strange luck with trapping

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Nathantc, May 8, 2013.

  1. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    ok this is round two and yet another fox in the trap

    first time all i used was bird seed, this time a raw ear of corn

    so tell me,, how is it im getting fox and not one of the young squirrels im trying to get
    i hear fox are supposed to be hard to trap,, im not desenting the cage other than washing it with a water hose and im not hiding it at all,, its in the open field
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They must be having a hard time finding food.
     

  3. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    there is a lot of them out here,, shot 4 in one night and the very next morning i got on in my trap again,,, we have more predators here then prey so that is a possibility

    to many

    coyotes
    bobcats
    cougars
    HOGS

    but i never knew a fox would be interested in seed and corn
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Fox will go where prey animals feed. Bird seed corn etc. is drawing these prey animals. The prey animals leave their spoor. This is no different than putting scent on your traps. :)
     
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  5. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    the fox ate the entire ear of corn though
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    [wonders if fox meat would be better bait for the locals]
     
  7. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    what are you talking about :confused:
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Catch more foxes as you have been and use their meat to catch coyotes. We hate coyotes down here.


    BTW, Mom's dog loooooooves corn on the cob.
     
  9. Nathantc

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    the wife wants to try and tame this fox being as its young,, so she is keeping it,, for coyotes i just catch a wild rabbit and tie it to a snare,,, they come right to it ever time

    hope no animal lover get butt hurt cause yes i eat the rabbit if the yotes dont first

    a domestic dog will eat just about any thing we eat,,, its odd for a fox to deviate from its natural diet though
     
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  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Very bad idea.
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Could be funny though.

    Can you send us some pics of the training later please? :D
     
  12. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    as an outside pet how is it a bad idea
     
  13. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    if the fox has not found a way to escape by tomorrow i sure will,, i can get within 6' of the fox already with out it acting crazy ... we are trying to build its trust first

    i have tamed many wild animals and the trick is to get them to come to you,, not the other way around
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You better check the laws. It may be illegal to keep it.
     
  15. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    i was just signing on to say that i released it after speaking with a friend of mine who is the local game warden

    oddly its illegal to keep any wild animal as a pet in texas though many have opossum's and raccoon's

    that too is illegal
     
  16. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Predators such as coyotes fox wolves etc. have no special diet. They eat anything. Insects and plants of any kind not just meat. That is why the Coyote will howl over the last mans grave.:eek:
     
  17. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Foxes are very easy to tame. They aren't a very aggressive canine,and it doesn't take very long for them to trust humans that feed them.
    I know a couple of people that have wild foxes that they feed every day,and they can pet them while they are eating the food.
    One man,Robert,has two foxes that set on top of his picnic table every morning and wait for him to come out and feed them.
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I thought you meant as a house pet. The only other thing I'd worry about is they are very susceptible to rabies. I feed a raccoon that I bottle fed and has been coming back to eat for a couple years now. He does not let me near him, though, which is fine with me and as it should be for him.
     
  19. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Nathantc,

    From experience the only way to raise a fox is to get it before it's eyes are open. And then they will never be like a dog. I had a fox named Ginger that was even house broke. Her mother had been killed and I found her outside a den with her eyes still closed. Took her home and bottle fed her. She was never tame as we expect most domestic animals to be. We could pet her when she wanted us too. But she was more like a finicky cat than anything. We allowed her to play in the fenced in back yard when we were home and she never offered to leave. In fact when we came home she was allowed to run the house. But when we arrived home we could not talk to here before letting her out to do her business. Otherwise she got excited and tickled on the floor! You will see the wild side if you look into the eyes on your fox which also equates to fear. So use caution! So do not count on it being a domestic animal. And yes fox come to where pray animals eat because the sent is still there. And they too eat corn on a regular basis. Here is my front yard photo. I would encourage you if she can not be tamed to a satisfactory level turn her lose! I am not in to keeping wild animals who are free penned up! Only my opinion! "Freedom!"
    Good luck with your new friend!

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  20. 6_5swedeforelk

    6_5swedeforelk New Member

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    Squirrels with fox cage trap?

    I'm missing something. Cage trap is big enuf for fox yet you think a "small squirrel" will trip that same trap.
    I believe that you had the best fox bait feeding in your trap when a young, inexperienced fox rushed in, squirrel got out & there you have it!