to train dogs. It also requires several hunters to keep track of dogs and foxes. It works best with snow in the ground, as it makes the track easier to see. GPS collars and handheld radios help keep the chase organized. Again, this approach is expensive if you don't have equipment already.

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  • 99explorer
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    All the foxes I have shot were incidental to deer hunting. Like bobcats, they are a target of opportunity.

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  • Nate Nance
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    With a gun.

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  • DakotaMan
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    My favorite fox hunting is done in late January or early February when they are mating. The females dig new dens and you can usually see the the fresh dirt on snow from about 5 miles away. I drive around and spot the new dens and every day drive a circuit of the ones I have located. If it is a sunny day, I can drive the circuit all day.

    Males travel to visit the females at their new dens and will lay on top of the dens while the female is inside. The females won't let the males come into the den so they are usually quite visible on the snow from a very long distance.

    I work to sneak up on them, trying to get within 500 yards or so. I use my trusty 25-06 Sendero with 100g Sierra Game Kings or my .223 Bushmaster with 50g V-Maxs to pick them off. On sunny days, I often see foxes moving around on the snow too. I feel like I am doing my part to save a few pheasants this way.

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  • Knife Freak
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    I would agree either hunt them with a rabbit in distress call or trap them. Other than that is just a target of opportunity.

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  • scratchgolf72
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    need to hunt fox at night. ive always hunted them in the woods, but they arent as bright as a coyote and can be lured out into fields on occasion. cottontail in distress is usually my go to when fox hunting. they arent particular about the type of light you use. get a good light and use it to scan back and forth. when you see his eyes coming towards you at a distance dont keep the light on him, keep scanning back and forth. light him up when he gets within gun range.

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