Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Backwards But Finally Got A Fox

Recommended Posts

Lol ok so last night I said I give up but I came home took a nap and went back out this morning to the same woods I hit last night. 


I got pulled in around 730 ish grabbed my .17 and headed in this time no calls, no camo, just me and my gun and a hand full of shells I was gonna get a few squirrels to join the 2 in my freezer from earlier in the week. 


I started walking in now when I squirrel hunt I kinda still hunt I walk at a snails pace it took me 30 minutes to get maybe 300 yards. I seen 3 on my way in but didn't get shots they were in thick brush and the 17 wasn't gonna make it in there and I wasn't wasting any ammo with this shortage. So I figured I'd go where I know I will get a pile my buddys archery stand because every deer hunter knows squirrel central is smack dab where you put your stand that and I passed up like 10 the other day while calling there.


So I get to the tree stand climb up get situated and just wait. Seen 1 squirrel off the get go about 100 yards out but headed my way so I just sat patiently for my first victim. 


I'm not in the tree 3 minutes and here comes a fox headed right at me outta the thick stuff!!! I tried kissing at it to get it to stop nothing just kept trotting head on about 30 yards out I say forget the kissing i'll just shoot it on the move. Soon as I picked up my gun it turned a little laid its ears back and started running towards the gate to the pasture must have seen something it wanted idk so I squeeze off a round down he goes. First fox of the season on a full run dropped 15 feet from the stand I was in and I wasn't even calling!


Sat there for a minute taking it in climbed down to get my game. I set my gun down on the log bend over to grab my fox and what the hell 2 more standing out in the pasture big beautiful cherry red fox standing there begging shoot me. So I grabbed the gun quick get one in my scope and I hesitate.....the winds blowing 30 mph this morning and still is this was about to be a 125 yard shot in 30 mph winds with a 17HMR NOT gonna happen I mean maybe but like I said kinda wanna save bullets and only take shots I know 100% I'm gonna make. So what felt like a hour watching these two fox in the pasture was over in like 2 seconds because they kicked on the after burners and were gone I seen em again go into the thick stuff by the house bout 400 yards away d**n and I left my call at home!


So I got 1 today a male with I'm pretty sure mange not that it mattered because that 17 destroyed the hide I hit it about a inch maybe 2 back behind the front leg the 20gr game point went in and came out by its rear hip on the opposite side blowing a tennis ball sized hole in it! I skinned it out just in case it wasn't mange but once I seen that hole nope no good. Mods I'm sorry if the one pic violates the rules.














  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Admit it you found it dead in the snow by "luck" and you shot it!! 


Nice Kill Clayton.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels


    bass fish

    fish for bass