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Location: Forsyth county,nc.
Joined: 01/27/2008
Posts: 70
Fox hunting help PLEASE!

Guys, if you had to choose a certain type of ammo for fox hunting for a .22 magnum what would it be. Those RWS dynamit nobel bullets are 40-grain full metal jacket bullet with 360 LBS. of muzzle energy and it moves at 2020 F.P.S Still I am open to all suggestions on the type of bullets. 90% of my shots would be 75 yards or under. Thumbs up

Location: Stephenville, Texas
Joined: 06/27/2007
Posts: 21
Fox hunting help PLEASE!

Depends on the rifle, but I use the Remington Balistic .22 Mag 33 grain. Have taken Grey Fox out to 125 yards running them through a Marlin bolt-action. They run about $12 a box (last time I bought) and can be found at most Wal-Mart or Academy stores.

Location: United States/FLORIDA
Joined: 02/21/2009
Posts: 27

we don't kill fox here in florida...they're protected...would rather run them with foxhounds...just to hear the dogs run...a good fox race is the best....

Joined: 03/22/2010
Posts: 2
Re: Fox hunting help PLEASE!

CCi ammo is great!

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From Extremepredatorcallers.com

1. Weapon - this is really a matter of personal choice and availability. Your weapon depends on the type of terrain you are hunting and the distances you plan on shooting. Pelt damage is another factor to consider when choosing a caliber. Many hunters will use center fire rifles while others make use of shotguns. It is advisable though that you use a variety of center fire rifles, ranging from a Rem 700 in .222 to a Winchester 22-250.

2. Calls - A wide variety of calls are available to today’s fox hunter. Mouth blown rabbit distress calls have probably accounted for more dead coyotes and fox than all other calls. Hunters in cold climates must take extra precaution when selecting and using mouth calls because closed reed calls tend to “freeze up” in sub-freezing temperatures. After a few minutes of use, they lose their sound and are aggravating to use. One way to prevent this is to store your call inside of your clothing. It is probably a better choice to purchase and get familiar with an open reed style call. These calls will not “freeze up” as readily as the closed reed models. No matter which type of call you use, it is always a good idea to secure them on a lanyard. The lanyards will keep your calls secure and organized. The last thing you want to do is fumble around searching for your call when a critter is near. Many excellent electronic calls are available on the market as well. These are nice in that they produce a true and accurate sound which may assist beginning hunters and lead them to better results.

3. Camouflage - With the fox’s keen senses, it is important to conceal yourself with your hunting environment. You must attempt to blend in with your surroundings, so be sure to pay attention to this detail. Be sure to cover your face and hands (especially if you tend to move them often while hunting).

4. When to call - Fox will tend to feed under the cover of low light. In fact, studies show that predators move most between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. When possible, they will feed at night as this is when their prey species are often mobile. Hunters will see these canines during early morning and pre-dawn hours, therefore it is these times that will generate success while calling. In winter months, or during times after a storm, the fox will be more willing to move about during the day. If your state allows, night time hunting can offer wonderful action.

5. Where to call - Red fox tend to be found around wooded farm lots while the gray fox prefers actual woods. It is advisable that you set up so that you have a great field of vision and can see the quarry from a distance.

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