Red Fox

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by jpattersonnh, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    We have 2 red fox wandering my neighborhood. In the middle of the day! Yesterday one was cleaning itself on my neighbors side yard at 5pm.
    Fish and game has been around for the last few weeks. The problem is you can't shoot them or trap them because it is a suburban area. Now if I could only get them to cross the road it changes everything. 80 acres of woods. I could always let my Fox hound loose on them, she'd make short work of them. Sadly, I'm sure someone would report my dog killing them. Can't even use a bow. The police consider that discharging a firearm. What to do??
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I would keep a close eye on them. Can you not set a trap in your own yard? If fish and game are watching them you would think they could trap and relocate them.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    My yard has a 6ft stockade fence around it. They can sense my dog and avoid my house.
     
  4. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Why do you need to do anything? Leave them alone. They will help keep the rodent population down.
     
  5. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    and the feral cats.
     
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  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    How the hell do they rationalize that one? :confused:
     
  8. hunter Joe

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  9. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Live traps work very well...

    In the right place! When I had the misfortune of having a pair of "mentally
    challenged" folks rent the property behind mine & turn it into an illegal cat
    shelter & let the "hoard have free run on our area" when those of us were
    away at work to spread fleas in an area that never had fleas...(I did my part
    to "convince them to move")! They moved away to a more rural area &
    expanded their operations enough to become "the worst case of cat hoarders
    in Idaho state history"!:eek: (A raccoon trap works very well)!
     
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    jpattersonnh Active Member

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  12. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Try the sportsmans guide for...

    Live traps! (You do not need to kill them...but relocate them) to a better
    habitat than a populated area! My racoon sized trap is large enough for
    foxes as well but foxes are very rare & it is too small for coyotes...but works
    for skunks & porqupines very well. (IMHO, the only good skunk or "porky" is a
    dead one)! Thank goodness, none of our hounds have been assaulted by
    these beasts...but I have seen my share of unfortunate hounds nearly killed
    by quills or soaked by a nasty skunk! (BARF)!!!:eek:
     
  13. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Skunk stink

    Year's ago my then girl freind walked out of our house and got sprayed bt a skunk,living under our house. She STUNK for days.even after showers. that stuff stay's on anything it touchs.
     
  14. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Let the foxx's stay
     
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  16. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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